Canton Central School District voters to determine if $450,000 capital project moves forward
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 8:42 am

By MATT LINDSEY

CANTON -- Voters in the Canton Central School District will decide on a $450,000 capital project to erect two buildings that would include restrooms and a concession stand at their State Street athletics complex.

The construction at fields commonly referred to as “Pee Wee Fields,” would be paid for using existing funds and would not require any further tax obligations from residents.

The project would be paid for using district designated reserve funds and community donations, Canton Central Superintendent William ‘Bill’ Gregory said.

The Canton Pee-Wee Association is expected to make a donation around $50,000 toward the project, Gregory said.

New sports fields were constructed this past year, but funding for restrooms and a concession stand were “not in the original budget at the time,” Gregory said.

A capital project information session is planned Thursday, Sept. 14 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in the high school auditorium. A public heading takes place at 7 p.m. during the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

The vote is slated for Oct. 11 from noon to 8 p.m.

Currently there are only port-a-potties at the field, which, “not everyone is a fan of,” Gregory said.

If approved, design, review and project bidding would take place from Oct. through April 2018 with construction set to begin in May of next year.