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CEDAR FALLS — Listing agreements for two Central Rivers Area Education Agency buildings were renewed Wednesday by the board of directors.

“This is essentially a continuation of our agreement with our real estate agent, Sulentic-Fischels Commercial Group, for another year,” said Beth Strike, an agency spokeswoman.

The agency’s former conference center, at 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, and special education building, at 3706 Cedar Heights Drive, are being listed for $2.3 million and $950,000, respectively.

That’s the same amount they were listed at six months ago. Originally, the properties were listed for $3.1 million and $1.55 million after the agency left them last summer for a new facility at 1521 Technology Parkway, the former Park Place Events Center.

Strike said “we continue to see a fair amount of traffic through” the buildings, but so far that hasn’t resulted in a sale for either.

Contracts for the two buildings include a 6 percent professional service fee based on the actual sale price of the buildings and 3 percent fee to cooperating multiple listing service brokers.

They will be in effect until June 11, 2019.

In other business, the board:

  • Approved an $87,478 contract with Waterloo-based Plumb Tech Inc., to replace 10 unit ventilators at River Hills School. That was the lowest of two quotes with a lead-time of four weeks, with the other one coming in at $96,750. The ventilators, each for a single room, bring fresh air into the building. River Hills Consortium members, made up of districts that send students to the special needs school, earlier approved replacement of the units.
  • Accepted the resignation of Richard Vande Kieft from the board. He has held the Director District 7 seat since July 2008 representing the school districts of Cedar Falls, Denver and Janesville. A special convention will be held at the agency in the coming months where a board member representing each of the three districts is present to vote. A 30-day notice announcing the convention is required to be published in the newspaper. Officials said the goal is to have a new person seated in October.
  • Approved personnel changes including the resignation of Justin Stockdale as Region 10 administrator and the promotion of Julie Miller to the position. Miller, who was a regional administrative assistant, will be paid an annual salary of $142,120. Stockdale left to become superintendent of Dike-New Hartford Community Schools.
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Education Reporter

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