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ELC board gets construction update

By Staff | Oct 14, 2008

Work has progressed well on the Estherville Lincoln Central middle school building to the point that it will probably be enclosed for work this winter, the ELC Board of Education learned Monday.

School building project manager Roger Gilbert said the floor slab for the southeast quarter of the main floor is scheduled to be poured Tuesday. Slabs for the walk-in cooler and freezer area are already poured he said. Gilbert said windows are being set in the F wing and a revised construction schedule should be coming Thursday.

The geothermal wells are now being connected, Gilbert said. He said roof work should be completed over the gym and to the south and west by the end of the week.

Superintendent Dick Magnuson said Carl Graves of the Modern Woodmen of America had donated $250 for trees and the district is putting in three maple trees with the money.

In another facilities-related matter, Maguson said the board will need to determine how long it wants to maintain the south Roosevelt building. He said the building project manager has asked that the district locate a district central office in the north wing of Roosevelt in order to keep from having to continue to heat the south wing once students are no longer in the wing.

Magnuson said the district would build Phase II of the construction project with the current property in hand.