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BOE lets central office bids

Published 12:13pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education is one step closer to a new central office building.

The board approved a measure Monday to allow the superintendent to begin the process of letting and accepting bids.

“The next step for us is to put bidding packets together and let the bids,” said Superintendent Joe Windle.

Windle said the board will also have to publish in the newspaper when the bids are let, which is a requirement of the state building commission.

“McKee and Associates have completed the plans,” WIndle said. “We have the initial costs for the building and site work, so we will let the bids to see what the actual cost is going to be.”

Initial estimates were for a total project cost of $530,000. As previously reported, the county commission pledged $40,000 per year for 10 years. The board of education would be responsible for the remaining $130,000.

“It is also time for us to begin to construct a legal agreement between the board of education and the commissioners for the (funds) they have committed to,” Windle said.

In other news, the board decided to approve a measure to open a line of credit at Regions Bank for the Horseshoe Bend principal.

“This is for a credit card that the principal will be able to use to speed certain processes up in terms of purchasing small items,” Windle said. “Sometimes, the principals need something that doesn’t take a purchase order or they need it very quickly, so this (credit card) will give the principals some flexibility to do that.”

The board’s next work session is scheduled for Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a regular meeting at 5 p.m.