CAPITAL PROJECT PROPOSED — The Adirondack High School/Middle School complex in Boonville is being eyed for several upgrades and improvements, as part of a proposed $20.74 million capital project for Adirondack Central School District facilities. A public forum on the project will be April 18 at 7 p.m. at the high school cafeteria, and a public vote will be May 15. (Photo courtesy of Adirondack Central School District)

Adirondack to host public forum on $20.7M capital project

Published Apr 14, 2018 at 4:00pm

BOONVILLE — A public forum on a proposed $20.74 million capital project for the Adirondack Central School District will be Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Adirondack High School cafeteria, the district said.

Approval from district residents for the project will be sought as part of the district’s May 15 public election. Voting that day will be from noon-8 p.m. in the middle school music room.

Among project steps will be several energy-efficiency improvements in all buildings; safety and security upgrades; mechanical upgrades in all buildings; a new multi-purpose turf athletic field and a pool renovation at the high school/middle school complex; and technology-related upgrades for educational facilities.

About 74 percent of the project funding would come in the form of building aid from the state, according to the Adirondack district.

The district’s capital reserve would account for 7 percent, while the local share would be 19 percent.

The local share would equate to about $32 annually for a home assessed at $100,000 after STAR program savings, the district said.

“Although the majority of the work will be done at the middle/high school complex, each building will have upgrades and improvements,” according to the district.

It also noted “this project is a culmination of work from the district facilities team with consultation from faculty and staff.”

Proposed funding for the project segments by school includes $15.13 million at the high school/middle school complex; $3.19 million at Boonville Elementary School; $1.44 million at West Leyden Elementary School; $161,000 at Forestport Elementary School; and $805,000 at the Adirondack district bus garage.

Pending the project’s approval by district voters, its proposed timeline as cited by the district includes state approval of construction plans by fall 2019; start of construction in spring 2020; and completion by summer 2021.