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BUSD approves purchase and installation of garage roll-up door

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Bonsall Unified School District will be obtaining a new roll-up door for the district’s garage.

The BUSD board voted 5-0 Sept. 13 to approve the purchase and installation agreement with Vortex Doors for a commercial roll-up door. Vortex, which is based in San Marcos, will be paid $6,824.50 for the materials and work.

On two recent occasions, the roll-up garage door on the grounds building became stuck and would not close. “We’ve got an old maintenance yard,” said BUSD superintendent Joseph Clevenger. “It’s becoming more of a challenge.”

Both cases required after-hours emergency repairs. Both times Vortex answered the call for emergency work and was able to close the door. BUSD staff had decided that the door is a safety concern both to staff utilizing the door on a daily basis to access the building and to property which would be exposed if the door cannot be closed. Three local companies were asked to provide quotes for replacement and installation of the new door. The Vortex proposal was determined to be the most favorable for the school district.

The rolling steel door Vortex will provide will measure approximately 12 feet by 14 feet and will be constructed of galvanized steel with a baked enamel finish and computer-designed corrugations which will increase the door’s strength and longevity. Roll formed steel guides will keep the door within its track. The door will have bottom rail slide locks which will allow for padlocking, and a bottom rail will have weather stripping. The components also include a hand chain hoist. Vortex will provide a three-year warranty.


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