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Milton School Board still waiting for building reports

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David Brazy
June 28, 2011
— The Milton School Board on Monday postponed setting a date for a special vote to purchase the former CESA 2 building because environmental testing is incomplete.

Milton School District Superintendent Bernie Nikolay recommended the board delay setting a date to vote on the move until reports are finished so there are no surprises at the public meeting.


The delay has nothing to do with any problems discovered with the building, Nikolay said.


“The reports that we have gotten back already are pretty positive,” he said.


The board originally approved buying the building at 448 E. High St. for $870,000, but it delayed setting a meeting to vote after an initial inspection showed repairs could cost up to $200,000. That inspection also had shown possible environmental concerns.


If the purchase is approved, the school district will relocate its district office and alternative high school into the building. The district office now is in rented space in the Shaw Municipal Building, 430 E. High St., and MECAS alternative high school is in rented space at 35 Plumb St.


Officials believe the move could save thousands of dollars in rent.


Nikolay said once a final inspection report is submitted, the board will have to approve the purchase again. A meeting to vote would likely be held in August.



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