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Yough School Board awards district roofing bids

| Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:26 p.m.

The Yough School Board last week awarded roofing contracts to two companies for the roofs of the three elementary buildings.

Blair Roofing was awarded the contract for H.W. Good Elementary in the amount of $623,448 and for West Newton Elementary in the amount of $725,873. Both projects are to be completed this year.

Triangle Roofing was awarded the contract for Mendon Elementary in the amount of $748,810 to be completed in 2014. The supplier for all three projects is Tremco Roofing.

District solicitor Gary Matta said the board's action is pending the appropriate paperwork and approved contract documents with the contractors.

The board also took action on three other items. A resolution consenting to the Act 39 (Energy Savings) Project for the Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center with Johnson Controls Inc. was approved with the stipulation that the Yough School District's share of the cost is not to exceed $75,000 annually for a period of 15 years.

The board approved a lease agreement with Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 for a classroom located at West Newton Elementary beginning Sept. 1, 2013, and ending on June 30, 2014. Superintendent Janet Sardon said the use is for an Early Intervention program.

She said the WIU had been using West Newton Elementary prior to its one-year closure and had at that time moved to a Belle Vernon Area district building. With BVA undergoing a reconfiguration, the WIU decided to go back to West Newton, she said.

The last action taken by the board at last week's meeting was the approval of the Act 39 Final Project agreement with Schneider Electric in the amount of $1,235,467.

The agreement provides for guaranteed energy savings of $996,716 and encompasses four energy conservation measures (ECMs): Entryway modifications to provide enhanced security at the high school and elementary buildings ($322,595), lighting system improvements ($649,436), building envelope improvements ($35,331), and water conservation ($8,328). Also included is additional parking lot lighting ($179,777).

An ECM that was approved in the proposed agreement, power management, was removed. Its estimated cost was $25,700.

The district's business manager, Mike Wrobleski, said another difference was the addition of the ECM for the parking lot lighting. That project has a return on investment, or guaranteed energy savings at 15 years, of $191,755 or more than 100 percent.

Additionally, some modifications were made to the entryway ECM that added $55,000 and the scope of the building envelope ECM was expanded from approximately 80 exterior doors to 130 exterior doors receiving weather stripping, he said.

Wrobleski said the energy management ECM was removed because it was determined the district already had some programs in place and the return on investment would not be there.

William S. Zirkle is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at bzirkle@tribweb.com or 724-872-6800.

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