Special Meeting

Mora Elementary School, Commons Area

July 13, 2021

5:00 p.m.

The Special Meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 332, Mora, Minnesota, was called to order by Scott Moe, Board Chair, at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call. Board Members present were: Board Chair Scott Moe, Board Vice Chair/Treasurer Robert Woods, Clerk Tammy Bohachek, Robert Jensen, and Matt Heggernes.  Member Deb Hallin was absent. Also present were Superintendent Dan Voce, Technology Director Shane Knutson, and Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator Kelly Christianson.  Also in attendance were Sean Lewis, Senior Project Manager and Evan Johnson, Project Manager, with ICS.

A motion to approve the agenda was made by Member Woods and seconded by Member Heggernes. No discussion was held. The motion passed unanimously.

Sean Lewis, Senior Project Manager, ICS, led a powerpoint presentation of the new high school construction project to ensure the entire board is up to speed on the project information.  This included an overview of the project finances, approval matrix, updates on value engineering, and review of a proposal from the board’s request to examine adding the additional classrooms that were included as a bid alternate during the original bid process, but not selected at that time.   Further discussion was held.

Board Chair Moe introduced a motion to approve additional classrooms; and changes to the parking lot near the practice field as required by the City of Mora.  The sum of the classroom addition and parking lot changes are $582,108.91, with a contingency of $17,891.09 for a total approval of $600,000.00 for additional expenditures to the construction project.  Member Woods motioned to approve, seconded by Member Bohachek.  Discussion was held.  Superintendent Voce responded to questions pertaining to the usage of ESSER II & ESSER III funds for furniture, equipment, technology and security, thus freeing up funds in the construction budget to allow for bid overages and the change order for adding the classrooms at this time.  The motion passed unanimously.

Board Chair Moe introduced the motion to approve Proposal Request No. 7.  Associated changes include: changing the depth of the sanitary tie-in at the existing manhole structure in 9th Street, changing the slope of the sanitary piping from 1% to 2% to account for the deepened tie-in point, and changing the storm water piping material from reinforced concrete piping to PVC piping at the underground water crossings for a total cost of $222,429.21.  Changes related to this proposal request come from comments received from the State Plumbing Plan review.  Member Heggernes motioned to approve, member Woods seconded the motion.  Further discussion was held.  It was noted the funds for this change order will come out of the contingency funds already established in the approved construction budget.  The motion passed unanimously.  

No other business came before the board.

A motion to adjourn was made by Member Jensen, and seconded by Member Heggernes. The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

Scott Moe, Board Chair

Tammy Bohachek, Clerk

Published in the Kanabec County Times Nov. 4, 2021


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