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BOE votes to hold another capital project referendum

Sept 20, 2016 -- The Marcellus Board of Education voted Sept. 19 to hold a public vote to determine if district residents can support an additional expenditure of $2,689,404 for the planned capital improvement project that was postponed last spring. The vote will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 15, 2016.
Set to start this past June, the project had to be halted in May after construction bids came back higher than the $14.8 million approved by voters in March 2015.
After reviewing various options, Board members decided to ask voters to approve an info graphic with capital project-related meeting datesadditional outlay of funds to allow the project to be completed as originally configured, with some changes; the current proposal eliminates the heating and air-conditioning work planned for K.C. Heffernan Elementary School and includes some “value-engineered” (or cost-reducing) modifications that would trim $745,000 off the total project cost.

Because the district expects the state to reimburse 81 percent of the project’s cost in building aid, officials estimate the local share of the increase to be $520,292. This means the proposed increase would have zero additional impact on the local tax levy.

If the community is not able to support the additional expenditure, the Board will need to make decisions about how to proceed. Options on the table include starting over, reducing the scope of the project to meet the current approved expenditure or bidding only pieces of the current project and completing what’s possible. The majority of possible scenarios will mean a later start date for the project (2018 or later) and the potential for additional expense to be incurred in the process.

The district will hold a public information meeting in October (exact date to be determined). In addition, Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner plans to visit several community groups to explain the project and answer questions, and we will be releasing a series of videos describing various facets of the project in the days and weeks ahead.

Important upcoming dates:

  • Public information meeting: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25
  • Public hearing, 6 p.m. Nov. 7
  • Referendum vote: Noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 15
*all events to be held in the Marcellus High School auditorium

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