Two in favor, two opposed
By Cheryl McCormack
Members of the Wilton School Board were split on their decision to approve a bid from Wilton Builders to install a drainage system on the north side of the school, to move water away from the building and onto the street.
A deciding vote couldn’t be cast as Lodee Arnold, board president, was absent from the Nov. 6 meeting.
The $10,000 proposal includes the cost of digging a 12-14 inch wide trench from the school out to the street.
Board member Misty Schafer said the bid seems a little high to her. She was wondering if there was a way to receive additional quotes to lower the cost of the project.
Board member Bill Harris, Jr. said, "It’s expensive to run those (concrete-cutting) saws."
Because contractors can be difficult to hire, board member Denise Leapaldt-Johnson said waiting for additional quotes could risk the loss of Wilton Builders as their contractor. Then what?