NEW LENOX – The Lincoln-Way District 210 board approved bids to replace a boiler and the roof at Lincoln-Way Central High School.
At Thursday’s meeting, the board unanimously approved a base bid of $468,484 from Regan Heating for the boiler replacement and a base bid of $238,970 from Elens & Maichin Roofing & Sheet Metal for the roof replacement.
The total bid for the roof replacement, including the five alternates,
Board member Ronald Lullo asked Rich Wilkey, the district’s buildings and grounds director, if he knew of any other fees associated with the boiler replacement project. Wilkey replied that architect fees could arise, but the exact amount would not be known until the project is completed.
Wilkey said the district has not worked with Regan Heating before, but DLA Architects had researched the company. The district had worked with Elens & Maichin before, Wilkey said.
“We are satisfied with them,” he said.
Nine bidders were reviewed for the boiler replacement project, which also will include a $20,000 contingency allowance, according to a recommendation letter from DLA Architects.
The need for a boiler replacement was brought up at the district’s Finance and Building committee meeting in February. Superintendent Scott Tingley said the boiler needed to be replaced because it was 47 years old and damaged.
For the roof replacement project, eight bidders were reviewed for the project.
Capital projects plan
The board also reviewed a conceptual draft of a 10-year capital projects plan for work needed on all four school buildings.
For 2018, the total amount in capital projects work was projected to be about $1.6 million. In 2019, the projected amount would increase to about $3.3 million. The work would involve various upgrades, replacements, renovations and life-safety survey requirements.