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! The News-0utlook is now published on Thursday (USPS 045260) :, 128th Year--Edition 36 .......... P.O. Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 @h': 606-674-9994 September 05, 2013 0 By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Demolition of the old Salt Lick Elementary School building is near comple- tion, and Frontier Housing is ready to begin construc- tion on the location. Salt Lick Mayor Brad Frizzell told city council members Tuesday evening during their regular Sep- tember meeting that the demolition" of the school building and clean-up should be finished by the end of the week. The de- molition is being handled by Rayburn Excavating, from Olive Hill, who has been at work at the site for three weeks. Frizzell said that he met with the demolition con- tractor and Frontier last Thursday, and he learned that Frontier Housing was preparing to get the site's infrastructure in place so that housing construction could begin very soon. The City of Salt Lick was awarded a Community De- velopment Block Grant in July 2012 for $889,000 to assist in the purchase and demolition of the Salt Lick Elementary School as well as for the construction of six new low-to-moderate in- come homes on the site by Frontier Housing of More- head. Frontier Housing is expected to contribute $398,000 of its own funds to the project. Frizzell said that he has been pleased with the cost savings in the project so far. $182,000 was budgeted for the property purchase from the County School District, and it was actually purchased for 8143,000. The demolition and clean-up work has cost $128,530, more than 837,000 under budget. He said that he expects site im- provement costs to "come in in good shape" as well, under the $62,000 budget- ed. ,. Frizzell also announced that one home had already been sold to a family in- terested in moving to the area. He said that Frontier Housing's next task will be to publicize the housing de- velopment across the coun- ty, looking for interested applicants for the remain- ing homes. The lots will be deeded over to Frontier Housing prior to the beginning of construction, Frizzell said. In other business, Mayor Frizzell shared the town's annual financial statement with council members Bill Unchester, Walter Powell, and Martha Jean Gulley. Council members also ap- proved a request to replace sidewalk along Church Street, across the elemen- tary school. Frizzell said that he had gotten an esti- mate of $3500 for the 145 feet of sidewalk to be re- placed but that he would attempt to keep costs low. ~L photo by Cecil Lawson Salt Lick City Council members Bill Unchester, Walter Powell, Martha Jean Gulley, and Mayor Brad Frizzell looked over the town's annual financial report during the regular September meeting on Tuesday evening. Mayor Frizzell announced during the meeting that the demolition of the Salt Lick Elementary School was nearly done and that construction by Frontier Housing of six new homes would begin soon. By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Bath County School Board members tabled ac- tion on new bids for the Owingsville Elementary School renovation project after those bids came in over budget week. During a special called meeting last Thursday evening, board members heard from project archi- tect Chuck Trimble from Murphy Graves, who brief- ly explained the situation. Trimble confirmed that bids on the second phase of the OES project had come in over budget last Tuesday follo ng the bid openings from various contractors. Construction manager Kenny Davis, of Codell Construction, said during last week's bid opening that the overall bids were 15 to 20% over the existing bud- get of 85.2 million dollars. Trimble explained that the school board is now al- Photos by cecil Lawson With board members Sandy Crouch and Connie Grimes looking on, project archi- tect Chuck Trimble explained the process of re-submitting bids for the Owingsville Elementary School renovation. three lowest bidders on the various parts of the project. He said that he would go back to project plans and come up with a "shopping list" of items in the project that could be "Beaked" or This scale computer-designed drawing, created by Murphy Graves Architects, shows the exterior im- provements to Owingsville Elementary School that will take place during the second phase of the proj- ect. The new gym is shown in the top right hand corner of drawing by the buses, which will be built at the back of the school. The drawing is available for viewing in the front hall of the OES. be treated as additional al- ternatives. He said that new bids would be submitted on Thursday, Sept. 12. He called the process "a slight dell;" but added, "We are moving forward. We are on time." Trimble noted that "bid- ding climates are odd" right now. Last week's bid opening featured dozens of contrac- tors bidding on eighteen separate parts of the sec- ond phase of construction. The renovation project will include a new 230 seat gym, the conversion of the old gym into a cafeteria plus a new kitchen, and the con- version of the old cafeteria into three full-sized class- rooms. The project is being fund- ed through both zero-inter- est federal loans as well as existing building funds. The first of the project was completed over thq summer and included a new bus route that goes behind the existing school, and the re-routing of parent traffic and student on and off loading locations. Later in the meeting, school board members met for interviews with rep- resentatives from Trane, CMTA Engineering, and Ameresco for performance- based contracting. 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