Another vote is needed on a roof restoration project already under way at Joel Barlow High School. The Redding Pilot reports that the second referendum will take place next month due to a series of errors. The Redding and Easton Town Clerks say the Region 9 Board of Education didn't submit the legal notice paperwork to them.
The vote was held in May and the approximate $1 million project was approved with overwhelming support. Redding residents approved the measure 1,146 to 424. Easton residents voted 546 to 276. Redding's share is about $566,000, Easton's is $477,000. The 54-percent shouldered by Redding and 46-percent by Easton is based on enrollment in the school by each town.
At the Board of Ed meeting this week, it was decided to hold a vote on the full amount needed because the contractors are not requiring payments as work progresses. The Pilot reports that a second referendum could cost the towns $8,000.