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ELCS Capital project vote today

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District residents will vote today on two building projects.

The district is holding a referendum vote from noon until 8 p.m. in the school’s main lobby.

There will be a pair of votes, both for permission to move forward with renovation and repair projects to the school building.

Proposition 1, which totals $341,293, would have no tax implications to ELCS property owners.

The project would include replacement and/or renovation of roofs, refurbishing bathrooms in elementary classrooms, replacement of a sewage ejector pump, replacement of classroom hot water heaters, replacement of pumps and valves in the hot water heating system and technology infrastructure upgrades and improvements, all of which would be 100 percent funded through state EXCEL funding along with additional state aid.

Proposition 2 requires local taxpayer funding for 33 percent of the proposition’s work, which would translate to an additional 4 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for 16 years.

The project includes asbestos removal along with the removal of carpeting, tile flooring and tile mastic and the replacement of the flooring with new tile. If approved, the project would cost 4 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value to taxpayers over the next 16 years.

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