Building contracts awarded

BOTKINS — Botkins Local Schools Board of Education members selected Charles Construction Services Inc. as its construction manager during Tuesday’s special board meeting.

Charles Construction Services, of Findlay, submitted the lowest bid to complete construction of the new school building approved by voters in November. Groundbreaking for the new school is April 14.

Charles Construction Services low bid came in at $10.03 million. Also, Vulcan Enterprises, of Carey, was awarded the bid to complete fire protection at $225,436, Feldkamp Enterprises Inc. of Cincinnati, was awarded the plumbing and HVAC work at $3.14 million, and Active Electric Inc., of Dayton, was awarded all electric and communications work at $2.58 million.

Botkins Superintendent Connie Schneider said 22 total bids were received on the five different projects, which were bid out in five packages, including general trades, fire protection, plumbing, HVAC and electric and communications

However, board members must await official approval from the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission, but they do not expect any problem with approval.

Bids for the project were opened March 12.