By Alice Duschanek-Myers
PINE ISLAND – On March 12, the Pine Island School Board approved the agreement to extend water, storm sewer, and sewer utility services to the new PreK-4 building that is under construction.
The agreement includes an alternative utility loop with the City of Pine Island waiving sewer access charges and water access charges for the school.
Superintendent Tammy Berg-Beniak reviewed the breakdown of costs for the entire utility project. The total construction cost including engineering, inspection, and contingencies is $1,376,978. The school district’s 68.4% portion of the cost totals $962,956. The City of Pine Island’s 31.6% portion of the cost with upsizing of the lines for future development is $414,022.