Holley school voters decide fate today for $8.9 million project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 December 2014 at 12:00 am

HOLLEY – School district voters will go to the polls form 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. today to decide whether the district can move forward on an $8.9 million capital project.

The project includes roof top HVAC units, windows, radiators, flooring and exterior doors. The district also wants to improve the student drop-off area and the playground at the elementary school and move the tennis courts.

The district already has $2.5 million set aside in a capital reserve account to cover the local share of the project, which will be mostly paid for from the state. District officials say local taxes won’t be increased because of the project.

The proposal follows about $32 million of school improvements at Holley Central School. But more work needs to be done and the district is ready to pursue “nuts and bolts” on improvements that weren’t part of a recent capitol project, said Robert D’Angelo, the district superintendent.

D’Angelo expects the projects in the capital plan will make the district more efficient and reduce energy costs. The work would likely be completed in 2016 and 2017.

Voting today is in the middle/high school foyer. Voters must be at least 18, a United States citizen and a legal resident of the school district for at least the last 30 days.