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Skaneateles CSD puts $22.7 million project to vote

Public will vote on two referendums on June 11

A concept drawing of what the proposed new middle school gym would look like. The building would feature a bigger court, more room for seating, new public bathrooms and new entrances from the outside that would also be handicap accessible. The building is projected to cost $5.48 million of the proposed $22.7 million capital improvements project.

A concept drawing of what the proposed new middle school gym would look like. The building would feature a bigger court, more room for seating, new public bathrooms and new entrances from the outside that would also be handicap accessible. The building is projected to cost $5.48 million of the proposed $22.7 million capital improvements project.

Several residents spoke in opposition of the project at the meeting.

Tom Maher said he thinks the district should be handling maintenance of its buildings in its annual budget rather than asking for permission to bond for money every few years.

“I think this district ought to get in the habit of having a budget and living within it,” Maher said. “I think this is nonsense.”

Several other residents voiced opposition to the inclusion of a new, bigger middle school gymnasium, saying that it was unnecessary and expensive.

Dreyfuss responded by saying that the decision was hard for the board but, that they were encouraged to include it after he received more than 50 emails supporting the bigger gymnasium.

What does the project include?

Below is the full list of proposed work including an estimate for the expense of each item as determined by the project architect. Each item includes a contingency fund to cover unforeseen expenses. The total figure of $22.7 million also includes $1.22 million for escalators, to account for increases in building and labor costs over the next few years, and $810,00 for capital interest to delay the full impact of the bond on taxes until the 2017-18 school year.

Security, $1.22 million

Security systems (cameras and door access), $392,524

160 kW backup generator, $235,514

Security hardware replacements, $165,802

Intercom/PA system replacement, $157,010

Replace interior doors, $94,206

Replace exterior doors and frames, $56,523

Lighting at parking areas, $117,757

Safety, $699,550

Electrical panel upgrades, $47,103

Upgrade fire alarm system, $157,010

Install battery backup, $19,626

Emergency lighting, $78,505

Add smoke detector devices, $78,505

Replace handrails and guardrails. $31,474

Interior stair repair, $43,178

Middle school lift upgrade, $35,327

Reconstruct areaway drainage structure, $102,056

Tech shop renovations (paintbooth and casework), $78,505

Replace chemistry room fumehoods, $28,262

Energy and efficiency, $6.40 million

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