Bond Update

If you have questions about the Bond, please contact Tammie Schadd, Director of Business and Management Services, at (586) 727-3565, ext. 6008 or via email at tschadd@richmond.k12.mi.us OR Brian J.  Walmsley, Superintendent, at (586) 727-3565, ext. 6002 or via email at bwalmsley@richmond.k12.mi.us.

District Core Bond Team
Brian J. Walmsley, Superintendent
Tammie Schadd, Director of Business and Management Services
Chris Rinehart, Director of Athletics, Facilities and School Safety
Eric Lamont, Network and Computer Technician
Construction Manager
--Gerry E. McClelland, AUCH Construction
--Colleen M. Koffel, AUCH Construction
Architect
--Chris Drew, AUCH Project Manager
--Dan Jerome, French Associates
--Aimee Neikart, French Associates
--Jill Hauler, French Associates

Additional Bond Team Members (Project Specific)
Richmond High School
Andrew Kastl, Principal
Becky Borwick, Dean of Students

Richmond Middle School
Keith Bartels, Principal
Anthony Birkmeier, Dean of Students

Will L. Lee Elementary School
David Kochan, Principal
Heidi Mangune, Dean of Students

Ancillary Buildings/Programs 
Kristie Lashbrook, Director of Student Support Services
Kathy Guiney, Director of Food Service
Deb Dobbs, Director of Transportation

Other Consultants Utilized
Cii Food Service Design
G2 Consulting Group
Strategic Energy Solutions (SES)


December 2020

12-14-20
November 2020

11/24/20
 Bond Team meeting with Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities, and School Safety, AUCH Construction and French and Associates.

11/24/20 Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School Post-bid Meetings with Bond Team and bidding contractors at 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 1:30pm.

11/23/20 Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School Post-bid Meetings with Bond Team and bidding contractors at 8:00am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3;00pm, and 4:00pm.

11/20/20 Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School Post-bid Meetings with Bond Team and bidding contractors at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3;00pm.

11/19/20 Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School Post-bid Meetings at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm.


11/18/20 Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School Post-bid Meetings with Bond Team and bidding contractors at 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3;00pm, and 4:00pm.

11/17/20 Bid opening for Richmond High School and Richmond Middle School projects.

11/16/20 Will L. Lee Elementary School site improvement pre-bid and site walkthrough with Bond Team and prospective contractors.

11/11/20 Post-bid Fire Alarm Meeting with Bond Team and bidding contractors at 2:00pm and 2:30pm

11/10/20 Asbestos Abetment walkthrough

11/10/20 Bond Team meeting regarding a review of scope of work for Richmond High School, Richmond Middle School and Campus site work.

11/10/20 District-wide Fire Alarm Bid openings

11/06/20 Bond Team walkthrough coordination of unit ventilations and unit heaters at Will L. Lee Elementary School.

11/05/20 Bond Team meeting regarding Richmond High School and Richmond Middle School Pre-bid walkthrough meeting.
 
11/05/20 Bond Team meeting regarding District-wide IT purchase and Technology Equipment Removal for Summer 2021

11-04-20 Bond Team meeting regarding Richmond High School and Richmond Middle School Pre-bid walkthrough meeting.

11-03-20 Bond Team meeting regarding Richmond High School Pre-Bid Meeting.

11-02-20
Bond Team meeting regarding district-wide fire alarm pre-bid meeting.
October 2020

10-29-20 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, and Auch Construction regarding restricted and fall Zone safety training.

10-27-20 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review middle and high school projects and update on elementary school project.

10-27-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, and Auch Construction regarding high school exterior doors (e.g. School Safety Grant).

10-13-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review middle and high school projects as well as an update on elementary project.

10-09-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review K-12 Robotics room.

10-07-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review security doors and digital access and low voltage coordination.

10-06-20
 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review K-12 Robotics room.


September 2020

09-22-20 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review middle and high school projects as well as an update on the elementary project.

09-21-20
 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Auch Construction and French Associates to review PA and clock scope of work.

09-21-20
 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Food Service, Auch Construction and French Associates to review design development drawings for Food Service.

09-17-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review PA and clock scope of work.

09-09-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review design development drawings for Richmond High School.

