2018 Capital Project

The Board of Education is developing a Capital Improvement Project proposal for the Chatham Central School District to address buildings and grounds concerns throughout the District. The Board plans to finalize its proposal in March and will ask voters to decide on the project in a May, 2018 referendum. Information concerning the project will be posted below as it becomes available. 

Proposal A – Buildings & Grounds Renovations – $9,784,665

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

● 67 items

● Stand-alone project

● No Tax Impact
(projection based on current market conditions)

Proposal B – Security Cameras – $1,213,388

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

● Requires voter approval of Proposal A

● 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)

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

          ○ Project Video released – BOE meeting, Facebook, Website

          ○ Website/Facebook – ongoing updates

          ○ Capital Project Newsletter mailed to all residents of District

 ● May 1 2018 – Final Public Information Session/Public Hearing

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

● 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, 2019, with the project expected to be completed by January, 2021.

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