From Lincoln County Schools
Lincoln County School District is seeking a solution to the high cost of maintaining the empty Waldport middle school building by requesting quotes to liquidate the property and buildings located at 265 N.E. Bay St.
“We haven’t used the building as a school since 2005, when the seventh and eighth grade students were moved out to the school up Crestline Drive,” says Rich Belloni, director of LCSD Support Services.
“Over the years since then, we have had different tenants in the building, but the leases have never adequately covered our expenses,” Belloni said. “It is very expensive to maintain an empty, 64-year-old building and to keep it from becoming an eyesore. This is not fair to taxpayers who support the school district or to the community of Waldport.”
The 47,021 square foot Waldport Middle School was built in 1950 and has served at various times as a high school, junior high, middle school, and elementary school.
Examples of quoted plans for the property could include
* Purchasing the site as is;
* Demolishing and removing the materials with LCSD retaining ownership; repurposing building materials resulting in a clean, bare site –
* All ideas will be considered.
The deadline to submit a quote is 1 p.m. Monday, March 3. Work will be awarded based on the best interest of Lincoln County School District, not lowest bidder.
Quotes should begin with a proposed plan summary, followed by action plan and timeline. Cost summaries for expenditures and/or revenue, with total financial impact to Lincoln County School District, must be included. All proposed work must be completed by June 1, 2014.
Those wishing to submit a proposal must participate in a mandatory walk-through of the school building and property. Walk-through participation requests must be made in writing no later than Monday, Feb. 3. Copies of a recent asbestos survey will be provided at scheduled walk-through appointments.
To schedule a walk-through appointment or for additional information, contact the school district’s Bond Facilities Improvement Center in writing via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 541-265-2264. You may also access the Old Waldport Middle School Liquidation Question & Answer link on the homepage of the school district website: www.lincoln.k12.or.us.