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The Edison Local Board of Education has approved a $474,000 bid to construct a new multi-purpose bus facility for the district.

  Officials approved Hively Construction Co. Inc. of Canfield perform the work during the Oct. 21 regular session at Stanton Elementary. Hively will construct a 563-square-foot metal building complete with a metal roof, driver’s lounge and two restrooms on three acres of land located nearly a quarter mile from the Edison High School campus in Richmond. Work could begin on Nov. 1 and Superintendent Bill Beattie said the company was already familiar with the district.

   “They are doing the [Edison High School] gym and half-time locker room and concession area,” Beattie said. “Hopefully, we’ll have a completion date by April 1.”

   The facility will accommodate about 20 district buses and vans since the current site was being used for the new softball field at Edison’s Unified Sports Complex. The board previously approved a contract with Strollo Architects handling the design. Meanwhile, officials transferred $500,000 from the district’s general fund to the construction fund.

   In other construction matters, the board approved a contract with Christoff Construction LLC of Bloomingdale for new press boxes at the baseball and softball field at EHS. The project costs $89,706 and Beattie said work could be finished by winter.

  Officials also approved a series of change orders and deductions including Hively Construction for $20,677 for concession stand duct work, fire pull stations, base wall, painting and blower addition; Techline Sports Lighting LLC for $17,349.91 for electrical trenching and backfill excavation; TS Electric for $22,143 to install a conduit for the baseball scoreboard and rework the existing outdoor press box lighting with two additional floodlights; SHP for $27,644 for foundation change, black ceiling, elevator door, gym walls and floor changes at the fieldhouse; and Grae-Con Construction for $8,750 to add drainage structures and piping for the sidewalk related to the Stanton outdoor classroom project.

  Among other business, the board:

–Approved supplemental contracts for Kodi Peterson as assistant athletic director and Gretchen Yanssens as swimming volunteer;

–Employed Marsh Mazur as a cook at EHS and Tracy Vincenzo as an NBC at John Gregg Elementary;

–Approved a contract with Alisha Waugh, orientation and mobility specialist, for CVI-related services;

–Approved a contract with Jefferson County Juvenile Court for liaison services;

–Approved a $700 donation to the Todd Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund;

–Approved a swim team contract with Steubenville City Schools;

–Set the next meeting for Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at EHS.

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