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Board weighs garage options

Friday, February 10, 2012

After Clay Community Schools (CCS) Superintendent Kimberly Tucker presented three possible options to solve the bus garage debate, board members are taking time to further consider and research their choices.

During its monthly meeting Thursday evening, board members voted unanimously in favor to extend the period of time for property owner Doug Williams to supply the necessary legal documents concerning the corporation's consideration to purchase to property.

The three options are as follows:

* Option 1 -- Williams property, 410 W. Pinckley Street, from Doug William -- The existing 6,000 square foot metal building, built in 2000, includes 2.62 acres of land, two 14-foot garage doors and docks. It's already equipped with restrooms and offices. The current list price is $225,000. The purchase of this property would include $300,000 in improvements for installing perimeter fencing, above ground fuel bays, engine exhaust removal system, site lighting and security and an additional $6,000 cost for appraisals. The main concern is the purchase agreement doesn't match the 2012 survey. There is a discrepancy with the "common corner" at Warren and Luther streets, which mean a potential overlap with the Moose Lodge and VFW Post 1127 properties,

* Option 2 -- On site building project at current bus garage located at the corner of Depot and State streets -- The proposal is for a new 9,000 square foot metal building with two 14-feet garage doors and docks. Perimeter fencing is already in place, along with fiber optic lines and diesel fuel bays. It would cost the corporation $425,000 to build. The purchase of this property would include $100,000 in improvements to relocate unleaded fuel bays and install an exhaust system, with an additional cost of $15,000 in architectural fees and $5,000 for permits. The main concern is limited parking space for parking and future development, and

CCS Superintendent Kim Tucker presents the three different options the corporation is considering to solve the bus garage issues, including the lack of working space. [Order this photo]
* Option 3 -- New Property to be considered at 9413 N. County Road 50 E., Eutectic Resources -- The existing 74,672 square foot metal building, built in 1974, includes 10.35 acres of land, seven 24 feet garage doors and docks. It's already equipped with restrooms and offices and perimeter fencing is already in place along with additional buildings for storage and maintenance. The current list price is $275,000, but the bank has told the corporation to make an offer. The purchase of this property would include $200,000 in improvements for installing fiber optic lines, above ground fuel bays, fluid separators, floor drains and an engine exhaust system, and $6,000 for appraisals. The main concern with purchasing this property is the continued cost of utility bills for such a large building.

"The numerical values of the options all stack up really closely," Tucker said. "Your bedtime story for tonight Goldilocks is that none of those bowls of porridge are 'just right,' but I recommend your approve the on-site building project."

CCS board members all agreed they needed more time to research what was presented.

"I am not willing to vote on any decisions tonight," CCS board member Amy Burke Adams said. "I'd like to give (Williams) another month."

Both CCS board Vice President Tina Heffner and board member Jennifer Kaelber agreed.

"Saving money is really an important thing, and I feel we need more time to decide," Heffner told those in attendance.

The CCS school board meets regularly on the second Thursday of every month.

The next meeting is scheduled for Mar. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the North Clay Middle School Media Center.

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Just so I understand - $300K for central offices to relocate to the Legion on US59 and around $400 - $500K for a bus garage?! I think for that kind of money (or less) they could really renovate the existing places quite nicely.

-- Posted by Bzlobserver on Fri, Feb 10, 2012, at 7:16 AM

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