Q: It was quoted that approximately $200,000 in taxpayer costs will be reduced because we are closing 2 schools, however, Center School will be re-purposed, and thus still be a tax payer expense. Where is this $200,000 taxpayer savings coming from? 10-27

A: The net energy savings with the new school proposal are conservatively estimated to be $200K. This is the difference between the current cost of operating CES and HHES and the projected cost to operate the new school ($250K), minus the amount to keep CES operating in an idle state. This has been estimated at $30K annually, which we have increased to $50K to remain conservative and to add a contingency. This annual cost includes:
Heating                             $10,000
Electric                              $5,000
Water testing                     $2,800
Water system operator      $4,000
Alarm testing                    $2,125
Alarm monitoring             $2,000
Pest Control                      $875
Asbestos monitoring         $1,000
Fire pump inspection        $675
Emergency lighting           $1,25
Total                                 $29,725