At Monday's board meeting, the
Though the majority of the board approved the bonds at 6-1,
She said while the tax impact for most citizens in the county is low, she thought the board and administration needed to find other ways to fund those projects. Gardenour was in favor of the cafeteria improvements at
"I think our facilities studies have shown that we need to focus on our elementary schools at this point," she said. "Would it be great to have synthetic fields at this point? Yeah, but it's not a need. I think just because we can borrow some money, we don't need to borrow."
Among the other projects -- including expanding science labs at
"I think you make a valid point that we could spread this out over three years, but the chance of the interest rate going up and costing our taxpayers more what it's going to cost them the next two years, I think the risk is significant," Hines said.
As Gardenour asked more questions,
"They didn't answer all of your questions in five and a half hours?" Boone said.
"I have questions even after that," Gardenour said.
"Wow," Boone said. "We also did two-by-two meetings, so you actually heard about this before Christmas."
Gardenour said though she knew much of the background on the projects, she wanted to make sure the audience had the chance to hear information before a vote was counted.
But she also questioned the prices listed with some of the projects.
However, Snyder brought forth another measure to expedite the process on installing synthetic turf at the high schools. He said though putting it on the agenda was presumptuous since he didn't know how the vote would go on the bonds, he still wanted to make sure the board could begin the process for the project to install the fields by fall 2014.
The board made its appointments for the Common Construction Wage Determination for Synthetic Turf with Snyder representing the district and
Look for the board's discussion on marketing and ProMedia in an upcoming issue of the News and Tribune.
(c)2014 The Evening News and The Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
Visit The Evening News and The Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.) at newsandtribune.com
Distributed by MCT Information Services