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factor in the cost of Razing Sullivan School. It is unusable and unsavable. It has a flawed roof design and it has shifted.
Something is happening here which the public is not being told. If one reads between the lines it would appear the State has a problem with this project. Why would you submit a proposal and then begin questioning it? There is more to this story.
This Administration is rapidly losing its credibility. They fudged the numbers to make Conte look like the best option. After it was voted as the option to move forward with ( Against the people of North Adams) then they come back and say Conte is still the best option but it may be 8 million on the taxpayers backs which would make it the most expensive and still least popular with the people of North Adams. You have got to be kidding? What is the real story?? Transparency?? Please! Everybody knows that downtown is not the place for an elementary school especially with no place to play. Do you really think it will increase business that much down there? The free money to deal with the old Drury building has clouded this administrations judgment and the people of North Adams will be the ones who suffer. I hope the MSBA sees through all these smoke and mirrors. Keep at them Bender! They are out of control!
Whats funny is the new level of censorship Tammy is now practicing. The story about the latest council meeting is not on this site, northadams.com. Why is that Tammy? I do know. Its because comments here to not have to be pre-approved to be shown. I posted this same comment on the council meeting on iberkshires.com and guess what, Tammy did not put it up.
The statments below were made by Mr. Montepare in a April 8, 2009 article on iberkshires. Now the population is increasing?
School officials have said it didn't make sense to pour more money into the building(conte) at the same time the population was declining.
The schools (Elementary) would be somewhat pressed but with the projected decline in population, their enrollment will be back to current levels within four years, said Montepare. Total enrollment has dropped from 1,900 to 1,600 and is expected to decline another 300 more.
They must really want that money to bring Conte back from the dead to contradict what they said in the 2009 article. They said they wouldn't do Sullivan because it required a retaining wall. Now they are looking at a wall twice as high at the Conte site.
from: MArgo forgot about the retaining wall at Conte