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Ben Logan moves toward expansion of athletic facilities

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During a regular board meeting Monday, the Benjamin Logan Board of Education accepted a $30,000 donation for athletic facilities from the Lewis and Dorothy Tamplin Trust “that will allow the district to move forward” with plans to construct a new facility “to expand opportunities in the area of health and wellness” for student athletes.

Currently, training facilities are cramped and training times can extend into the evening to accommodate all student athletes, it was stated. The additional space will better meet the time demands of students and allow for larger groups to alleviate late evening activities, both in-season and off-season.

The board approved a $6,500 contract with Richard Bierley Architectural Services to facilitate the project.

While plans are still preliminary, Superintendent Lori Lytle said the project is estimated to be in the range of $150,000 to $200,000.

To wrap up costs of implementing the House Bill 264 energy saving project, the board entered into a five-year loan with Union Banking Company of West Mansfield, in the amount of $306,000, to cover the remaining cost to complete the air conditioning leg of the project. The district will repay the mortgage-type loan over the next five years.

 

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