School system requests $16 million on Trussville bond issue
By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville City Board of Education on Tuesday approved a letter requesting Mayor Gene Melton and the Trussville City Council include $16 million worth of projects — including the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium — in its bond issue.
Trussville City Schools wishes to have $16,207,889 included in the city’s bond issue.
The letter states that the school system would like the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium project, which is costing $14,626,550, to be included.
According to the letter, Trussville City Schools’ budget for the stadium was $14,170,937. The bids that came in June 6 were “higher than we anticipated,” the letter states. The stadium is expected to be complete by late September 2014.
Additional funds the school system is requesting for the bond include $675,000 for the project’s contingency, which includes change orders, furniture, fixtures, equipment and Silver Husky seating at the stadium. It also includes $756,339 to be reimbursed to Trussville City Schools for architectural and engineering fees.
The final item on the request is $150,000 for permanent bleachers and concession fit-out at Phil English Field. The school board approved Lathan Architects for that project.
The letter states that Trussville City Schools Facilities Coordinator Barry Davis and Finance Director Jim Kirkland discussed this information with Melton on Oct. 22.
The next Trussville City Council meeting is Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at Trussville City Hall.
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