Dundee district taxpayers will vote again
DUNDEE--The Dundee Central School District Board of Education decided on Thursday, Dec. 8 to offer district taxpayers a single $15.9 million proposition for a public vote Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.
The February 2017 school vote proposition will include:
PROPOSITION: Shall the Board of Education undertaking a project consisting of (i) renovations, reconstruction, alterations, and improvements to and a 6,000 square foot addition to the existing bus maintenance facility together with associated site demolition and circulation reconstruction, bus parking, driver and staff parking, drainage improvements and site lighting and associated work, (ii) renovations and improvements to the interior of the main school facility, including security and access control upgrades and a new roof on the 1938 portion of the building, related site improvements including a parent drop-off loop, new visitor parking, and replacing existing playscape(s), including for all of the forgoing, original furnishings, fixtures and equipment, architectural fees, and all other costs incidental to such work at a total estimated cost not to exceed $15,925,200 and obtain the necessary funds by using any available state aid, up to $1,000,000 from the capital reserve and $686,780 from the repair reserve, and the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the school district to be collected in annual installments in the years and in the amounts as the board of education shall determine and in anticipation of such tax bonds and notes of the district are hereby authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $14,238,420, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due.
The project tax impact of this work, per $1,000 of assessed value is $.3753, making the estimated average impact on a $100,000 assessed value property $37.53.
The lighting proposition was removed for consideration from the Feb. 8, 2017 vote until the school district receives confirmation from the donor's estate about the gift; the estate is currently in probate with the court.
Board President James Koehler said he would like to not include the athletic field lighting project for the February vote. Board member Wendy Gibson agreed and said, "I would like to wait until we have a definitive donation from the estate."
The district will conduct a public presentation regarding the project Jan. 26, 2017.