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FREDONIA – Voters in the Fredonia Central School District approved a capital project plan in a special election Tuesday.

The vote was 241 to 46 .

“We are very pleased to have had such support for this project,” said School Superintendent Paul DiFonzo, who believes voters realized that the plan, involving general maintenance, was needed for the district.

“I know there was a lot going on, and the weather was not very good, so I appreciate those people who took the time to support our vote,” he added.

The project would use $3.35 million in state EXCEL aid to replace network closets for technology use, the roof over the entrance between the high school and elementary school, and hardware on the doors in the gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium.

Funds would also be used to replace clocks throughout the school system, repair the elevator in the high school lobby and make elevator controls compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Also, The ventilation system in the school’s presentation room would be replaced.

There also would also be some outdoor work in the EXCEL project, including replacing the current track with a new surface in the same location.

Depending on the bidding process, there would be three alternative projects to be funded: a new public address system, new telephone system and replacing the carpet in the fifth-grade area with vinyl tile.

The next step is applying to the state Education Department to seek bids for the project.

The superintendent said the work could get underway in 12 to 15 months.