Posted at: 12/11/2012 10:59 AM
Updated at: 12/11/2012 9:46 PM
People in the Churchville-Chili Central School District voted to approve a new capital improvement project on Tuesday that addresses the safety and accessibility needs of the schools.
245 residents voted yes for the project, while 112 residents voted no.
The Phase III project is based on the 2010 Building Condition Survey, which is mandated by the state every five years. The survey ranked the needs of facilities across the district based on level of importance.
The survey found needs at Chestnut Ridge and Churchville Elementary schools that cannot be addressed as general repairs in the annual operating budget. However, those repairs can be financed using money saved in the capital reserve fund and state aid.
The estimated cost of the proposed project is $9,997,000. The district has saved $1,830,000 to put toward the project. The rest of the funding will come from state aid. The repairs will not cost the community any more money in taxes.
Architects will now draw up plans to be submitted to the State Education Department for approval. The anticipated completion date for the Phase III Project is the fall of 2015.