April 18, 2014

CVU turf fields bond defeated

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By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

Voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, narrowly defeating a bond to construct turf athletic fields at Champlain Valley Union High School.

The votes from Williston, St. George, Hinesburg, Shelburne and Charlotte came in at 1,856 for the bond and 1,969 against it.

Voters were being asked to approve a $1.5 million bond to build two turf fields, including lights and bleachers on one field. Since other bond payments for CVU facilities are decreasing, the bond would not have resulted in a net increase in taxes. The bond would have been supplemented by funds raised by the Turf Fields Committee. The total cost for the upgrades was estimated at $2.6 million.

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