Board Special Session 2/22/16

SPECIAL SESSION

Monday, February 22, 2016

 

The South Hamilton Board of Education met in special session on Monday, February 22, 2016 in the Boardroom at the Middle/High School.  President Will Johnston called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present: Joely Swenson, Amber Van De Pol, and Duane Vavroch.  Vavroch participated via phone conference.  Absent:  Marie Johnson.  Also present:  Secondary Principal Scott Dryer, Superintendent Ken Howard and Board Secretary Susan Headley. Media:  Scott Ervin.

 

APPROVE AGENDA:  Motion by Swenson, second by Van De Pol to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

RECEIVE INITIAL PROPOSAL FROM SHEA FOR 2016-17 MASTER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS:  South Hamilton Education Association representative, Jolene Voga, was present to give their initial proposal for 2016-17 Master Contract negotiations which included proposing a 2-year contract; carryover up to two (2) unused personal leave days or receive the current substitute pay for personal leave not used; year one increase base $970 to $38,500 for total package increase of 3.53%; and year two increase base an additional $970 with total package increase yet to be determined.  The Board of Directors will present its response in an upcoming open session; pending a FY17 SSA decision by the state and an improved understanding as per a number of other financial uncertainties.

 

REPORT ON PUBLIC HEARING:   Superintendent Howard reported on the Public Hearing held Thursday, February 11, 2016 on the Middle/High School Renovations and Additions Project.  No one was present to file objections to the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, or cost of such improvement.

 

Gary Houdeshell and Mike Fields, from Lang Construction Group, Inc. were present.  Houdeshell outlined the Budget Control Report summarizing the updated costs.

 

APPROVE BID AND AWARD CONTRACT FOR GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PACKAGE:  Motion by Van De Pol, second by Swenson to approve bid and award the contract for the Middle/High School Renovations & Additions General Construction package to Rochon Corporation of Urbandale, Iowa, in the amount of $3,590,000 for the base bid.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVE BID AND AWARD CONTRACT FOR MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION PACKAGE:  Motion by Van De Pol, second by Swenson to approve bid and award the contract for the Middle/High School Renovations & Additions Mechanical Construction package to Kruck Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. of Boone, Iowa, in the amount of $3,627,000 for the base bid.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVE BID AND AWARD CONTRACT FOR ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION PACKAGE:  Motion by Swenson, second by Van De Pol to approve bid and award the contract for the Middle/High School Renovations & Additions Electrical Construction package to Van Maanen Electric, Inc of Newton, Iowa, in the amount of $1,381,000 for the base bid.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVE BID AND AWARD CONTRACT FOR FIRE PROTECTION PACKAGE:  Motion by Swenson, second by Van De Pol to approve bid and award the contract for the Middle/High School Renovations & Additions Fire Protection Construction package to Midwest Automatic Fire Sprinkler Co. of Des Moines, Iowa, in the amount of $197,480 for the base bid.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

PERSONNEL:  Hire:  Motion by Swenson, second by Van De Pol to hire Carlton Ness as Industrial Technology teacher for 2016-17 pending completion of required coursework and appropriate certification.  Motion carried unanimously. Transfer:  Motion by Van De Pol, second by Swenson to approve recommendation to transfer Janet Greufe to the position of Board Secretary/Business Manager effective 2016-17.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURN:  President Johnston declared the meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Will Johnston                                                                   Susan L. Headley

President, Board of Directors                                            Secretary, Board of Directors