PROCEEDINGS OF SPECIAL-CALLED MEETING

OF NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD NOVEMBER 9, 1998

                                                            

A special-called meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Monday, November 9, 1998, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and, upon roll call, the following members and V. Kenneth Dutile, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:  Carroll Daniels, Dorothy Wilkerson, Rudolph Leon, Thomas Roque, Bobby R. Thomas, E. L. Moss, Jr., Jeff Risinger, and Kevin Walker.  Absent:   Cecil Walker, Ralph Wilson, and Julia Hildebrand.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Leon, followed by an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Kevin Walker.

 

On motion of Mr. Roque, seconded by Mr. Daniels, that the Board hereby approve the request of V. C. Nora, Jr. Building & Remodeling, Inc. - in accordance with Project Manual Instructions to Bidders section A4.4 Modification or Withdrawal of Bids, 4.4.1" - withdrawal of his $4,950,000. 28 October 1998 Base Bid proposal because of mathematical errors in his bid spreadsheet.  Yeager, Watson, & Associates, Project Architects/Engineers recommended this procedure and Owner approved this action and declared Ratcliff Construction Co., Inc.'s, 28 October 1998 base bid of $6,511,000.  the low bid per attached bid compilation.

 

YEAS:    Daniels, Wilkerson, Leon, Roque, Thomas, Moss, Risinger, and K. Walker.

NAYS:    None.    ABSENT:    Cecil Walker, Ralph Wilson, and Julia Hildebrand.   (Carried)

 

On motion of Mr. Roque, seconded by K. Walker, that the Board hereby approve available cash-on-hand to establish a Target Construction Budget of $5,700,000., and instructs Yeager, Watson, & Associates with Ratcliff Construction Company, Inc. to negotiate a deductive change order of +/- $850,000. to reduce the bid to within this budget,  in keeping with provisions of La. R.S. 38:2212A (4) - (7), all within overall scope of  the original project.  This action is to fund construction costs associated with Job #9802, Additions & Alterations, Natchitoches Central High School, Natchitoches, Louisiana.  This reflects a +/- $500,000. increase in the overall project allocation from the original $5,600,000. to a new allocation of +/- $6,100,000.  

  

YEAS:    Wilkerson, Leon, Roque, Thomas, Moss, Risinger, and K. Walker.   NAYS:   None.    ABSENT:    Cecil Walker, Ralph Wilson, and Julia Hildebrand.  ABSENT DURING VOTE:    Carroll. Daniels.                                                                        (Carried)

 

On motion of Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Roque, the Board adjourned.

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V.  KENNETH DUTILE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

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RUDOLPH LEON, JR., PRESIDENT