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McLouth BOE picks companies for project

The Oskaloosa Independent of Oskaloosa, Kansas

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McLouth School Board

Meeting the evening of Sept. 2 at the school complex, the McLouth USD 342 Board of Education gave its OK to have Midland Steel Company, Wathena, operating under "a limited notice," proceed with shop drawings on the structural steel needed for the planned improvements to the school complex. Those improvements, which include an expansion of the kitchen and cafeteria, were approved by voters earlier this year.

The school board's action, accomplished by way of a unanimous vote, was based on a recommendation made by Universal Construction Company Inc., Lenexa.

The board also authorized the hiring of Terracon Consultants Inc., Manhattan, to handle special inspections associated with the project and provide a "geo-technical report" as well. The vote was unanimous.

It was the recommendation of HTK Architects, Topeka, that Terracon be awarded the job.

In other business, the board decided that funds raised in connection with the BOE Tailgate slated for Friday evening at Stan Braksick Sports Complex be used to help purchase supplies for the Drama Department at McLouth High School and Middle School. Again, the vote was unani-. mous.

Board members Kristi Carlton, Nathan Jolley, Heather Coit, Dean Wolfe, Kim Troupe and James Copeland were on hand for the special meeting, the first of three scheduled to be held within the next few weeks as the district begins to move forward with the $3,425,000 construction project backed by voters. Board member Andy Sullivan was unable to be present.

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Original Publication Date: September 10, 2015

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