At the August 11 Alsea School Board meeting, Andy Brophy, project manager, reported that after soil tests after excavating the first foot down, excavation for the pad for the Vocational Building (VOC) needs to dig down another foot due to biological matter. Surveyors laid out the lines for the foundation today. Orange caution fencing will be installed around the hole, which will be even deeper where the ADA ramp will be located close to the gym. Chain link construction fencing and a portapotty are ordered and should arrive next week. Pending soil tests, Alsea School Board (ASB) approval to proceed and verification of costs, the pad could be poured as soon as 2 weeks from now.
All of the tree lovers in the valley will be delighted to know that the sewer line for the VOC building is being rerouted so that the Sequoia tree can remain outside the high school entrance. The two southernmost trees along the high school driveway will need to be removed to accommodate the VOC building. All the loggers in the valley will be delighted to know that Mr. Crowe, Career, Technology/Culinary Arts Teacher, will partner with Mr. Brophy to have students in the school forestry program participate in the tree removal. Because the school waterline runs through the roots of these trees, a subcontractor will have to come out to grind down the stumps to below the ground so that dirt can be put down and grass reseeded.
To read the official report for the ASB on August 11, 2022, visit https://meetings.boardbook.org/Documents/FileViewerOrPublic/2548?file=9ee80ee7-f84d-4408-babc-7d1bc90c83a2&isFromMeeting=True .