Winter weather hasn't delayed second phase of Trimble athletic field project
Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:00 AM
The weather hasn't delayed work on the second phase of Trimble County High School's athletic field project. But that could change. Contractors expect rain to have a major impact on the project this weekend.
Demolition of the old football complex behind the high school is complete, except for a retaining wall, Bob Haffermann with K. Norman Berry Associates Architects of Louisville, told the school board Wednesday.
Contractors plan for the wall to come down today, if there aren't any weather issues.
The project includes a new football field, practice fields, track and field facilities, concession stand and bleachers.
The school board awarded the $2.26 million bid to David Engineering and Construction of Louisville in October.
"They're on schedule where they thought they'd be," Haffermann said.
Rain expected this weekend will likely cause issues for the rest of the year though. Haffermann said crews expect to begin work again in the second week of January if the forecasted rain falls this weekend.
School board member Tony Walker said a freeze would most likely allow work to continue, even if the area receives a lot of rain.
"He'll work when he can work," Walker said of the contractor. "I think they've gotten a lot done in the time they've been there."
In other business:
Attendance at each school remains high this year. So far, the district has a 95.9 percent attendance rate, assistant superintendent Jessica Wilcoxson said.
Enrollment also increased by one student in the last month. The district has seen an increase of two students district-wide since the first day of school.
Usually, the district sees a decrease in the number of students between the first day of school and Christmas break, she said.
School board members appointed the board chair and vice chair for 2014.
Kim Temple will serve as the board chair and Jill Simmons will serve as the vice chair.
The board's next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Trimble County Schools Central Office.