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Oldest portion of Huntley High School roof to be replaced for $1.69M

ALGONQUIN – An almost $2 million roof replacement project at Huntley High School will encompass a larger portion of the roof than initially planned, Huntley School District 158 officials said.

The School District 158 Board during a special meeting Thursday approved a change order for the project to include an additional 29,289 square feet, bringing the total project area to 97,560 square feet, director of operations and maintenance Doug Renkosik said.

“We did it that way because we had not yet opened bids for masonry work and weren’t sure of the cost,” he said, adding the goal was to replace as much of the 20-year-old portion of the roof as possible while staying within the budget.

Favorable bids for masonry work, which also were opened Thursday, allowed the board to broaden the scope of the project, Renkosik said.

The project was part of this year’s budget and approved last month by the school board. Funding for it is coming out of the operations and maintenance fund.

The change order, which was approved, 5-0, with members Kim Skaja and Kevin Gentry absent, added about $646,200 to the contract, bringing the total cost up from about $1.04 million to about $1.69 million.

Arlington Heights-based G.E. Riddiford Roofing will be carrying out the project, which, Renkosik said, will include the core area of the high school.

The work is scheduled to begin June 6 and be completed by the time the next school year begins.

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