Board of Education agrees to schedule capital improvement project vote for Dec. 5, 2018
Oct. 22, 2018 -- At their regular board meeting on Oct. 10, members of the Moravia Board of Education adopted a resolution to schedule a voter referendum on a proposed capital improvement project for Dec. 5, 2018.
District officials anticipate the project, which would begin in the spring/summer of 2020, would result in no additional property taxes for residents.
Based on recommendations made in the district’s most recent Building Condition Survey (2015), Moravia is planning a 15-year, three-phase capital improvement project. If approved, the first phase would address safety and security issues (by installing new, secure visitor entrances in both school buildings, upgrading all district lighting to LED, replacing exterior and interior doors and undertaking asbestos abatement in various areas); improve building systems (by making upgrades to mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and energy efficiency; and make much-needed infrastructure and accessibility renovations (by replacing some ceilings, corridor lockers and the middle school gymnasium floor, renovating the coaches’ area to meet accessibility requirements and improving the cafeteria to accommodate large-group gatherings).
Since March 2018, the district has been working with King+King Architects to craft a project scope, timeline and budget. The district is proposing to spend no more than $10 million on the projects listed above, in addition to a $1.5 million energy performance contract (EPC), which would be undertaken simultaneously to make the capital project improvements as energy-efficient and cost-effective as possible.
A public hearing about the proposal will be held Nov. 13, 2018.