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Lake George tennis courts

The tennis courts, which are located behind the junior-senior high school off Mountain Drive, are shown with deep cracks and grass or weeds growing from them. Replacing the courts is one project in a $5.27 million capital project that voters will head to the polls to decide on Tuesday.

LAKE GEORGE — Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide a $5.27 million capital project proposed by the Lake George Central School District to replace boilers, install new tennis courts and make disabled-access upgrades.

The vote will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lake George Elementary School.

Athletic upgrades are a major component of the project.

The district wants to spend $775,000 to replace the deteriorated tennis courts, $400,000 to resurface the running track and $500,000 to upgrade the weight room to make it handicapped accessible and provide opportunities for adaptive physical education.

The two boilers at the high school are also due to be replaced at a cost of $500,000.

The project also addresses items that were identified in the district’s five-year building condition survey, which was completed in 2016.

Among the other items to be done at the high school as part of the project include renovating the main entrance to make it more secure and more handicapped-accessible; modifying the technology room to create more flexible space for student groups; replacing the stage floor; putting in a new fire alarm and smoke detection system; and replacing window balances, according to a presentation from TetraTech.

At the elementary school, work would include enhancing security doors and windows, replacing classroom entry doors and frames and adding power circuits and outlets in classrooms.

School officials say the project will result in no net increase in taxes to homeowners. The district has some debt coming off the books and is also tapping $1.655 million from a capital reserve fund. The remaining $3.6 million is going to be bonded over 15 years, with 10 percent reimbursement from the state.

If approved, school officials are targeting 2021 for construction.

The district’s last capital project was approved by voters in February 2015 and included replacing roofs, installing a secure vestibule at the elementary school and putting in new doors at the high school.

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Michael Goot covers politics, business, the city of Glens Falls and the town and village of Lake George. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.

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