Capital Project 2021

Vote Information

  • When is the vote?
    Dec. 7 from noon to 9 p.m. at the East Hill Elementary Library.
  • Who can vote?
    To vote, an individual must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.
  • Absentee ballots
    Residents must fill out an application. Call (518) 673-6302 to obtain an application. To have a ballot mailed, the application must be received by Nov. 30. To pick up a ballot in person, the application must be received by Dec. 7. All ballots are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 7.
    A printable ballot can be obtained here.

At a glance

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Canajoharie Central School District residents will vote on a $5.7 million capital project referendum to address necessary building safety and maintenance updates.

The proposed capital project will have a zero tax impact for the taxpayers of the Canajoharie Central School District.

If approved, the project will ensure that district facilities are running at full capacity. Just some of the proposed improvements include much needed repairs to the roofing and ceilings at both the high school and Nellis complex, new windows in the 6th grade wing, expanded parking lot at the athletic facilities, outdoor classroom space, improvements on the air circulation systems and other maintenance items. In addition, the project will allow for the replacing of the aging asphalt at the high school, refurbishing the service bay and wash floor areas in the transportation facility, and new pool sand filters. Lastly, we will improve upon the water retention drainage to the marsh area which will mean less flooding on neighboring streets during inclement weather.

State law requires that the district only use capital reserve funds for construction projects, and it can only spend the money with voter approval. The residents previously approved the creation of a capital reserve fund to offset costs for projects. The Board of Education allocated the reserve funds to ensure there was no tax impact for the project.

Project Budget overview

Project Description Amount Budgeted
East Hill/Middle School Complex
Remove and replace windows in the sixth grade wing $316,500
Nellis gym roof replacement $201,500
Replace the ceilings in the Nellis locker area $147,000
Replace Air-O-Max unit $335,800
Replace rooftop AHU’s that are not part of any specific work scope $503,700
Replace the Nellis Gym AHU’s $319,000
Replace aging pool sand filters $394,600
Upgrade the basketball courts next to the Nellis Gym, adding seating, a four square or pickleball area and a section for wall ball. In addition,  an outdoor learning area with separate sections for the Elementary and Middle Schools will be created. $251,900
Total for East Hill Complex: $2,470,000
Canajoharie High School
Replace cafeteria rooftop AHU #3 $134,900
Add shut off valves to the mechanical piping system $21,600
Improve site retention between the high school building and the stadium to ease flooding on neighboring streets. This project is per a recommendation in the Barclay Street Watershed study. $222,500
Reconstruct the traffic circle in front of the school. The current asphalt pavement is more than 20 years old and has a number of cracks. $741,600
Expand soccer/softball fields parking area. This project will add approximately 25 parking spaces and will reuse asphalt and millings from the high school paving project. $168,600
Brick replacement on a section of wall near auditorium. $32,400
Roof repairs for cafeteria roof, where water damage has been seen. $354,000
Band room/technology room water mitigation $259,600
Total for Canajoharie High School: $2,409,800
Canajoharie bus garage
Refurbish the service bay and wash floors $347,700
Add fiber to bus garage $126,000
Replace the oil water separator and the sand water filter $377,800
Total for Bus Garage: $851,500