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Frazier hires engineer for school project

| Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 12:34 a.m.

Frazier School Board on Thursday hired a civil engineer for construction of an elementary school.

The board voted to hire Gateway Engineers Inc. of Pittsburgh as the civil engineers for the district's building, which will house pre-kindergartners through eighth-graders.

The board said The engineering firm was the lowest bidder of three firms to work with the architect firm, Eckles Group out of New Castle, at a cost of $24,200.

During November's meeting, the board hired Massaro Corp. of Pittsburgh as the project manager for the building.

In other business, the board held its reorganization meeting prior to the regular meeting. Tom Shetterly was voted in as the new board president and David Simmons voted in as the board vice president.

“I will do my best to serve the district with honor and integrity,” Shetterly said.

Shetterly was also voted as a member of the Southwest Regional Tax Bureau Executive Committee for a one-year term for 2013 and as a member of the Fayette County Tax Collection Committee for a one-year term for 2013 as a representative of the district.

Board members Kevin Mildren and Simmons were voted as the alternative and second alternative, respectfully, to those committees.

The law firm of Davis & Davis out of Uniontown was renamed as the district's solicitor at a rate of $500 per month and a yearly total of $6,000 and an hourly billing rate of $95.

The meeting schedule was set at 7 p.m. with a work session held at 6 p.m. every third Thursday of the month with the exception of three dates that have been rescheduled for May 22, June 5 and Dec. 4.

The directors voted to hold a meeting on an as-needed basis every first Thursday of the month for buildings and grounds.

In other business, Tammee Barch, the president of the Perry PTO, announced that the PTO raised $1,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief and will be sending five boxes of hats, gloves and scarfs toward relief efforts as well.

Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or mhofmann@tribweb.com.

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