SYRACUSE — During a 12-minute meeting held Monday afternoon, Feb. 24, in Syracuse, the Wawasee School Board approved a bid from Fort Wayne-based Hamilton Hunter Builders for 2020 facility improvement projects. Hamilton Hunter’s bid is for $2,219,600.
All but one of the projects will be in either Wawasee High School or Wawasee Middle School. Following is a list of the projects:
• Restrooms will be renovated at both WHS and WMS.
• The auxiliary gym roof will be replaced at WHS.
• Physical education locker rooms will be touched up at WHS.
• At WMS, about 15 water drains will be reworked.
• Limestone will be removed, then new bricks installed all the way around the top of the WMS building. Aluminum capping will be installed to keep the bricks in place. Capping will also be installed where there are bricks above windows. Approximately 1,000 bricks will be replaced.
• Fifty-five new parking spots will be added to the side of the new central office building purchased in 2018 on the property formerly used by Precision Automotive in Syracuse. It is anticipated the move into the new building will be done sometime during this summer.
James Flecker, director of personnel and legal services for the Wawasee Community School Corporation, said some of the work will begin within the next couple of weeks pending arrival of materials. The anticipated completion date is July 31. Flecker noted Hamilton Hunter Builders did a major project at the high school in the summer of 2015 and the work done gave no causes for concern.