Demolition Of Dome At Cleveland High Set To Start In May

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - by Tony Eubank
Site committee
Site committee
- photo by Tony Eubank

The Cleveland City School Board’s Site Committee met Wednesday to hear presentations from architect Brian Templeton of the Upland Design Group and Cleveland City Schools Director of Maintenance and Transportation Hal Taylor.   Mr. Templeton laid out a tentative timeline for the new gym project, advising the site committee to move quickly with the preliminary steps, so that the demolition and construction can begin as soon as possible.

He said, “We want to get under contract as quick as we can so that there is time to for any new machinery or equipment to arrive.  The next three weeks is where we need to focus our attention.”

As it stands, the plan presented by Mr. Templeton has demolition of the dome beginning on May 12,  with completion of the total project slated for December of 2015.

Mr. Taylor presented the board with available options for dealing with the bleachers from the dome. Since the bleachers are still usable, they could all be sold, auctioned off, or stored for later use. Mr. Taylor said that a sports equipment company should remove the dome bleachers.

He said,  “This is not something the maintenance department can do. If we want to sell them, we need to hire a company that specializes in this because it is a very technical process. We have a very popular (style of) bleacher and we have two schools already interested in them.”.

In the end, the site committee decided to recommend to the full board to use four rows of the Raider Dome bleachers to replace some older bleachers in the volleyball gym. The old volleyball bleachers would be scrapped, while the remaining dome bleacher would be dismantled and stored until they can be sold. Estimated cost of this is $28,600.  

Studying Cleveland High gym project
Studying Cleveland High gym project
- Photo2 by Tony Eubank


Top Chattanooga Salaries For 2018

Here are the top Chattanooga salaries for 2018: Bean, Russell J City Judge $176,364.00 Paty, Sherry B City Judge $176,364.00 Berke, Andrew L. Mayor $168,348.90 Hinton, Wadrick Allen City Attorney $154,564 Madison, Daisy W Administrator City Finance Officer $148,381 Roddy, David T Police Chief $144,460 Hill, Corinne M. Director Library ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ARROWOOD, CHRISTOPHER SHANE  907 MASTERSON AVE HIXSON, 37343  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- AUSTIN, VERNA P  1263 CYPRESS STREET CT UNIT 360 CHATTANOOGA, 37402  Age at Arrest: 47 years old Arresting ... (click for more)

Here We Go Again With The Same Cummings Highway, 12th Street Flooding - And Response

Here we go again with the same pitiful news reports about the Cummings Highway Interstate interchange with I-24 - Flooding yet again after a heavy rain.  TDOT is derelict in not having repaired this years ago.  How hard is it to get some excavators out there to dig up the collapsed drainage pipes which TDOT says are the cause of the flooding and replace them with ... (click for more)

Deal With The Graffiti Vandals

I travel to other neat old cities and don't see nearly the graffiti vandalism as in Chattanooga. Why do we allow one or two or three repeat vandals to mar our venerable Walnut Street Bridge, the pillars to the Holmberg Bridge, the remodeled Chief John Ross Market Street Bridge, the walls along our multi-million-dollar Riverwalk, our sidewalks, street signs and our old limestone ... (click for more)

English, Ex-East Hamilton Coach, Hired To Lead Whites Creek Boys' Hoops Team

Rodney English, former boys’ basketball coach at East Hamilton, recently was named to a similar job at Whites Creek High School in Nashville. The move was made public Monday when English’s name appeared on the official Whites Creek school directory that is annually submitted to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. The hiring of English at Whites Creek was also ... (click for more)

UTC Chattanooga Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Award For Academic Excellence

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team was awarded the AVCA Team Award for Academic Excellence, the AVCA announced on Monday.   The Mocs posted a team GPA of 3.602 in the fall semester and followed that up with 3.515 in the spring. In the fall 13 student-athletes earned a spot on the Chattanooga Dean's List with 12 hitting the mark in the spring. ... (click for more)