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    Wells and West project superintendent, Kelly Luther, from left, gives county commission Chairman Rob Peck and County Manager Mark Pullium a tour of the primary school site on campus off Myers Chapel Road. “We will work and are working diligently to complete this project on time and within budget. Part of doing that is visiting the job site to review how the work is progressing,” Peck said of the project.

Officials tour school site, project on track

Plans for sports complex also moving along
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On Friday, Aug. 23, the joint building subcommittee made up of two Clay County Commissioners, county staff, two Clay County Board of Education members and their staff met to review the progress of Hayesville Primary School and the High School Sports Complex. 

During the meeting, the subcommittee reviewed draft plans for the new high school baseball field and softball field complex with project designer, Larry Lackey. 

As part of the meeting, plans are to let the bids for this project by the first of October 2019, according to a news release from County Manager Mark Pullium. 

Following the joint discussions county commission Chairman Dr. Rob Peck and Pullium toured the job construction site for the Hayesville Primary School. Wells and West Inc. Project Superintendent Kelly Luther gave the tour of the job site and provided explanations and details of the project. 

According to the news release, Luther said the project is on the targeted timeline and “every effort is being made to stay on track.” Luther explained that the objective of Wells and West, the general contractor for this project, is to get the building in the dry before the cold winter months arrive. 

By doing so, work can continue inside the building and give the project a much better chance of being done on time.

Hayesville’s Primary School will include amenities such as a cafeteria, gymnasium and playgrounds age appropriate for primary school students. 

Peck complimented Wells and West, Inc. “for keeping the job site so neat and orderly.” 

During the tour, Luther indicated that all of the workers on this job are from the local area. 

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Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997