Last updated: May 13. 2014 12:50PM - 479 Views
By - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

The City of Caneyville will soon begin the next phase of its repairs on the old Caneyville School.


During its regularly scheduled Monday, May 12 meeting, the Caneyville City Commission took action to begin renovations and repairs on the old Home Economics room and a portion of the old Caneyville School’s roof.


The City hopes to continue renovations on the old school to make it not just a museum and tribute to the City’s heritage but also available for community use.


“The old school needs to be used,” said City Commissioner Mike Geary.


Prt of the purpose of the old school renovation is to make it functional and usable, he said.


Marilyn Templeman, of the Caneyville Community Club, attended the City Commission meeting to discuss the City’s possibly renovating and refurbishing the Home Ec. room.


The floor of the Home Ec. room requires repairs; a number of ceiling tiles require replacement; and other housekeeping work is needed.


The City Commission passed a motion to renovate the old school’s Home Ec. Room.


Templeman said she would approach the Community Club to discuss assisting the City with work on the Home Ec. room, as well.


In addition, City Commissioner Scott Majors presented quotes for repairs on the old school’s roof to extend the life of the roof.


Majors said he was given a number of options, including repairing and sealing the outside edges of the roof above the gym and where the old high school meets the gym at the cost of $3,985 and coating the entire roof in a white coating for an additional $7,500.


The City Commission passed a motion to repair and seal the outside edges of the roof above the gym and where the gym connects to the old high school at the cost of $3,985.


This work is estimated to extend the life of the roof by at least five years, Majors said.


In other business:


*The City Commission discussed the progress at the new Caneyville ballpark.


According to Majors, a number of items still need to be finished, but he estimates the ballpark should be ready for use, weather permitting, within the next two weeks.


*The City Commission passed a motion to accept the 2014-2015 fiscal year end quotes from Construction Site Services for materials and from Brenntag for chemicals.


*Geary complimented the Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department for its assistance with preserving the cherry tree in front of the old school.


Firefighters covered the tree with tarp to protect it from frost, and the tree was in full bloom during last month’s Caneyville Alumni Banquet, Geary said.

Comments
comments powered by Disqus


Featured Businesses


Poll



Mortgage Minute