Margaret Mace School

A proposed bond is slated for improvements to the Margaret Mace School in North Wildwood, including roof work, a new heating and air conditioning system and security at the entrances.

Hamilton Township and North Wildwood school districts are asking residents to vote Tuesday on whether to approve millions in funding for construction projects.

In total, there are 14 New Jersey school districts holding special elections this fall, totaling $305,361,570 in construction projects.

Hamilton Township is seeking approval to bond $22 million for an addition at Hess Educational Complex Elementary School and renovations, alterations and improvements at Shaner Memorial Elementary School and Davies Middle School, including all fixtures, furnishings and equipment.

The state will pay for about $10 million of the project, leaving a $12.2 million obligation for the district. Because of the timing, the financial impact of the bond will actually result in average annual cost savings of $130 per household.

North Wildwood is proposing two bonds totaling $4.9 million for an HVAC and renovation project at the Margaret Mace Elementary School. The local cost share of the project would be $3 million, according to the district fact sheet. Because of an old bond expiring this year, it won’t affect taxes.

In North Wildwood, polls are open 4 to 8 p.m. at the North Wildwood City Recreation Center, 900 Central Ave.

Polls in Hamilton Township will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at regular polling places: D1, Mays Landing Fire House, 6081 Reliance Ave.; D2, Laureldale Social Hall, 2649 Route 50; D3, Mizpah Fire House, 6478 DeHirsch Ave.; D4 and D11, Oakcrest High School, 1824 Dennis Foreman Drive; D5, Atlantic County Building, 6260 Old Harding Highway; D6, Weymouth Fire House, 7372 Black Horse Pike; D7, Hess School Auditorium, 700 Babcock Road; D8, Presbyterian Church, 6001 Main St.; D9, Cologne Fire House, 2870 Cologne Ave.; D10, Fairways At Mays Landing Clubhouse, 1801 Cates Road; D12, Hamilton PAL Center, 1309 Route 50; D13, Victoria Crossing Club House, 2 Victoria Drive.

Contact: 609-272-7251 Twitter @clairelowe

I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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