Cromwell voters to decide on higher budget for new middle school
CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) - Voters in Cromwell will decide on Thursday if more money should be allocated to build a new middle school.
Town officials said original cost estimates were off by more than $21 million.
The town said there are a lot of issues with Cromwell Middle School.
It said the building has asbestos, non-ADA-compliant bathrooms, out-of-date sprinklers, and fire walls.
Back in June, voters passed a referendum to appropriate more than $58 million to the project.
But then, at the start of this year, the town learned that was not enough money.
The town said an increase in construction costs caused the increase in the estimated total cost for the project.
Some plans were changed, and the town now returned the decision to voters. It asked for an additional $13.9 million to complete the project.
Cromwell residents can vote at Cromwell High School from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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