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School board OKs $120,000 to fix leaky roof at Hinders

Work will begin in June; state grant might pay for half

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls High School board has approved spending a little more than $120,000 in health/life safety funds to fix a very leaky roof over the locker room area at Hinders Field.

Of that amount, about $100,000 is to fix the roof itself, the rest is for attendant costs and fees, Superintendent Ron McCord said.

The approval, which came during a special board meeting Wednesday, also allows the district to apply for a matching state grant that could pay half the repair cost, McCord said.

The fasteners that hold the membrane in place on the 6,000-square-foot flat roof are failing and poking through the rubber; patches no longer are keeping the water away.

With or without the grant money, replacing the roof at the stadium, which is in the 400 block of 15th Avenue, will begin in June, McCord said.

“It is what it is; we can’t have it leaking.”

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