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CCSC building projects near completion

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kim Tucker
Officials with the Clay Community School Corporation (CCSC) can see light at the end of the tunnel.

Recently, CCSC Interim Superintendent Kim Tucker and Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger told The Brazil Times the current building renovation project is nearly complete.

"We are in the final stage of the remodeling project," Tucker said. "There are still a few little things that are being taken care of, such as some casework installation, installing some railings on exterior ramps, reinstalling some chain link fence."

"All major construction is complete," Reberger added, "and we are now to the point where we are doing punch list items."

Tucker said building principals have received punch lists, which they will peruse with architects when going through walk-throughs.

If items need to be taken care from there, they will be presented to the contractors.

"We will prepare a list of what is not acceptable for the contractors to go back and repair," Reberger said. "About 90 percent of the punch lists have been complete."

Reberger added inspections of the buildings would take place in the "next few days."

"All of the buildings have been looked at," he said. "Different segments have been completed, but there are a few areas that are not 100-percent complete."

Tom Reberger
Reberger said the last phase of projects were scheduled to be completed in mid-to-late January.

"We're basically right on schedule," he said. "We're within two weeks of that."

Reberger said the last "major" phase of construction included new gymnasiums at Staunton, East Side and Meridian elementaries. He said some accommodations had to be made for physical education classes during this phase, but little else.

He added the gymnasium at Staunton opened shortly after the first of the year while Meridian and East Side's gyms have been open for two-three weeks.

"Every thing we're doing right now is inside work," he said. "Some landscaping will take place in the summer and some brick touch-ups."

Reberger said a wet spring did cause a delay, but the recent winter weather didn't affect the projects.

"We were doing a lot of outside work (during spring 2010)," Reberger said. "But we were able to make that up. It was hectic."

Both added they have been pleased with the process.

"Everything has come out even better than I expected," Reberger said. "I'm pleasantly surprised. With the wet spring and early summer, I thought we were in real trouble."

"All in all, we are excited that the time has come to start making plans for dedication programs this spring," Tucker added.

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IIOTU....you are quite the ray of sunshine aren't you!

Good job CCSC.....most of us appreciate your efforts taken to better the conditions of our schools.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Feb 18, 2011, at 12:07 PM

My, my, my...Isn't it obvious to us?...didn't you chastise me and accuse me of stating everything was a "disaster" when I commented about the global, national and local economy a few weeks ago. You sure can dish it out, but you sure can't take it. Your comment to Proud of My Country proves that. Titanic, indeed!!!

-- Posted by Claycountian on Fri, Feb 18, 2011, at 7:47 PM

You are some very bitter people and seem to find something disparaging to say about everything in this newspaper. I pity you and your sad little world! While I am responding to your latest attempt to devoid me of a bright spot in an otherwise dull day by your attempt to feel superior to me as your reference to me being a cheerleader....I shall not give you that pleasure anymore.

While Brazil is troubled on several fronts, it is not the only small town to be in this predicament, not that it makes any difference. Furthermore, if you are so unhappy here then please feel free to relocate your pitiful self to another region of the world, maybe Afghanistan or Iran!

Have a great day!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Feb 21, 2011, at 7:05 PM

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