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Mountain View school board continues work on new building

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 18th, 2013


Pioneer Editor

MOUNTAIN VIEW – The walls are going up, concrete is being poured, technical infrastructure is being constructed and more bids to outfit the new K-8 building were approved, according to information presented at the School District 4 board meeting Tuesday night.

According to Clint Bradshaw, Hughes Construction, the recent problem with water in the area was because irrigation water had not been turned off. He said the water had been turned off at the head gate so there had been no more problems with standing water in the area. He also said the homeowners in the area of the new school had no water rights so there was no reason for the water to be released.

Bradshaw also explained the use of the “big, big cobble” for backfill in some areas for the construction of the building.

One picture showing erected walls was accompanied by “54 weeks to complete,”

keeping the construction on the projected timeline.

The parking lot still needed to be built up with fill, and then the road base and asphalt would be installed. He estimated the lot would be completed in a month to six weeks.

More concrete work was scheduled. Also, more fill was required in some places.

He drew laughter from the board when he was talking about the glass floor inserts. He said they “had to be built by hand” and had been told the inserts “were translucent enough kids can’t look up and see anything they aren’t supposed to see.”

During the meeting, the board also approved several bids, around $210,400, for providing fixtures, furniture and equipment for the bid.

For the complete article see the 06-14-2013 issue.

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