Hudson -- The Board voted Sept. 23 to approve two summer emergency projects and a contract for the new website.
Two high school air conditioning units were replaced on an emergency basis during the summer, according to Business Manager Derek Cluse. The condensing units which cooled the first and second floor of the C-Wing were found to be improperly working during a routine maintenance check in late July, Cluse said.
Due to the timing and need for the repair, the job could not be sent out to bid, Board President Dave Zuro said. Purchases/repairs of more than $25,000 are required to be competitively bid, unless under "emergency expenditures."
The units were replaced by McQuay Air Conditioning at a total cost of $50,551.
The Board also approved payment of another summer project for $76,320 for the replacement of two hot water heaters, one hot water tank and "a significant portion of the associated hot water circulation."
The hot water tank was replaced by four smaller tanks, Cluse said.
These replacements were installed by Shuman, Inc.
Both the air conditioning and hot water component replacements were paid for from permanent improvement levy funds.
The Board also approved two purchases relating to the new website the district will unveil later this school year.
The Board OK'd $30,316 to Schoolwires, which will pay for training and hosting services at seven district locations beginning Oct. 1, 2013 and running through June 30, 2014.
The Board also approved $15,400 for web-hosting services from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. However, due to an estimated subsidy discount, the Board may only need to pay $9,749.