Plainville school renovation hearing to include tour

Plainville school renovation hearing to include tour


PLAINVILLE — The public will be able to get a tour of Wheeler Elementary School before the public hearing next month for a $11.4 million renovate as-new project.

“For anyone who wants to come to the school and see what’s being proposed,” said Town Manager Robert Lee.

The like-new renovation of the school is eligible for 65 percent state reimbursement if approved before June 30.

The hearing is expected to be April 24, once officially approved by the council on April 3.

The renovations will include new ceilings, light fixtures and air conditioning throughout the building. The library, cafeteria, gymnasium, and a majority of classrooms will also be renovated.

A small connector will be added to allow easier access from one end of the building to another. However, the square footage of the building will not change.

The project was referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission to make sure everything is in line with the town’s Plan of Conservation.

The Board of Education recently approved of the project.

If the council decides to move forward as well, the referendum date will be set May 1.

The referendum will also include $1.7 million for paving and site work at Plainville High School.

Voters will also vote on $2.1 million for new roofing at Middle School of Plainville with an estimated state reimbursement of $1.3 million.

In total, the three projects are expected to cost the town $13.9 million.

The referendum date is expected to be June 6.


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