Y-C eying piece of property
The property is about 1 1/2 acres in size, according to board member Tim Pfeiffer. Home of the late Mel Wasson, it could be used to enlarge the school’s parking lot and enhance its drop-off and pick-up area, he said.
Pfeiffer encouraged Cline to secure a broker, negotiate and deal and put earnest money down.
“If the bond measure passes, then we’ll have the cash to make a purchase,” he said. “If the bond doesn’t pass, I would suggest borrowing the money to purchase the property.”
The district has submitted a $23 million bond for the May 20 primary election. Some of the money would be used for facility upgrades, including expansion of the parking lot at the elementary school and replacement of the parking lots at all three schools.
Pfeiffer estimated the value of the property at $200,000. He said it includes a house that would have to be removed.
“We know the family wants the school district to own the property,” said board chair Carol West, who joined other board members in supporting the move.
In other business, Eric Hysell was reappointed to a two-year term on the budget committee. Alternative member Mark Gaibler was appointed to fill a position previously occupied by Mike Lawson, who has moved out of the district.
Anyone interested in serving as an alternate is asked to contact the district.
The board will meet next at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14.