In addition to hearing Dr. Paul Fried present the superintendent’s recommended budget on March 16, the Mamaroneck school board authorized emergency repairs to a retaining wall at Murray Avenue School, as well as the fence that sits atop the wall.
The wall, which is parallel to Colonial Avenue, collapsed during the severe rain and wind over the weekend, and the fence was compromised as well.
The costs of the repairs are not yet known, explained Assistant Superintendent Meryl Rubinstein, but the district has been in touch with its insurance company to discuss the matter. For now, the area has been cordoned off and the district is considering closing the playground in the afternoons after school when there is no supervision.
Work on the retaining wall was part of the $38 million bond that failed in February, 2009 but was not included in the $22.1 million “bare bones” bond that ultimately passed in May, 2009.