Voters to Decide Arkport Capital Improvement Projects on Thursday

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Voters in the Arkport Central School District head to the polls on Thursday to decide on two capital improvement projects.

The first project is around $6.53 million in costs. It includes upgrades to certain infrastructure, such as drainage systems, paving, heating and cooling systems, and more. It also includes new athletic facilities, like ball fields and a track; as well as improvements inside classrooms and throughout the school.

The second project, which could only pass if the first project gets OK’d, would cost around $1.65 million. That money would be spent to reconfigure the school’s cafeteria and kitchen.

The first project would not result in a local tax increase. It would be paid for mostly by state aid (83 percent) with the rest coming from the district’s capital project reserve fund.

According to the district, the local share of both project’s costs would be around five percent, and the only 95 percent would be covered by state aid and capital reserve funds.

Voters can cast votes from noon-9 p.m. in the Arkport Central School District’s gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 8.

For more details on the projects and how they would be financed, click here.

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