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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 28, 2014

Bid accepted to replace high school boiler

By Xiomara Levsen | Jun 21, 2013

The Washington Community School Board accepted a bid to replace the boiler at the high school.
A special meeting was held on Tuesday, June 18, to review the bids. Five bids were received for the project. The bids were from Regan Mechanical for $240,750, Cunningham for $253,100, Millard for $211,746, Boche for $288,800, and Scharnweber Water Condition Inc. for $208,395.
The bid of $208,395 was accepted from Scharnweber Water Conditioning Inc. of Toledo, said WCSD’s business manager Jeffrey Dieleman.
The total cost of the project will be $245,565, Dieleman said. This includes engineering costs, replacement of the hot water valves, and the tie-in to the high school’s geothermal heating system.
The boiler has been an issue for the school board for a while. In the March 14 edition of The Journal, board member Heidi Vittetoe said the school board should move ahead with the easy route by replacing the boiler.
At the April school board meeting, as reported in The Journal on April 11, the board voted to move forward with bidding out the project.
According to WCSD superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen, the boiler project will be done no later than Oct. 1.

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