Voters to be Given Look at Roof Rot, Other Maintenance Issues Before Town Meeting

A walk-about is being hosted at Winthrop Elementary School at 8 a.m. on Satuady to show some of the maintenance issues in the school district.

A School Committee subcommittee is hosting a "walk-about” and slideshow inside Winthrop Elementary School one hour before Saturday morning’s Town Meeting in Hamilton.

The intent of the event, put on by the Facilities Working Group stating at 8 a.m., is to show firsthand the damage from deferred maintenance at the school and help voters see the current condition of the school and other maintenance issues in the school district that would be corrected by the proposed $2.075 million bond that will first go before voters at the Hamilton Town Meeting.

The presentation will include a look at the rot in the Winthrop roof, the Cutler Elementary School roof, a new fire suppression system at the Buker Elementary School and other proposed repairs.

The Town Meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the auditorium at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. A complete copy of the Town Meeting warrant is attached to this story as a PDF.

kerstin locherie October 14, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Close all the schools down and sell them to developers, the tax revenue would be awesome. All the schools in Beverly were sold to developers and turned into Condo's. Hamilton is not in the business to provide infrastructure for the Regional School District. Privatize schools and voucher the choice option allowing all Hamilton/Wenham children to attend private schools of their choice. Stop forcing Mandated Public education !
Mary October 17, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Jim Smith October 19, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Better look at our Water situation before we throw money into our school overrides ? What Jay Burnham stated on August 10th 2012 regarding our Water Supply. What lack of funding? 10 years of Proposition 2.5 overrides? Costing the taxpayers more than $45 million cumulatively over the past 12 years? That's not a lack of funding. That's a lack of accountability. We better think about bonds in order to fund a new water system. Put everything else on a priority basis. Other alternatives in generating revenue would be further development of our Commercial, Industrial and Business zoning, expanding our tax base with more business.


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