09-08-20
 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review design development drawings for Richmond Middle School.
August 2020

08-25-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review drawings and scope of work for middle school and high school as well as progress on the elementary.

08-21-20 Field Turf GMAC Testing

08-15-20
Inspection and Acceptance of Athletic Field Project

08-12-20
Field walk with French Associates of Richmond High School

08-11-20
Core Bond Team reviews middle school and high school drawings.

08-03-20 Pictures on the progress of the athletics complex.  Coming along on time and under budget.

field project
Though not quite complete, it's come along way!

Dirt
Dirt moved from the football/soccer field to level off and create two practice fields for sports programs, band and outside organizations.  What a great way to save money and improvement to the grounds.

July 2020

07-31-20 Project Completed: Section of the roof at Will L. Lee Elementary School replaced.

ES Roof
07-28-20 Bond Team Meeting
07-14-20
Bond Team Meeting
07-09-20
Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities and School Safety, AUCH and representative from Chain Link Fence and Gate reviewed the fencing placement for the Athletic Field Project.
07-07-20 Bond Team Meeting regarding brick choice at Lee Elementary School

June 2020
Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking

RCS French AUCH

06-29-20
Athletic Field Groundbreaking Ceremony with Board of Education, Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities and School Safety and representatives from French Associates, AUCH Construction and Midwest Landscaping Group, Inc.

06-29-20 Superintendent and representatives from French Associates walk-through middle school and high school to determine flooring, door/hardware replacement and validate scope of work. 

06-24-20
Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities and School Safety, and and representative from Keifer Floors met to discuss high school auxillary gymnasium and weight room floors.

06-23-20
 
Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review drawings and scope of work for middle school and high school.

06-22-20
Board of Education approved contracts for the following bid packages for the Elementary Addition and Renovation Project:

Proposal A: Selective Structure Demolition to DKI International, Inc. ($109,900)

Proposal B: Cast-in Place Concrete – Foundations to Novi Wall, Inc. ($100,434)

Proposal C: Cast-in Place Concrete – Flatwork to Metropolitan Concrete ($145,295)

Proposal D: Masonry to Davenport Masonry ($849,700)

Proposal E: Structural Steel, Miscellaneous Steel, and Metal Fabrications to Judd Industrial Contracting, Inc. ($138,950)

Proposal F: Carpentry and Millwork to Wally Kosorski & Company, Inc. ($191,910)

Proposal G: Roofing and Metal Wall Panels to ESKO Roofing & Sheet Metal ($343,800)

Proposal H: Glass & Glazing, Storefront, Aluminum/FRP Doors to Madison Heights Glass Company, Inc. ($193,375)

Proposal I: HM and Wood Doors, Frames and Hardware to La Force, Inc. ($91,165)

Proposal J: Gypsum Wall Assemblies to Acoustic Ceilings & Partitions Company ($86,920)

Proposal K: Hard Tile to Michielutti Brothers, Inc. ($44,100)

Proposal L: Acoustic Work to Acoustic Ceilings and Partitions ($162,531)

Proposal M: Resilient Flooring and Carpet to Shock Brothers Flooring Coverings, Inc. ($303,500)

Proposal N: Epoxy Floor Repairs to GV Painting, LLC. ($10,749)

Proposal O: Painting to GV Painting, LLC. ($93,577)

Proposal P: Visual Display Surfaces to Cig Jan Products ($15,522)

Proposal Q: Signage to DMP Sign Company ($7,000)

Proposal S: Institutional Casework to Architectural Systems Group, LLC. ($170,510)

Proposal T: Plumbing to Contrast Mechanical ($199,000)

Proposal U: HVAC Mechanical to Contrast Mechanical ($1,380,000)

Proposal V: Electrical to Sawyer Services, Inc. ($882,700)

Proposal W: Site Work/Utilities to Teltow Contracting, Inc. ($140,000)

Proposal X: Vinyl Coated Chain-Link Fence and Gates to RMD Holdings, LTD ($13,925)


06-19-20 
Interviews conducted at 10:00am with contractor who bid on the Elementary Additions and Renovations project.

06-16-20
 
R
eview MS Roofing specifications with Superintendent, Auch Construction, French and Associates.

06-15-20 
Review Richmond Building and Site Drawings with the Local Emergency Response Team (e.g. Richmond-Lenox EMS, Fire ad Police Department, and City of Richmond) with Superintendent and Director of Athletics, Facilities and School Safety.

