Chautauqua Lake School District Superintendent Benjamin Spitzer issued the following statement on the results of district voting Tuesday.
There were two items on the ballot. Proposition 1 was to increase ultimate limit of Capital Reserve Fund and passed with 164 yes votes to 119 no votes. Proposition 2 was a vote on the proposed EXCEL Capital Project which passed by four votes, 136-132.
"We are extremely pleased that the members of the community came out today and exercised their right to vote on these matters. With the existing tension between the current economic challenges and the practical requirements of long range facility planning, the Board of Education believed it was their duty to place the issue before the voters,"Spitzer said Tuesday. "The issue at hand today, with both propositions, was really about long-range planning for the capital needs of the central school building and preserving the community's investment.
"Today's voting outcome allows us to proceed with solutions addressing important facility planning utilizing our current building aid ratio. The result will be key capital improvements with no anticipated increase to local taxes. In addition, the voters' confidence in authorizing the increased Capital Reserve enhances the district's ability to plan and invest in the future care of the building and campus."