Created on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Written by SUE PITTS
Benjamin Logan moved forward in the HB 264 energy project by approving the low bid to install air conditioning to its school buildings
After issuing a rebid on the air conditioning project because of specification discrepancies, the board accepted Carrier Corporation’s bid of $625,000 to install the equipment.
District officials threw out previous bids at the June meeting when it was discovered the original specifications did not meet required standards. Board president Bill Ramsey said a third-party engineer reviewed the new draft at no cost to the district.
Ms. Lytle related that the entire HB 264 project is about 80 percent complete, with lighting conversions, new water heaters and other energy-efficient changes complete. Natural gas lines are in place and hook up and activation should take place in the next two weeks. Obsolete propane tanks also are scheduled for removal in the coming weeks.
Work orders for the air conditioning phase were to be signed and sent out today and work is expected to take 10 to 12 months to complete.
Mr. Ramsey continued by thanking Superintendent Lori Lytle and Treasurer Robert Kuehnle for three years of tireless work to make the district’s energy-saving project a reality.
He also offered praise districtwide for the turn-around in the district’s financial picture, thanking teachers and administrators for making “creative” cuts “while maintaining a high level of education for students.”
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