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Cove continues looking into bond levy

COVE — The Cove School Board is a small step closer to deciding whether it will seek a bond levy for capital construction and maintenance work.

The school board has decided to begin examining the cost of some of the projects a bond might cover, including renovation of the school district’s’ old gym and extending the concrete base in the cellar area under the gym floor at the high school to create more storage space, said Cove School District Superintendent Bruce Neil. 

The work that needs to be done in the old gym includes replacing the floor and windows and replacing or doing extensive renovation of the walls, bleachers and ceiling. 

“(The gym) needs some TLC,” Neil said.

The gym is used for many purposes, including physical education classes and community meetings. Neil said that it might also be used for theater productions. He explained that it has an old stage, which is now covered and possibly could be restored and used for performances again.

Neil said that if needed maintenance work is done on the gym, it might last another 100 years.

The old gym complements the high school gym, which was built about four decades ago and is in much better condition than the old gym, which is located just west of the elementary school. The old gym was built at least six decades ago. 

Creating more storage space under the gym would help the school district by freeing space in its barn, a place where many items are now stored.

Neil said the school board will decide in the next three months whether to ask voters to approve a bond levy. Should the board go for a bond levy, it would be placed on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election.

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