Secaucus residents made their voices heard in Tuesday's referendum by voting in favor of a $27.4 million construction project to expand and upgrade school facilities, as well as the associated tax increase to pay for it.
Officials said the referendum passed at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday with a tally of 759 votes for the project - expected to take about 30 months to complete - and 381 votes against.
“I was confident that people would do the right thing,” said Mayor Michael Gonnelli. “The community needed it. It has to happen.”
The plan calls for construction of an academic wing that includes 11 classrooms, a green lab and an administration office; and a physical education wing totaling approximately 58,870 square feet at the middle school and high school, which are attached on Mill Ridge Road.