During a Town Council meeting following the approval of $1,585,000 in bonding for Fawn Hollow Elementary School's roof two residents criticized the vote, which passed 99 to 5.
Lee Hossler said he had no problem with the results of the vote and supports making the repairs to Fawn Hollow's roof, but added, "It seems
to me having less than one percent of the electorate voting on a million five is kind of
weak. Referendums, I think, are a better way to go than town meetings when you have a large number."
Monroe Public Schools also plans to do work to Stepney Elementary and Masuk High schools' roofs.
"Those things should be in the budget," Hossler said. "If we were
talking football, I think this is an end run," he added of approving funds at a Town Meeting after the budget has already been approved.
Joel Leneker criticized town and school officials for not sending out a postcard or an email informing residents about plans to spend approximately $2 million on school building projects.
"I would much
rather have an overall comprehensive plan and then I will support you," Leneker said. "I’m one of
those five people who voted no — Not because I'm against the project, but because I
think there should be a comprehensive plan informing all residents [of what needs to be done]."