2019 Capital Project goes before district voters Tuesday, Feb. 26

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 residents of the Florida Union Free School District will vote on a proposed $7,985,804 million capital improvement project which addresses necessary building repairs, enhances learning spaces, and makes Golden Hill Elementary and S.S. Seward Institute safer and more secure.

After months of research and consideration, key repairs and improvements were identified and put into the plan, including the addition of safety vestibules; upgraded alarm systems; S.S. Seward library and locker room renovations; the restoration of athletic fields; parking lot paving; and air conditioning in school cafetoriums. The project also includes an array of infrastructure repairs to masonry, flooring and lighting.

If approved, a taxpayer with STAR and a home assessed at $200,000 will see an $11 annual increase in property taxes. The tax impact is lower – $8 per year – for those with Senior STAR.

Slightly more than 66 percent of the capital project is eligible for state building aid. The district also plans to use $2 million from its capital reserve fund to further offset the cost to taxpayers.

Polls will be open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the S.S. Seward Memorial Building
51 North Main St.,  Florida, NY.

Visit our 2019 Capital Project page for more details.

For information about voter eligibility, voter registraion, and obtaining an absentee ballot, please visit our 2019 Capital Project Voter Information page.

Want to learn more?

Information about the 2019 Capital Project will be presented at two public forums. Please join us:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12
    6:30 p.m. at S.S. Seward Memorial Building
  • Thursday, Feb. 21
    6 p.m. Golden Hill PTSA/SSSI PTA meeting, Golden Hill Elementary School