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Lansing School District Capital Project vote looms | 870 AM 97.7FM News Talk WHCU

LANSING, N.Y. (WHCU) – With public information meetings over, all that’s left to do in Lansing is vote on the school district’s Capital Project.

Residents within the Lansing Central School Distrcit (LCSD) will cast their votes in favor of or opposition to the project this Tuesday. The $16,858,166 project has two separate categories of Infrastructure & Safety Upgrades as well as Physical Education, Athletics, and Community, though you cannot vote separately. LCSD prepared a video, which particularly illustrates the need for new roofing and a new track surface.

Project Details:

Infrastructure and Safety Upgrades – $10,212,294.00

  • Replace/upgrade roofs at elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Middle school gymnasium padding & basketball hoops
  • High school courtyard walls & windows
  • Natatorium windows & lintels
  • HVAC controls
  • PA system at elementary school
  • Elementary school generator
  • Middle school large space interior doors
  • Parking/drop-off improvements

Physical Education, Athletics & Community – $6,645,872.00

  • SOBUS Field & Track Replacement
  • High school gymnasium floor
  • Bathrooms near varsity baseball field

LCSD released a public information brochure recently. In the FAQ section it addressed the tax burden on residents for the project, which will amount to about 1/3 of the total cost.

In terms of what it means for the individual taxpayer based on assessed home value, the district presented a breakdown at the public meeting. They also shared the power point presentation online, which goes into more detail. This is what homeowners can expect in the first two years of the project.

The vote happens Tuesday, January 24th, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the District Offices, located at 284 Ridge Road in Lansing.