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Board learns more about bus facility renovations

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Clay Community Schools board members (from left) Forrest Buell and Jennifer Kaelber listen Tuesday to several proposals regarding the school's new bus facility, located at 410 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. [Order this photo]
During a work session Tuesday, six of the Clay Community School (CCS) board members received more detailed information regarding the specific renovations needed for the corporation's new bus garage.

During the session, which took place at the new facility, located at 410 W. Pinckley St., Brazil, Transportation Director Frank Misner, Director of Buildings and Grounds Tom Reberger and officials from Sycamore Engineering discussed what would be necessities to get the facility up and running.

During the board's May meeting, CCS Supt. Kim Tucker recommended the board approve a quote from Sycamore Engineering, Terre Haute, for the renovations.

However, the board did not give final approval for all renovations, which cost an estimated $450,000.

On Tuesday, Tucker explained the purpose of the session was to discuss the renovations in addition to listen to a proposal from the V.F.W. Post No. 1127 in reference to possibly selling a portion of the property.

Sycamore Engineering representative Wade Hood explained to the board members Tuesday how, after careful consideration, it was decided the building could run on 600 amps of power, rather than the originally suggested 1,200 amps.

Hood said 600 amps of power would still allow for three-phase power for the building.

"This is the bare minimum," Hood said.

Throughout the course of the session, several items in the original plans were discussed, including cost as the board looked for ways of saving money.

Tucker said recommendations for renovations would be provided to the board during its Thursday meeting.

The board approved the purchase of the property in April at a cost of $225,000. It includes a 6,000-square foot metal building, which was built in 2000, along with 2.62 acres of land.

The building is equipped with two 14-foot garage doors and docks, as well as restrooms and offices.

Meanwhile, representatives from the V.F.W. approached the board Tuesday in regard to possibly purchasing a slice of the lot.

V.F.W. members Clifford Robinson and Chip Hunt said they the organization was interested in a 97-by-97 area north of its building. They added they were prepared to pay fair market value for the lot.

Robinson said the V.F.W. was interested in the area for future fundraising events and more parking.

Tucker said a board member would have to suggest the item be added to a future agenda.

The school board will meet for its regular session Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Clay Middle School Media Center.

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So not only do the board get to profit more from the property scam now you get to get some of my $$$$ form the VFW BUYING YOUR EXTRA LOT LOL. SOMEONE IS putting some money in there pockets I bet. That VFW WILL NOT GET ONE MORE DIME FROM ME!

-- Posted by Combat VET on Wed, Jun 13, 2012, at 1:37 PM

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