This past Memorial Day weekend’s hail storm dominated discussion at Thursday night’s Elgin Public School’s board meeting.
What to repair, what to repair them with and projected time-frames on when the jobs could be completed all factored into the decision making process.
According to Superintendent Dan Polk, the school’s insurance policy only requires that the district pay the $500 deductible, therefore the adjuster set no values to the damage incurred by the storm. The insurance pays the remaining balance on the repaired projects no matter which bid they accept. Among school property listed as damaged by the storm were school buses and vans and the three buildings at the football field but, surprisingly, only two of five roofs on the buildings at the main school location were considered to have repairable damage.
Those two roofs listed as receiving damage were the gym roof (excluding the upper level gym roof which is covered by corrugated steel) and the grey metal building just across the street from the gym.
Polk received four bids for repairs to be done to the roofs/buildings. Prairie View Construction of Kearney brought in a bid for $28,322.75 for the gym roof only. Their material would be a spray on urethane roof coating with a 15 year warranty, they would purchase as much materials locally as possible, would have a seven day turnaround time plus they would donate a portion of the costs back to the school.
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