DEMOLISHING THE OLD CARVER SCHOOL BUILDINGS

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

Ms. Tebo:

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

 

One thought on “DEMOLISHING THE OLD CARVER SCHOOL BUILDINGS”

  1. NOW IS THE TIME TO GO TO A COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING AND PLEAD FOR THE SAVING OF CARVER SCHOOL. I AM TOLD BY A PERSON VERY CLOSE TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION THAT THEY WOULD LOVE NOT SPENDING $160,000 TO DO SOMETHING THE COMMUNITY WAS NOT IN FAVOR OF. CALL BERNARD WILLIAMS AND TELL HIM YOU WANT TO GO TO A HAMILTON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING TO PLEA TO SAVE CARVER SCHOOL.

    JOE GRIFFIN

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