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What You Need to Know - Proposed Work

The work included in the proposed capital project pertains to, but is not limited to, the items listed below. These items were developed as a direct result of the 2015 Building Condition Survey, and cannot be addressed by much smaller, annual capital outlay projects. All items address the health and safety of our students and staff.

Removal and replacement of the oldest portions of the roof.

District preventative maintenance has been able to extend the life of the existing roof systems past the warranty period, but the efforts to maintain are starting to grow as the roofs have exceeded their expected life. Replacement systems improve the energy performance of the roofs due to higher insulating values, which will improve the energy efficiency of the building. The newer systems also carry longer warranty periods than roofs installed in the recent past - 30 years in comparison to 15- to 20-year roof systems.

Reconstruction/renovation of several exterior walls on the original building.

Years of Central New York weather have resulted in freeze/thaw damage to the exterior masonry walls. Reconstruction of the masonry is required to keep moisture from entering the walls and damaging interior finishes as well as maintaining the structural stability of the exterior walls.

Replacement/upgrade of existing smoke detection system.

The existing smoke detection system is out-of-date and does not comply with current code requirements. As part of this project, the existing smoke detection system and associated equipment will be upgraded or replaced in order to bring the system up to code. Carbon-monoxide monitors will be hard-wired into the detection system to replace the temporary monitors installed by the District. This will also provide the ability for the District to pinpoint the locations of CO alarms as it will be integrated into the fire alarm system.

Replacement of the interior stairs near the Maintenance Department Office.

These stairs receive a lot of traffic from the exterior parking lots. Over time, the use of salt for de-icing has caused the stairs’ steel structure to deteriorate. The terrazzo treads have subsequently started to crack. Temporary supports have been installed, but the structure has exceeded its expected life and needs to be replaced. The new steel structure will be galvanized to resist corrosion and new terrazzo treads will be sealed to hold up to traffic and moisture.

Replacement of the existing floor tile system in the Cafeteria.

The District incurs consistent maintenance and repair efforts associated with the existing tile floor in the Cafeteria. This project will remove the existing floor tile system to existing structure. The new tile system will have a moisture mitigating membrane applied to the concrete to resist damage from moisture.

Replacement of the existing ceiling system in the Cafeteria and Kitchen, which holds asbestos containing materials.

This project will replace the existing ceiling system. The existing ceiling system will be replaced with a Department of Health acceptable ceiling system that can be cleaned and features new energy efficient LED light fixtures.

Installation of a gas booster heater system in the Kitchen.

The kitchen dish-washing equipment is required to sustain a water temperature higher than is provided by the existing building water heaters. Providing a booster heater at the equipment elevates the water temperature to the appropriate level without the heat loss of running hot water from the boiler room. This improves the energy efficiency of the hot water system. A water softener system will also be installed to extend the life of the kitchen equipment and new booster heater.

Replacement of approximately 7,500 square feet of existing asbestos containing floor tile and adhesive.

Several of the existing floors have asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their make-up, either in the actual tile or in the adhesive that holds the tile down. Over time, these systems start to fail and need to be replaced. The floors proposed are for replacement of the worst condition locations. These floors will be replaced with a new resilient tile and wall base system.

Replacement of the corridor doors and interior window system in the Cafeteria.

The existing doors and window systems in the Cafeteria are wood frame and have no fire resistive quality. New systems will provide fire rated openings per code with improved impact resistant glazing for safety.

Renovations/upgrades to Technology Room.

The electrical service in the Technology Room will be updated and plumbing and sink fixtures will be added to meet program needs.

Replacement of most severe portions of the existing parking, driveway and associated drainage systems.

This project will include any associated site work reconstruction and/ or renovations for integration of the improvements.

Replacement of water heater, tank and all associated equipment in main building.

The main building’s existing water heater has exceeded its expected life and needs to be replaced. Storage tank will be down-sized to accommodate actual usage and therefore provide energy savings by storing smaller amounts of hot water.

Replacement of student lockers with electronic access locks.

Student locker replacement will continue. Approximately 150 lockers will be replaced and associated corridor wall reconstruction and alterations will occur.

Restoration and partial reconstruction of exterior monumental stone stairs.

The monumental stairs have undergone freeze-thaw damage from our climate and are in need of reconstruction to halt damage and improve accessibility.

Replacement/upgrade of the sound/public address system, sound board and associated equipment in the small gym/auditorium.

This project will enhance the quality of sound for performances and activities in the highly used facility.

Replacement of the existing chain link fence on the east and south sides of the property.

The existing perimeter fence has exceeded its expected life and is deteriorating rapidly. The new fence will be galvanized to improve resistance to the elements and extend its life.

Replacement of approximately 16 existing PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air-Conditioning) units with new equipment, IF BUDGET ALLOWS.

The existing equipment has exceeded its expected life. This project would be considered as an alternate project and would only be completed pending funds are still available.

Replacement of approximately 50,000 square feet of existing ceiling systems in original building and associated light fixtures and controls, IF BUDGET ALLOWS.

This project would be considered as an alternate project and would only be completed pending funds are still available.

*The proposed capital project carries NO TAX INCREASE.*