The Katonah-Lewisboro school board will not be voting Monday on whether to authorize a referendum for tennis courts and replacement of track and turf at the John Jay campus, the district announced.
The reason for the postponement is because it was discovered that a stormwater prevention plan was never done for the turf field for its construction in the early 2000s. New York City's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which has oversight in the area because it's within the city's watershed, submitted a letter to the district on Sept. 25 stating that a stormwater plan is required.
The impact on whether to have a referendum, which was given a Nov. 19 target date, is not yet known.
The district announced in its statement: "More information about this matter, including the impact to the proposed project, will be developed in the coming weeks after the district’s engineers have conducted their inquiry."
The school district is currently in the middle of an environmental review of the proposal and the board is considering payment of a portion of the tennis courts' cost for inclusion. John Jay's boosters have raised more than $400,000 already towards it.