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High School Track, Pivik Elementary Among Items Discussed at Facilities Committee Meeting

A roundup of items discussed at last week's Plum School Board facilities committee meeting.

Here's a roundup of some items that were discussed at the Sept. 6 Plum School Board facilities committee meeting.

High School Track

Officials discussed the possibility of resurfacing the high school track.

L.R. Kimball architect Steve Ackerman said after a walk-through of the track, there were no immediate safety concerns. He said there are some cosmetic issues—cracks and some ponding.

He said architects have come up with three options for the track. the first would be cleaning the surface and spraying it with a new top coat and lines. That option would cost about $120,000.

The second option is to clean the surface, correct the cracking and pour a 1/4-inch thick surface on top for about $180,000.

The final option is replacing the old surface with a completely new one. That cost would range from $500,000 to $600,000.

John Hummel, marketing segment leader for architect L.R. Kimball, said he doesn't think there's enough failure on the existing track to completely resurface it.

Officials are expected to continue discussing the matter.

Pivik Construction Update

Construction at the new Pivik Elementary site is going smoothly.

Dennis Russo, an independent contractor serving as the district representative for construction, said crews are working on the footers, masonry and block work for the new school.

Steel frames have been erected and crews have started site piping. Underground plumbing work has begun and catch basins have been delivered.

School board member Andy Drake said he's been visiting the construction site and is impressed with the work occurring there.

"I've been really happy when I've been out there," he said.

Facility Use

The Plum Borough Basketball Association is hoping to get more gym time using district facilities.

Jay White, representing the PBBA, said the association has been growing since it started four years ago. Teams currently use the gym at , but more gym time is needed.

White said the currently uses gym time at , but the association would like to try to get authorized use for that space.

After board members had encouraged association representatives to work out an agreement with the YMCA, they came to a consensus that time would not conflict between the two organizations from October through December.

The PBBA has submitted a facility use application for that time but still would like to be considered for gym use from January through March, White said.

He said he doesn't feel the association should have to go through the YMCA to get approval.

Board members said they would make a decision when the time comes, but they wanted the two organizations to work things out amongst themselves as much as they could to avoid creating conflict.

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