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Colony Oak work topic of special meeting
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Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District have called for a special meeting today on the Colony Oak Elementary School reconstruction plans
They’ll discuss the specifics of the voter-approved Measure G project with the parties involved during the 3:05 p.m. open session in the District Office conference room, 304 N. Acacia Ave.
Included are the construction agreement, site lease, sublease, and notice of proceed with the phase of work.
The latter is the proposal for scope of site work involving CT Brayton & Sons, Inc.
According to Deanna Shirlock, who is the senior project manager for the Escalon-based construction company, the work here would consist of the following:
uClear and grub area at the new sanitary septic system, removing tree and bushes form the area of construction while demolishing existing landscape and structures.
uConstruction of new sanitary sewer system, well site with all associated equipment, domestic and fire water system, and storm drain system with underground storage. This part of the proposal includes DSA-approved drawings per Alternate 3 Reduced Work Site, as noted in her letter to RUSD officials.
uDemolish existing sanitary system while rerouting water lines in the area of the new building locations.
uOver-excavate and construct building pads for new classroom buildings.
uConstruct new off-site access, fire lane, curb, gutter and walks as specified in the Alternative 3 Reduced Work Site.
uInstall site fencing. This proposal includes decorative panels, black vinyl coated fencing fabric with galvanized powder-coated black posts at the face of the school and around the parking lots, with galvanized chain link fences in all other areas.
The plan calls for students to continue attending classes at Colony Oak during construction stages of converting the kindergarten- through eighth-grade school to a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) campus.
CFO Khush Gheyara of CFW Inc. said at last month’s meeting that given the expanded scope and the prevailing inflationary environment – for example, CT Brayton & Sons observed bids increasing by more than 15 percent since the start of the year – Colony Oak reconstruction will be conducted in two phases.
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