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At the January 22 Public Hearing regarding the facility project, the Board selected facility projects totaling $41.01 million to be submitted to the State of Minnesota for “review & comment.” Projects that were selected create a financial ceiling, which, once submitted and approved by the state, cannot be exceeded.

 

At the February 5 Special Board Meeting, the Board finalized the scope of the projects:

 

Auditorium: 800-seats, dressing rooms, scene shop, and lobby 

 

$10,765,000

Field House: 4 stations with elevated jogging track, community room, fitness center, locker rooms, changing rooms, concessions, public restrooms, and 200 added parking spaces

 

$15,350,000

Baseball Complex with 3 regulation fields (1 with lighting) concessions stand, parking lot, convert existing JV baseball field to softball field, and add lighting to varsity softball field

 

$2,175,000

Career Tech Ed Remodel: 2,040 ft2 addition for large projects bay, Fab Lab, relocate botany and taxidermy and add coolers, and rebuild small engine storage

 

$900,000

Deferred maintenance projects:

 

 

Electronic door control (14) and intrusion alarm integration, elementary camera system upgrade, high school camera replacement and add 12 cameras

 

$395,000

 

Replace 20-25 year old Ballasted EPDM roofs with 30 year guarantee (40 year life) Garland roofs

 

$3,135,000

 

Replace 1961 elementary classroom windows

 

$255,000

 

Pool deferred maintenance needs (re-grouting, tile base, main drain grates, LED lighting, replace interior doors, ADA lift)

 

$65,000

 

Total project scope projects to potentially go to vote

$33,040,000

 

At the February 20 Regular Board Meeting, the Board will vote on a resolution calling a Special Election. If the resolution passes, voters will have the opportunity to vote on the projects on May 8. The ballot question would be:

Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca), Minnesota, be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $33,385,000, for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including vocational education & building trades space, various deferred maintenance projects inclusive of roofing, pool, windows and security, a performing arts center, and a field house with community exercise and meeting space?

Thank you to everyone who participated in this process! Your input is appreciated!

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