Bangor Area School District budget includes tax increase


The Bangor Area School District Board of Directors approved a proposal that will allow improvements to be made to the high school's athletic practice field at a meeting on Tuesday night.

The field is located right behind the administration building. It had previously been used as a football practice field but has since been retired, according to board President Michael Goffredo. He said that the field had not seen any improvements in the last 30 years.

The proposed field improvements including tilling the soil and the application of fertilizers. Goffredo said that improvements are based off of a Penn State recommendation. Goffredo said that soil samples will be performed by Penn State's Agricultural Analytical Services Lab.

The renovations will be done by Charlie Nansteel Tree and Excavation LLC and is estimated to cost $16,920.

Goffredo said that once the improvements are done, field hockey will be one of the sports to utilize the space.

The board also approved the purchase of a 2019 Ford pickup truck with an 8-foot snow plow attachment. The total cost of the vehicle will be $39,965. In addition, representatives from the finance board said that two older vehicles that couldn't be sold had been disposed of for $550 total.

Lastly, the board approved a service contract with Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 for web-based curriculum program licenses. The contract includes six licenses for a total of $1,661.04.