The Peekskill Board of Education has approved a one-year contract with a leasing agent to secure tenants for the vacant Uriah Hill Elementary School building.
The approval Tuesday followed a presentation a week earlier by Yorktown-based Primavera & Dobbins on how it would market the Pemart Avenue building. Primavera & Dobbins, accredited with Coldwell Banker’s nationwide commercial network, was the lone responder to the school district’s request for proposals from marketing agents.
The agency will be compensated at 7 percent for the first three years and 3 percent of the following years, including those of lease renewal, for a maximum of 10 years.
In response to concerns about leasing space the school district may need, Superintendent James Willis assured the board that no such space will be needed for at least a few years. The district will keep Primavera & Dobbins apprised of any needs that may arise.
In other action Tuesday:
- The district’s bond counsel advised that the $424,000 alternative education construction project in the Administration Center can be funded with unspecified funds from the May 2011 bond issue, which will qualify the work for reimbursement by New York State of 70 per cent of the cost.
- The board approved updates to the following policies: Gifts from the Public, Board Member Training, Internal Audit Function and Audit Committee and Exhibit, and heard the first reading of updated versions of these policies: Internal Safety and Regulations and Claims Auditor. To read the policies, please click here, then click on April 17, “view the agenda,” scroll down to Section I, then click on the specific policy.
- The board approved a series of appointments, resignations and leaves of absence for instructional and Civil Service staffers. To read the lists, please click here, then click on April 17, “view the agenda,” scroll down to Section K, then click on the attachments.
- The board approved a trip by the Environmental Club to the Wheelabrator Symposium in Sunrise, FL, April 30-May 3.
- The board approved extending the contract for courier services with Frederick Chase for the 2012-13 school year at the same rate, $57.20 per day of service, plus $15 per hour for special runs, for a total not to exceed $15,000.