Minster School Board Approves Renovation Project Bids

Bob Blindauer
Staff Writer

Minster’s School Board met in special session recently to review bids for the upcoming junior/senior high school renovation project,  approving $7.89 million in base bids and $231,000 in alternate bids for work on the planned $10.3 million project. The bids accepted keep the project nearly $577,000 under budget.

Garmann/Miller & Associates architect Brad Garmann expressed approval as well, “We are very pleased with the bids coming this far under budget.”

Superintendent Brenda Boeke had received the recommendations for awarding the prime contracting packages for abatement, general trades, plumbing, HVAC, and electric from Quandel Construction Group of Westerville, Ohio, who had identified the following contractors as “the lowest responsible bidders that have prepared bids that are in conformance to the contract documents.”

Board members accepted the $32,400 bid of Midwest Environmental Control, Inc., Toledo, to remove items and structures which will be replaced; the general trades bid of $2.782 million from H.A. Dorsten Inc., Minster; an bid for  plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning of $2.724 million from Regal Plumbing & Heating Co., Sidney; and a $2.356 million bid for electrical from Sollmann Electric Co., Sidney.

 Removal work inside the building is scheduled to then begin May 1.

The project is being financed with $6.7 million of local funding through the district’s 1-mill income tax levy and $3.6 million in Ohio Facilities Construction Commission funding.

Garmann said that after renovation the building’s facade will not look much different, but “the interior will be completely different.”