The Van-Far R-I School Board held a special meeting to approve final construction and architect payments on Wednesday, February 1.
After the measure was tabled in a recent monthly board meeting, the board approved the payments by a 3-2 vote. Board members Dana Keller and Larry Wheeler voted “No.”
Those voting “Yes” were Board President Jim Hopke, Vice-President Kevin Motley, and Secretary Pete Nasir. Board members Dr. Greg Frost and Kimber Nation did not attend the meeting.
Architect Jon Berendzen attended the meeting.
Van-Far Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter said the payment was for about $1,500 worth of work.
Some items included replacing rubber on door bumpers, insulation for four air ducts, and some security glass work.
The district is down to the final $55,228 on the project.
The board voted to withhold $8,000 until the items needing to be addressed are finished.