JAMESTOWN – Schools will be holding the public vote regarding the proposed sale of the Crescent Street Warehouse at 504 and 510 Crescent Street in Jamestown Monday, Oct. 30 from noon to 9 p.m. Any registered voter in Jamestown is eligible to vote on the sale of the building at their regular voting polls: Jefferson Middle School, Lincoln Elementary School or Washington Middle School.
At a public auction held on October 14th, the district received one bid to buy the Crescent Street Warehouse for one dollar.
“The Crescent Street Warehouse has been unused for over 10 years as the district no longer has a need for this building,” said Vern Connors, JPS Director of Finance & Business. “The building would need extensive renovations to be useable. However, the renovations are cost-prohibitive for the district due to New York State Education Department building regulations.”
“If the district does not sell the building, the only other alternative would be to demolish the building, which would cost approximately $500,000,” Connors continued. “In addition, the sale will put the property back on the City of Jamestown’s tax roll. The district must receive approval from the public vote in order to sell the building to the winning bidder.”
The district encourages all registered voters to vote on Monday, October 30, 2017 on the proposed sale of the Crescent Street Warehouse. If you have any questions on the proposed sale, please contact Mr. Connors at 483-4497 or vernon.d.connors @ jamestown.wnyric.org. If you are unsure where to vote, please contact the District Clerk at 483-4420.