A library renovation and re-roofing project at Minot High School-Central Campus that had been pushed back after the 2011 flood is now back on the Minot Public School District's agenda.
Supt. Mark Vollmer said the school board will be asked to approve low bids for the project when it meets at 4:30 p.m. today in the board room of the Administration Building. Greenberg Roofing had a low bid of $91,115 for the roofing project, falling within the architect's original estimate of $90,000 to $110,000. Other bids included $121,293 from Original Roofing and $126,090 from Target Roofing.
Hight Construction had the low bid of $304,900 for the library remodel, coming in under the architect's estimate of $331,000 for the project. Other bids were $316,000 from R&K Contractors, $327,426 from Mattson Construction, and $346,100 from Maertens-Brenny.
Money for the projects will come from the district's general fund.
Vollmer said the work will likely begin in December and will require shutting down different portions of the library at different times. Plans are to finish the remodel as quickly as possible.
Vollmer said the re-roofing project involves a small portion of the roof that wasn't replaced when a new roof was put on the rest of the Central Campus building a few years ago. The library remodel will make the space function more as a 21st century library, with modifications made for technology and space usage.
The school board will also be asked to give Vollmer authority to hire an architect to work on Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the district's facility master plan.
Vollmer said the architect would draw up a plan for the next phase of the project, which right now includes construction of a new elementary school on land the district purchased a few years ago in southeast Minot and additions at other elementary schools, such as Edison Elementary, and purchase of land for construction of a new high school. Phase 3 would possibly include the construction of a new high school, giving Minot two 9-12 high schools, and turning Central Campus into another middle school.
Vollmer said the school district still plans to ask voters in the spring to approve a $32 million bond issue for the project. The plans drawn up by the architect are to be presented at public forums where the public can give input about the plans.