06-12-20
 
Interviews conducted at 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 1:30pm with contractors who bid on the Elementary Additions and Renovations project.

06-11-20 Interviews conducted at 8:30am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm and 4:00pm with contractors who bid on the Elementary Additions and Renovations project.

06-10-20 Interviews conducted at 8:30am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm with contractors who bid on the Elementary Additions and Renovations project.

06-09-20 Interviews conducted at 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 3:00pm with contractors who bid on the Elementary Additions and Renovations project.

06-09-20 Bond Team Meeting with Superintendent, Director of Facilities and School Safety, Auch Construction and French Associates to review drawings and scope of work for middle school and high school.

06-08-20
Superintendent presented an update on bond projects to the Board of Education and listening audience, via Zoom.  Presentation included conceptual drawings of the parking lots and roads throughout the District as well as an update on the Athletic Complex project.

06-08-20 Interviews conducted at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm with contractors who bid on the Elementary Additions and Renovations project.

06-05-20 Parking Lot and Road overview meeting was held, via Zoom, with the City Manager from the City of Richmond.

06-04-20 Bid Openings regarding the Elementary Additions and Renovations.  Auch Construction and District Core Bond Team conducted the bid openings at 2:00pm.  106 Bid were received by the 2:00pm deadline.  

May 2020

05-28-20
French Associates continued field work for the middle school renovations and high school addition and renovations.

05-27-20
French Associates conducted field work for the middle school renovations and high school addition and renovations.

05-26-20 
Review Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School and Roads/Parking Lots drawings with District Core Bond Team, French Associates, and AUCH Construction via Virtual Meeting.

05-20-20
Elementary Project Bid Walk-through with members of the District's Core Bond Team, AUCH Construction, and prospective contractors.
 
05-19-20
Food Service walk-through to assess food service equipment and kitchen needs with District Core Bond Team and C.i.i. Food Service Design.

05-12-20 Review Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School and Roads/Parking Lots drawings with District Core Bond Team, French Associates, and AUCH Construction via Virtual Meeting.

05-11-20 Presentation of Will Lee Additions Project to the Board of Education by French Associates and AUCH Construction, via Virtual Meeting.

05-08-20
 
Review Food Service work scope of Bond with District Core Bond Team and French Associates, via Virtual Meeting.

05-05-20
 Review final Field Turf Shop Drawings with District Core Bond Team and Foresite Design, via Virtual Meeting.

April 2020
04-28-20 Review Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School renovation drawings with District COre Bond Team, French Associates and AUCH Construction, via Virtual Meeting.

04-24-20 Review Elementary Site Plans for Dumpster Layout with District Core Bond Team and French Associates via Virtual Meeting.

04-17-20 Review Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School renovation drawings with District Core Bond Team, French Associates, and AUCH Construction, via Virtual Meeting.

04-17-20
Elementary building walk-through to review final drawings for Elementary Addition and Renovation Project.


04-16-20 Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities and School Safety and Richmond High School Administrators reviewed drawings for the Richmond High Schools renovation project.

04-15-20 Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities and School Safety and Richmond Middle School Administrators reviewed drawings for the Richmond Middle Schools renovation project.

04-13-20 Board Presentation on soil removal and relocation for Field Turf Project as well as update on Richmond Middle School and Richmond High School renovation projects. Anticipated Board approval, April 27, 2020. 
March 2020

03-28-20 Core Bond Team Meeting, which consist of the Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities & School Safety, French Associates, and AUCH Construction met to discuss and plan for renovations at Richmond High School and Middle School, parking lot additions and road improvements.

03-10-20
Core Bond Team Meeting, which consist of the Superintendent, Director of Athletics, Facilities & School Safety, French Associates, and AUCH Construction met to discuss and plan for renovations at Richmond High School and Middle School.

03-09-20
 Superintendent provided the Board of Education an update on Bond projects.


February 2020

02-27-20 Raymond James & Associates confirms $38,219,100.45 of Bond proceeds was deposited into school district account.

02-25-2020 ​​Core Bond Team Meeting, which consist of the Superintendent, Director of Athletic, Facilities, & School Safety, French Associates, and AUCH Construction met to discuss and plan for the parking lot additions and improvements along with the roads and entry ways. 

