Southern Cayuga CSD Construction Update (November)
By Patrick Jensen
The beautiful fall weather has allowed construction of the elementary parking lot to proceed smoothly. Construction is now focused on replacing the gravel foundation, installing a new drainage system and electric conduits for the new parking lot lights. Once the foundation work has been completed, sidewalk construction will begin and all paving work should be completed by mid-November.
Over the next month, the focus of construction will expand to include dredging of the retention pond, replacement of the access driveways behind the school, along with ceiling replacement and installation of energy efficient lighting in classrooms and hallways. Ceiling and lighting work will initially focus on the high school in limited areas and the disruption to students and staff should be minimal.
Construction will continue through the late spring, as several portions of the project are weather dependent. The track and the high school parking lot will be resealed when the weather is warmer, along with energy efficient upgrades to the heating system. The installation of the 12kW solar array will wrap up project work the beginning of next summer. As noted in previous communications, the proposed capital project is eligible for state building aid of 81.2 percent, so 4/5ths of the total cost of the project would be covered by the state aid reimbursement.