Connellsville Area School Board to address change orders
Connellsville Area School Board is expected to discuss change orders on Wednesday night for additions and renovations to the senior high school.
At Monday night's work session, members said they will discuss approving Hranec Corp. change order HC-06 for additions and renovations to the senior high school at an additional cost of $113,080, which is expected to be reimbursed by the insurance company.
Members are expected to consider action on other change orders, including:
• Westmoreland Electric change order EC-27 for additions and renovations to the senior high school at an additional cost of $1,327 with all costs to be reimbursed by the insurance company.
• Hranec change order HC-07 for additions and renovations to the senior high school at an additional cost of $1,451.30 to be paid from the construction fund.
• Vrabel Plumbing Co. LLC change order PC-02 for additions and renovations to the senior high school at an additional cost of $6,679.95 to be paid from the construction fund.
In other business, members heard a request from Dave and Lori Fox, Mike Bruner, Darrin Ullery and Eric Kern, who asked that the district negotiate a long-term lease on the Pony and Teener ball fields located in Dunbar Township.
Bruner said the Pony group wants to enter into a multiyear lease with the district.
“We have been putting some money into the field and fixing it up, and we want to make sure that it stays nice for the kids,” Bruner said. “Last year, we had five teams and 62 kids playing on the field. It went really well. We want to invest more money in the field, but we want to make sure we have some control before we do that.”
School board members indicated that the previous lease on the field is now “null and void.”
“We have no obligations at the field right now,” Bruner said. “We want to make an investment in the field, but we want to make sure that we have first priority to use the field. We want to set the parameters and obligations for anyone who wants to use the field.”
Although Pony would have control over the field, Bruner said it would allow other leagues to use it as long as it was taken care of properly.
“The Pony League is part of the Connellsville School District, but anyone who lives in the Southmoreland or Mount Pleasant areas would still have an opportunity to use it,” Bruner said.
If the school district enters into a long-term lease for the field, Bruner said Pony plans to construct an 8-by-10-foot storage shed behind the third-base dugout area.
School district administrators informed Bruner that Pony would need to acquire a building permit before a shed could be constructed.
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
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