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FWCS board authorizes roof replacement contracts for six buildings

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:58 am

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board on Monday evening approved the expenditure of nearly $1.4 million in construction contracts for roof replacements at six buildings.

The repairs are routine expenditures in the district's Roof Replacement Plan, according to information provided by the district -- except for the work to be performed on the Helen P. Brown Natatorium on the campus of South Side High School, explained FWCS Facilities Manager Darren Hess.

Due to the humidity inside the natatorium, more wear takes place over time, Hess explained after the meeting was over. Hess said that the roof repair was needed about 18 months prior to its estimated time of replacement.

According to information provided by the district, Fort Wayne Roofing and Sheet Metal will work on the natatorium at a cost to the district of $467,300.

Dahm Brothers was awarded a contract of $486,900 to work on maintenance and warehouse structures in the district, while Construct Solutions will get $434,982 to work on South Side and Wayne high schools and Nebraska Elementary.

The work, according to the district, must be completed by Aug. 30.

Notes: The board appointed Jack Morris and J. Michelle "Mitch" Sheppard as its representatives to the FWCS Common Wage Committee, which works to determine the most common wage for work on projects of more than $350,000, with projects to be bid within 90 days of a Common Wage hearing...Two teams of students from Blackhawk Middle School were recognized by the board for their second- and 10th-place finishes at the regional level, respectively, in the Future City competition.