Capital Projects Update At School Board Meeting

Clarkstown school board will honor winner of speech writing contest and recognize student assistance counselors


Clarkstown School District Facilities Manager Anthony Valenti will update the school board on the status of capital projects at their Thursday night meeting. Numerous questions about capital projects have been raised at community meetings on the proposed 2013-2014 school budget.

Amanda Pivonka won first place in the Modern Woodmen of America Speech Contest. The Link Elementary School fifth grader will deliver her speech at the meeting. In addition to congratulating her, the board will recognize the student assistance counselors from all the schools.

The board will vote on approving tax certiorari refunds. The board has two separate resolutions before it for property tax refunds of $47,727.32 and $25,541.66. Alex Vursta, owner of part of the office building at 100 Phillips Hill Road in New City, filed for a 90 percent reduction in the property’s assessed value for more than 9,000 square feet of office space for 2008 through 2012. The settlement the board will vote on reduces the assessed value by 15 percent for 2008, 2009 and 2010 and by 25 percent for 2011 and 2012 for a total payment of $25,541.66.

The West Nyack Rotary is donating $500 to the Felix Festa Middle School Drama Club. The Clarkstown Central Athletic Foundation is asking the board to waive the facility rental fees of $471 for its spring fundraiser. The event on April 20 includes a field day competition at Clarkstown North High School and a cardboard boat regatta and relay races at Felix Festa.

The foundation raises money to supplement district athletic and wellness programs.  The first field day program held last year raised about $6,000 for the purchase of elementary school playground equipment, field hockey equipment and provided funding for the crew team’s trip to a Saratoga Springs regatta.

The board of education meeting begins at 8 p.m.


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