Public meeting to discuss sale of Eastmount Park school

News Apr 15, 2015 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is taking the first formal step toward selling Eastmount Park Elementary School by holding a public meeting on April 22.

The 6 p.m. session in the East 26th Street school’s gym is a required component of a 60-day notification period and will outline the regulatory rules the board must follow to sell the 0.68-hectare property.

The public can comment at the meeting or in writing by May 19.

Once that deadline passes, trustees can declare the site surplus and give a list of preferred agencies, including other local school boards and the city, a chance to bid on the property, which must be sold at fair market value.

If no agencies are interested, it can then be offered to private buyers.

Central Mountain councillor Scott Duvall said the city hasn’t yet determined if it’s interested in the Eastmount Park property.

“Staff will be investigating this when the process opens up officially to see if we need the land or not,” he said. “We’ll do whatever is necessary to do.”

Eastmount Park is closing in June as the result of a central Mountain accommodation review that is also shuttering Cardinal Heights and Linden Park.

Board chair Todd White said Cardinal Heights isn’t being considered for sale yet because it will be used as a campus for neighbouring Pauline Johnson for the coming school year as renovations to the latter are completed.

He said trustees last term also agreed to hold off on selling Linden Park, which shares property with the closed Hill Park Secondary School, until the board finalizes the purchase of land for a new south Mountain high school.

White said that can’t happen until the city approves zoning and severance applications for the new school’s property, located by the southeast corner of Upper Sherman Avenue and Rymal Road.

The high school is scheduled to open in September 2017, two years later than the original target set by trustees when they agreed to close Barton, Hill Park and Mountain high schools following an accommodation review.

Public meeting to discuss sale of Eastmount Park school

News Apr 15, 2015 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is taking the first formal step toward selling Eastmount Park Elementary School by holding a public meeting on April 22.

The 6 p.m. session in the East 26th Street school’s gym is a required component of a 60-day notification period and will outline the regulatory rules the board must follow to sell the 0.68-hectare property.

The public can comment at the meeting or in writing by May 19.

Once that deadline passes, trustees can declare the site surplus and give a list of preferred agencies, including other local school boards and the city, a chance to bid on the property, which must be sold at fair market value.

“Staff will be investigating this when the process opens up officially to see if we need the land or not.”

If no agencies are interested, it can then be offered to private buyers.

Central Mountain councillor Scott Duvall said the city hasn’t yet determined if it’s interested in the Eastmount Park property.

“Staff will be investigating this when the process opens up officially to see if we need the land or not,” he said. “We’ll do whatever is necessary to do.”

Eastmount Park is closing in June as the result of a central Mountain accommodation review that is also shuttering Cardinal Heights and Linden Park.

Board chair Todd White said Cardinal Heights isn’t being considered for sale yet because it will be used as a campus for neighbouring Pauline Johnson for the coming school year as renovations to the latter are completed.

He said trustees last term also agreed to hold off on selling Linden Park, which shares property with the closed Hill Park Secondary School, until the board finalizes the purchase of land for a new south Mountain high school.

White said that can’t happen until the city approves zoning and severance applications for the new school’s property, located by the southeast corner of Upper Sherman Avenue and Rymal Road.

The high school is scheduled to open in September 2017, two years later than the original target set by trustees when they agreed to close Barton, Hill Park and Mountain high schools following an accommodation review.

Public meeting to discuss sale of Eastmount Park school

News Apr 15, 2015 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is taking the first formal step toward selling Eastmount Park Elementary School by holding a public meeting on April 22.

The 6 p.m. session in the East 26th Street school’s gym is a required component of a 60-day notification period and will outline the regulatory rules the board must follow to sell the 0.68-hectare property.

The public can comment at the meeting or in writing by May 19.

Once that deadline passes, trustees can declare the site surplus and give a list of preferred agencies, including other local school boards and the city, a chance to bid on the property, which must be sold at fair market value.

“Staff will be investigating this when the process opens up officially to see if we need the land or not.”

If no agencies are interested, it can then be offered to private buyers.

Central Mountain councillor Scott Duvall said the city hasn’t yet determined if it’s interested in the Eastmount Park property.

“Staff will be investigating this when the process opens up officially to see if we need the land or not,” he said. “We’ll do whatever is necessary to do.”

Eastmount Park is closing in June as the result of a central Mountain accommodation review that is also shuttering Cardinal Heights and Linden Park.

Board chair Todd White said Cardinal Heights isn’t being considered for sale yet because it will be used as a campus for neighbouring Pauline Johnson for the coming school year as renovations to the latter are completed.

He said trustees last term also agreed to hold off on selling Linden Park, which shares property with the closed Hill Park Secondary School, until the board finalizes the purchase of land for a new south Mountain high school.

White said that can’t happen until the city approves zoning and severance applications for the new school’s property, located by the southeast corner of Upper Sherman Avenue and Rymal Road.

The high school is scheduled to open in September 2017, two years later than the original target set by trustees when they agreed to close Barton, Hill Park and Mountain high schools following an accommodation review.