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					A New Home for Trailer Park
       High School




                By Jackie Grace
Location of Carbon Hill
               Introduction
• Carbon Hill High School burned on June
     27, 2002. The fire was electrical.
• The citizens of Carbon Hill want to rebuild
     the school on the “historic” hill where it
     was for 66 years.
• The Board wants to build the new school in
     a different location.
                    Criteria
•   The new high school must be in the city limits of
     Carbon Hill. (Board of Education)
•   The site must be 20 acres, preferably 40 acres.
     (Board of Education)
•   The Board of Education would like for the new
     school to be near the former site to access
     athletic facilities.
•   The new site must not be on top of an
     underground mine.
           Criteria Continued
• The building must be 150,000 sq. ft.
• Site must have access to utilities.
• The area needs to be relatively level.
• The new site must be away from the
      railroad tracks.
• The new site must not be on a river/stream.
• The new site must not be within 500 ft of a surface
      mine.
        Reason For New Site
• Former site is located above an
     underground mine.
• Geotechnical studies have shown the roof of
     the mine has crumbled in some places.
     The overlying bedrock is made of shale.
• To prepare the former site for building it
     would cost about $3 million.
                  Process
• Data was acquired from:
     1. Alabama Surface Mining Commission
     2. Data Depot
     3. Alabama Department of Industrial
            Relations
     4. The Walker County Mapping
            Department (Air Photo)
     5. GIS Department of Southern Company
     6. State of Alabama Geologic Survey
             Process Continued
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                   Conclusion
• There is not an appropriate site in the city
     limits of Carbon Hill.
• Possible solutions are:
        – Fill mine under the former school
        – Move the school outside the city limits
Any Questions?

				
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