At its meeting on January 9, 2018, the Berlin Central School District Board of Education approved two propositions for a Capital Project that will go before the voters on March 6, 2018. Community members will be able to vote on the propositions from noon to 9 p.m. in the Berlin Elementary School, 53 School Street, Berlin, New York.
Proposition #1 – $9,358,000 capital improvements to the elementary and middle school/high school and an addition at the bus garage. Proposition 1 will have NO additional tax impact. New York State would provide the reimbursement of approximately 75.4% of expenses. To minimize borrowing, the district plans to utilize $2,700,000 from the Capital Reserve and District’s general fund.
Proposition #2 – $3,667,000 would fund the construction of a new running track, a new soccer field and a new baseball field along with ancillary facilities at the Berlin Middle School/High School. Some of the work associated with proposition 2 is eligible for New York State building aid, which would reduce the local taxpayers’ share of the cost. If approved by voters, the average annual tax impact will be $172,000. Read more
Learn more about the Capital Project
If community members have additional questions about the Capital Project, they are encouraged to attend one of the informational meetings be held on:
- Feb 5 – Petersburgh Fire Station at 7 p.m.
- Feb 8 – Berlin MS/HS at 7 p.m.
- Feb 15 – Grafton VFW Hall at 7 p.m.
- Feb 28 – Stephentown Fire Hall at 7 p.m.
- Mar 1 – Public Hearing – Berlin MS/HS at 7 p.m.