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School Vote on New Capital Project Jan. 21

ECS-vestibule

Ellicottville Central School District residents are being asked to vote Jan. 21 on whether or not to approve a new $925,000 capital project, which is separate from the major construction project that is currently under way.

The bulk of the new project will cover replacement of 50,000 square feet of roof over the elementary wing and in the high school wing above part of the new construction.

In addition, this secondary capital project would cover the cost of two projects that were cut from the larger capital project for budget reasons.

The first would cover construction of a new vestibule at the south entrance of the school. The new vestibule would provide energy efficiency, shelter for students waiting for rides and an added level of safety and security for the building.

The second project would fund the state-of-the-art sound system originally planned for the new multi-purpose room. During the budget prioritization process for the first capital project, the sound system was scaled back.

According to ECS Superintendent Mark Ward, the cost to STAR-eligible taxpayers would be about $3 per year for 16 years on a home assessed at $100,000.

The vote will take place in the Elementary School foyer on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 1-8 p.m.

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