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Clinton’s Capital Project Goes To Voters Dec. 13

The Clinton Central School Board of Education hosted an informational meeting for District residents curious to learn more about the Capital Project proposition up for vote Dec. 13.

CCSD Superintendent Chris Clancy welcomed those in attendance before giving a concise overview of the development of the Capital Project plan following the results of a building condition survey in 2021.

The plan was formed with four areas of focus: space renovations for program needs, sitework upgrades, infrastructure upgrades and improvements, and upgrading and replacing aging building finishes.

Clancy and Assistant Superintendent of Business Joe Baretta showcased the planned upgrades beginning with the renovation of each building's library. The drainage system in the back alley is being upgraded and the playground equipment will be upgraded.

The Athletic Complex will be upgraded with a new parking lot and outdoor basketball court installed near the pool. A new Track and Field facility and a multi-purpose turf field are proposed for approval.

The infrastructure upgrades focus on replacing the roofing over the Middle School Theater and Music wings.

The cost of the project is $18,045,000 with bond issuances of $15,045,000 and $3,000,000 in capital reserves from CCSD. The Tax Levy increase is zero and payment for the project begins in 2025 when the previous Debt Service Payment reduces, according to Baretta.

Information about the meeting and capital project will be distributed to District residents in a newsletter this week.

The Board held a discussion with those in attendance about the distribution of funds for the project.

CCSD parent and former District superintendent Stephen Grimm voiced his support for the project, saying it would be a point of pride for the community.

Grimm said it would be a community accomplishment for the number of people who contributed to forming the Capital Project.

The Capital Project vote is scheduled for Dec. 13 from 12 to 8 p.m.


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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