Directors OK Engineering Study For High School Systems

Pottsgrove High School

POTTSTOWN PA – Moore Engineering Company of Lancaster PA, which has provided professional mechanical and electrical engineering services since 1961, won authorization Tuesday (March 27, 2012) from the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors for a $9,102 contract to conduct a thorough study of the aging support systems at the Kauffman Road high school.

The study, and the firm approved to carry it out, were recommended two weeks ago by the Pottsgrove School District administration as a first step in determining the extent of and costs for renovating some portions of the school building.

The structure was last refurbished and expanded in 1991 and 1992, but its heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and security systems were not addressed at the time. Now they have reached the end of their life cycle and are becoming expensive and difficult to repair, Director of Facilities and Plants Michael Katzenmoyer said earlier.

When they met March 13, directors discussed but deferred their approval of a contract. With their agreement, the work could get under way soon. Business Administrator David Nester said the study could be completed and in the board’s hands by May 1.

Directors have yet to consider assigning a second study, at an added cost, for of the high school’s deteriorating roof.

In another but unrelated building matter Tuesday, directors awarded a bid of $11,953 to Denney Electric Supply, to install classroom motion sensors at Pottsgrove Middle School.

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