Voters in the Milford Central School District will be going to the polls Dec. 7 to decide on propositions for capital improvements and the purchase of a bus, a school official said.

The vote will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. at the school's theater lobby, school Superintendent Peter Livshin said.

The first proposition is to approve $2.01 million in largely building maintenance work, he said.

There are 16 items included in the project, he said. These include replacing hot water heaters and water softeners, replacing two gymnasium floors, adding electrical receptacles to classrooms in the older part of the building, upgrading a computer lab to allow for online classes and a new computer network to provide wireless capability, Livshin said.

At the recent public hearing for the proposals that brought 4 to 5 people, there were some concerns about any increase to taxes, he said.

After a tour of the work, people seemed to believe this stuff needs to be done, he said. There will be another public hearing held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the cafeteria. Livshin said he would welcome any calls from residents to discuss the issue.

"This is a good time to do the work," because the state has approved $343,000 in EXCEL aid that needs to be used while it is still available, Livshin said. This is in addition to a state aid ratio of 80.5 percent.

If approved, the proposition would add one-half of 1 percent to the tax levy per household during the proposed 15 years of borrowing necessary, he said.

There are things in the work that will need to be done, such as replacing hot water heaters and fixing problems with the gym floors, he said.

If done individually, there will be no state aid, he said.

Also on the ballot is a proposition to purchase a 48-passenger bus at a price of about $105,000.

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