Mitchell Community School Board Awards $5.1 Million Project During Special Meeting
MTICHELL - (February 1, 2022) - The Mitchell Community School Board awarded a $5.1 Million turf project to Suefert Construction, from Ferdinand, Indiana.
The project came in approximately $1.5 Million over the projected cost of the project.
However, after a discussion among Superintendent Brent Commer and Mitchell School members on the financial position of the school corporation they decided they could afford the additional cost.
Superintendent pointed out to board members that the school corporation Rainy Day fund is at $4.9 Million and with the future sale of property in Huron with a minimum bid of $300,000 the school corporation have more than enough funds to cover the additional expense.
The school principals are working on plans to improve traffic flow at Hatfield and Burris Elementary. With policy changes and after a study of the amount of traffic at the two schools the costs of traffic improvements at the school may be reduced. The cost of that project alone was estimated at $1.1 Million.
The estimated $16.8 Million project includes:
High and Middle School
Auxiliary Gym/ Concessions - $5,000,000
Contingency - $250,000
A/E Fees - $320,000
Traffic Improvements $1,100,000
Roofing - $1,022,000
Contingency - $200,000
Practice Facility - $1,100,000
Turf football field - $850,000
Infield Turf - Baseball/Softball (includes drainage and irrigation) - $1,500,000)
Maintenance building - $1,000,000
Demolition - $95,000
A/E Fees - $69,000
Junior/Senior High Roofing
Roofing - $765,000
Contingency - $70,000
A/E Fees - $52,000
HVAC/Chiller Replacement / Energy Upgrades
HVAC/ Chiller Replacement/ Energy upgrades - $100,000
Contingency - $100,000
A/E Fees - $68,000
STEAM / STEM Lab Renovations
STEAM/STEM Lab Renovations - $584,000
Contingency - $50,000
A/E fees - $47,000
There are no taxes increases with this proposed project.