Clearfield School District Mulls Building Purchase

Aug 23, 2011 Full story: GantDaily.com 15

At its meeting Monday night, the Clearfield school board mulled the purchase of the Bowman Masonry Building at the corner of Nichols and Weaver streets and postponed moving forward with the maintenance building until determining the direction of the high school expansion project.

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bubba

Elmora, PA

#1 Aug 23, 2011
why why why---because ace of maintenance ---BUNNING SAYS SO. boy what a whiz bang he is.
Covered wagon crazy

Clearfield, PA

#2 Aug 23, 2011
Another fine example of wasted tax dollars. That building is not far from a tear down structure. Surely we can spend our money on a building that would be structurally safe and cost effective.

Why would anyone consider buying that rat hole?
bubba

Elmora, PA

#3 Aug 23, 2011
because you have dave glass and mary ann wedsock or jackson whatever her name is running the school board. have you noticed how many votes are 5-4. glass has wedsock, schickling,mikesell, carr in his pocket. they control the votes. how can he run a school board, he can't run an insurance business.maybe they should buy all of the empty buildings in clearfield and waste more tax dollars
Parent

Cumberland, MD

#4 Aug 23, 2011
That stupid maintenance building should be the very last priority. They aren't getting any reimbursement for it at all and it will impact the least amount of people. An intelligent school board would worry about the buildings housing the students first. You've got Bradford with the floors in an entire wing about to collapse, these roof issues at Girard-Goshen, the Middle School which is just a mess and they're squabbling over where to store some papers, cleaning supplies, tractors and lawn mowing equipment??

Please don't mistake what I am saying. The maintenance people are a very needed and under-appreciated part of the school district, but you're talking about what, 15-20 people versus hundreds of students? I agree with this Ralston lady. The numbers for that "maintenance shed" are ridiculously high. I don't understand where this $200,000 for "site prep" is coming from. What "prep" do they need? Haven't they already built on that land before (the field house, the new soccer field, etc)? Maybe I just don't understand the process or something but that seems like a lot of money to dig around in the ground.
bubba

Elmora, PA

#5 Aug 23, 2011
i agree and i was at the meeting. ms ralston was so right. wallace and putt said they would not vote to spend the money for the bowman building. glass wants to push it through. i believe putt wanted to put up a pole building and let the vo-tech kids do the finish work to save money. wallace and carr agreed but the rest of those morons want to have an elaborate building. what a waste
ilw

Willow Grove, PA

#6 Aug 24, 2011
I smell kick back $$. If the board is truely looking for a maintenance building - it should have been advertised so everyone gets a fair shot at selling their property. A walk thru at the fair parade? Puh - leeze!
Parent

Cumberland, MD

#7 Aug 24, 2011
From what the paper said, they did the walk-through on Monday, not at the fair parade. I get that the department of education puts a lot of regulations on what they can and can't build, but for the love of Pete, it's a damn garage! It's not like they're going to be teaching kids there!! Why is the PDE being so anal about a storage garage? Seriously, what all do they need?? Some office space, a storage closet and a couple parking bays? I still do not understand why it's going to cost $700,000, with $200,000 for "site prep." Maybe the school board should call the PDE and ask why the heck there are so many "regulations" on building a garage. Why do they have to regulate a building where lawnmowers and floor polish are going to be stored? I think someone's blowing a lot of smoke up someone else's ass.
bubba

Elmora, PA

#8 Aug 24, 2011
AGREE go ask glass and his other 4 cronies.
ilw

Willow Grove, PA

#9 Aug 24, 2011
If you've been following this like I have - the Bunning fellow did an initial walk through at the fair parade at which point Bowman expressed interest in selling. The walk through for the BOARD was Monday night AFTER Bunning walked through. My point is - level the playing field.
Another Parent

Cumberland, MD

#10 Aug 25, 2011
Parent wrote:
That stupid maintenance building should be the very last priority. They aren't getting any reimbursement for it at all and it will impact the least amount of people. An intelligent school board would worry about the buildings housing the students first. You've got Bradford with the floors in an entire wing about to collapse, these roof issues at Girard-Goshen, the Middle School which is just a mess and they're squabbling over where to store some papers, cleaning supplies, tractors and lawn mowing equipment??
Please don't mistake what I am saying. The maintenance people are a very needed and under-appreciated part of the school district, but you're talking about what, 15-20 people versus hundreds of students? I agree with this Ralston lady. The numbers for that "maintenance shed" are ridiculously high. I don't understand where this $200,000 for "site prep" is coming from. What "prep" do they need? Haven't they already built on that land before (the field house, the new soccer field, etc)? Maybe I just don't understand the process or something but that seems like a lot of money to dig around in the ground.
WELL SAID!!

Glass and his cronies will get what they want, you watch.
Buzz

United States

#11 Aug 25, 2011
Covered wagon crazy wrote:
Another fine example of wasted tax dollars. That building is not far from a tear down structure. Surely we can spend our money on a building that would be structurally safe and cost effective.
Why would anyone consider buying that rat hole?
RAT HOLE? It would need some major repairs to get to rat hole status. There is no way the board would be considering that property.
parade float

Clearfield, PA

#12 Aug 25, 2011
Well, it's not like there are many other options available to retrofit a building along the fair parade route to host the 100's of teachers and school union members all on the same rooftop.

I say buy it. The view will be unique and the price is invaluable since it's not coming out of the school board members pockets. So go ahead, make all the lawn chair laws you want! No educator will be denied a seat on the rooftop!
Buzz

United States

#13 Aug 25, 2011
parade float wrote:
Well, it's not like there are many other options available to retrofit a building along the fair parade route to host the 100's of teachers and school union members all on the same rooftop.
I say buy it. The view will be unique and the price is invaluable since it's not coming out of the school board members pockets. So go ahead, make all the lawn chair laws you want! No educator will be denied a seat on the
rooftop!
There is NO way that roof would support 100 teachers and union members. The roof would surely cave in, sending many people to the hospital. Hey...wait a minute...I might be in favor of the purchase of the building if I get to decide which teachers are allowed on the roof. No, seriously, that building would be a very bad investment, but that never stopped us before.
Tract

United States

#14 Sep 6, 2011
Today would be a great day for the school board to walk through the building. Bring your umbrellas! Leaking roof is the least of the problems.
Take a real look at this crap hole.
bubba

Houtzdale, PA

#15 Sep 6, 2011
no way they will buy it. it is a peice of trash, unless mr ego---DAVE GLASS gets his four cronies to vote for it another 5-4 vote

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