Williamstown Votes On $65M School Project Tuesday
In addition to Massachusetts’ presidential primaries, voters in Williamstown will be heading to the polls Tuesday to decide on a proposed $65 million high school renovation project.Under the plan, the Mt. Greylock Regional School District would pay between $31 and $35 million with the state picking up the rest. District Building Committee Chair Mark Schieck described the school’s current state.
“It’s inefficient,” Schiek said at a public meeting in February. “It’s oversized. Poor heating and ventilation. There’s moisture and indoor air quality problems. There’s no ADA-compliance in the building, really.”
The average Lanesborough homeowner’s taxes would increase between $353 and $393. In Williamstown that range is $505 to $570. A simple majority is needed to exclude the project’s debt payments from Proposition 2½. Lanesborough votes March 15.