A week from today, construction crews will be ready to start work on the Madison High School renovation project. The Madison Central School Board last night approved the construction manager’s guaranteed maximum price (or G-M-P), that was presented by Mike Bates of Henry Carlson Company. Bates said that it took some time to come to the final numbers.
Bates told the board the G-M-P for the project is close to 13-and-a-half-million dollars. Just over 13-million of that is based on the bids for the construction and renovation work, and the remainder of that total is contingency. He told the board that there are alternates that it could choose to add to the project also if it had the money to do so.
Bates had presented all of the information to the project’s building committee earlier on Monday, and Board President Tom Farrell recommended its approval to the board last night.
Business Manager Mitchell Brooks told the board that the 14-and-a-half-million dollars that was approved by the voters for the project includes the construction manager’s guaranteed maximum price, along with an architect fee of close to 750-thousand dollars, the construction manager’s fee of close to 415-thousand, and furnishings and equipment totaling around 291-thousand dollars. That 14-and-a-half million dollars includes approximately six-point-three-million dollars in general obligation bonds that were sold in December, and, according to Brooks, another 8-point-three million dollars in capital outlay certificates that could be issued in a couple of weeks at the board’s regular meeting. He said that the district also has applied for an interest-free loan from the state, and if that’s approved, then it would decrease the amount issued in capital outlay certificates.
Farrell told the board that even with some changes, the project is still a very solid one.
Mike Bates of Henry Carlson said work on the project will start next week on the corridors – where the contractors will be taking out all of the ceiling tile – and that’s an area that will be worked on throughout the next year. He said the first phase of the project will include the new Science wing, which should be done by December, and then the new entrance, the gymnasium, and the locker rooms should be completed by April of 2013. The remaining four phases of the project have the estimated completion date scheduled for December of 2013.
A groundbreaking ceremony on the renovation project will be held next Monday, July 9th at 6:30.