Washington County school board briefs

March 25, 2013

Clarksburg company gets contract to remove/recycle construction debris at new Bester site

A Clarksburg, Md., company was awarded the contract to remove and recycle construction debris from the construction site for the new Bester Elementary School.

At least 75 percent of the construction waste must be recycled, according to a presentation document for the March 19 Board of Education meeting. The school board voted unanimously to award the contract to Environmental Alternatives as part of its consent agenda.

Based on the firm’s quoted unit rates, the estimated total for the project is $33,250, according to a presentation document. That was lower than the estimated $46,150 total from Allied Waste of Hagerstown, according to the presentation document.

The new Bester Elementary, which is being built behind the current Bester Elementary, is expected to open in August 2014.

Some area firms awarded contracts for architectural, engineering services

Four Washington County firms were among the 19 companies the Washington County Board of Education awarded contracts on March 19 for on-call architectural and engineering services for the next two years, according to a school system document.

The local firms, all in Hagerstown, are Bushey Feight Morin Architects (architectural services); Frederick, Seibert & Associates, and Triad Engineering (civil engineering services); and Regan-Matonak & Associates (structural engineering services), according to a presentation document for the March 19 school board meeting.

The companies were contracted to help with various construction and modernization projects.

The contracts may be extended by mutual agreement for two additional years — twice, so the contracts could last six years at most, according to the document.

The school board voted unanimously to approve the contracts as part of its consent agenda.

The full list of companies awarded the contracts can be found under the March 19 board meeting at the BoardDocs section of the school system’s website at

— Julie E. Greene

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