BURLINGTON – The School Committee recently concluded the capital warrant article project closeouts.
At its most recent meeting, the committee approved the closeouts stemming from projects accounted for in the last four fiscal years. School Supt. Dr. Eric Conti read aloud the district’s capital projects that have been completed for less money than was approved for them at various May Town Meetings. A School Committee vote was mandatory so the left-over money can be returned to the town budget.
The following five items discussed were:
- Fox Hill Elementary School Boiler Replacement
This project was budgeted for $225,000 but the actual cost was $217,951.55; resulting in $7,048.45 left over.
- Burlington High School Varsity Field Lighting Replacement
The capital initiative was budgeted for $400,000 while the actual cost was $351,275.50; leaving $48,724.50 left over.
- Burlington High School Mechanical Roof Repair
This matter was budgeted for $25,000 but the actual cost was $24,932; totaling a left-over amount of $68.
- Burlington High School Rubber Gym Divider Wall Replacement
This project was budgeted for $35,000 and the actual cost was $18,287.64; resulting in $16,712.36 left over.
- Pine Glen Elementary School Walk-in Refrigerator/Freezer
This capital project was not formally approved by the School Committee because the figures in the closeout paperwork were incorrect, so it will be voted on at the committee’s next meeting. The budgeted number was $66,000 and the actual cost was $33,206.86.
The cumulative money saved from the closeouts will go back into the town budget for future funding needs.