Cameron Talks Held Behind Closed Doors

MOUNDSVILLE – Although students have been in the building for a little over three months, officials involved in the Cameron High School construction project are still tying up loose ends at the building.

During a meeting of the Marshall County Board of Education on Tuesday, representatives from various contractors and project management companies involved with the project were on hand to answer questions from the board. Though much of that conversation – more than an hour – was held behind closed doors with legal issues cited as the reasoning, officials said communication has continued between workers at the school and school administrators.

Officials said some issues remain outstanding, including concerns about safety railing, downspouts, the school’s roof and a cooling tower that is to be constructed behind the building. Superintendent Fred Renzella said during the open meeting that these issues would need to be discussed in an executive session. After meeting privately for an hour, the board took no action, though several dates were set for further discussion with the board, companies involved with the project and legal counsel expected to be involved.

In other business, Kalkreuth Roofing was the lowest bidder for a project at Glen Dale Elementary School that will replace the roof over the gymnasium. The board approved the company to do the work for $35,400, which Renzella said was less than estimated.

The board also approved a proposal for educational planning services for the John Marshall High School renovation project. Renzella said by approving this portion of the $16 million project, school officials, teachers, service personnel and other individuals with a stake in the school will be able to provide input into what is needed at the school and what they would like to see included in the final design.

“They are part of designing the educational process at that school,” Renzella said.