02-24-2020
Superintendent, along with AUCH Construction, provided the Board with an overview of the athletic field renovation.  The Board approved the following contracts:

--$812,890.00 to Midwest Landscaping Group, Inc. for the field preparation and turf installation

--$34,760.00 to Chain Link Fence and Gates for fencing installation and replacement

--$17,668.00 to Wade Electrical Contracting, Inc. for electrical work

02-10-2020 Superintendent, along with Paul Soma, Raymond James, and Matt Hiser, Thrun Law, provided Board of Education update on bond sales and projects.  Draft renderings of the elementary addition projects were shared with the Board as well as an update on the Athletics Field Turf Project, which is scheduled for Board approval on February 24, 2020.  A timeline of middle school and high school projects were also shared with the Board of Education.
Preschool entrance
SOuth Side View
02-07-2020 2020 School Building and Site Bonds, Series 1 does well in the market.  According to PDF, the District will net an increase in project funds, based on the market, of $439,914.  CLICK here for more information regarding the Summary of Financing Results.

02-05-2020 Bond sale for market
.  Raymond James, District Underwriter, coordinated the sale of the remaining bonds.


02-04-2020 Bond sale for retail market.  Raymond James, District Underwriter, coordinated the sales of approximately $750,000 to Michigan purchases.



JANUARY 2020

2020-01-28 - Informational meeting regarding Tax-Advantaged Investing and the 2020 Richmond Community School District Municipal Bond Issue, hosted by Raymond James, 7:00pm in the Media Center of Richmond High School.

                    Bond Invite
2020-01-28 Moody's Investor Service
- Credit Opinion released [CLICK HERE]
CLICK HERE for the Press Release from Moody's Investor Services.


2020-01-28 - Athletic Field Renovation
 sealed bids due

2020-01-27 - Athletic Field Renovation update to the Board of Education

2020-01-21 - Moody's Credit Rating Conference Call with Superintendent, Director of Business and Management Services, PFM Financial Advisers, and representatives from Moody's Investor Services

2020-01-21 - Athletic Field Renovation pre-bid meeting

2020-01-14 - Athletic Field Renovations bid package released (See Bid tab for more information).

CLICK HERE for Athletic Field Renovation Bid Drawings
CLICK HERE for Athletic Field Renovation Bid Specifications

2020-01-14 - Elementary Addition and Renovation preliminary drawings reviewed by Bond Team, consisting of Superintendent; Director of Athletics, Facility Use and School Safety, with consultation from French and Associates and George W. Auch Construction.

2020-01-08 - Bond Due Diligence Call with Superintendent; Director of Business and Management Services; Thurn Law (legal counsel for RCS); PFM (Financial Advisors for RCS); Raymond James (RCS Bond Underwriter), Varnum (legal counsel for Raymond James).

DECEMBER 2019
2019-12-17 - Elementary Addition and Renovation preliminary drawings reviewed by Bond Team, consisting of Superintendent; Director of Athletics, Facility Use and School Safety, with consultation from French and Associates and George W. Auch Construction.

2019-12-17 - Field Turf Design finalized by Bond Team, consisting of Superintendent; Director of Athletics, Facility Use and School Safety; Football, Soccer, and Track Coaches; with consultation from French and Associates, George W. Auch Construction and Foresite Design

Field Turf Project

CLICK HERE for a drawing of the Field Turf Project at Richmond High School


2019-12-09 - French and Associates approved by the Board of Education as the Architect for the Bond Projects

CLICK HERE for French and Associates contract, reviewed and recommended by Thurn Law


2019-12-09 - George W. Auch Construction approved by the Board of Education as the Construction Manager for the Bond Projects

CLICK HERE to learn more about the George W. Auch Construction company and recent projects.

CLICK HERE for George W. Auch Construction contract, reviewed and recommended by Thrun Law.


NOVEMBER 2019
2019-11-23 - 
Raymond James and Associates approved by the Board of Education as the Bond Underwriters

CLICK HERE to review the Bond Sale Timetable

2019-11-05 - Voters approve $38.71 Million Bond Proposal

CLICK HERE for the Canvass of Votes Cast at the General Election held on November 5, 2019
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