West Genesee voters pass $24 million referendum

West Genesee voters passed a $24 million referendum that will include renovations at all schools within the district Tuesday.

Some of these renovations include a new cafeteria at the Onondaga Road Elementary School, library additions at two of the elementary schools and a new roof for the high school gymnasium. The money will also go towards security and technology upgrades throughout the district.

The referendum passed with 863 "yes" votes and 218 "no" votes.

The expansion will cause property taxes to rise slightly. Those owning a $100,000 home are expected to pay $5.19 more. Most of the project will use state aid, but 17.51 percent will be paid locally.

A second proposition to create a $700,000 reserve fund for the turf field was also approved.

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