Vote May 15, 2018 - Noon-9pm
Taconic Hills Veterans Community Room
The Board of Education has proposed a Capital Improvement Project to address buildings and grounds concerns throughout the Taconic Hills Central School District. If approved, the proposed projects would address a variety of needs and enhancements that will improve the educational experience of our students, as well as facility safety and energy efficiency.
The project will include two separate propositions. The propositions will appear as part of the May 15, 2018 School Budget and Board of Education election.
Building & Site Improvements – $11,542,917
- Security Hardening
- Chiller Replacement
- Condensing Boiler Plant
- Replacing Water Heaters
- Potable Water System Updates
- Air Conditioning
- Flooring Remediation
- Carpet Replacements
- Greenhouse Addition
- Geothermal System to Serve Greenhouse
- Parking Improvements
- Rerouting Driveway to Storage Building
- Track and Field Improvements for New High Jump
- Playground Asphalt Improvements
- Baseball Field Drainage
- Exterior Masonry Restoration
- Tennis Court Reconstruction
- ADA Path to Softball Fields
- Sewage System Repairs
- Emergency Lighting Upgrades
Tax Impact: Through a combined use of state building aid, retiring debt service, capital reserve funds ($4,438,230), cash reserve funds, and bond financing, this portion of the project would come with no tax increase.
North Sports Complex – $6,652,315*
- Turf Multisport field with Football/Soccer/Field Hockey/Softball
- Turf Baseball Field
Tax Impact: Approximately $11 per $100,000 of assessed property value, for 15 years (depending on town). For example, based on current market conditions, a home valued at $200,000 would see a property tax increase of $22 per year.
* If Proposition 4 passes, it will go forward only if Proposition 3 also passes.
With voter approval, the plans and specifications would be completed by the architects and engineers and submitted to New York State for approval (SED issues our “building permit”). This process and approval from the state can take a year or more.
If the proposed projects are approved, we are investigating the possibility of submitting an “early package” to the State to try to capture the 2019 summer construction season. Early work may include chillers and flooring. The balance of construction work is dependent on SED approval, but expected to begin over the winter of 2019 and completed by the fall of 2020.