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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees agreed Monday night to turn up the heat.
Corporation Business Manager Anthony Zickgraf asked the board to approve the purchase of a new heating system for the Marshall Community Building to replace the facilityâ€™s nearly deceased boiler system.
â€śWeâ€™ve been talking to you for about 18 months for the need of new boilers for the Marshall Building,â€ť Zickgraf told the board.
â€śOne of the two has already given out and the other is 45 years old,â€ť he added.
Zickgraf told the board that a new system would cost about $153,184 and would be a cost-efficient expenditure.
â€śWe expect this job will pay for itself in about six and a half years, both in operating costs and utility costs,â€ť said Zickgraf. â€śJust the gas bill alone is going to be a savings of about $8,000 a year.â€ť
Among other tenants, including the future site of Eagle Tech, the building houses the school corporationâ€™s district offices.
â€śItâ€™s a little nippy in the morning here after one of those cold nights,â€ť said Zickgraf.
He told the board delivery would take about three to four weeks, with installation taking about another two to three weeks.