ALLEN Who should pay... and how much?

That was the question Monday night in Allen, where the school board unanimously agreed to two resolutions Monday night aimed at kick-starting repairs at Eagle Stadium.

The $60 million showplace was shut down earlier this year after significant structural problems emerged.

The first measure authorizes the Allen Independent School District superintendent to enter into a contract with the contractor; the second resolution gives the board authority to use at least $2 million in existing bond funds to help construction get underway within two weeks.

The board agreed that the priority is to not use that money. Superintendent Lance Hindt said the money is only a 'security blanket.' He's confident both Pogue Construction and PBK Architects will make good on their commitments to reimburse the district for on upcoming repair costs and costs the district has already incurred.

Hindt said one example of where the bond money may be spent is when both contractor and architect have a hard time assessing liability on a certain repair.

The superintendent said it's a very strong possibility that Pogue Construction will be responsible for the repairs.

The goal is to have the construction complete by May 15, in time for the Class of 2015 graduation ceremony.


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