New Milford Mayor David Gronbach has written an open letter to the Board of Education about tax relief and the sale of the East Street building. He said in light of a 174-thousand dollar loss in state funding, he expects more state cuts in the coming months affecting the municipal and local school budgets.
But Gronbach says there is an opportunity to offset the anticipated reduction in state funding.
He says moving the Board of Ed offices to the former Pettibone School and selling the East Street building would bring in money to the capital account. He called for the Board of Ed to use money currently in their capital account for the move to Pettibone so that they could outfit the building in ways they see fit.
Gronbach recognized that there are some who want to stay in the East Street building, but pointed to ADA violations and work needed to rehabilitate the facility.