New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has submitted a proposal to the City Council for a loan order of $150,000 to pay for the costs of a schematic design/feasibility study for an accelerated repair project at the Ellen R. Hathaway Elementary School on Court Street.
On October 26, 2022, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) voted to invite the City of New Bedford into the Accelerated Repair Program to conduct a Schematic Design Study at the Ellen Hathaway Elementary School for a potential windows and doors replacement project. The reimbursement rate from the MSBA on the project would be 80%, therefore the City’s financial obligation for the Schematic design would be $30,000.
The City Council Finance Committee will be considering the proposal at an upcoming meeting, to be scheduled. (CORRECTION: THE CITY COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE PROPOSAL AT ITS MEETING YESTERDAY, NOV. 17; THE PROPOSAL NOW AWAITS FINAL APPROVAL FROM THE FULL COUNCIL).