Fayetteville-Manlius voters approve $10.5 million capital project proposal

Proposal passes with 727 voters approving it and 194 voting against it

— On March 12, Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents approved a $10.5 million facilities project proposal that includes work at four school buildings and the high school athletic stadium.

The proposal passed with 727 voters approving it and 194 voting against it.

“We appreciate everyone who took the time out of their busy schedule to come out and vote,” said Superintendent Corliss Kaiser. “These types of projects are critical to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff – and our community – to engage. We are pleased that we will be able to complete these projects without placing any new tax burden on our district residents.”

The projects will require no new tax dollars. State building aid will pay for 79.4 percent of the costs, and the remainder will come from the district’s capital reserve fund.

“We recognize that many of our residents are struggling in these tough economic times. However, as stewards of the district’s facilities, the Board of Education felt it was critical to bring these projects to the community’s attention, especially since the proposal creates no new tax burden,” F-M Board of Education President Marissa Joy Mims said. “We are very concerned about the roof sections that will no longer be covered by warranties, especially those areas that have already experienced water leaks.”

Design work is expected to take place through July 2013 and plans will then be sent to the state Department of Education for approval. The district hopes to begin construction on the individual projects in June 2014 with a completion date of September 2015.

2013 Facilities Project Proposal

Roofing: $5,187,000

Eagle Hill Middle School: 84,200 square feet – $1,660,000;

Enders Road: 11,983 square feet – $192,000;

F-M High School: 132,000 square feet – $2,530,000;

Mott Road Elementary School: 50,530 square feet – $805,000.

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