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Eagle News 9/22/2016

CAPITAL PROJECT

After two years of collecting information, listening to community members and groups who care about Hadley-Luzerne Central School, researching options and price estimates, and analyzing district priorities, the Board of Education will pass a resolution to bring forward a Capital Improvement Project Vote for residents to consider. On Tuesday, December 13 2016, from noon to 8 pm in the ES LGI, residents of the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District will vote on a $8,982,000 million Capital Improvement Project that fixes infrastructure, improves safety and accessibility, and includes energy saving measures. We’re not building anything new, and we’re not gutting the inside, we’re just taking care of what we have. The project scope is based on a building condition survey that was completed over the summer. The district’s facilities committee worked closely with the district architect and design firm, Re4orm Architecture and district capital project committee. We are confident the project will help us maintain the facility cost-effectively for years to come. The majority of the Capital Improvement Project attends to infrastructure items that are at, near, or past their useful life, such as HVAC, plumbing, flooring, roofing, sinks and fixtures. A smaller portion relates to bus garage and the Queen Anne. The project is timed to smooth taxpayer burden by replacing debt service payments from previous capital projects.

 

The Hadley-Luzerne School Board will approve the ballot resolution on October 17, 2016 and specifics of the capital project for the approximate cost of $8,982,000.

 

Time Line:

Fall 2016 – Community presentations & communications

October 17, 2016 – BOE approval 6:30 pm ES LGI

December 5, 2016 – Public Hearing/ Deadline for mailed Absentee Ballots

December 8, 2016 - Voter Registration Deadline

December 13, 2016 – Registered/Qualified voters may VOTE NOON to 8 PM at the SMTES, LGI, 27 Hyland Dive, Lake Luzerne, NY

 

Funding Sources:

Borrowing of $7.8 million

General Fund Surplus

Repair Reserve Funds

For aidable expenses; NYS will reimburse 58% of the project.

Project timed to smooth taxpayer burden by replacing debt service payments from previous capital projects.

 

Voter Registration:

Personal registration for Hadley-Luzerne Central School

District residents who are interested in registering

to vote on December 13, 2016  may come 8 – 3:30

P.M. in the Office of the District Clerk located in

the SMTES School or call 696-2378 Ext. 1108. Residents  (qualified voters) can also register by contacting their local Board of Elections office throughout the year.

  

Absentee Ballots Available:

Absentee ballots are available to qualified/registered voters of the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District who will not be able to vote on December 13, 2016. An absentee ballot

application must be submitted before a ballot can be obtained. The ballot application, with instructions, is available on the District Website at www.hlcs.org or by contacting the District Clerk, Regina York at 696-2378 Ext. 1108. All applications for an absentee ballot must be received no later than 7 days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter. If the ballot is to be picked up personally by the voter, the application can be filed one day prior to the vote. If you are on the county permanently disabled voter list a ballot will be mailed to you.

 

A detailed flyer can be picked up at any district office, and viewed on the district website hlcs.org.

 

An official notice will be mailed to all district residents in late November.

 

PTSA FALL FESTIVAL

Come join the PTSA on Sunday, September 25 at Hadley Park from 11 am – 2 pm. There will be music, a bounce house, pumpkin painting, face painting, pie throwing and more!!

 

HADLEY-LUZERNE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE

Having received the Tax Roll for the collection   of the 2016-2017 taxes of the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District, said taxes will be received as follows: September 1 –November 2, 2016, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Glens Falls National Bank, Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY. No collection will be made on bank holidays.  Taxes may be paid for 30 days from September 1, 2016 to September 30 2016 without interest or penalties.  On all such taxes remaining unpaid after September 30, 2016 a two percent (2%) penalty will be added to all taxes paid through November 2, 2016, at which time the books will be closed and the uncollected tax list will be forwarded to the County Treasurer.  PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX NOTICE DOES NOT RELIEVE A TAXPAYER OF LIABILITY TO PAY SAID TAX.  TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR BILL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR AT 696-2378 EXT.1137.

If your taxes are in escrow your bank received a copy of the bill for payment. 

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