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The existing fire alarm is original to the building, which was erected in 1996. The Fire Department has emphasized the need for a new alarm. The existing alarm is so outdated that it’s virtually impossible to find people who can repair it or find the parts to repair it.

A request from the IT Department, the time is right now for new projectors in the district’s classrooms. The plan is to build the costs into the town’s IT budget on a 5-year replacement basis, which is an improvement as the projectors normally need to be replaced every two years. With new projectors made with LED bulbs, they are cheaper and last longer. The installation costs are included in the money request and would take care of installations fees for the next three fiscal years.

Cunha admitted he can’t find a person who knows when the refrigerator was installed but guessed it’s at least 30 years old. The roof is caving and insulation continues to amass moisture so upkeep is constantly needed. This is a refrigerator that walks into a freezer.

The School Administration confirmed the divider door no longer operates, as the motor has failed and the hinges are compromised. The wall, which is as old as BHS (almost 40 years old), provides a buffer between the basketball courts and gymnastics equipment in the rubber gym.

The proposal is to add 18 parking spaces in the circle located in front of BHS at the main entrance. The area currently has four “guest parking spaces” by the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, but the plan is to convert them into three spaces for handicapped parking. The circle area currently has three handicapped spaces. Another aspect of the proposal would see a cut-through roadway installed through the circle island.

This will allow for site preparation and installation of 1,000-square-feet of rubber surface on the Pine Glen playground. The playground currently has wood chips which will be need to be removed. The ground needs to be excavated 10 inches, and approximately 280 tons of crushed stone will be added. Once the site is prepared, rubber surface will be poured into place. The rubber surface not only provides more shock absorptions than wood chips, but also requires less maintenance. Rubber surface playgrounds also provide a more equitable space for all children.

In conjunction with National Fitness Campaign and a local corporation, a fitness court will be installed in Burlington at TRW Parking at the corner of Mall Road and Stony Brook Road. An unnamed local business is sponsoring this initiative and footing the $90,000 bill for the necessary equipment, while the installation costs check in at $30,000. The sponsor business remains unidentified at this point, as the corporation wants to formally make the announcement by press release to the public. National Fitness Campaign’s outdoor bodyweight circuit-training system features a series of full-body exercises that can be completed in seven minutes. Developed by experts in the field, each exercise takes 45 seconds, with a 15-second interlude between sets. The workout has shown the capability burning more calories per-minute than most other forms of exercise. The fitness court accommodates a variety of skill levels and abilities at each station, from beginner to expert. Each piece of equipment allows users to leverage their bodyweight at different angles and levels of resistance as a tool to improve over time.