BOUNTIFUL -- An earthquake and tsunami in Japan have forced a change in a local school renovation project.
In a recent meeting, the city council approved a change order for a heating and cooling project at the former Stoker School building, 75 East and 200 South.
Originally staff had planned to have a Mitsubishi heating and air-conditioning system installed, but the earthquake in Japan has made it difficult for the company to give delivery dates, said Paul Rowland, city engineer. So staff switched to a Daikin system as part of the change order.
The old school has been owned by the city since 1983 and is leased to the University of Utah.
Last year the city spent $100,973 to replace windows in the old building, and Rowland said the windows made the air circulation problem in the facility more noticeable.
Stoker School was opened in central Bountiful in 1905 and served students from Farmington to North Salt Lake.