LCHS roof, gym to be repaired

November 26, 2003|EMILY BURTON

STANFORD - Lincoln County Board of Education accepted a bid Tuesday for repairs on the high school roof, as well as a bid to refurbish the gym floor during Christmas break.

The leaks in the roof will cost the school district an estimated $7,850 to fix under a bid submitted by a Nashville-based company, Creative Metals.

The leaks were caused by exhaust fans that were not properly installed when the school was built. The protective curb around the base of the fans is about eight inches too short, allowing rain and snow to blow over the curb and into the school gym, said P.D. Roller, director of buildings and grounds.

The repairs includes new fans, four new exhaust covers for the fans, and a better curbing system around the exhaust covers.


Several school board members said at the last meeting they had seen water pooled on the gym floor and wanted to fix the roof before refurbishing the floor.

The floor, which has not been repainted in a decade, will be stripped, sanded, painted and sealed during the Christmas break this year. Hedrick Hardwood Floors of London submitted a bid of $10,800 for the work.

The project is slated to be finished one day before the Jan. 9 double-header basketball game at the high school. School board members worried that the project would run long and said the company will be financially penalized if the job is not done in time.

Athletic Director Don Story was concerned with the Hedrick bid because it was substantially lower than others but said Tuesday he had checked with former customers of the company about Hedrick's reputation.

"I am satisfied with the lower bid," said Story.

School board members are still discussing how to honor the citizens who have donated $2,000 toward the new floor. A plaque outside the gym doors was discussed, but no final plans were made.

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