Digital Access

Digital Access
Access morrisherald-news.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Mail Delivery

Mail Delivery
We’ve got you covered! Get the best in local news, sports, community events, with focus on what’s coming up for the weekend. Weekly packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in Morris and Grundy County.
Local

Nettle Creek school board looks at new architecture firm

MORRIS – The Nettle Creek School Board listened to presentations this week from three architecture firms before choosing one for the school.

“The board wanted to look at other options,” Superintendent Don McKinney said Thursday. “After the presentations the board voted to hire Tria Architecture, pending successful contract negotiations.”

Jim Petrakos with Tria Architecture of Burr Ridge said Morris and Nettle Creek are a good fit for their firm.

“We’re a smaller firm who are doing more work in Will and Grundy counties,” he said Thursday. “Being a service-oriented firm means we can help out the smaller districts.”

Every district has to have an architect on record. The Nettle Creek board decided to hear from Tria Architecture, BLDD Architects, and Legat Architects before choosing one that could help them work on upcoming life safety work and assist district officials in developing a plan for long-term facilities maintenance.

“The biggest project in the near future is our life safety work,” McKinney said. “We’ve not had a long-term maintenance plan for our facilities, so they will also help us with that.”

He said the district also will be looking at a major roofing project in the next couple of years.

STR Partners architectural firm has been the school’s firm for the past year and a half.

The board also reappointed Karolyn Entwistle as recording secretary for the 2014-15 school year, and Zukowski Law Offices as the school attorney for the 2014-15 school year; these items are voted on annually.

Loading more