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Oakview Roof Project Bidding Underway

The elementary school is slated to get most of its roof replaced this summer.

A new roof for is in the works, but it’ll have to wait until the end of the month to get approved, with bids due in the day after the first school board meeting of the month.

The notice went out to potential bidders via a public announcement at the end of May on the project, which school officials had budgeted at about $500,000 during the school budget process earlier this year.

Those bids are due in Tuesday morning, meaning the school board wouldn’t have the chance to give final approval until their June 25 meeting.

While the current roof is only 19 years old, Superintendent Kevin Kitchenman said it’s in bad shape, due to district employees sealing the roof, which is made of rubber, with tar not long after it was originally installed.

That improper sealing voided the warranty, Kitchenman said.

on most of the building, but there is a portion that’s still holding up, and Kitchenman said the district opted to leave that section in place to save money during the cost-cutting measures they went through to lessen the tax hike this year.

The new roof is one of two projects slated for Oakview this year, with the other, new cafeteria tables and wall pockets, yet to go out for bids.

Day Late June 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Way to do your homework before putting the blame on the superintendent that wasn't even here. Another great comment by Ernest! Go back to camp.
Albert Anastasia June 12, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Ernest do you ever bother to investigate any of the false claims you constantly throw out on the Patch or do you just get a kick out of smearing other people?
Ernest Kraus June 12, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Day Late: have the integrity to use your real name. Don't shoot the messenger. The article did not identify who was the superintendent. Perhaps the writer should have included that in the article instead of as follow up. It refered to what the current sueperintendent said. Mr. Anastasia: please identify what false claims I made. I asked questions. The only statement was to not blame the workers.
Bryan Littel June 12, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Given the current super's only been in that position a few years, the reference to the sealing happening just after the original installation 19 years ago should make it pretty clear.
Ernest Kraus June 13, 2012 at 10:08 AM
What is clear is that someone gave an order to do some thing that voided a warranty. What kind of paper trail is there that would take this back to the issuer of that order? Why not learn from the past and have a proceedures in place that will prohibit this type of action in the future. How many of those involved today will be around in another nineteen years to recall that the roof in question is still under warranty?

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