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$5 million capital project

Baseball Field, Gym Slated For Repair In $5M CCS Project

2nd Referendum Could See New Turf Field

Baseball Field, Gym

Slated For Repair

In $5M CCS Project

Cooperstown Board of Education member Marcy Birch listens to Superintendent Bill Crankshaw’s description of the $5 million Capital Project in the first public forum on the project. Included in the capital project are improvements to the infrastructure of the elementary and junior/high school buildings and a facelift for the bus garage. Residents will vote on the project in a referendum on Dec. 17. Behind Birch is, left to right, Michael Lachance, Board member Matt Schuermann and Business Administrator/Treasurer Amy Kukenberger. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Rehabbed gymnasiums, new LED lighting, enhanced security and enhanced draining on the “embarrassment” baseball field were all part of the $5 million Capital Project presented tonight at a forum by the Cooperstown Central school board.

“The baseball field’s infield has been a real source of embarrassment and hard to maintain,” said Superintendent William Crankshaw.  “We are doing a complete refurbishment of the soil and grass.”

Digital Sign, Baseball Field Part of $5 Million CCS Capital Project

Digital Sign, Baseball Field

Part of $5M Capital Project

The Cooperstown Central School Board welcomed new member Wendy Kiuber, third from right, during its first meeting of the 2019-20 school year. From left are Marcy Birch, Gillian Spencer, Vice President Marielle Ainsworth, new President Timothy Hayes, Kiuber, Anthony Scalici and Matthew Schuermann (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Though the full scope of the $5 million capital project is still coming into focus, Supt. of Schools Bill Crankshaw gave the school board a sneak peak at some of the projects that could be in the plan during their meeting this evening.

An exterior digital sign and reconstruction of the baseball field, including dugouts and a backstop, were recent additions to the project.

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