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Facilities Department

Rainbow over Marcus Whitman HS
Director of Facilities
Dan Blankenberg
(585) 554-4848  ext. 1808
 
High School/MS Custodial Supervisor   
Scott Liberati
(585) 554-4848 x1140    
 About Us...

Marcus Whitman Facilities Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all district owned property. MW consists of a 250,000 gallon water tower, 12 buildings totaling 465,000 square feet and 440 acres of land. The original construction of our buildings range from 1928 to 2002.

If you have questions about the use of a facility, contact the specific Supervisor/Head Custodian to your left, or use the button below for the Facility Use Application and to view the Facility Regulations. 

(All forms are now electronic)

Notifications

Fire Inspections

Notice is hereby given of the annual inspection of all support facilities and school buildings of the Gorham-Middlesex CSD for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, will be completed at a date suitable to the Rushville Fire Department and Gorham Fire Department.  Reports on results of annual fire inspections are available at the District Office 4100 Baldwin Road Rushville, NY for inspection by all interested parties.

Asbestos

In compliance with federal law, all Gorham-Middlesex facilities have been inspected for asbestos-containing materials. The District's AHERA (asbestos) management plan is continually updated to insure the continued safe environment of students and employees. The school district maintains the management plan and it is available for review at District Office 4100 Baldwin Road Rushville, NY upon request.

Pesticides

The use of the weed control pesticide commonly referred to as "weed & feed" is not allowed to be applied to our athletic fields or general campus grass areas. Pesticide applications for the purpose of insect control may be used within our school facilities throughout the school year. These applications are performed by a private pest control firm under contract with the school district. NY State law provides that parents and staff may request to receive 48 hours advance written notice of pesticide applications by registering with the Director of Facilities District Office  4100 Baldwin Road Rushvillve, NY.

Water Testing

Last spring there was a great deal of media coverage regarding the concern with lead levels in drinking water throughout our nation. Also last spring, I shared with all of you that we did a great deal of testing within the District and identified some fixtures with lead levels above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (ug/L).

·         ppb and ug/L are the two different units of measure that the EPA uses to identify lead levels

Of the more than 200 samples we took from our facilities, we identified 17 fixtures that were above the action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (ug/L). We immediately shut these fixtures off and replaced them this summer.

Late this summer, the State passed legislation requiring all school districts to test potable water for lead and to develop and implement a remediation plan where lead readings are above the 15 parts per billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (ug/L). This fall, the District did retesting and additional testing. We have received the results for this most recent testing and below are the fixtures that have been identified as having lead levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (ug/L). We immediately shut these fixtures off or installed signs indicating that the fixtures are for handwashing or cleaning only, not drinking; and will be replacing and retesting them before allowing them to be used by students or staff for potable purposes. Bottled water is being used in the High School Nurses Office for students taking medications while that sink is shut off because the results came in at 15.7 ppb, which is above the action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (ug/L).

                *The fixtures coming in significantly above the action level are fixtures that have been out of

service for an extended period of time and will now be removed from service.

As part of the reporting process, our test results have been shared with the New York State Department of Health and the Cayuga Onondaga Office of Safety & Risk Management. 

Until a remediation plan can be implemented, each of the fixtures identified will not provide potable water.  The plan will be to replace:

·         fixtures and/or

·         valves and/or

·         supply lines or

·         completely take the faucet out of service.

We will test all fixtures again to make sure they are at or below 15 parts per billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (ug/L) before we put them back in service as fixtures supplying potable water. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the District Office at (585) 554-4848.

Gorham Elmentary

Gorham Finger Lakes Elementary
School (WFL BOCES)

Middlesex Valley Primary High School

Finger Lakes Secondary
School (WFL BOCES)

Rm 102 Rm 118 (FLES) Maint Shop Rm 429 Rm 137
Rm 122 Band Rm RM 119 (FLES) Rm 112 Nurse Storage Greenhouse
Rm 205 Rm 122 (FLES) Rm 202 Women's Phys Ed Office  
Rm 216 Rm 110 (FLES)   210 Computer Lab  
  Rm 108 (FLES)   302 Science Labs  
  Rm 106 (FLES)   304 Science Labs  
  Rm 104 (FLES)   504 Science Labs