Public Hearing Notice
Starting 10/29/2018 at 6:00 PM
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of School Directors of the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (the “School District”), at 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, October 29, 2018, in the Cafeteria at the Leo E. Solomon - Plains Memorial Junior High School, 43 Abbott Street, Plains Township, Pennsylvania.
The purpose of the hearing is to inform the residents of the School District and to review all relevant matters relating to the proposed plan for the construction of a new high school.
A description of the Project will be presented and will be available for review and consideration by residents of the School District in booklet form no later than October 9, 2018, and on each regular business day thereafter between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the School District Administration Office, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18711.
The Board of School Directors of the School District by resolution duly adopted has authorized a “maximum project cost” of $ 137,318,879 and a “maximum building construction cost” of $103,652,234 in connection with the Project. This public hearing is being held pursuant to requirements of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, approved March 10, 1949, as amended and supplemented, including amendments made pursuant to Act 34 of the Session of 1973 of the General Assembly.
A resident of the School District wishing agenda time for the purpose of discussing the proposed Project should submit a written request to the School District no later than 4:00 P.M. on October 26, 2018. Such request should be submitted to the undersigned, and include the name and address of the person submitting the request and a statement of the topic to be presented. Agenda time shall be limited to three (3) minutes. A resident of the School District may submit written testimony regarding the Project no later than 4:00 P.M. on October 26, 2018. Such written testimony should be submitted to the undersigned and include the name and address of the person submitting the testimony. Testimony from those who do not receive agenda time will be received from the floor at the hearing. Such testimony shall be limited to three (3) minutes.
Written comments regarding the Project will be received by the secretary of the Board of School Directors until 4:00 P.M., November 29, 2018.
Thomas F. Telesz, Secretary
Wilkes-Barre Area School District
730 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Leo E. Solomon - Plains Memorial Junior High School, 43 Abbott Street, Plains Township, Pennsylvania