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|Master Facilities Committee Gets to Work
|An over 20 member committee has officially been formed that ultimately will guide the way the first phase of work will be done on a number of Galesburg School District buildings.
The first meeting of the district's "Operation Rebuild/Achieve Implementation Committee" was Tuesday afternoon. The members, at least one of which is a candidate for school board in the April election, all met and learned from Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Guy Cahill, they'll be working on a pretty tight timeframe to essentially pick the architect that will be tasked with designing the upgrades to Steele, Lombard, Lincoln, and Galesburg High Schools, deemed to be "life-safety" work.
Cahill says the committee has one main objective once they get past the first part of their work.
"Once the architect is selected you'll work with the architect. This committee is the main critic of their work. We'll be helping them in bring stake-holders to the table to look at this, to brainstorm with them as we go through a charrette process."
At a pre-bid meeting Monday, Cahill says roughly two-dozen architects and engineering firms showed up to hear what the district will be looking for in terms of bids and qualifications. He says that list will be whittled down to under ten eventually, come in for interviews with the committee, and then the final four will take part in a sort-of design competition to determine which one will be recommended as early as March.
The committee will meet again January 20th.
(Galesburg School District Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Guy Cahill, makes a presentation before the "Operation Rebuild/Achieve Implementation Committee Tuesday afternoon. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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