Wednesday, March 30, 2011

MAC look at $8 million renovation project

PARK HILLS, MO (KRCU) - Mineral Area College hopes to generate $8 million for improvements that will allow them to renovate their Park Hills and Fredricktown campuses.

The funds will renovate student service facilities, improve the library of the Park Hills campus, and upgrade science labs at both campuses, according to Dr. Steven Kurtz, Mineral Area College president.

“We identified seven or eight different items, and once we realized that there was an opportunity for a no-tax increase, our trustees did a workshop. We identified these four as top priority,” Kurtz said.

To do so, on April 5, Mineral Area College will have a no-tax bond issue on the ballot for its voting district, the surrounding counties of Jefferson, St. Francis County, Washington County, Ste. Genevieve, Iron, Madison, and Perry.

If the bond is passed, the entire project will take two to two and a half years to complete, Kurtz said.

Rachel Weatherford, KRCU


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