Hampton Township School District administrators hope a partnership with the township will help save money on future paving costs.
When the township opened bids for its 2013 paving project this month, it included a component for the district's project to repave Wyland Elementary School.
“We're piggybacking on their contract to save on mobilization fees,” said Rick Farino, the district buildings and grounds supervisor. The fees cover the cost of bringing the paving equipment to the site.
Once the bids come in, the school board will have the opportunity to approve or deny the bid separate from the township's project.
Superintendent John Hoover said the district will be responsible for the cost of engineering services and consultation services for the project in addition to the paving costs estimated at $187,000.
This is the first time the district and township are working together to bid out a project, which Chris Lochner, township manager, said could be a “win-win” for both groups.
“We give the paver more of a reason to be here,” Lochner said, adding that this year's project is one of the smaller paving projects for the township, covering a total of less than one mile of repaving.
“We've talked about it for some time. If it works out this year I would anticipate this is the first of four or five partnership components.”
The school district also has budgeted in the capital improvement plan to repave Central Elementary School in the near future.
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or email@example.com.
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