Frewsburg Board Approves Capital Project Change Order

FREWSBURG – An ongoing capital project in the Frewsburg Central School district will require an additional $21,503.

On Tuesday, the district’s Board of Education held a special meeting to approve a change order resolution in that amount for its construction project at Robert H. Jackson Elementary School.

According to Danielle O’Connor, Frewsburg superintendent, the amount reflected in the change order will go toward the reconfiguration of the school’s parking lot, allowing for easier traffic flow. O’Connor said the special meeting was required because she is only authorized to make a change order of $15,000 or less.

“The neck, or the throat, where traffic was coming and going in the parent (drop-off) loop was too tight, so we asked them to design it so that it would have a better flow of traffic,” O’Connor said. “Everybody agreed that (the change order) amount was reasonable.”

The district’s current capital project at Robert H. Jackson Elementary School is in the closing stages of its first phase, which included a roof replacement and the addition of a drop-off loop in the school’s parking lot. O’Connor previously said this phase will be finished before the start of the school year. A second phase is planned for next summer, which includes interior work.

The first phase was initially approved in March by the board in the amount of $208,500. It is being undertaken by H.H. Rauh Contracting Co., which was named the lowest bidder for the project. The district will again be seeking bids from contractors to perform the second phase.