MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Wednesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting called to order at 5:33 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Tammy Gunlogson, Mary Langan, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne, Gary Williams.
No members absent.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brian Jans, Ryan Breitbach.

Additions to the Agenda:  Civic Center Fire Suppression
Brian Jans, President of Jans Construction, presented information about construction management services.
Ryan Breitbach, President Breitbach Construction, presented information on general contractor services.
Discussion on services of construction manager and general contractor.

Civic Center Fire Suppression:  During a meeting at the civic center yesterday, a contractor from Summit Fire Suppression explained they were not able to maintain pressure in the system due to leaks in the pipes from corrosion. They can replace some pipes, but cannot guarantee how long that would last. They are concerned that once the system is flushed more holes will appear as the corrosion and sediment is removed from the pipe. The system has not operated for at least 8 years. Summit recommends a complete replacement of the 25 year old fire suppression system estimated at $94,000 which includes replacing the pipes and sprinkler heads on both the north and south ends of the civic center.  Discussion took place.

Approved replacing the fire suppression system at the civic center and request $20,000 contribution from the City of Benson.

Future Meetings:
Regular Meeting - Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Work Session Meeting - Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center, 6:00 Truth in Taxation Hearing

Meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.
Business and Report Items:  Document Reference (filed with original minutes)
Copies of documents presented for action and report purposes are located in the district office as prepared for permanent record and posted on the school website at www.benson.k12mn.us.

Mary KW Langan, Clerk
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