Lighting, A/C work to begin at campuses
The Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted a bid to begin the first of its bond projects in a meeting held Monday evening.
Kendnel Kasper Construction, Inc., of Kerrville, was awarded a lighting and air-conditioning contract for $867,427.
Phase I projects are being made possible by the $9.3 million bond taxpayers voted for in May.
The projects to be completed by the company will include the replacement of regular lights to LED lighting at the Fredericksburg Middle and High School gymnasiums and auditorium. The new lighting systems will help save in energy costs and eliminate the buzzing noises from the lights, officials said.
Air conditioning systems district-wide will be updated through the next two years, in addition to painting projects and carpeting.
Bobby Kincaid of Pfluger Architects provided the board with information about the three bids that were received.
“We received three bids from very reputable companies that have worked with us before,” Kincaid said. “This summer has been very busy across the state. We talked with all three and they all have reasonable coverage as far as sub-contractors.”
Phase I’s schedule completion date is Aug. 30, though there are concerns about that date due to the auditorium’s house lighting project complexity, summer events at the auditorium and the chairs.
“We will just have to work through the schedule. They are completely willing to work with y’all,” Kincaid said. “We are only talking about the house lights. The stage lights will not be affected at all. What will probably have to happen is that temporary lights will have to be put on the side walls to serve as house lights.”
Phase I projects will begin soon, though an exact start date was not specified.
A reorganization of the board was approved at the meeting. The officers of the board will be as follows: Brian Lehne, president; C. Lance Love, vice president; and Kelly C. DiCuffa, secretary.
The board’s newcomer, Judge Edwards, was appointed as a board delegate to the 2018 Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) delegate assembly.
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