GLEN ROSE — The Glen Rose ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to give the track at Tiger Stadium a much-needed facelift.
Glen Rose ISD assistant superintendent Tommy Corcoran said the track was last resurfaced in 2009 at the cost of just under $252,000, and that included the rubber base mat and surface top spray.
“Currently, the track is showing signs of wear and tear that can be fixed with a surface top spray with no replacement needed to the rubber base mat,” Corcoran said. “It will also seal some cracks that are in the track right now. There are probably six or seven decent cracks that need to be resealed and that will take care of that in the process.”
At the cost of $75,028, the track will receive a structural spray top coating and the restriping of lanes, numbers and exchange zones. Also, surface repairs and structural top coat spray will be applied to all runways and high jump areas.
“The base right now seems to be in good shape,” Glen Rose ISD superintendent Wayne Rotan said. “If we don’t put another structural top coat on it, the weather is going to get to it. I think if we do this we can get another eight to 10 years, and if we don’t, we may just get another three years.”
The district received two bids: Carter Construction Company ($75,028) and Hellas Construction Company ($102,306). Carter was awarded the job.
“We are familiar with their work. They do an outstanding job, and they also came in with the lower bid,” Corcoran said.
Also, the board unanimously awarded Construction Manager at-Risk for the renovation of the Special Services Department at the Career and Technology building and a new elevator at Glen Rose Elementary School to BTC for a CM fee of 6.2 percent and general conditions cost of 11.9 percent. The overall cost of the two projects has yet to be determined, but Rotan is hoping it will be somewhere between $700,000-$1 million.
Lastly, the board approved the Hood Somervell Shared Services Agreement Operational Guidelines with a unanimous vote.
Glen Rose cross country student-athletes Laura Ogletree and Dristan Cathey were recognized for being named first-team and honorable-mention academic all-state.
To be considered for academic all-state, a student-athlete must maintain an overall 92 percent or above in grades 9-12. In addition to GPA, the committee also looks at class rank, and SAT and ACT scores in determining the award recipients.