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Expert Reports Dog Track Mold 'Can Be Successfully Remediated'

Paul E. Johnson of Nova Consulting Group performed a walkthrough of the St. Croix Meadows dog track building on Monday and reported to the school board on Tuesday that the building mold issues could be fixed during the renovation process.

After a walkthrough inspection of the St. Croix Meadows dog track building on Monday, July 9, Paul E. Johnson of Nova Consulting Group reported to the Board of Education on Tuesday, July 10, that the building's mold issues could be remediated during the renovation process that would turn the building into a secondary school.

On April 2, the district  at St. Croix Meadows dog track property.

On April 3, voters in the Hudson School District . The purchase is contingent of the rezoning the property . The matter is still before the city's Plan Commission and Common Council.

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A PDF of Johnson's full report to the board has been attached to this article.

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Micheal Foley July 16, 2012 at 03:07 AM
I think there's a glitch on this post. Is anyone else having problems with their comments going into some sort of moderation queue? I've heard a few complaints and I'm trying to figure out what people are experiencing so I can report it to the help desk.
Evjen Rattara July 16, 2012 at 03:08 AM
The public has been clearly misled by the Board. They ordered the appraisal that way but failed to inform the people of the "virtual school. “They used that inflated appraisal to convince everyone what a great bye the SCM property was thus gaining approval of the referendum....
DianeT July 16, 2012 at 03:12 AM
No problems here, but I think you have the perfect opportunity to bring the truth about this appraisal (including the criminal background of one appraiser) to the public in a separate story. The school district never pointed out the extraordinary assumptions when they referenced this lofty number as part of their value argument.
DianeT July 16, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Foley - that previous post of mine was meant for you.
Mark Richards November 13, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Well from my honest opinion, I don't think the undisclosure of the mold problems was intentional at all. There is absolutely nothing to fret about and get all worked up. Mold, leakage and deterioration are common factors found in a building that has been vacant for quite sometime. And mold removal can be done easily in just a short period of time if that's really necessary. Perhaps the $8m has already included the mold removal services too. - http://www.mold-removal-toronto.com

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