LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. Administration Center took a big hit in the Nov. 17 storms.
Assistant Superintendent Nathan Kleefisch said about 40 percent of the building at 195 W. Oak Ave., which houses the administrative offices, the Opportunity Center, a gym and storage was destroyed by damage sustained after the waterproof membrane of the roof was compromised.
Kleefisch stressed the damage was limited to storage areas only.
While estimates of and scope of the work didn't become available for several days, the Tri-Creek School Board opted to act quickly to reduce any further damage.
Contracts with Brandenburg Industrial Service Company of Chicago and Americo, Inc. of Valparaiso totaling $210,000 were approved for demolition and environmental services to the Tri-Creek Administration Center.
Items stored for an eventual auction will be sold at auction for scrap, Kleefisch said.
Brandenburg will handle the demolition and Americo will handle the environmental facets. There is asbestos that will need to be properly removed and an underground storage tank to be removed and clean fill put in its place.
Kleefisch showed pictures of damage at other locations including roof, vents and flashing damage at the high school as well as Lake Prairie Elementary.