Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Salvaging Helps Macon Save Bacon; to Help with a New Brunswick School, a Lot Is Being Saved for Reuse

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Salvaging Helps Macon Save Bacon; to Help with a New Brunswick School, a Lot Is Being Saved for Reuse

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Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI

BRUNSWICK - Glynn County school system workers salvaged the nearly new underground grease trap Thursday at the old Jane Macon Middle School building that will be leveled to make way for a new Brunswick High School.

"We're going to salvage as much as we can out of the building and reuse it," Superintendent Howard Mann said.

Mann said demolition of the old middle school campus is expected to begin in early spring. By then, all the salvageable equipment and fixtures will be stripped from the building for re-use at other schools.

Four of its doublewide portable classroom buildings will be shifted to the neighboring Brunswick High campus next week to replace worn-out portables there, he said.

Essential but not glamorous, the dual grease trap is valued at $15,000 to $20,000.

Al Boudreau, the system's executive director of operations said it is among a variety of "perfectly good" items: heating and air-conditioning equipment, plumbing fixtures, basketball goals, classroom furniture and the gymnasium scoreboard saved so far.

"We've salvaged about $30,000 to $40,000 worth of items from that building," Boudreau said. "We're not saving junk. It's stuff in good shape we can reuse."

The scoreboard has been installed at the new Jane Macon Middle School, saving the district the estimated $4,500 price of a new one. Some furniture is now being used at recently renovated Risley Early College Academy, he said.

"Things that are too beat up to be re-used, we're scrapping," Boudreau said. "We've already received about $1,500 to $2,000 for scrapped items."

Assistant Superintendent Andrea Preston, who oversees district finances, said usable items the district doesn't need or want, will be declared surplus by the county school board then sold via a government auction site as required by law.

Boudreau said he expects the school board will pick a contractor to demolish the old Jane Macon school by the end of next month. …

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