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Grant to help pay for school mold removal

December 09, 2010
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OTISFIELD, ME — The Oxford Hills School District has received a $474,772 state grant to help pay for removing moisture and mold from the inside walls at the Otisfield Community School, according to the Sun Journal.
The remaining $456,000 of the $930,500 project will have to come from local sources, the article noted.
The money will be used to tear out all the Sheetrock and insulation from the outer walls at the school: The damaged walls will be replaced with new walls and foam insulation, the article stated.
According to the article, the moisture problem was discovered earlier this year and school officials believe it was caused by a poor drainage system and blockage of "weep" holes near the base of the foundation by flower and vegetable beds surrounding the building.
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