In addition to new turf and bleachers, the project would provide upgrades to the district such as new roofs, expanded classrooms, updated facilities like science labs, an expanded library, and energy-saving solar panels at Sacandaga Elementary School. The board has worked closely with Mosaic Architects who have provided numbers to the district that show using the same grass field for more events than it can accommodate may cost more in maintenance in the long term.
If the proposition is approved by voters, the district will use $935,000 in EXCEL aid from the state to pay for maintenance issues. Taxpayers can expect to see a 1.9 percent tax increase in 2010, which comes out to be about $59 for a home assessed at $160,000. If the proposition is passed, it will then go out to bid before several contractors.
If the proposition is not passed then district still will use the EXCEL aid to address pressing issues, such as replacing the roofs at several schools.""