Meeting Wednesday night, the District #18 Board of Education ratified an agreement for salaries for certified staff for the next two school years.
Superintendent Dan Polk said the board voted 5-0 (board member Steve Heithoff was absent) to approve a two-year agreement with the Elgin Education Association (EAA). He said Monday the EAA has yet to ratify the agreement, but seemed optimistic it wouldn’t be long before members approved it.
The agreement calls for a base salary of $31,500 for the 2014/2015 school year with insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield with a $750 deductible. For the 2015/2016 school year, the base salary would increase to $32,500, Polk said.
Included in the agreement is a clause whereby if insurance costs rise by 10 percent or more in either year, the EAA can reopen negotiations.
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Meeting Oct. 1, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 3 to accept the ‘Base Bid Construction Cost’ in the amount of $5,026,724.57 with the addition of three alternate projects making a total construction cost of $5,075,148. Voting to accept the bid were Supervisors’ Charlie Henery, LeRoy Kerkman, Larry Baker and Chairman Jerald Schwager. Voting ‘no’ were Supervisors’ Merlin Bolling, Harlan Brandt and Neil Williby.
The three ‘Alternate Projects’ approved were:
• A full build-out of storage/future dormitories 149 and 150 ($28,946.80)
• Laminate epoxy floor system to rooms noted on plan ($42,386.57)
• Clad new entrance canopy with vestibule #100 “cloud” assembly with specified metal plate panel system in lieu of aluminum composite panel (ACM) deduct (-$22,909.66)
Present to discuss the construction costs were Prochaska & Associaties representatives Steve Riley and Curt Fields along with RaDec representatives Kelly Lehr, Doug Moser and Ed Bottolfsen.
On Sept. 19, RaDec Construction accepted bids on behalf of Antelope County for the new law enforcement facility.
The ‘base bid’ of $5,026,724.57 broke down this way:
• Bid Package ‘B’ $4,343,255.10
• Amendment #1 (Earthwork & Rebar) $121,798.61
• Amendment #2 (Flat and Structural Concrete) $361,670.86
Supervisors approved construction of a new law enforcement center last fall.
Tilden Community Hospital will host their annual health fair Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Elkhorn Valley School gym. They will be offering lab tests for $30, PSA tests for $30 and flu shots for $15.
Faith Regional’s CardioVascular Institute will also be there offering pulmonary function testing, electrocardiogram tests, ankle-brachial index tests and vein screens – all at no charge. You should fast 10 to 12 hours prior to blood being drawn for the most accurate results. Results will be mailed out one to two weeks later.
PLEASE NOTE: Health fair services will not be submitted to insurance. TCH will collect payment at the time of service. If you want these covered under preventative care insurance, you will need to see a doctor and have him or her order the service at a different time.
Upcoming area blood donation opportunities:
• Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 117 S. Second St. in Elgin.
• Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Petersburg American Legion Club, 105 N. Second St. in Petersburg.
October 6, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Elgin City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 7.
Open to the public, the meeting will be held at City Hall and begin at 7:30 p.m.
Among the ‘action’ items on the agenda are:
• Culvert along North Street — Chad Martinsen
• Application of Josh Kallhoff to join the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department
• Unlicensed vehicles on City’s property
• Parking lot at fire hall
• Approval to addition to Sterling Heights subdivision
• Building Permits sought by Gayle Zegers & Great Plains Communications