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2020 Capital Improvements Project Plan
2020 Capital Improvements Project Plan
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Clymer Central School District, Chautauqua County, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2020 consisting of the reconstruction, rehabilitation and renovation, in part, and the construction of improvements and upgrades to, various District buildings and facilities and the sites thereof (collectively, the “Project”) to implement various health, safety, accessibility and Code compliance measures required by the State Education Department in connection with any significant capital improvements project and various other measures that are included and generally described in (but are not to be limited by) the project plan that has been prepared by the District (with the assistance of CPL Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architect and Surveyor, D.P.C.) and that is available for public inspection in the offices of the District Clerk (the “Project Plan”), such work being anticipated to include, without limitation and to the extent as and where required, the elements that are generally described below.  Proposed main building envelope improvements are anticipated to include new roofs; the sealing of exterior walls to protect against moisture penetration; masonry restoration; and various other upgrades including steps and an exterior door.  Proposed interior space upgrades are anticipated to include security improvements at the main entrance and electronic security classroom door lock systems; new carpeting and flooring in selected areas; gymnasium upgrades that are anticipated to include floor refinishing and a new roll-down curtain; restroom upgrades in the oldest portion of the main building; and miscellaneous improvements such as an elevator cylinder and the remediation of cracks in slabs-on-grade.  Proposed building systems work is anticipated to include electrical system improvements such as upgrades to phone system, security cameras, the fire alarm panel, and LED lighting in the gymnasium/performance center; and plumbing and HVAC upgrades such as new water heaters, ventilation control system, and smoke dampers.  Proposed bus garage improvements are anticipated to include the installation of a boiler for the recently installed floor heating system, supplemental heating units, new LED lighting, and the roof over the tool room.  Proposed minor site work upgrades are anticipated to include maintaining and upgrading storm water drainage system structures; upgrading exterior building walls including a retaining wall; and removing or filling underground tank(s).  If the budget allows after receiving construction bids, or if other pressing items are identified, similar additional renovations, upgrades, and building or site work improvements could be undertaken (including the possible reconstruction of deteriorated asphalt parking and driving areas).  All of such work (or so much thereof as can be accomplished within the overall budget for the Project, once the construction bids are received) is to be undertaken at an estimated maximum cost of $3,750,000, provided that the detailed costs of the components of the Project Plan may be reallocated among such components, or such components may be deleted, revised or supplemented if (1) the Board shall determine that such reallocation, deletion, revision or supplementation is in the best interests of the District and (2) the aggregate amount to be expended for the Project shall not exceed $3,750,000 and (3) no material change shall be made in the overall scope and nature of the Project; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Board is hereby authorized to transfer and expend (or apply) toward the Project (during the current fiscal year of the District) the entire amount (which stood at approximately $79,026 as of March 4, 2020), plus any additional interest earned, from the District’s existing capital reserve fund that has been referred to and characterized historically as the “Transportation Reserve Fund,” with the stated/permissible purposes/terms of such Fund being hereby specifically amended and expanded, to the extent necessary, to allow for all of the remaining monies in the Fund to be applied toward the Project, and then to terminate such Fund; and be it further


RESOLVED, that a tax is hereby voted to finance the balance of the estimated maximum cost of the Project in an amount not to exceed $3,670,974, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board; and be it further

RESOLVED, that in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District (including, without limitation, serial bonds, statutory installment bonds, and/or lease/purchase obligations) are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $3,670,974, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on such obligations as the same shall become due and payable; and be it further


RESOLVED, that New York State Building Aid funds that are expected to be received by the District are anticipated to offset a substantial part of the cost of the Project, and such funds shall, to the extent received, be applied to offset and reduce the amount of taxes herein authorized to be levied; and be it further

RESOLVED, that an Environmental Assessment Form has been completed for all of the anticipated work involved in the Project, which constitutes an Unlisted action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), a thorough review of the Project’s potential environmental impacts has been undertaken, it has been found that the Project will not result in a significant adverse impact on the environment, and a reasoned elaboration of the SEQRA review and findings has been provided in a Negative Declaration.


AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that such Proposition No. 3 shall appear on the absentee ballot:

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