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Project Updates
  • Bid Awarded for Early Site Work on Mt. Ararat Athletic Fields On July 20, 2017, bids were opened for the contract work to be done on the new Mt. Ararat High School baseball and practice fields adjacent to the Mt. Ararat Middle School field.  A base bid and three alternates had been requested. Of the four bids offered, the project was awarded to the bidder with the lowest overall bid. On August 3, 2017, the M.S.A.D. No. 75 School Board unanimously approved the contract with Crooker Construction LLC for both the base bid of $568,877 and Alternate #1 Sewer Replacement for $83,295, for a total contract price of $652,172. Crooker Construction has begun work with hopes of completing the field by mid-November!  The field ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 6:01 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Construction Financing Reimburses Early Project Costs (By MSAD #75 Business Manager Mark Conrad) Over the last two fiscal years the District’s operating budget has included a total of $550,000 to provide initial funding to plan for a new high school, establish a project budget, and bring it forward to the voters at referendum.  With the approval of the project by the voters at the March 7, 2017 referendum the District can now move in obtaining the financing necessary to pay for the costs of construction. As a first step in this process the District has now received a “bond anticipation note” which included funds to reimburse the District for the initial $550,000 budgeted through the recent annual operating budgets.  Those funds will now be available over time to fund District ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2017, 8:44 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Early Site Work to Begin on MTA Athletic Fields On June 6, 2017 the Topsham Planning Board approved the development of the athletic practice field and the baseball field to be located on the newly acquired land adjacent to Mt. Ararat Middle School.  The bidding process will open on July 11, 2017 with an anticipated start date for construction of July 18, 2017. The new fields will be completed in November of 2017 and will be ready for use in the spring of 2019. The District is also in the process of working with the Maine Arts Commission to create a Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will determine how the monies for art in the new building will be invested. The MTA Building Project has budged $50,000 for ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 11:00 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Signs of Construction for the New Mt. Ararat High School are “Springing” Up: Anyone driving through the Mt. Ararat High School campus will notice activities signaling the beginning stages of construction for the new facility.  Landscape architects marked a number of trees with ribbons so their surveyors can digitally locate these trees as a key piece of information as the construction plan develops.  In addition, the footprint of the new facility is being marked.  Soil testing for construction and geo-thermal planning are also underway.  Major impacts to the campus like changes to the access road, parking lots and current baseball field are planned for the spring of 2018. As construction plans develop, impacts to the current campus will be communicated to the community. Superintendent Smith along with PDT Architects will be going ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2017, 11:35 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • High School Building Project: Next Steps     MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL NEXT STEPS   March 8, 2017   The Mt. Ararat High School Building Committee is pleased to share with the public the next steps and long-term schedule for the Mt. Ararat High School.  The next year will be spent obtaining permits and preparing Construction Documents for the contractors who will compete through a public bidding process in March 2018.  More specifically, the next phases of work are as follows: ·      The architects will prepare a higher level, more detailed plan to incorporate the details of the educational specifications and public feedback from the subcommittees and public meetings which have occurred over the last year.   ·      The architects and interior designers will be meeting again with the key stakeholders including ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:13 AM by Ryan Palmer
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The High School Project Referendum has passed with four towns voting in favor of both questions. 


The results are unofficial until they are certified by the board.

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