County Commission District 1 is helping Brindlee Mountain High School by leveling the ground for a storage facility. The employees are building a construction pad at the high school for the new 90 by 60 facility.
District 1 Commissioner Ronny Shumate said that he was approached by Mike Little, the principal of Brindlee Mountain High, about assisting in building the pad for the structure. The school's plans were to do their own concrete, but they needed the top soil removed. The school also needed chert and gravel brought in to level the area.
Shumate said that they had to rent a small dozer for two days, but his estimated cost is under $3,000. That includes labor and materials that he has in the pad. Their goal was to start sooner, but the weather was not cooperative.
An individual donated some money for the new building. The building was already purchased and was just waiting to be constructed.
Little said that the storage unit should be up soon, but there is no known date yet. They will be doing all of the work themselves. The material is already on the property, it just needs to be built.