North East School District’s maintenance team has been busy this summer, checking items off the capital projects list.
New carpet in North East Middle School replaces the original 15+ year-old carpet. The cost was 38 percent under budget. Brick maintenance work was also performed at NEMS for a cost 13 percent under budget. Parking lots at the elementary center were coated and cracks were filled by TC Paving of Waterford at a cost 53 percent below budget.
The district’s fleet of tractors, used year-round for mowing and plowing will be replaced. Zahm and Matson was the low bidder.
Not originally budgeted for, but deemed necessary was installation of security cameras in North East High School. Over 20 cameras are now located throughout the building.
Footage is recorded and dated. At the August 5 meeting of North East School Directors, board members were shown a brief demonstration of the cameras and their abilities. Technology director Ed Snoke said at a cost of less than $10,000 the cameras were purchased at a significant savings and will help with prevention and solving potential problems at NEHS.
Lastly, a thermoscan of the district building roofs helped determine where leaks may be located. Maintenance supervisor Mike Skrekla said the scan, at $2,600, detects punctures in the roof surface that are not visible to the naked eye.