The Town of Cedaredge will spend another $4,000 of its funds to pay for an asbestos study of the school district's Hunsicker elementary school property.
The school district has plans to demolish the west classroom wing to make way for parking.
An asbestos assessment is required before demolition, said Mayor Pat Means at the town board's Oct. 17 meeting.
In addition to the town's own $4,000 donation to the project, it will seek an additional $4,000 grant to cover cost of the estimated $8,000 assessment.
In 2008 obsolete design and energy inefficiency of the Hunsicker classroom wing led district officials to ask voters for money to build the new Cedaredge Elementary School.
The district's $49.9 million bond request (which included money for other district spending needs) was soundly defeated by voters and the new Cedaredge elementary was built with state funds contributed by energy exploration and production companies.
Cedaredge has contributed $9,000 to the Hunsicker project to date. Delta County has given $5,000, and the contribution of Region 10 will total $14,000 if the town's grant request is awarded. The $28,000 total is primarily for study and planning.blog comments powered by Disqus