The Menominee Area Public Schools School Board has called a special election Aug. 3.
The one question bond referendum to voters is in the amount of $12 million, and worded as follows: “Shall Menominee Area Public Schools, Menominee County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twelve Million Dollars ($12,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of remodeling, equipping and re-equipping the Junior High/Senior High School building, including creating a secure entrance; and developing and improving the site?”
The Junior/Senior 50-plus aged facility has the following infrastructure concerns for its longevity:
■ Create a secure main entryway, and include electronic access control and door alarms.
■ Update heating and ventilation systems, and replace digital controls.
■ Update LED lighting for energy efficiency.
■ Plumbing improvements.
■ Complete roof replacement in areas that have not been replaced.
■ Replace original exterior windows and doors.
■ Parking areas and sidewalk sections to be replaced for safety concerns.
■ Replace elevator and update door hardware to ADA standards.
Since this Phase One project will address the needs of the Junior/Senior High School at an affordable $5.01 per month for an estimated based median value home in Menominee per $77,600 averaged assessed value ($38,800 taxable value), the cost will be justified for the students in our community to be in a safe and secure environment. The Phase Two project with community involvement will be addressed in the Fall regarding Central Elementary and Blesch Intermediate Schools.