AMESBURY — A special election will be held at Amesbury High School on Tuesday to see if residents will approve a $60.5 million debt exclusion to build a new elementary school on Lions Mouth Road.
In August, the Massachusetts School Building Authority approved the city’s plan to build a $60.5 million, three-story school next to Cashman Elementary School.
The state has promised to pay roughly $24.3 million toward building the school and the city is expected to fund an estimated $36.2 million.
If approved Tuesday, the debt exclusion is estimated to cost the average homeowner with a property valued at $400,000 roughly $370 more per year in property taxes.
Amesbury has been working with the MSBA since the city submitted a statement of interest in building a new school in early 2015.
Boston-based architectural firm DiNisco Design drafted the design for the proposed building; Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based NV5 Global Inc. is the owner’s project manager.
Voting in the special election will be in the Amesbury High School gymnasium, 5 Highland St., from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To view the schematics from DiNisco: www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6546824191973355520.
To see a computer-generated flyover of the proposed building: www.facebook.com/DiNiscoDesign/videos/2685100801514614/).
Frequently asked questions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Twe2F-TcxZ07L6xR7deMoT6Cxptq7AM8/view.
Staff writer Jim Sullivan covers Amesbury and Salisbury for The Daily News. He can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 978-961-3145. Follow him on Twitter @ndnsully.