Residents who’d like to weigh in on two major financial decisions and a controversial housing development in Victor will have to bounce between three significant public meetings at three locations Tuesday night.
VICTOR — Residents seeking to weigh in on two major financial decisions and a controversial housing development in Victor will have to bounce between three significant public meetings Tuesday night.
Victor Central School District residents will get their first look at a proposed $25 million capital project slated for 2018 that will benefit students, but which administrators say won’t have an impact on local property tax rates. The community forum, which will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Early Childhood School auditorium on High Street, will lay out the details of the proposed project, which includes a $4 million energy performance contract. The scope of work would include installing new roofs, roadways, sidewalks, boilers and campus-wide energy efficient LED lighting, along with improvements to all district buildings.
In 2014, Victor Central School District completed a two-year, campus-wide $28.7 million capital project that included a new aquatic center. Victor is also one of the few area school districts seeing continued growth in enrollment, from 3,765 in 2006-07 to 4,304 in 2015-16.
While the school forum is still going on, residents will have a chance to weigh in on two other public hearings before two town boards at two locations.
The Victor Planning Board will hold a 7 p.m. public hearing at the FLCC Victor Campus on Victor Heights Parkway, not at Town Hall. The subject: the town’s portion of the controversial Gullace project proposed at 995 County Road 9.
Lynaugh Road Properties LLC is requesting approval for 69 ranch-style townhomes, each with two-car garages. The townhomes would be a combination of three- and four-unit blocks, for a total of 53 units east of County Road 9, and 16 units consisting of two- and three-unit blocks west of County Road 9, north of Hillcrest Drive. Another portion of the project, not under consideration at this meeting, lies within the village of Victor.
At the same Planning Board meeting, a public hearing will also be held about a proposed 99,512-square-foot single-story office building on 18.5 acres on County Road 42. ConServe, an accounts receivable management company, would be the building’s only tenant. Parking would be provided for up to 965 vehicles. The first phase of the project would include the building and about 706 parking spaces.
Meanwhile, back at Town Hall, the Town Board will hold three public hearings, at 7:30 p.m.
The first two will be on the 2016 special assessment roll and the addition of an 18-foot light pole to the Cobblestone Creek Lighting District.
Most notably, the third public hearing will address the board’s intention to override the state tax levy limit.
As mandated by the state, Victor is allowed to increase the amount raised by taxes in 2017 by $83,000. But based on flagging sales tax and mortgage tax revenues, along with an apparent oversight by the town’s financial auditing firm, the town has spent down its fund balance. The result: residents could see a jump in town tax rates from $0.76 per $1,000 taxable value in 2016 to between $1.45 and $1.65 per $1,000 of taxable value in 2017.
For more information, visit www.victorschools.org or call Town Hall at 585-742-5020.
If you go
WHAT Victor Central School District capital project forum
WHEN 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE VCS Early Childhood School auditorium, High Street
INFO Visit www.victorschools.org
WHAT Gullace project public hearing, town Planning Board
WHEN 7 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE Finger Lakes Community College Victor Campus, Conference Room 200 on the second floor, 200 Victor Heights Parkway
INFO Call 585-742-5020
WHAT Tax cap override public hearing, Town Board
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE Victor Town Hall, 85 E. Main St.
INFO Call 585-742-5020