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D-113A approves parking lot repaving, wire installation

LEMONT – The Lemont Bromberek School District 113A Board of Education unanimously voted to repair the parking lot at Oakwood School and to replace the wiring for the wireless access points at all district schools during a meeting July 17.

Board member Brian Bushnell was not in attendance.

The asphalt contract was awarded to Accu-Paving, whose bid was $65,180, plus $55 per cubic yard for any special excavation and $50 per cubic yard for labor, material and equipment required for Porous Granular Embankment.

An architect with Wight and Company, the district's architectural advisor, suggested the district be flexible with the cost in case the construction company finds that additional repairs are needed. The board added a stipulation that the construction cost should not exceed $75,000.

"I'm hesitant to write a blank check and say 'get the job done,'" said board member Al Malley.

The construction on Oakwood parking lot is planned to be completed before school starts on Monday, Aug. 19, said Superintendent Susan Birkenmaier.

It is the first of several planned projects that include the district's bus yard and the storm sewer at Old Quarry Middle School.

The approved wiring quote came from MIDCO and will cost $29,866.83.

The company said it could start working on the project on Monday, July 29, and anticipate it taking two weeks. Birkenmaier said the expectation is that the project will be completed before school opens.

The wiring will create wireless access points to all classrooms in the district and is the first step in the district's plan to update its technology system.

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