Herkimer BOCES house lottery informational meeting

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: 352 Gros Blvd. Herkimer, NY

Phone: 315-867-2000


Event Description

You could have a new home built for you by local high-school students if you win a lottery from the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES building construction program.

Students in the Herkimer BOCES building construction class put together a house every year that is delivered to residents to live in.

If you’re interested in receiving the house, attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the Leatherstocking Conference Rooms at Herkimer BOCES, 352 Gros Blvd. in Herkimer.

At the meeting, information discussed will include procedures, house styles, the purchasing of materials, the construction date, criteria for the lottery, moving the house and other owners’ responsibilities.

All of the construction work is handled by BOCES students under the supervision of their instructors.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting and apply to be next year’s client. The house will be constructed during the 2014-15 school year for completion in June 2015.

The client will be chosen in a lottery at 7 p.m. on April 9. Entries should be mailed in and include a $100 entry fee. All entrants except for the winner will have their entry fees refunded.

Additional drawings will determine second and third place in the event that first place doesn’t meet the criteria. The runner-up could also choose to have a house built in the 2015-16 school year.

After a client is selected, meetings will be scheduled with the future homeowner to discuss the floor plan and the basic design of the house. An initial payment will be due at the start of construction in September 2014, and the full payment is required upon completion in June 2014.

The design must meet approval of the building construction program curriculum. It must be a single story and can have up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

For information, contact Herkimer BOCES building construction instructor John Martin at 315-867-3092.
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