- 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
|East Hill/Middle School Complex
|Remove and replace windows in the sixth grade wing
|Nellis gym roof replacement
|Replace the ceilings in the Nellis locker area
|Replace Air-O-Max unit
|Replace rooftop AHU’s that are not part of any specific work scope
|Replace the Nellis Gym AHU’s
|Replace aging pool sand filters
|Upgrade basketball courts
|Total for East Hill Complex: $2,470,000
|Replace cafeteria rooftop AHU #3
|Add shut off valves to the mechanical piping system
|Improve site retention per Barclay Street Watershed study
|Reconstruct aging asphalt paving
|Expand soccer/softball fields parking area
|Brick replacement on a section of wall near auditorium
|Roof repairs for cafeteria roof
|Band room/technology room water mitigation
|Total for Canajoharie High School: $2,409,800
|Refurbish the service bay and wash floors
|Add fiber to bus garage
|Replace the oil water separator and the sand water filter
|Total for Bus Garage: $851,500