Student vacations usher in district projects at Hudson High School

by Tim Troglen | reporter Published:

Hudson -- As school let out for the summer, the district was busy preparing for a variety of projects which will be completed prior to the students' return.

The Hudson Board of Education gave a unanimous nod at its June 9 meeting to a couple of roof repairs and a paving project at Hudson High School.

One roof repair began in June, with the other scheduled to have begun July 8.

The Board approved a $251,315 contract with Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc./a subsidiary of Tremco Inc. for replacement of two sections of the high school roof, totalling 33,250 square feet.

The project began June 12 and should be completed around July 10, according to the district.

The Board also approved $108,586 contract with Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc. for the restoration of three sections of the high school roof, covering the auditorium, music room and main gymnasium, totalling 27,020 square feet.

According to District Business Manager Derek Cluse, portions of the roof are 22 years old.

The project was scheduled to begin July 8 and be completed in about 15 working days, according to Chuck Schilling, supervisor of facility services.

Restoration is always the first choice in repairing roofs, Cluse said. Restoration can usually add an extra 10 to 15 years of life to a roof.

"The only time we ask for a full replacement is when it is either too old or water is leaking through it," Cluse said.

The Board also approved the 2014 high school asphalt resurfacing program, which will take place later this summer, in conjunction with the city of Hudson's asphalt program.

The project began June 9. The job was completed and the lot stripped June 21, Schilling said.

Contractors hired by the city of Hudson milled and resurfaced the 74,000 square-foot senior parking lot at Hudson High School at a cost not to exceed $112,812.

"We patch driveways and parking lots annually as needed and usually budget $100,000 annually for parking lot and driveway replacements," according to Schilling. "We have been able to stretch our replacements to 15 to 20 years, so some years we do not need the entire $100,000."

The district and city teamed up on the project due to the "economy of scale," Cluse said. Joining with the city in its $2.2 million project saved the district about 40 percent.

Board President David Zuro suggested Cluse find more projects the district and city can team up on.

"It makes good financial sense," Zuro said.

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