Capital Improvement Project

Capital Project 2022

The Fort Ann Central School District Board of Education is asking residents to vote on a $9.975 million Capital Project on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from noon-8 p.m. in the old gymnasium.
The project will fix aging infrastructure, renovate the "B wing" of the old Elementary portion of the school, and improve athletic facilities.
Funding for the local share of the Capital Project will come in the form of $500,000 from the Capital Reserve that was established in 2018, an additional $500,000 from unappropriated unassigned fund balance (savings), and $200,000 from accumulated debt reserve balance. In addition to the anticipated 76.1% Building Aid Fort Ann will receive from NYS, the district will be utilizing $86,680 in EXCEL Aid, which are The Fort Ann Central School District Board of Education is asking residents to vote on a $9.975 million Capital Project on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from noon-8 p.m. in the old gymnasium.
The project will fix aging infrastructure, renovate the "B wing" of the old Elementary portion of the school, and improve athletic facilities.
Funding for the local share of the Capital Project will come in the form of $500,000 from the Capital Reserve that was established in 2018, an additional $500,000 from unappropriated unassigned fund balance (savings), and $200,000 from accumulated debt reserve balance. In addition to the anticipated 76.1% Building Aid Fort Ann will receive from NYS, the district will be utilizing $86,680 in EXCEL Aid, which are project costs reimbursed to the district from NYS at 100%. As a result, there will be no additional tax impact for residents.
For more details, please click here to view the Capital Project newsletter and watch the video below. Also, please scroll down to read some questions and answers.  


Q & A

Question:
 Perhaps this is an unpopular question, but what is the plan for the $600,000 to $800,000 expense every 8 to 10 years to replace the turf fields (as that is their maximum life expectancy)? That expense would obviously need to be absorbed by someone (tax payers). While turf fields are beautiful and certainly nice to play on, they are not without their additional expense and annual maintenance. This feels like a lot of money for their short life expectancy per student when broken down by the shrinking student body at the school and as data shows, even potential student population in the area in general.

Answer: We currently have a $200,000 repair reserve and plan to additionally fund this reserve with surplus funds at the end of each fiscal year. The replacement of the turf field after its useful life would be eligible for NYS Building Aid. We are taking proactive steps and plan to ensure the longest possible useful life for the turf.


 

Proposed Capital Project 2022

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