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Holley voters approve school capital project

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

HOLLEY – School district residents, by a more than 2-to-1 vote, approved an $8.9 million capital project today.

The proposition passed, 175 to 72. 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 the local share of the project set aside in a reserve fund. 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. The project approved today includes “nuts and bolts” on improvements that weren’t part of a recent capitol project, said Robert D’Angelo, the district superintendent.

The district will need to submit designs to the State Education Department before sending the work out to bid. The project is expected to be completed in 2016 and 2017.