Dundee voters will decide fate of $18 million project

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Next Tuesday, voters in the Dundee Central School District will be asked to make a decision about a proposed $18 million project to renovate the school building and a portion of the athletic fields.

The special election will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 in the Public Meeting Room at the school.

A public information meeting on the project will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 27 in the Public Meeting Room.

Although the school board and administration considered several improvements during the months of planning for this project, they trimmed the renovations to include upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, roof replacement and improvements on the athletic field.

The board proposes using $1 million from the district‘s capital improvement reserve fund and $11,000 of unexpended fund balance from the 2008/09 fiscal year. That leaves just over $17 million to be raised by local property taxes.

But even with that much of the funding coming from local sources, the project should not have an impact on the local tax levy because the school will have paid off other debt before the cost of this project would impact the annual budgets.