Liberty voters approve facilities referendum

Liberty Central School District residents approved Tuesday, Dec. 5, a $560,000 capital project referendum that will repair and restore the baseball and soccer fields located within the athletic fields behind Liberty High School and carries no property tax increase.

Polls were open from noon to 9 p.m.

The proposal passed in a 111 to 28 vote.

The next steps in the process include a planning period and a State Education Department review.

Following state approval, renovation is expected to begin in spring 2018 and be complete by fall 2018 the work as soon as the warmer weather arrives.

“We are so grateful for our residents who came out to vote,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Carol Napolitano said. “These renovations will greatly improve our facilities and provide our students and community members with safe playing fields for years to come.”

The scope of the project includes the following components:

·         Replace and install four sets of exterior doors at the high school

·         Replace the two failed existing drain lines at the field

·         Core, aerate and top dress the existing fields; and

·         Add perimeter drainage around the baseball, soccer and softball fields.
Updates regarding the project will be posted to the district’s website, www.libertyk12.org.