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Lake-Lehman superintendent praises grant effort

April 08. 2013 11:27PM
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LEHMAN TWP. — At Monday’s Lake-Lehman School Board meeting, Superintendent James McGovern gave credit to a number of school district employees and volunteers for helping to obtain a $500,000 gaming grant for improved sports facilities.

McGovern said the district’s grant-writing process was only begun on Dec. 10 with a deadline of Dec. 31. He praised Lori Bednarek, special projects coordinator for the district, for the success of the grant.

The superintendent said, the district is committed to providing all the new facilities and improvements asked for in the grant even though the district had requested more than $800,000.

McGovern said that Saturday community work days will help make up the discrepancy in funds. He also said the district’s large fundraiser, the Knight of Mayhem, will still take place June 1 even though the cost of the new turf is being provided by the grant.

In regular business, the board approved the execution of a contract with CM3 Building Solutions for a guaranteed energy performance contract dependent upon securing financing. This type of contract provides energy-saving equipment.

Under the contract, the equipment is guaranteed by the state to produce savings which are equal to or greater than the amount of the amortization payment on the loan. Energy efficient boilers, windows and lighting might be part of the energy savings package.

The board also accepted the $65,000 bid of All American Tracks, of Amherst, Ohio, for resurfacing the athletic field’s running track.

The next regular meeting of the board will be Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the library of the Junior-Senior High School.

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