The Edwards County High School Football Field restrooms/concession stand project may be about to expand in scope.
During the Edwards County School Board’s February regular meeting Monday night, Board President Dale Woods asked if the board would consider the possibility of altering the project to create a “sports complex.” Woods reasoning is that the restrooms at the school’s baseball fields are also not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and are likely to need similar renovations in the near future as well.
Woods idea would create a single facility to cover both fields.
The idea came after the board tabled a decision on the original project at the recommendation of superintendent David Cowger.
“I’m not quite at a point that I was hoping to be by this evening,” said Cowger. “There are still some quotes that we are trying to get, and some of the quotes that came in are not as detailed as we are needing.
“So we’re trying to get something more itemized.”
Due to the incomplete nature of the quotes on hand, Cowger asked that the board wait before making a decision.
“At this point tonight, I just don’t have what I need to make an educated recommendation to the board,” he said. “So I would like to hold off on that matter, if the board is okay with that.”
The board agreed, but Woods gauged the interest of the board in amending the scope of the project prior to moving on to the next agenda item.
“I’ve got a question, guys,” Woods stated. “It’s come to my attention that, once we start talking about the football concession stand…the other restrooms are going to need attention because they are not ADA compliant, either.
“So we’ll end up spending more money on the other restrooms as well.”
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