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Construction Notice to Bidders

Please see the following Notice of Public Hearing and Bid Letting for the Linn-Mar Community School District Learning Resource Center Fire Sprinkler System. Information regarding a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated cost of the referenced project to be constructed in Marion, Iowa can be found in the following document: Notice of Public Hearing and Bid Lettering – Learning Resource Center Fire Sprinkler System

Construction Updates

PPEL Construction Projects

The Physical Plant & Equipment Levy, PPEL, is the main revenue source used to maintain infrastructure investments. It is a property tax that allows local schools to support infrastructure and equipment needs. On February 1, 2011, Linn-Mar voters approved to extend the PPEL levy until June 30, 2015.

Photos of PPEL Projects

Projects the District has used PPEL Revenue to Improve/Replace

2016-17
High School Renovation Project
High School Kitchen Renovation
Oak Ridge Middle School Cafeteria Expansion
Westfield Elementary Addition

2015-16
High School Renovation Project
High School Kitchen Renovation
Oak Ridge Middle School Cafeteria Expansion
Westfield Elementary Addition

2014-15
High School Renovation Project

2012
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center

2010
High School – switchgear replacement, east parking lot
Indian Creek – fiber optic, roof replacement
Bowman Woods – roof replacement

2009
Oak Ridge – relocate shop area, lockers

2008
Excelsior – A/C kitchen, fire sprinklers
Oak Ridge – office space, lockers
High School – roof repairs

2007
Armstrong Field Press Box – siding and roof repairs
Oak Ridge – lockers
Bowman Woods – Dumpster enclosure

2006
Echo Hill – land purchase
Excelsior – storage building, well, additional service walks, outdoor bathroom/concession area renovations
High School – fire sprinklers
Wilkins – A/C in two rooms

2005
Westfield – shelter house
High School – water loop heat system, fire sprinklers
Wilkins – roof replacement
Indian Creek – A/C computer room

2004
Echo Hill – land purchase
Excelsior – A/C main office area
High School – roof replacement
Wilkins – roof replacement, A/C media center

2003
Excelsior – locker tops
High School – boiler improvement, aquaculture lab, fire doors, softball field fence
Novak – cabinets
Wilkins – raise media center floor
Bowman Woods – roof replacement

2002
Excelsior – enclose freezer, cafeteria panels/blinds
Novak-cabinets
High School – softball sidewalk & steps

2001
Oak Ridge – land purchase
High School – auditorium seats & signage, softball fields upgrade, athletic fields sprinkler systems, football bleachers
Novak-remodeling
Indian Creek – ceramic tile, plumbing upgrade
Bowman Woods – roof replacement, electrical work, classroom remodel

2000
Westfield – parking lot extension
Excelsior – additional asphalt, site lighting
High School – roof replacement
Novak – roof replacement, asphalt
Indian Creek – site improvement
Bowman Woods – roof replacement

1999
Linn Grove – land purchase
High School – roof replacement
Indian Creek – roof replacement
Bowman Woods – roof replacement

1998
High School – roof replacement, asphalt
Novak – remodeling


PERL Construction Projects

The Public Education and Recreation Levy, PERL, is a special revenue fund approved by voters in an election for recreation places, playgrounds and community education on school property.

Projects the District has used PERL Revenue to Improve/Replace

  • Excelsior Tennis Courts
  • A portion of the Baseball/Softball complex
  • Community Education

SILO Construction Projects

On February 13, 2007, Voters in Linn County approved a 10 year School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) Sales Tax. SILO tax revenues will be distributed across all school districts in Linn County for the first five years of the tax. For the remaining half of the approved time, approximately 33% of the revenue will be sent to the State to be distributed among all state school districts, using a formula prescribed by law based on revenue generated by retail sales in the various parts of the state.

Projects the District has used SILO Revenue to Improve/Replace

  • Build the new Novak Elementary school (Completed June 2010)
  • Air condition five schools (Westfield and Novak completed Fall 2009; Bowman Woods, Indian Creek and Wilkins completed Fall 2010)
  • Purchase 15 acres east of Highway 13 for a future elementary school
  • Install parking lot at Learning Resource Center (former Novak Elementary)
  • Relocate Armstrong Field & install additional high school parking (Completed Spring 2011) 
  • Purchase property to relocate Transportation and Operations & Maintenance (Completed Fall 2010)
  • Purchase 86 acres at C Avenue and Echo Hill Road for a possible future secondary building. (2010)
  • Relocate the baseball and softball fields to the Oak Ridge property. (Completed Spring 2013)
  • Build the Linn-Mar Aquatics Center east of the stadium (Completed Fall 2013)
  • High School Renovation (Anticipated completion December 2016)

Bond Referendum Construction Projects

On January 24, 2006, Linn-Mar voters overwhelmingly approved a $27.5 million bond referendum to build two new elementary schools, renovate and update the High School, renovate and update Novak Elementary and convert Oak Ridge to a middle school.