UPDATED APRIL 1, 2018 WITH BID INFO
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GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--We are getting bits and pieces about the alleged fight at the Gloucester City Fire Department that involved two firemen. According to our sources, a fire department captain allegedly attacked a subordinate over comments about the firehouse in the media. The fireman was in a discussion about whether it was someone within the firehouse. This supposedly enraged the captain who attacked the underling. For his outburst, we were told by an anonymous source the captain received a paid week suspension.One has to wonder if the animosity between the two firemen will someday carry over to their job when they are together fighting a fire. We had reported in February about a volunteer survey given to the firemen that revealed there was some ill feeling among some of the fire department employees.
When we first broke the story on Monday about the fight, a police spokesman said the matter was being investigated by the Camden County Prosecutors Office and no more information would be released.
We reached out to the captain allegedly involved and asked if this story was true but as of today we are still waiting for his response.
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT GOING SOLAR-We received a tip about the Gloucester City School District seeking bids for the installation of solar panels at the High School, Cold Springs School and the new Middle School. This is not an School Development Authority project, which means the local taxpayers will pickup the tab, unless the district receives a grant.
This is a developing story so the cost of the project is unknown at this time. The project is scheduled to begin on or about June 19, 2018 and shall be completed on or before 31 October 2018.
Below is a copy of the bid request that was publicized.
Solar PPA – Gloucester City School District This is not an SDA Project
District -Wide Solar Power Purchase Agreement
Gloucester City School District Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Camden County
The Project consists of, but is not limited to the following:
Receive proposals from qualified solar photovoltaic system project Developers and to enter into a Solar Power Purchase Agreement for a maximum of fifteen (15) years for the design, financing, installation, ownership, and operation and maintenance of a district-wide 2888 kW solar photovoltaic electric generating systems on specific facilities and available grounds and roofs, and who will sell the Systems’ electrical output to the Owner. The Developer shall provide electricity to the Owner at a reduced rate, through the Power Purchase Agreement utilizing Solar Renewable Energy Certificates, federal income tax credits, and other incentives provided through the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
Generating systems along with interactive “Learning Kiosks” with STEM based curriculum as well as certified professional development for the teachers will be provided at the following schools:
3/30/2018 Solar PPA – Gloucester City School District – Regan Young England Butera
GLOUCESTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL
Proposed system size: 734.4 kW.
GLOUCESTER CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Proposed system size: 725.4 kW.
COLD SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Proposed system size: 1427.8 kW.
Approximately 82,000 square feet of built up roofing and associated metal work will be removed and replace with new TPO roofing system and new metal work as part of this PPA.
Approximate Project Duration:
Construction shall begin on or about 19 June 2018 and shall be substantially complete on or before 31 October 2018.
A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and other bid documents may be made available and examined by Bidders from the office of REGAN YOUNG ENGLAND BUTERA, PC; 456 High Street; Mt. Holly, New Jersey 08060 during regular business hours, (beginning on 26 March 2018). Additional information, including a list of (registered) Prime Bidders, can be obtained from the Architect’s web site (www.RYEBREAD.com (https://www.ryebread.com) under the “Bidding” tab). Subcontractors and vendors may obtain copies from registered Prime Bidders. There is a $25 non- refundable cost to be a Prime Bidder. An electronic copy of the RFP shall be made available to Prime Bidders; hard copies of the RFP shall not be provided. Access to the electronic documents shall be emailed to the Prime Bidder upon receipt of their payment and all of the following information:
Business mailing address Business phone number Business facsimile number Email address
Angelo. P Butera, AIA, LEED AP
REGAN YOUNG ENGLAND BUTERA, PC
456 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 265-2652/0333 Fax
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