Waterville residents to vote on capital improvement project

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Waterville residents are being asked to go back to school Tuesday to vote on a nearly $8 million renovation plan for the district.

The capital improvement project includes handicap-accessible bathrooms, a new roof at the elementary school and safety features, including cameras and changes to the entrance of the junior-senior high school.

The Waterville superintendent says it's more cost effective for the district to pay for these items with state aid, as opposed to taking the money out of the regular budget. However, the improvement will still cost taxpayers something.

"If we took a $50,000 house, it would be $1 a month over 18 years," said Charles Chafee, superintendent of Waterville Central Schools. 

Chafee says for a $100,000 house, it would be about $23 to $24 dollars a year for 18 years.

Polls open at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the cafeteria of the junior-senior high school. Voting will continue until 8 p.m.

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