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Where we live: Elma/Marilla/Wales


Voters in the Iroquois school district will decide the fate of a capital improvement project when they head to the polls on Wednesday.

Two propositions will be placed before voters.

Proposition 1 asks for permission to spend $17 million for facilities reconstruction and renovation.

If the proposition passes, the district will upgrade building security and improve safety measures, replace roofs at Marilla Primary plus the middle and high schools, repair parking lots, upgrade heating and ventilation systems and perform asbestos abatement.

The project would not affect the district’s finances; Iroquois already has money in its reserves to fund the local financial contribution.

Proposition 2 is a $6 million upgrade to district athletic facilities but will only occur if voters pass proposition 1 and the district’s sports boosters can raise sufficient funds by Feb. 28, 2017 to ensure there’s no cost to district taxpayers.

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the intermediate building, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma.

This week:

• The Elma Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road. • The Elma Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road. • The Marilla Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall, 1740 Two Rod Road. • The Elma Public Library, 1860 Bowen Road, hosts a family movie night at 7 p.m. Call the library, 716-652-2719, for the movie title.