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Bridgehampton Voters Say 'Yes' To School Improvement Projects

School district can now spend abut $827,000 on projects that include replacing the gym floor and repair fire escapes.

The Bridgehampton School - Credit: Patch File Photo
The Bridgehampton School - Credit: Patch File Photo
In a vote held on Tuesday, voters in the Bridgehampton School District approved the district spending about $827,000 from a capital reserve fund for several improvement projects around the school. 

A total of 70 voters turned out with 64 in favor and 6 against spending the money, according to tammy A. Cavanaugh, the district clerk.

During a special district vote in March, Bridgehampton voters approved the
establishment of a five-year plan capital reserve fund, not to exceed $1.5 million for the next 10 years. However, in order to spend that money, voters had to okay a proposition that outlines the costs for projects this year.

Improvement projects planned include replacing the gym floor, repair of fire escapes, removing a buried oil tank and putting in a new gas water heater, bringing in a new storage/garden shed, and buying a new generator, new playground and equipment. There are also plans to resurface the outdoor basketball court, fix leaks in electrical room, replace emergency lighting.

"The Bridgehampton School building is more than 85 years old, and has not had any major updates to the infrastructure in that time," Lois Favre, the Bridgehampton School District Superintendent, said in an email last week. 

The vote took place from 3 to 9 p.m. in the science/music building at the Bridgehampton School.

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