GRANVILLE – The town of Granville will be holding a special town meeting on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Granville Village School in order to vote on the Southwick-Tolland-Granville regional school district’s FY (Fiscal Year) 2018 capital borrowing plan.
Granville residents are voting on the plan for a third time as it was rejected the first two times it was voted on at Granville special town meetings. Approving the capital borrowing plan would allow the school district to have a budget of $525,000 that would be used towards the following areas:
- Transportation Vehicles $200,000
- Technology $150,000
- Equipment $50,000
- Buildings $25,000
- Playground $100,000
Most notably, $200,000 of that plan would be utilized for transportation vehicles. Since the school committee voted to close the Granville Village School, Superintendent of Schools Jen Willard indicated that buying mid-size buses is a more affordable option since full-size buses wouldn’t be able to travel down some of the side streets in Granville.
The school committee voted on Sept. 6 in favor of approving the capital borrowing plan. Needing approval from all three towns, the school committee sent out letters to all three communities in the district.
Each town had 60 days to respond to the letter and were given two options. They could hold a special town meeting to vote or the town could choose to take no action which would mean that once the 60 days passed, the vote would automatically pass in that particular town.
As both Southwick and Tolland have decided to take no action, the result of Granville’s special town meeting on Oct. 23 will have an impact on what happens next with the FY 2018 capital borrowing plan.