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9/19 Community Meeting with 2016 Bond Project Team

Last night Dr. Rob Clark introduced the 2016 Bond Project team to the Milton-Freewater community. All team members who are directly involved with the design and construction of the new Gib Olinger K-3 Elementary School and Grove Sports Complex were present including:

  •          Scott Rogers, Senior Project Manager from Wenaha Group, Inc.
  •         Kevin Cole, Architect, Architect’s West
  •         Alec Holser, Architect, Opsis
  •          Jason Terry, Project Manager, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company
  •          Jeff Deswert, President, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company

Each team member spoke and discussed their role with in the project process. Several key topics were addressed including the strong desire for continued community input, the commitment to “right-sizing” bid packages to maximize opportunities local trades and business, as well as the ability for students to job shadow tradespeople during the construction process. The presentation concluded with the architect team presenting some draft layouts of the new elementary school based on the feedback from the community focus groups that occurred in late-August earlier September. A very preliminary 3D floorplan “app” of the interior was shared and will be available in the coming weeks. Additionally a basic schedule was also shared with the community to demonstrate the timelines for the various projects throughout the District.    

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