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Saucon Valley: Board seeks quotes for repairs

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Repairs to a retention pond and flashing on the roof of Saucon Valley HS may be in the works for the Saucon Valley School District in the future.

School board members listened to district Director of Operations Wally Zimpfer at the July 17 meeting discuss the importance of making repairs to the retention pond and the roof.

Zimpfer told board members the pond must be repaired due to defects.

"The current system has failed," he said. "We have a huge washout at the mouth."

According to Zimpfer, the project requires filling in the retention pond.

As of the July 17 meeting Zimpfer was seeking quotes for the project. The first quote received was in the amount of $19,546.

Board President Michael Karabin questioned whether the project is a necessity.

Zimpfer said the district must take action, as the pond area is four feet deep.

The flashing on the high school roof also must be replaced. Zimpfer said the project entails sealing and caulking joints.

He told board members the project is necessary as the roof has not been replaced since 1968-69.

The first quote the district received was in the trict received was in the amount of $9,450.

District Superintendent Sandra Fellin offered her support for both projects. She said money is available in the district budget.

"They [projects] are quite expensive," she said. "We will be looking to use the fund balance. These two could fall under capital."

Zimpfer said he will present board members with additional quotes at a future board meeting.

In other business, Assistant Superintendent Carl Atikinson briefly discussed the gifted plan and the professional development/induction plan. The plans, he said, are routine and are required to be updated by the state.