Voters in the Tarrytown Union Free School District approved a pair of propositions Tuesday night that will fund, in part, the installation of turf playing fields at Sleepy Hollow High School and Washington Irving School.
Proposition one, totaling $8.05 million, which will fund the multi-purpose field at the high school, an elevator and lift system at Winfield Morse School, roof replacements, ventilation system upgrades and other work, passed 678-437.
Proposition two, totaling $1.65 million for the installation of a turf field on the lower field of Washington Irving School, passed 635-484. That proposition was contingent on proposition one passing.
With the utilization of $800,000 from district reserves and $70,000 in private donations, including a donation from the family of the late Howard Godwin, husband of Board of Education President Mimi Godwin, the district will only be looking to borrow $8.84 million of 15 years, with an expected interest rate of about 4.5%.
Residents can expect to pay an average of $3.75 to $18.43 per month, starting in the 2016-17 school year.
The bond voting took place throughout the day on Tuesday at Washington Irving and Winfield Morse schools despite district schools being closed due to the inclement weather.
Local Hudson Line Commuters in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Irvington who have been forced to find alternate transportation because of the fatal train derailment Sunday, will be able to board trains at their regular stations Wednesday, according to this announcement Tuesday evening from the MTA:
The entrance ramp to the Tappan Zee Bridge (I-87 northbound/I-287 westbound) from South Broadway (Route 9) in Tarrytown will close to traffic for the duration of the New NY Bridge project, beginning at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 5.