Delay on Springs Bond Vote

The planned early December vote on the Springs School District’s $17.9 million expansion project will be delayed to allow time for the study required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. The delay was announced by the district’s business administrator, Michael Henery, at a school board meeting on Monday. No one commented.

“Our district is compelled to expand the scope of research under SEQRA because we seek to increase building footprint, paved parking area, and new access road space, as well as field space, which could result in ground disturbances,” he said.

State municipalities are required to conduct detailed research under SEQRA when planning major capital improvements. The vote was on issuing the necessary bonds. “Given the requirement for this additional research, our timeline for a proposed bond project will be extended in order to ensure that all required reviews are completed,” he said.