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Lockport to vote Tuesday on school capital project

LOCKPORT - Residents of the Lockport City School District will pass judgment Tuesday on a $28.66 million package of construction and maintenance projects, which district officials say will not affect property taxes.

The package is to be paid for by money the district has saved up in reserve funds and by state aid.

The plan includes $14.2 million worth of improved sports facilities, including the installation of two synthetic turf baseball diamonds on 72 acres of land on Beattie Avenue, recently donated to the district by developer David L. Ulrich, whose plan for a residential subdivision there fell through. Synthetic turf also is to be installed on existing athletic fields at the high school and at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School

The package also includes $9.1 million worth of building maintenance projects in all city schools. The district also plans to spend $5.3 million on reconstructing science classrooms in the high school and the addition of science, technology, engineering and math labs.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m.  at the same polling places used for the district's annual budget vote. Voters with questions about polling locations may call 478-4828.


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