Assembly President Brent Johnson asks questions of representatives of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during a joint work session of the School Board and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly President Brent Johnson asks questions of representatives of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during a joint work session of the School Board and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to enter contract for asbestos flooring abatement in 3 central peninsula schools

The work will be done at Kenai Central High, Kenai Alternative High and Sterling Elementary schools

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will enter a contract with Anchorage-based Far North Services for abatement of asbestos flooring in three central peninsula schools, after approval of the move by the borough assembly on Tuesday.

A memo by borough Maintenance Foreman Jake Lautaret, included in meeting documents, says bids were solicited through much of April for a project that would remove around 5,350 square feet of vinyl asbestos floor tile, asbestos sheet vinyl and asbestos mastic from “three different schools.”

The borough mayor’s office said Thursday that those three schools are Kenai Central High School, Kenai Alternative High School and Sterling Elementary School.

By the deadline, five bids were received — all from Anchorage-based contractors — and the low bid of $93,000 by Far North was selected.

During the assembly’s Policies and Procedures Committee meeting on Tuesday, when the contract was up for discussion, no members of the assembly commented or asked questions about the project.

The full recording of the assembly meeting is available at kpb.legistar.com.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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