Wednesday, April 27, 2011

No bids made on junior high building; second parcel awarded

There were no bids received on the purchase of the former Orofino Junior High School (OJHS) building. It was appraised at $500,000. A second parcel up for bids, appraised at $115,000, went to the highest bidder for $176,800, reports School District Supt. Dale Durkee following Monday’s board meeting at Timberline.

Paul and Lee Pippenger won the bid on the 2.49 acres on the old forest building site on Hwy 11. Riverview Construction was the only other bidder with a bid of $117,282.

Durkee said because there were no satisfactory bids made or received on the abandoned OJHS building, Idaho Code states that the school board may proceed under its own direction to sell and convey the property for the highest price the market will bear. The sale is under the direction of Clearwater Realty.

Other business conducted at Monday’s school board meeting included:

*Adoption of the 2011-12 school calendar.

*Recommendations by the facility committee were heard and are being considered and will be on next month’s agenda. Recommendations may reviewed at

*The board approved proceeding with Timberline’s waste water project to eliminate settling ponds and install a leach field system. The design was done by Progressive Engineering of Lewiston, who will put up the bids for the job with the board’s approval.

*The board approved the certification election of uncontested incumbent Amy Jared for school district zone one trustee and Cindy O’Brien for zone two trustee to fill the position currently held by Don Ebert, who will not seek re-election.

*Approval was given for a zone three trustee election between incumbent John Schwartz and Danielle Hardy.

No action was taken on the 2011-12 administrative salary schedule.

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