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Dist. U-46 set to vote on repair, abatement project
By Seth Hancock
The Board of Education in School District U-46 is set to vote on a project costing $89,075 at its upcoming meeting on Monday, Feb. 8.
The project, a domestic water piping replacement asbestos abatement at Streamwood’s Ridge Circle Elementary School, was presented at the Jan. 25, meeting which was electronic due to COVID-19 regulations. The board had held its first in-person meeting since March on Jan. 11, the week the district started its hybrid model for students.
If approved, the project will be funded through the operations and maintenance fund, and the work will be done by Universal Asbestos Removal which submitted the lowest of 10 bids.
“Ridge Circle Elementary School was built in 1969,” the proposal states. “The domestic water piping has had many repairs and needs to be replaced. In anticipation of the upcoming work, an inspection of the proposed work areas was conducted by the District Environmental Consultant. During the inspection, asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) were found to be present in the proposed work areas. In order to facilitate the work, the ACMs need to be removed by a licensed environmental contractor per county, state, and federal regulations.”
The proposal adds: “The district maintains asbestos in place per the applicable regulations and only removes the materials when repair and/or replacement is necessary. Thus, this project will result in the removal of the ACMs present in the pipe insulation and will support the replacement of the domestic water piping project at Ridge Circle Elementary School.”
The work is expected to take place over the summer with completion by June 19.