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Piseco school needs driveway and more

Sunday, October 06, 2013 - Updated: 8:22 PM



PISECO - Transportation Manager and Custodian John Rajca says the most pressing maintenance needs at Piseco Education Center are driveway repair, a new roof and the furnace.

Rajca was asked to bring a written, prioritized list to the board's meeting tomorrow.

Rajca also said the building's condition must be surveyed by a licensed engineer and architect every five years. The last inspection was in 2010.

Clerk of the Works Greg Dorr reported the oil tank project is done and will come in under budget.

The board voted to have Rajca do any necessary painting (as in the past), rather than hiring an outside contractor, pending legal advice. President Christine Michienzi voted nay. She felt the matter should have been discussed in executive session.


Town of Arietta Supervisor Rick Wilt and the BOE discussed the Community Youth Recreation Program and its funding.

The school and the town currently split funding for the ski lessons and some of the library. The town funds the swimming lessons and, this year, the golf lessons.

Wilt feels one entity should handle the program, and the school would be a good fit. The town would continue to manage the swimming lessons due to NYS Department of Health constraints.

Talk centered around continuing and expanding the current program, how it would be funded and the need for a program director.


-- Trustee Scott Pierce has analyzed the After School Program. He found the average daily attendance for 90 days was 6.8 children at $23.68 per child per day.

He would like to have a long-term discussion and is particularly interested in hearing from people who both do and do not use the program.

-- The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES has offered to supply an interim superintendent. Part-time Interim Superintendent Gail Wilcox's last day will be Oct. 31.

-- Just one fuel oil bid was received, from Vincent's Heating and Fuel, Poland, for $4 per gallon plus or minus 5 cents. It was accepted.

-- Brooke Kruggel's request for Girl Scouts to meet at the school every other Monday from 6-7 p.m. was approved.

-- Adirondack Bible Chapel's request for its Boys Brigade to use the gym or outside fields Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. was approved.

The BOE will next meet Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the school.

Editor's Note: This article is based primarily on draft minutes of the Piseco Common School District Board of Education meeting of Sept. 12, 2013 as provided by District Clerk Victoria Orr.


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