Austintown readies $50 million schools project
Ground will be broken before the end of this month on the $50 million Austintown schools project, now that the board of education has approved seven construction contracts.
The board approved contracts Monday for the lowest bidders:
Hudson Group Inc.: general trades, $17,736,350.
Boak and Sons Inc.: roofing, $1,396,400.
Commercial Appliance Contracts Inc.: food-service equipment, $779,462.
RNL Fire Systems LLC: fire protection, $299,000.
Antenucci Inc.: plumbing, $1,950,000; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning, $5,391,250.
W.T. Leone’s Tri-Area Electric Co. Inc.: electricity, $5,315,480.
Superintendent Vince Colaluca said now that the contracts are approved, digging likely will commence next week.
“Now we can start the digging and laying the plumbing pipes,” Colaluca said. “From this point, every phase will start moving along.”
The Ohio School Facilities Commission is paying for $27 million of the $50 million project to build two new elementary buildings on the current schools campus off Idaho Road: a kindergarten-through-second-grade building and a third-through-fifth-grade facility.
The district passed a 2.9-mill bond issue in May 2010 to raise the remaining $23 million.