The Genoa school board Tuesday approved an agreement to contract with the architectural firm Buehrer Group, Maumee, for designing a new elementary school that will be funded with state and local money.
Details of the service contract will be discussed at a Jan. 11 meeting with the Ohio School Facilities Commission, said Dennis Mock, superintendent of Genoa schools.
The Genoa board and administration are tentatively scheduling to have soil tests conducted at the construction site in February and to have preliminary work begin in the spring for the new school, which will house kindergarten through fifth grade classes and will be built at the middle school/high school campus on Genoa-Clay Center Road.
Oregon City Council removed funding earmarked for next year’s budget that would have paid for the installation of a water fountain in front of the municipal building on Seaman Road.
“This council knows we have been discussing, for a couple years, improvements to the property at the corner of Wheeling and Navarre,” said Councilman Jerry Peach at a Dec. 22 council meeting. “Fifty thousand dollars has been proposed for that project, which may or may not involve some kind of water fountain or waterfall. I remain supportive of the $50,000 in that line item. But the $25,000 anticipation of installing a fountain in front of the municipal building, I really have some reservations regarding that. Unless there’s some compelling reason, which I’m not aware, that we would want to put a water fountain in front of the municipal building, I would just as soon remove this from the proposed budget.”