$9,100 change order approved for HVAC work at Line Mountain
MANDATA - The Line Mountain School Board approved a $9,100 change order in relation to the $9.7 million construction project that will bring geothermal wells and a new heating and air conditioning system to the middle and high school building.
At the school board meeting Tuesday night, director of plants and operations Tim Lagerman said Frey-Lutz Corp., of Lancaster, would need to change 12 existing valves in the HVAC unit, which required board approval.
The firm plans to use existing hot water pipes, but will need to install cool water pipes, he said.
The new system will give the school the ability to have climate control in classrooms.
In addition to geothermal, the bid package approved in April also dealt with other renovations on campus, including the replacement of the wooden windows in the building, construction of a free-standing maintenance garage with a salt shed and resurfacing of the main access road.
Superintendent Dave Campbell said the majority of windows are replaced, but the company still has office and a few senior high windows to install.
The main access road is expected to be paved on Columbus Day when school is not in session, he said.
"We'll cross our fingers and hope for good weather," he said.
Otherwise, there are only a few minor issues to deal with in the building before it can be considered 100 percent complete, Campbell said.
In other business, the board approved:
- To accept a $1,000 donation from Walmart in the form of 20 $50 gift cards as this year's recipient of the Rewards Celebration.
- An agreement with the ambulance service of Americus Hose Company, Sunbury, for services rendered for sporting events throughout the year at a cost of $50 per event plus an hourly rate of $55 for basic life support.