District to eye project

GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education is eyeing another round of capital projects to repair some infrastructure in the schools.

Board member Pete Semione said the Five-Year Capital Facilities Report, presented to the board Tuesday, details projects that could still be done.

The final phase of the district’s last capital project was completed in 2011. The capital project cost roughly $84 million total. It was estimated the state would pay 95 percent of the costs.

According to Semione, a new project could cost about $8.4 million, but the final cost would be based on what particular projects are undertaken and the final cost for the work.

The report was done by the architecture company CSArch, who have done other capital projects for the district. According to Semione, after capital improvements were completed, CSArch handed over the report, which said several sections of the school’s buildings could use repairs or replacement.

Semione said examples of work that could be done include replacing: the boiler inside Gloversville Middle School; several parking lots in the district; and the track at Park Terrace Elementary.

Semione said a small capital project may be enough to handle the repairs needed.

“The nice part about going through a capital projects fund – 85 percent is state funded,” Semione said.

Superintendent Michael Vanyo said the next step for the school board will be to get updated cost estimates.

He said “security items” may be added to the project as well.

“We will try and gather that information and then look and see if it is feasible after the whole board sees [the information], if this is something we want to do,” Vanyo said.