UPDATE: The Charles City School Board approved an agreement with Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc. for professional services in the Charles City Middle School new parking lot project. The contract is capped at $30,600
The parking lot plan so far is to add 50 more parking spaces to the west of the middle school. The estimated cost is $160,374. It’s construction would begin in mid-May.
The board approved the west parking lot project as part of the summer of 2017 capital projects to be paid from sales tax and physical plant and equipment levy funds, according to district administration.
Superintendent Dr. Dan Cox will recommend the board set the date and time for a public hearing during the board’s Monday, April 24, meeting in the Floyd Community Center.
In a letter to the district, Terry McCarthy of SEH covered some details of the project:
“It is desirable to have capacity for approximately 50 cars, including handicap accessible spaces. Access to both Comet Drive and the north bus loop is desired,” he wrote, explaining that he met with the district’s building and grounds director, Jerry Mitchell, Oct. 12. “The parking lot construction shall be concrete with curbing, storm sewer and lighting. Lighting fixtures and placement shall be similar to what was used on the Middle School Project.
“Finally, it is desirable to have the proposed parking lot located as far north as possible and not in direct view from the the windows of the new middle school.”