The president’s home on the University of Central Arkansas campus will undergo improvements and renovations totaling near $200,000.

According to a UCA release, officials awarded the amount in bids to replace a heating and cooling system and windows at the home located at Donaghey Avenue.

The release stated that renovations would be afforded through more than $1.3 million in funds allocated for capital projects on the campus regarding "safety and energy efficiency."

The estimated cost to replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems is near $100,000.

The existing 15-year-old boiler system will be replaced with gas furnaces.

In December, the residence was abated for mold, and a lead investigation report by Environmental Enterprise Group, Inc., showed evidence of lead in window frames, casing and ledges in several areas of the home.

Water damage was also discovered on window frames.

The cost of replacing windows at the residence, occupied by current President Allen Meadors and his spouse, will be $98,662.

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