RADFORD – Radford City Council will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, including a public hearing on the bond ordinance for the funding of the renovations and expansion of McHarg Elementary School.
City Council has advertising for a Virginia Public School Authority bond in the amount of $16 million. Council has also endorsed a contract by the Radford City School Board with Avis Construction to proceed with the McHarg Elementary School renovation project in the amount of $13,296,500. The $13.3 bid price does not include a contingency fund or the price of bond issuance, thus the $16 million bond advertisement.
The school board received six bids for the renovation project, with Avis Construction coming in with the lowest bid. Avis Construction is a Roanoke-based company with school construction experience, including Falling Branch Elementary School in Montgomery County.
The City has established the following ways for the public to share comments with City Council for the public hearing. When providing public comments, please be sure to provide:
First name; last name; residential address; and your comment.
Ways to submit your public comments:
Mail comments to: City Clerk, 10 Robertson Street, Radford, VA 24141
Ways to view the public hearing:
The public hearing described above scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020, beginning at 7:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter may be viewed through Facebook Live at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Radford-City-Government-301072910338/
A portion of the RCPS website is devoted to giving the community information about the McHarg project.
“Radford City Public Schools (RCPS) is excited to move forward with the upcoming renovation of McHarg Elementary,” reads a statement on the website about the project. “This plan reflects the need to provide varied and flexible learning spaces which are paramount for the 21st Century learner. The school faculty, staff and community members also placed an emphasis on updating the following: HVAC, school security, bathroom facilities, a dedicated gymnasium, teacher workrooms, and a less congested traffic flow.”
More about the McHarg Project can be found at www.rcps.org under “Community.”