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Voters in the Amherst Central School District have approved a $23.8 million capital project that will focus on the infrastructure of its aging buildings and renovations geared toward educational programs.

The result was 471 to 109 in a special district vote held Wednesday.

State Building Aid will pay for approximately 78 percent of costs; the local share for the district will be approximately $80,000 a year. The district is dedicating $1 million of its available funds to the project.

Capital projects are exempt from the tax levy cap. For homeowners, the annual tax bill would increase by an estimated $5.35 a year for properties assessed at $100,000; $8.03 for properties assessed at $150,000; and $10.70 for properties assessed at $200,000.