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Sewanhaka's $100 million bond
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Courtesy Sewanhaka Central High School District
Elmont Memorial High School

There would be nearly $16 million of work at Elmont Memorial, which was also built in 1955, including renovations of its fitness center, wrestling room and locker rooms. A gymnasium would also be built, as well as a new guidance suite and art room. The wrestling room has ripped cloth, while the locker rooms lack ventilation.

Many classroom radiators are dented, the exterior of the building has cracked bricks along its side and dented fixtures on the roof.

The referendum would authorize, but not require, the district to issue $99.5 million in debt to fund the projects over three or four years. The district would try to secure the lowest possible interest rates on that debt. Approximately 40 percent of the principal and interest would be covered by state building aid.

Floral Park Memorial and New Hyde Park memorial would see nearly $21 million and $14.3 million in renovations, respectively.

Ferrie encouraged homeowners to use the estimated tax impact calculator tab on the district’s website, http://www.sewanhaka.k12.ny.us.

Should the referendum pass, construction on the fields and roofs could begin next May, depending on state approval of the projects and the construction bidding process. The remainder of the projects would begin in the spring of 2015 and be completed by the fall of 2017.

The district will offer presentations at New Hyde Park Memorial, on Nov. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sewanhaka High, on Nov. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m.


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