Plymouth Community SchoolsPlymouth School Board set aside time prior to their regular Board meeting on October 6 to hold a public hearing on a proposed project for renovation and improvements to PHS and the Administration Building.

Estimated hard and soft costs of the project are $1,935,000.

The project will be funded by one or more of the following: Capital Projects Fund, Common School Loan Fund, General Obligation Bond Issue, and Building Corporation Bond Issue . The anticipated incremental impact on the Debt Service Fund tax rate is $0.0797 per $100 assessed valuation.

The Plymouth Multischool Building Corporation was previously formed as a not-for-profit corporation to assist in the financing. The Building Corporation met on October 7 when they elected officers and named two new members.

The two new members, Michael Miley and Duane Culp replace Jean Eck who moved out of the area and Rev. Ronald Liechty.   Beverly Van Gilder was elected president, John Thieling – Vice-president; Duane Culp –  secretary; Byron Holm – assistant secretary and Michael Miley -treasurer.

PCSC Director of Facilities, Dave Schoof, presented an overview of the project and said improvements to the Admin Building will add 3,200 square ft. to the existing 5,000 square ft.  The addition includes four offices, three cubicles, record storage, rest rooms, and an expansion of the Board room to increase capacity by 35 to 40%.

The project also includes replacing the bleachers at the football field increasing the number of seats from 1,800 to 2,500 and 20 wheelchair spaces, a new press box, new concession areas, adding restrooms, and relocating the ticket booth area.

Carol Anders Correspondent