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Minutes from BOE Meeting July 15, 2015 Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00

PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Special Meeting

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Board Room

Pender Resource Center

798 U.S. Hwy. 117 South

Burgaw, N.C., 28425

9:20 a.m.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

LEADSHIP TEAM MEMBERS PRESENT

Karen Rouse, Chair

Dr. Terri Cobb, Superintendent

Katherine Herring, via telephone

 

Kenneth I. Lanier, Jr., via telephone

 

Tom Roper

 

Karen Rouse, Chair, and Tom Roper were in attendance.  Katherine Herring and Kenneth Lanier participated by phone.  Brad George was not in attendance.  At approximately 9:25 a.m., the meeting was called to order.  Tom Roper made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Katherine Herring.  On a motion by Kenneth Lanier, seconded by Tom Roper, the Board moved to Closed Session. 

In Open Session, David Smith reviewed summer construction projects.  The first project involved the replacement of carpet in the media centers at Cape Fear Elementary and Cape Fear Middle Schools.  Mr. Smith presented three bids including Floortex ($36,445.00), Williams Carpet ($35,000.00), and Farrior’s Carpet ($33,990.88), and recommended Farrior’s Carpet.  On a motion by Tom Roper, seconded by Kenneth Lanier, the recommendation was approved.

David Smith presented the request for burners in order to convert the boilers to gas at Malpass Corner, South Topsail, and North Topsail Schools.  Mr. Smith presented three bids, Matt Marshall and Company ($5995.00 ea. , totaling $17,985.00) and CSS Boiler and Mechanical Supply LLC ($5,361.15 ea., totaling $16,294.74).  Mr. Smith recommended CSS Boiler and Mechanical Supply, LLC.  On a motion by Kenneth Lanier, seconded by Katherine Herring, the recommendation was approved.

David Smith presented the roof replacement to the gym at Pender High School.  While the project had been previously approved by the Board, the project plan had been denied by DPI, requiring a new bid.  Mr. Smith recommended Howard Roofing Consultants with a projected cost of $350,000.00.  On a motion by Katherine Herring, seconded by Tom Roper, the project was approved.

Mr. Smith reported that he was receiving bids on the walkway covers at West Pender Middle School.  This had been in the previous budget.  He indicated that he would report back to the Board at their next meeting.

Dr. Cobb requested an update on the condition of the steps leading to Bibby Hall at Pender High School.  The steps were falling and needed to be replaced.  Mr. Smith reported that he was receiving bids.  The Board approved the project, not to exceed $30,000.00

On a motion by Tom Roper, seconded by Katherine Herring, the Board approved the HR report.  The Board adjourned at approximately 10:50 a.m.

Board Chair

Karen Rouse

Superintendent                                                                                 

Terri R. Cobb, Ed.D.