The Noyes School is in need of a new roof, its 40-year-old boiler has exceeded its useful life, and its windows are old and in need of replacement. This much-needed work has an estimated cost of $2.6 million. SPS and town leaders aggressively sought shared funding (nearly $920,900) from the Mass School Building Authority (MSBA) and on November 17, 2010, the MSBA invited Sudbury to participate in the program. This critical project requires Town approval for a debt exemption.
On December 7, 2010, the Board of Selectmen voted, due to the timing requirements imposed by the MSBA on this program, to hold a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the LS Auditorium and a Special Election on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to determine whether the Town will approve the project.
MSBA Announces The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) is opening the process for the submission of Statement(s) of Interest (SOIs) for the Green Repair Program. The Green Repair Program is for the repair or replacement of roofs, windows and /or boilers in public school facilities that are structurally, functionally and educationally sound except for the condition of their roof, windows and/or boiler. If a public school facility needs more extensive repair or renovation work – such as upgrades to electrical, plumbing or fire/life safety systems, renovation of interior spaces, improvements related to modernizing educational spaces, additional spaces based on capacity issues – it is not eligible for funding under the Green Repair Program. Under the Green Repair Program, grants are only available for repair projects limited in scope to roof, window and/or boiler repair or replacement.The Green Repair Program SOI process will open August 11, 2010 and close on September 22, 2010. The MSBA will review properly submitted Green Repair Program SOIs on a rolling basis. The MSBA’s standard SOI process, which allows districts to submit an SOI(s) for more comprehensive school facility issues such as substantive building deficiencies, will be opened late fall 2010.An award of a grant under the Green Repair Program will not disqualify a district from pursuing other funds from the MSBA for other facilities under the standard SOI process. However, an award of a grant under the Green Repair Program may restrict a district’s ability to qualify for other MSBA funding for the same facility.If a district is interested in submitting a Green Repair Program SOI, please go to the MSBA web site www.massschoolbuildings.org and click on the SOI Tab along the top of the web page. On the drop down menu, select Green Repair Program SOI. For access to the SOI application, print, complete, and submit to MSBA the System Access Request Form.
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