School board approves repairs
by Kevin Pearson
Jul 03, 2013 | 2700 views | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees met Tuesday to approve a bid for two Qualified School Construction Bond projects.

The bond projects in question were for the renovation of the Cleveland High School bathrooms and to replace the heating and air units at Nailor Elementary School and at Hayes Cooper Center.

Ross Barkley with Eley Engineering presented the bid proposals to the board.

The renovations for these schools are expected to be completed by Aug. 19, the start of the Fall Semester.

The bids were advertised on June 2 and, due to the short time frame, only one bid for each job was received and both from Roy Collins Construction.

Although the bathroom renovations for Cleveland High School were projected at $85,000, the bid from Roy Collins Construction came in at $102,251 because of the short time frame according to Barkley.

Roy Collins Construction will have 75 days to complete the bathroom renovations but they are expected to finish before the start of the semester.

The bid from Roy Collins Construction regarding the replacement of the HVAC units at Nailor Elementary and Hayes Cooper was at first $235,667.

After talking with a contractor, according to Barkley, $3,000 was taken off of the electrical allowance making the new bid around $228,000.

The replacements of the HVAC units was estimated at $200,000, making the bid for the project $28,000 over the projected cost.

This project will take out the existing window units, disconnect the heaters and install a Lenox two and a half ton air conditioning unit and a condensing unit.

Each classroom will have its own thermostat and condenser when the project is completed.

This project is also to be completed by Aug.19.