HVAC upgrades were the victims of no votes in three municipal proposals before voters in New Jersey, according to The Asbury Park Press.
Voters in Manasquan defeated a referendum on school facility upgrades. The $11 million plan included $625,000 for a new HVAC system. It would have added $333 to school taxes to a home with an assessed value of $488,900, which is average for the area.
Eagleswood voted no on a proposal that would have upgraded the elementary school’s HVAC system. The cost of the referendum would have been $2.96 million. Tax payers would have paid $1.69 million out of the $2.82 million cost of the new system.
Finally, Island Heights’ voters defeated a $4.03 million spending plan. Among other things, the plan would replace the HVAC system of the borough’s elementary school. It would have raised school taxes by $192 on an average home assessed at $382,223.
A school HVAC system project also is having a hard time in Boyertown, PA. The Mercury reports that a crowd at a school board meeting this week was “unruly” in its opposition to the plan. Despite that reaction, the board voted to allow companies to conduct audits and otherwise approach the project.