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DAVIDSON – Residents will have the chance to comment on a proposed $14 million public facilities bond package at the town board’s next gathering.

As part of the prescribed process toward considering placement of the bond referendum on the November ballot, a public hearing will be held during the board’s July 23 meeting, which begins at 6 p.m.

During a July 9 work session, with little discussion following an update on the steps required to pursue the bond question delivered by Finance Director Piet Swart, commissioners voted unanimously (with Commissioner David Sitton absent) to schedule the hearing.

The bond money, if approved by voters, would finance upgrades and additions to the former Davidson School building at 251 South St. and renovations to existing town hall.

The bulk of the bond money would go toward required additions and interior changes to transform the 71-year-old, 34,000-square-foot, three-story school building into a new town hall and community center. Funds would also be used for minor additions and interior reconfigurations at existing town hall to enhance police and fire department operations.

The board has until early August to decide if the referendum will be added to the November ballot.

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