The Tarkio R-I Board of Education held a special board meeting March 5, 2018, at Heartland Recreation Center in Tarkio. The meeting was called to order by board president Steve Klute at 6:00 p.m. Attending the meeting were board members Lydia Hurst, Jamie Barnett, Bruce Lang, Jeff Meyer, Steve Klute, and board secretary, Diane Hicks. Others in attendance were Mike Farmer, Bill Joesting, Dr. Deborah Taylor, Kari Taylor, Lisa Clement, Janene McEnaney, Rachel Meyer, Kurtis Clark, Shawn Minter, Jo Lynn Whittington, Jennifer Peregrine, Ed Salmond, Deyton Thomson, Curt Livengood, Dustin Lambertsen, Sam Hannah, Markie Sundermann, Shannon Bruns, Amanda Powell, Dallas Prather, Blu Dow, and Aimeé Seymour. Also in attendance were CTS members Rodney Bridger, Engineer, Stephen Matlock, Architect, Scott Rirle, Project Manager, Duke Snider, Construction Manager, Tim McCarthy, Engineer, and Dave Halley, CTS Representative.
Bruce moved and Lydia seconded to approve the agenda with the addition of item B. The motion carried 5-0.
Jeff moved and Bruce seconded the quotes for the work at the baseball field with the approval of the city. The motion carried 5-0.
CTS presentation
of Facilities
The representatives from CTS provided information for the necessary updates. The CTS team provided the results of the feasibility study and their recommendations for improvements to the 45,000 sq. ft. Heartland Rec facility.
Discussion was held. Upon approval from the district’s attorney, the RFQ/RFP will be published in the local newspaper through March 26, 2018. The final decision and vote will take place at the April 11 board meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m. The next board meeting will be held March 15 at 7 p.m. at Tarkio High School.
Editor’s Notes: Total cost estimate for the Heartland Recreation Center project is around $3 million. To build a new building today (with all this one includes) would cost roughly $9 million. To build a new gym by itself (24,000 sq. ft.) would be roughly $4.5 million. Heartland Rec’s utility bills this past month were around $8,000. After renovations are made to the building, the utility bill would be around $3,250 per month.