Dec. 2, 2016
Hilton CSD residents to vote on Capital Project proposition
A Capital Project will be presented to Hilton School
District residents in a public vote on
Thursday, Dec. 15,
2016. The proposition authorizes the district to make
capital improvements in the amount of $32,250,000. The
project will have no additional impact on local property
taxes and will be funded by New York State (NYS) building
aid, capital reserves, current taxes and debt service fund
Included in the proposal is work to all of the districtís
school buildings with a focus on safety and security, in
addition to work identified in the building condition survey
conducted by LaBella Associates, the districtís
architecture, engineering, planning and consulting firm. The
NYS Education Department requires that public schools
conduct a building condition survey every five years.
A Long Range Planning Committee, including district staff,
community members and parents, began meeting over the summer
to review the building condition survey and prioritize
district capital needs in order to develop a recommendation
to the Board of Education. The Board adopted the plan at its
Oct. 25 meeting.
Highlights of the proposed project include:
More secure main school entrances that restrict
unauthorized visitor access to the rest of the
New playgrounds at Northwood, Quest and Village
Elementary Schools that replace 11-16 year old
Pavement, sidewalk and curb replacement at Hilton High
School and Northwood Elementary School.
Kitchen equipment at the High School, Merton Williams
Middle School and Quest that replaces 44-66 year old
HVAC, roof and electrical work at the High School,
Merton Williams, Northwood and Village that was
identified in the building condition survey.
Classroom renovations at the High School and Village.
Renovations to the varsity softball field and
locker/team rooms; tennis court and fencing replacement;
and HVAC improvements to pool spectator area.
Residents can find more detailed information in a Capital
Project newsletter that was mailed to homes. The Capital
Project presentation and complete information are available
on the district website.