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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Fort Recovery schools: Proposed projects

By Shelley Grieshop
Option 1
• Total square footage: 91,217 (renovated 61,876, new 29,341)
• Cost: $11.4 million, including $1.3 million paid by state and $10.1 million from taxpayers
• Local millage: 8 to 9 mills
• Estimated cost to taxpayer with $100,000 home in town: $20.40-$22.95 per month
• Summary: Demolish the current high school building except the commons area, industrial tech/vo-ag rooms, gymnasium, science wing and band room. Replace all classroom and office space.
Option 2
• Total square footage: 84,842 (renovated 47,266, new 37,576)
• Cost: $11.9 million, including $1.3 million from state and $10.6 million from taxpayers
• Local millage: 8.5 to 9.5 mills
• Estimated cost to taxpayer with $100,000 home in town: $21.68-$24.23 per month
• Summary: The most expensive option. Same plan as Option 1 but includes demolishing science wing.
Option 3
• Total square footage: 86,018 (all renovations, no new addition)
• Cost: $8.1 million, including $1.3 million from state and $6.8 million from taxpayers
• Local millage: 5.5 to 6.5 mills
• Estimated cost to taxpayer with $100,000 home in town: $14.03 to $16.58 per month
• Summary: Least expensive of options involving state funds. Demolish old gymnasium and four classrooms and renovate remaining sections of building.
Option 4
• Total square footage: 101,786 (all renovations, no new addition)
• Cost: $8.3 million, all paid by taxpayers
• Local millage: 6.7 to 7.7 mills
• Estimated cost to taxpayer with $100,000 home in town: $17.09 to $19.64 per month
• Summary: Project spans 30 years with various repairs and improvements made as needed and/or as funds are available. The proposal includes spending $2.4 million for renovations during the first 10 years, $4.9 million during years 11-20 and $873,000 during years 20-30. Does not include air conditioning or an option to add it.
Option 5
Total square footage: 101,786 (all renovations, no new addition)
Cost: $9.1 million, all paid by taxpayers
Local millage: 7.5 to 8.5 mills
Estimated cost to taxpayer with $100,000 home: $19.30 to $21.68 per month
Summary: Project spans 30 years with various repairs and improvements made as needed and/or as funds are available. The proposal includes spending $5.2 million in renovations during the first 10 years, $2.9 million during years 11-20 and $1 million during years 21-30. This does not include air conditioning in the building but has option to add it.
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