There is great African American Heritage in the Old Carver School where many of our Town Leaders were educated during a very difficult time in the Country. This building is of concrete block with asbestos removed and should be a historical building if repaired and re-roofed. Yet, even though the Town of White Springs, specifically Rhett Bullard stated that the Carver School property fenced in has not been annexed to the Town of White Springs, we will be demolishing the building
This is the Content of the Board of County Commissioners, dated February 13, 2017, signed by Louie Goodin, Hamilton County Coordinator.
Re Carver School
The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners has agreed to demolish and remove all those buildings currently referred to as Old Carver School, provided there is no discovery of asbestos or lead paint.
The County will utilize its Road Department employees and equipment to perform the demolition and clearing of the property. The following is an estimate of demolition costs for the County to perform work at the Carver School in White Springs.
Project total duration – 3 weeks at 40 hours weekly
Excavator – 120 hrs. @ $125/hr =- $15,000
Gradall – 80 hrs. @ $135/hr – $10,800
Dump Trucks (qty. – 4) – 480 hrs. @ $60/hr = $28,800
Equipment mobilization (transport) 10 trips @ $125 = $12,500
Land fill fees 2304 tons @ $25/ton = $57,600
Personnel – 7 operators @ 10 hrs./day @ 12 days at $25/hr = $21,000
Total in kind estimate = $160,700
I heard that they wished to demolish the Carver School a year ago but for those who wished this to be a historic site, I feel saddened by this.
Karin for the blog