POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The board of education Tuesday responded to questions and comments from the public about its proposed field house, part of a $23.9 million referendum for improvements to the school that will be appearing as a question on the Dec. 12 ballot.
The board presented new renderings of the project, mainly the playground and tennis courts, during its Oct. 18 meeting. Afterward, multiple members of the public took the opportunity to ask the board questions and voice their opinions on the proposed project.
Chief among the concerns raised by audience members during the board’s Tuesday night meeting was how the cost of the athletic facilities would impact taxpayers.
“My parents used to say, ‘we have wants and we have needs. We have to take care of our needs first,’” said Vivian Drozd, a Point Beach resident. “Do we really need something like this?”
She pointed to things like the boilers and air conditioning systems of the school being so-called needs, but questioned if an athletics facility falls into the same category.
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