2018 Capital Project

Vote May 15, 2018, 9am-9pm in the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School gym

The Board of Education has proposed a Capital Improvement Project to address buildings and grounds concerns throughout the Chatham Central School District. The project will include two separate propositions that voters will decide on. The propositions will appear as part of the May 15, 2018 school budget and Board election referendum 


Buildings & Grounds Renovations – $9,784,665 (Proposition #2 on ballot)

● Renovations to all 5 buildings (CHS, CMS, MED, bus garage, public library) and site work

● 67 items

● Stand-alone project

No Additional Tax Impact – This proposition would not require the District to raise taxes (projection based on current market conditions).

More about Proposition #2


Security Cameras – $1,213,388 (Proposition #3 on ballot)

● Install video security cameras, interior and exterior, at the three school buildings, public library and transportation center

● Requires voter approval of Buildings & Grounds Renovations proposition

Tax Impact: $4 per $100,000 of assessed value. For example: a home valued at $200,000 would see a property tax increase of $8 per year (projection based on current market conditions).

More about Proposition #3


Watch our Capital Project Video!


Documents & Presentations

Capital Project Presentation – Public Info Session 2-13-2018

Pre-Referendum Scope of Work – BOE meeting 1-23-18/Public Info Session 2-13-18


Pre-Referendum Timeline

● February 13, 2018 – Public Information Presentation

● March 27, 2018- BOE approves resolutions (SEQRA, Bond Resolution, Capital Reserve Use)

● March 30, 2018 – Legal Notices published

● March-April 2018 

          ○ Information Sessions/Meetings – Community and School Groups (Community groups can request a presentation at your next meeting by calling 518-392-1501)

          ○ Project Video released – BOE meeting, Facebook, Website

          ○ Website/Facebook – ongoing updates

          ○ Capital Project Newsletter mailed to all residents of District

● April 17, 2018 – Public Information Session, 6:00 p.m. HS Library

 ● May 1 2018 – Public Hearing/Final Public Information Session, 6:00 p.m. HS Library

● May 15, 2018 – Public Vote, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. MED Gym

● If approved by voters, the project would enter the design phase, with submittal of the design to the State Education Department (SED) planned for January, 2019. Pending SED approval, the District would plan for construction to begin in spring/summer 2019, with the project expected to be completed by January, 2021.


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