SHERBURNE – The main entrance to the Sherburne-Earlville High School building is more than “a bit behind” schedule, as administrators described it during the open house in September. It looks like it’ll be closer to a year behind instead.
The renovation is part of a $25.2 million multi-year capital building project ongoing since the planning stages began in 2007. A representative from the project’s contractors, Bearsch Compeau Knudson Architects and Engineers of Binghamton, described an unanticipated, mammoth solid block of concrete laced with 3-inch rebar that had to be demolished and removed at the previous entrance to the old building.
“The previous foundation was not correctly documented in the existing specs. There was a foundation encapsulated underground that had to be removed,” said BCK Project Manager Ed Bernhauer in his report before the Sherburne-Earlville Board of Education last night.