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USD moves forward with athletic field bond

Staff writer

The USD 410 school board took another step Monday toward issuing a bond to fund a project with Tabor College for an athletic field.

The board approved the $2 million bond offering by a 7-0 vote at the regularly scheduled meeting. USD 410 business manager Jerry Hinerman said the bonds would not be issued immediately, but at a later time when bond interest rates decrease. The bonds will be offered through investment bank Piper Jaffray & Co. of Leawood.

The bond offering comes after a legal battle with Raymond Brandt over the planned facility.

The board also approved a change order making Coonrod & Associates Construction Co. the construction manager at-risk for the project in a 7-0 vote. Superintendent Doug Huxman said the field must be competition-ready in time for the first football game of the 2009 season.

Huxman said groundbreaking on the field is Saturday at the end of Tabor College’s final football game of the season.

Last modified Nov. 12, 2008

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