Canton school accepts bids for middle school renovations
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:28 pm

By MATT LINDSEY

CANTON -- Construction bids are being accepted for a $100,000 Capital Outlay Project to replace windows, flooring and add a sound system to the middle school.

The work is expected to be done over the April spring break with any final work being done at the end of June, according to Canton Central Superintendent William “Bill” Gregory.

Voters in the Canton Central School District approved the project in last May’s budget approval.

“I would hope that a lot of local contractors would submit bids,” Canton Central School Superintendent William “Bill” Gregory said.

Sealed proposals will be received by the Canton Central School District for general construction.

Bids can be dropped off at 99 State St. in Canton in the high school cafeteria by 3 p.m. on Jan. 24. The bids will be read aloud publicly at that time.

A pre-bid conference will be held in the high school library at 3 p.m. on Jan. 16. Bidders will be able to ask questions at that time.

“I would like to see the work done by local contractors to the maximum extent possible,” Gregory said.

Bidders can view electronic plans and specifications online by paying $49 by visiting www.recplanroom.com (click public jobs under the menu tab on the left side of the plan room homepage and once in the public plan room select the link for Canton CSD).

Gregory said the sound system installation is needed for presentations, plays and other school events.

In other Canton Central construction news, final work to new bathroom facilities and a concession stand at their State Street athletics complex is expected be finalized by late spring, according to Gregory.

Gregory said a scoreboard still needs to be erected, some bleachers need to be moved to the field and the concession stand work still needs to be done. The school is waiting on approval from the state before they can accept bids on the concession stand work.

Two sets of restrooms were needed due to the sheer size of the complex, to accommodate the handicapped and those with special needs, school officials said.

The project cost $450,000 and was paid for using existing funds and did not require further tax obligation from local residents. The project was paid for using district designated reserve funds and community donations.

“We hope to have all the work done and be ready for spring sports,” he said.