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The Journal Gazette

Monday, March 20, 2017 10:02 pm

FWCS projects get OK'd

Ashley Sloboda | The Journal Gazette

Construction projects are one step closer to becoming a reality at multiple city schools, including St. Joseph Central Elementary.

In a brief special meeting Monday, the Fort Wayne Community Schools board unanimously awarded a $7.2 million contract to Hamilton Hunter Builders Inc. for the St. Joseph renovation, which is funded from the 2016 referendum.

The project includes architectural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical renovations to the school in northeast Fort Wayne.

Work will be done in phases through summer 2018.

The board also awarded a $348,000 contract to Automated Logic for the building’s automation systems.

A contract for miscellaneous asphalt repairs and resurfacing – as well as concrete pavement and walk replacements – at several buildings was also approved. The $450,020 contract with Wayne Asphalt & Construction Co. Inc. is funded from the capital projects fund and the 2016 bond. Work should be completed by Aug. 4.

Finally, the capital projects fund is paying for a $790,000 contract with Current Mechanical for improvements at Maplewood, Shambaugh and South Wayne elementary schools.

The work includes corridor ceiling, lighting, plumbing and fire alarm replacement at Maplewood; a chilled water plant replacement at Shambaugh; and restroom renovations at South Wayne.