Centerville schools’ plans $1.3M work to replace middle school rooftop HVAC units

Centerville City Schools wants to install nine new rooftop HVAC units at Tower Heights Middle School. FILE
Centerville City Schools wants to install nine new rooftop HVAC units at Tower Heights Middle School. FILE

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CENTERVILLE – A plan estimated to cost $1.34 million is in the works to replace rooftop HVAC units at Tower Heights Middle School.

Centerville City Schools wants to install nine new rooftop HVAC units at the at the school on North Johanna Drive, officials said.

All of the units are more than 20 years old and the work is projected to be completed in the summer, according to the district.

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“Maintaining our facilities and providing a safe and effective learning environment is a priority for the district,” Centerville Business Operations Director Jon Wesney said in a released statement.

“The project at Tower Heights is part of a district-wide plan to replace older HVAC units with more energy-efficient models,” he added.

The district will take money from its permanent improvement fund to pay for the work, Wesney told the board of education recently.

School district voters in November approved a 6.9-mill levy. School district officials have said one mill of that levy goes to permanent improvements.

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The entire levy raises about $12.3 million per year for the schools, according to the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office.

Centerville is now accepting bids for the project that has an estimated base bid of $1,340,900, district records show.

Bids will be accepted until 3 p.m. Dec. 8, according to the district. Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for the project will be opened at that time.

Bids may be mailed or delivered in person to Wesney at 111 Virginia Ave., Centerville, Ohio 45458.

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