District considers capital project

GLOVERSVILLE – Gloversville Enlarged School District officials are considering whether the district needs to do another capital project.

Dan Woodside, executive principal and vice president of architecture company CSArch, spoke with members of the school board Tuesday about adding projects to the district’s current five year capital projects plan.

The final phase of the district’s last capital project was completed in 2011.

Among the possible new projects include moving the tennis courts from Boulevard Elementary School to the high school, along with infrastructure work, such as paving.

In February, Pete Semione – Gloversville board member and chair of the facilities committee – 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 School.

On Tuesday, Semione said there was a discussion on the next phase of capital improvements in the district, which lead to bringing in Woodside to discuss a plan.

Woodside said a building condition survey will be due in 2015, and the firm could begin work on the survey.

Once the plan update is completed, Woodside then brought up the prospect putting the project to the voters.

Woodside said based on what he saw in the plan completed in 2011, he eliminated projects already completed.

“We are looking for the next step from you in regards to getting that next piece done,” Woodside said.

Woodside said he hopes to get everything set by fall 2015 before a potential vote.

Semione said once the preliminary work is complete, a proposal to do a minor capital project could be put to the voters in 2015-16.

“[A project would be] maintaining what we currently have,” Semione said.

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

“Obviously, we want to keep the infrastructure we have in good repair,” board President Richard Carlson said Tuesday. “A lot of the things in the five year plan address that.”

However, Carlson said in consideration of all the programs that could change over the years, the district cannot look at these projects as isolated.