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8 Wednesday, Fob. 24, 2016 THE JOURNAL ~ ....... __ l g a stand-alone facility complete with gested lining the vestibule walls with ooh Mahin bathrooms and a separate entrance, the bricks. He also suggested having This will allow the school to use the plaques not g where the bricks came progress gynmasium portion of the building from along with Some pictures of the From page I after hours without access to the main old school. school. HVAC units will be mounted to met the qualifications and the win- One ofthemost exciting features of eliminate noise and each classroom ning bidder will be chosen from those the after-hours gym/cafeteria section will have separate controls for tem- 10 applicants, is that the wall separating the gym perature. RRMM submitted the site plan and from the cafeteria will be able to be The design for each classroom, spe- a conditional use permit was submit- opened to create one large room for cialty rooms, kitchen, administrative ted to the town on Feb 5. big events or assemblies, and technology is being reviewed by Skanska held a meeting with town The school system has asked a design team that is made up of staff officials on Feb 9 to discuss the water RRMM to incorporate artifacts, from from each area. Superintendent Kevin and sewer system design, theold school building that burned on Newman said committee members in- Skanska will work to keep the proj- Douglas Avenue. Clark offered sug- dude teachers and Elementary Princi- oct on or below budget. Currently it gestions for housing and preserving pal Michele Coates for classroom de- remains on budget at a cost of $8.5 these artifacts, sign. Besides the staff working in each million dollars. These artifacts include the school area other members serving on com- RRMM's Jack Clark presented an bell, a section of thf gym floor with mittees indude, Councilman Mike update on designs and preliminary the Drifters' logo and salvaged brick. Looney, school board members and planning. Clark suggested hanging the old Director of Federal Programs, Tracey Clark said the group met with Do- school bell in the main entrance to the Tunstall. minion Power and found some afford- school or placing it in a museum-type Newman said he was very pleased able ways to hook up electric, water display case. It can also be displayed at with the presentation. "The building and sewer. Water will be sourced from the after-hours entrance to the gym- project is going forward within bud- two different wells, ensuring there will nasium and cafeteria section, get and building time-line. Skanska be adequate supply in case of fire. Clark said that the after-hours on- and RRMM have provided thorough The floor plan features classrooms, trance will feature a display case. The feedback and guidance throughout a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a music company thinks the gym floor boards the process" and an art room. The music room with the schools logocouldbe mount- Officials will not speculate on a will have an entrance to the back of ed as a back wall in one of these cases, time for groundbreaking. However the stage in the gymnasium. The gym The vestibule to the after hours the school system originally planned and cafeteria section is attached to entrance would make a good place to have the new building operational the main school but can operate as to display salvaged bricks. Clark sug- in the fall of 201Z An artist's rendering of the school design. Image courtesy of Colonial Beach schools Mural: New ral before it was set to be demolished portable toilets all summer long. well. but found the building is impractical Town Manager Val Foulds toldMurphy to maintain:' the council last year that she had construction of existing bathrooms facilities For many years the public rest- to weigh the health of her employ- would require extensive concrete From page I rooms have been a source of head- ees against keeping the bathrooms work and electrical work that would ache and embarrassment for the open. "We've lost one employee that need to be removed. In order to and responded to Looney, "While I town of Colonial Beach. After years I would give anything to get back. match the size, five stalls for each, was the artist who submitted the de- of failing infrastructure and vandal- When they come to me and say, 'we you would have to redo walls, buy sign, that mural was the product of ism, the restrooms had to be closed are human beings too, we shouldn't all new fixtures and install drains for an enormous amount of community and portable toilets were placed on have to spend hours doing this every clean up" Murphy estimates the cost effort. That is what makes that mural the boardwalk for public use. day', it really hurts" Foulds said. would run about the same as a pro- so special. So many people touched The Town of Colonial Beach had Council member Tommy Ed- cast building. that with a paint brush" implemented the use of portable toi- wards described the damage by say- In February the council allotted Schick said she would be happy to lets to handle the overflow of tour- ing that human excretions had been $200,000 from the capital improve- help organize a new community of- ists during busy weekends and to slung around the walls and ceiling, ment fund to demolish the existing fort to put a new mural on the new preserve the permanent bathrooms Edwards said he was told by staff building and place a precast build- building, from damage. However in the sum- that with the current drainage issues ing with public restrooms, changing Mayor Mike Ham said, "We dis- mer of 2015 damage sustained to in the bathrooms, cleanup was not rooms and outdoor showers. The cussed the improvement of the mu- the bathroom became so drastic and safe for employees. In addition bath- front portion of the lot will be of- unsanitary, the town had to rely on room fixtures had been destroyed as fered up for sale. Also included in the project the town will acquire a on the island of La Grand ]atte." told the council "Re- !ightly used, good condition, par- The original painting depicts table muir-stall unit in the range of people en)oying the day in Victorian $60,000. This will be used to provide dresses. temporary portable bathrooms until The modern version on the the construction of the the new bath- building shows beach-goers in rooms is complete. Ham said it can swimsuits and sunhats. Also fea- be used later to replace portable toi- tured on the building is a smaller lets during large events. The mobile painting of a steamboat painted by unit will be much more appealing local artist Andrea Clement. than portable toilets. Town officials are working with The mural, is a modern adapta- local artists to find a solution to pre- tion of an 1886 work, Georges Su- serve the memory of the original erat's "Sunday Afternoon in the Park mural for visitors to view. Literacy: Help is will in the 2015-16 fiscalyear, have had the opportunity to learn withfinancialliteracy." RGI says there are many barriers computer skills. Younger people who She is at the library Tuesdays that keep individuals from getting a speak English as a second language through Fridays. "We want anyone available job. Three of those barriers are car- can find filling out a simple job ap- who needs helpto come in, as more From page I rectable. Inability to read, do simple plication a daunting task. Many pea- people come forwardto take advan- iriath' '0r petf0rm basic computing pie lack simple math skills that could tage 'of the program; will' treedcam- provides work opportunities and job skills often keeps people from be- help them perform better at work. munity volunteers:' Coefield asks training to people with barriers to coming active and prosperous mem- Coefield said, "The AmeriCorps that folks make an appointment to employment, particularly those with bers of society, program also calls for service in the ensure she is available but encour- disabilities through the GoodSkills Many people take these skills for community, so any type of events ages people to drop by as well. Literacy Corps. The Central Rappa- granted, but there are many reasons where you need to mobilize volun- Anyone wishing to make an ap- hannock Regional Library is one of why adults may not have learned teers, that's something that I would pointment or have questions may the entities partnering with Good- these skills. Older citizens may not like to help with as well. We also help call the library at 804-224-0921. Work underway From page I expected to be completed in July, will realign and widen the intersection and construct a right turn lane on Route 205 for vehicles turning onto Longfield Road. The effort, which will straighten Longfield Road where it intersects with Route 205, is requiring the con- tractor to fill a deep ravine at the in- tersection, to cut down several dozen large trees and to place large pipes at the bottom for drainage. Hannon said most of the construc- tion work will occur outside of exist- ing travel lanes. 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