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No February Bond Issue Vote on Columbus ADA Renovation

Posted: Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 6:27 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

The Columbus Community School District won’t be asking for a public vote for general obligation bond funding of an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) improvement project.

The Columbus School Board decided Monday not to pursue a bond issue at this time for the project. The project involves an elevator retrofit in the three-story junior high, renovations of several restrooms to make them ADA compliant, renovating the cafeteria kitchen, and renovating the existing concession stand in the cafeteria. The estimated construction budget is $844,407.92 and the cost of the architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical design proposal is $54,666.00 for a total of $899,073.92. Matt Gillaspie of Piper Jaffray investment company gave the board a presentation on the different options the district could take to fund the project. School board member and building/grounds committee member Eric Totemeier says he and board member Bob Schwab want to get an estimate on a wheelchair lift and bring that information to the board before making any further decisions on the renovation project.