Wednesday Nov 02 2011
Early mold growth in CSD gym prompts emergency repair
By: Eric Laughlin, Telegraph correspondent
Rain damage from an unexpected storm last month has prompted community leaders in El Dorado Hills to take emergency action. In a special board meeting Friday, Community Services District directors voted to approve immediate construction work on the Community Activities Building/Gym, which sustained water damage from the storm that dropped three-and-a-half inches early last month. The board’s action brought in heavy duty equipment to dry out the facility’s ceiling and to determine what course of action is necessary to protect the property from additional damage. Acting General Manager Sandi Kukkola stated in an e-mail Friday that damage to two classrooms, an office and a couple hallways is significant. “One classroom and one office have some mold growth which will be addressed,” she writes. “In addition, the ceiling of the gym is a sprayed on acoustical material that hasn’t yet dried out.” The Telegraph spoke to Director Billy Vandegrift over the weekend, who said a specialist will be at work to remove water that leaked in as result of the storm. The work is being performed by Folsom-based NES, an environmental health and safety consulting firm, which according to Kukkola, has been involved since the beginning.