Mayor Elinor C. Carbone on Monday advanced the $159.5 million Torrington High School project to its next steps and set a referendum on the proposal for the presidential election in November. Carbone voted in favor of authorizing the appropriation of up to $159.5 million for construction of a new high school building after the City Council had an even vote in favor and against. City taxpayers will vote on the project in a referendum set for Nov. 3. If taxpayers approve the project in November, the project is estimated to cost a total of $156.6 million. The city would pay an estimated $71.6 million while the state would pay $85 million through a 62.5% reimbursement.