This is the second in a series of posts about the capital project needs of the Springville school district. I will be describing the proposed scope of work in each of our buildings, today is focused on the High School.
The big question first, what was removed from the scope of work proposed to the voters in December 2015 for SHS?
1. Install new Addition which includes a new gymnasium, bleachers, Boy’s and Girl’s locker rooms, Fitness room, public toilet rooms, renovations of existing shop area to allow access to the new addition and renovate existing Fitness room into new Ag. Shop classroom. New indoor track located at ground level around Basketball court. ($11,000,000)
2. Renovate existing Gymnasium for new Media Center. ($1,700,000)
3. Renovate existing Media Center for new Board room and Multi-purpose room. ($750,000)
4. Upgrade electrical service (required for new gym addition OR Air conditioning of all classrooms) ($340,000)
5. Install new carbon dioxide detection system. ($32,000)
6. Install backflow preventor at Ice machine. ($2,000)
7. Install vacuum breaker at 2 mop sinks. ($2,000)
8. Install trap wrapping at all ADA sinks. ($2,000)
9. Replace Athletic field lighting system. ($630,000)
The remainder of the scope is much the same as it was in December 2015, with a few additions bringing the total proposed bond estimate to $8,631,000 for SHS.
Bond estimates include the cost of the work and the incidental (soft) costs–architect, construction management, legal and financial consultant fees, furniture, fixture, equipment and site costs. The bond estimate also includes contingent fees to cover the possibility that costs may go up by the time we go to bid. Whatever amount is approved by the public for this project is the maximum we will be permitted to spend.
Second, what was added that voters did NOT see in the December 2015 project as presented to the voters?
As we will continue to use our current gym, we need to refinish the wood floors at an estimated bond cost of $71,000 and renovate the athletic locker rooms in the basement which is estimated at $318,000. Because we will continue to occupy the spaces in the basement for locker rooms, we are required to install a new ADA elevator to the basement at a cost of $424,000. This is a most aggravating required expense and I have argued several points about this that our architects are discussing with NYSED so there is a remote chance, fingers crossed, that this may be an expense we can eliminate.
And the last addition from the December 2015 proposed project is to the track. While that December project did include removing the rubber track surface, installing new pavement and a urethane track surface, it didn’t include the expansion of our 6 lane track to an 8 lane track; removing and replacing existing perimeter fencing. Our track program has grown every year with a large number of our students participating. Because we’re replacing the track, if we’re ever going to widen it to 8 lanes, now is the time–at a bond estimate of $332,000.
This series of posts will continue all week leading up to the presentation to the SGI BOE for their consideration on Tuesday, July 5 in the HS Media Center at 7:00. Please contact me with any questions, concerns or feedback. Thank you.