Board gets capital projects update

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette A construction truck is seen outside Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Tuesday. Work on the district’s capital project is nearing its end, Superintendent Craig Sundblad said.

LAKE LINDEN — Most construction has been completed in the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools capital project, Superintendent Craig Sundblad said Monday during an update to the district’s School Board.

New lighting will be coming in starting today. Lockers for the junior varsity locker rooms also arrive today, and will take two days for installation.

One issue still being worked out involves the keyless entry system, Sundblad reported. Lettering for the skywalk is expected to ship on Friday. There is no shipping date yet for a removable window divider for the library door.

Skylight ribbon for the skywalk and exterior front lights are coming soon.

There has been some damage from the roof leaking. Sundblad said the district is working to get about six boxes of ceiling tile and a replacement for a teacher’s desk. The roof is being inspected today, Sundblad said, though there haven’t been subsequent leaks even in rain.

Workers are going through the punch list now, including touchup of paint and drywall. Flooring people are here this week to put in the finishing touches, including the steps on the far side of the elementary school, he said.

Desks for the fifth and sixth grade have arrived, but need to be assembled.

“There’s a lot of things that have to be put together, and we’re working out a plan for that, like the monitors in the commons area,” Sundblad said.

About 15 students a day have been parking in the expanded lot space. The village may take back some of the space during winter, Sundblad said.