Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

November 6, 2013

GCS voters say 'Yes' to $17.15M referendum

$17.15M renovations project referendum easily passes

(Continued)

“It’s a good day,” Troup said, smiling while she stood in the county administration building election night. “We got it.”

During the evening as the inspectors of the 21 precincts brought in their ballots to be counted at the administration building, Woodworth and Troup were anxiously waiting to hear the numbers.

Elkhart Precinct 19 at Greencroft Senior Center, was the first precinct to report its numbers, 268 yes to 63 no.

Troup clapped her hands and Woodworth smiled at hearing the initial results.

After two more precinct results were added, Woodworth was asked what was going through her mind.

“I’m just so curious and hoping,” she said.

After 12 of the precincts had reported results and the total stood at 1,386 yes to 834 no, Woodworth smiled.

“I’m feeling better but it’s not over yet,” the superintendent said.

And Troup pointed to the “no” column on the paper she held in her hand as she added the results being called out by Wayne Kramer, Republican election board member.

“No matter what we do, this group is not going to like what we are going to do,” Troup said of those who voted “no.”

The project, which Woodworth expects to break ground on Aug. 4, 2014 and be completed by December 2015, will replace the corporation’s two existing swimming pools with a new competition pool. It will also re-purpose those pool spaces at the high school and middle school into classrooms, more cafeteria space and more physical education and music program space. Some small additions to both buildings are included in the project, which breaks down as such:

• At Goshen High School, there will be an addition for band/orchestra support spaces at $1.710 million and renovations will include $630,000 for remodeling of the music department; $270,000 to convert the pool to physical education/classroom areas; $510,000 to repair the brick-front of GHS; and $500,000 to replace the Phend Field baseball diamond, which is expected to be taken by the U.S. 33 relocation project.

Text Only
Local News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

With military action and tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Palestine, are you worried that the U.S. and other nations may get drawn into these conflicts?

Yes, it is a great concern of mine
I’m a little worried, but not too much
No, I’m not worried at all
     View Results
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins