Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point school trustees approved an asphalt parking lot overlay proposal that is intended to make abundant potholes go away during a special board meeting, Monday, July 28.
School trustees authorized the district to spend $21,000 for Adam’s Asphalt, of Malta, to repair a portion of the parking lot at the 45-year-old Wolf Point High School.
The work could start as early as next week.
It is guaranteed one year.
The $21,000 price tag exceeds a board decision in June by $1,000 that authorized superintendent Joe Paine to expend up to $20,000 for repairs to the parking lot, a recommendation from the district’s facilities committee, in order to eliminate safety concerns associated with several large potholes.
Paine said he spoke with people he knows at the Montana Department of Transportation and was told $21,000 was very reasonable.
Voters in November rejected two school district levies, one of which was a $250,000 levy that would have run for one year only and would have increased the building reserve and provided funding for parking lot and gym floor repairs at the high school.
Board member Ed Bach questioned whether Adam’s has the correct equipment for the job.