SILVER CREEK – Silver Creek Central School District continues to seek support for its next capital project. This project, whose main axis is the school trail, has an estimated budget of $950,000.
This week, Silver Creek School Business Administrator Lisa Rohloff presented the project to the Silver Creek Village Board and was greeted with uniform support. “The council is unanimously in favor of it” said Silver Creek Mayor Jeff Hornburg.
The school has spent the past few years keeping the trail running, but last fall Silver Creek Superintendent Todd Crandall said he approached the school board to propose a more permanent solution, as the patchwork was no longer effective.
“We didn’t even really plan this project, what we did was put money aside to do catch-up work every year until the next capital project,” said Crandall. “The first summer we put money in, it worked. The following summer, it worked. All of a sudden we were told that if we put in the money it wouldn’t even work… So I went to the council last fall and said we needed an alternative. We couldn’t invest money and get it fixed.
The track isn’t the only part of the project either. The objective of the project is to focus each improvement on the health and safety of individuals or the preservation of their assets. With this in mind, other parts of the capital project include map scans for the main entrance and bus garage, and cameras and a microphone system for the main entrance, above the parking stations. eyewash, hoods and a replacement freight elevator, which is the original from 1958.
The next step in the project’s process of hitting the ballot is a public hearing tonight at 6 in the Silver Creek High School Library. Voting will take place from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 16.