The New Milford Board of Education approved a resolution Monday evening to address a boiler replacement project at Berkley Street School and a roof replacement project at David E. Owens Middle School.
The New Milford School District sought review of the projects by the New Jersey Department of Education in an effort to receive state funding.
The NJ Department of Education calculated the preliminary eligible costs cost of the Berkley boiler replacement project to be $1,118,710 and the cost of the David E. Owens roof replacement to be $1,796,875 based upon their architect’s cost estimates, which were accepted by the New Milford Board of Education.
The state will contribute a share of 40 percent of the costs for both projects.
For the Berkley project the state share will be $447,484, which leaves a local share of $671,226 remaining.
For the Davide E. Owens project, the state share will be $718,750, which leaves a local share of $1,078,125 remaining.
The Board of Education elected to have their plans reviewed for code compliance through municipal code enforcement review.
A total of $1,749,351 for the two projects will be paid out of capital reserves.