Sewer line bids higher than expected
It will cost a bit more to fix a nagging problem in the high school kitchen than Franklin Regional officials expected.
Replacement of a sewer line and grease trap at the high school will cost the district $11,840, as opposed to the $8,000 officials had budgeted for the project.
The work, which will take place during winter break, will be performed by Eveready Contracting of Apollo.
The line was installed in 1998 and has been problematic, said Dennis Majewski, director of district services.
“It's cost us tons of money to keep snaking that line,” Majewski said.
Everready Contracting also will replace a rusted grease trap that is not effectively moving food and grease into the drain lines.
Majewski said the extra cost will be taken from money set aside for a furniture-replacement project.
During a reorganization meeting last week, the Franklin Regional School Board elected its 2013 officers.
Herb Yingling was re-elected as board president. Yingling has served as board president since December of 2005. Joe Seymour was elected vice president, replacing Paul Schienert. Seymour was the only nominee for vice president.
Board member Roberta Cook was elected treasurer. This is Cook's second year in the position after replacing George O. Hall, who had served as board treasurer for more than 30 years before his death in 2011.
District officials are progressing with plans to replace the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system at the middle school.
Majewski said he will interview five engineering or architectural firms this month for the project, which officials hope can begin this summer.
The firms under consideration have bid between $139,743 and $181,900 to design and oversee the project, which is expected to cost nearly $3 million.
Majewski said the project will take place over three summers, with some replacement beginning in 2013.
The system was constructed in 1969 and parts are no longer available.
Majewski said he hopes to recommend a firm to the board in January.
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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