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2017 Capital Project Proposal

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COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS:

Wednesday, April 5

  • at 7pm in the HS auditorium

Tuesday, April 25

  • at 6pm in the
    HS auditorium

Monday, May 8

  • at 6pm in the
    HS auditorium

 

Capital Project vote is on May 16, 2017, along with the school budget

 
CAPITAL PROJECT NEWS ARCHIVES:

 

 

CAPITAL PROJECT PROPOSAL VIDEO
2017 Capital Project Proposal from Glens Falls City Schools on Vimeo.

 

QUICK LINKS

  • Discussion slides from Community Presentation on 4.5.17  |  SLIDES HERE
  • Itemized cost estimates of project (including soft costs, escalation, and contingency)  |  DOCUMENT HERE
  • Board of Education meeting minutes from 3.12.17, including the approval of ballot propositions  |  DOCUMENT HERE

 

APRIL 5, 2017

Capital project details outlined in first community meeting

Superintendent Paul Jenkins discussed the specifics of a capital project with about two dozen community members last night, at the first of three public forums on the proposal.

A leaky roof that drips into a cafeteria, buckling gym floors, and 49-year old boilers would all be replaced—along with other renovations and repairs at each of Glens Falls’ schools—if residents approve a proposed capital project when they vote on May 16. State aid covers 75 percent of the proposed $18.3 million renovation project, which includes a separate proposal to install lighting on Putt LaMay Field.

Meeting participants watched a [ VIDEO ] on the major renovations planned, and Mr. Jenkins took questions on [ PRESENTATION SLIDES ] that further explained the project's scope.

 Two additional community presentations are scheduled: April 25 at 6pm, and May 8 at 6pm, both at the district office (15 Quade Street).

 

APRIL 3, 2017

What's actually on the ballot?

The 2017 Capital Project Proposal is divided into TWO separate ballot items. The first item covers $17.55 million-worth of renovations and repairs at all district buildings. A separate item covers lighting on the High School's turf field only.

Proposition 2 (the main project) must pass in order to move forward with field lighting, in the event that Proposition 3 passes. In other words, if Proposition 2 fails, Proposition 3 cannot even be considered, even if it were to pass.

Below is the actual wording on the May 16th ballot.

PROPOSITION 2: CAPITAL PROJECT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District, Warren County, New York, is hereby authorized to engage in reconstruction and alterations to the School District’s High School Building, Middle School Building, Kensington Road Elementary School Building, Jackson Heights Elementary School Building, Sanford Street Elementary School Building, Big Cross Elementary School Building, Bus Garage, and the Administration Building, and to acquire original furnishings, equipment or apparatus required for the purpose for which the School District buildings are intended to be used in said School District at a total cost not to exceed $17,550,000 and that the sum of $17,550,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law, and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District shall be issued.

PROPOSITION 3: LIGHTING for the athletic field

RESOLVED, that if Proposition #2 above is approved by the qualified voters of the School District, the Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District, Warren County, New York is hereby authorized to construct lighting additions to the athletic field adjacent to the High School, and related site work, and to acquire original equipment or apparatus required for the purpose for which the site is intended to be used in said School District at a total cost not to exceed $691,200 and that the sum of $691,200 or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law, and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District shall be issued.