New Butler building, officially now in Butler


By LOUISE SWARTZWALDER - lswartzwalder@aimmediamidwest.com



Brad Geissman, with Adena Corporation, talked to school board members about the construction projects involving schools in Butler and Bellville. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star

Brad Geissman, with Adena Corporation, talked to school board members about the construction projects involving schools in Butler and Bellville. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star


CLEAR FORK VALLEY — The projects to build two new elementary school buildings in Butler and Bellville is progressing well, and people may be able to see metal panels going up in April, school board members were told at last week’s meeting. Brad Geissman, with Adena Corporation, told the board slabs have been poured in two sections at the Butler site.

Fill dirt being used at Bellville is coming from the Butler site, Geissman said.

A few non construction related items are occurring, Geissman said.

An asbestor abatement package is out for bid, he said.

And others — for technology, loose furnishings and playground materials — also need to go out for bid, said Geissman.

A small detail about the project was taken care of at the board meeting.

Schools superintendent Janice Wyckoff said it was recently found out that the Butler building is “not in Butler.”

That property lies in Worthington Township, not the village, she said.

Township trusteees have passed a resolution saying it is ok for the school district to annex the 9.2 acres where the building is located.

The board approved a resolution Monday approving the annexation.

Wyckoff said it “took a little time to get there” but the problem has now been solved.

Brad Geissman, with Adena Corporation, talked to school board members about the construction projects involving schools in Butler and Bellville. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star
https://www.thebellvillestar.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2018/03/web1_school.jpgBrad Geissman, with Adena Corporation, talked to school board members about the construction projects involving schools in Butler and Bellville. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star

By LOUISE SWARTZWALDER

lswartzwalder@aimmediamidwest.com