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Two high school projects set for U-46 board vote
By Seth Hancock
The Board of Education in School District U-46 is set to vote on $143,801 in expenditure items for two operation and maintenance fund projects at its upcoming meeting on Monday, Jan. 11.
The items were presented the Dec. 14, 2020 meeting, which was held electronically due to COVID-19 regulations.
Included is the third phase of a painting project at Streamwood High School costing $112,800 with BP&T Construction. The project is expected to take place next summer.
“Because of the inconsistent painting practices over the years, the paint at Streamwood High School was noticeably uneven and in need of refreshing,” the proposal states.
Board member Kate Thommes asked if this was the final phase and Sheila Downs, director of plant operations, said it was.
Downs said “this will address all the remaining common areas” as well as the ceiling on the first floor. She said the second and third floors were painted over the last two summers.
Sue Kerr, the board’s president, said the last two phases included preparation work. Downs said that will be done again for the third phase with a chemical peel and the district will bid out for that preparation.
The other proposal is for a lift line replacement and re-termination project at South Elgin High School costing $31,001 from Vertigo. The work is expected to be completed by Feb. 26.
“The results of the inspection of the counterweight rigging system in the South Elgin High School auditorium determined that a number of the lift lines required replacement and re-termination,” the proposal states. “While these issues do not currently pose a hazard to those operating or in the vicinity of the rigging system, if left untreated this may result in damage over time and pose a hazard in the future.”