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District may auction off former schools

July 16, 2013

After the Williamsport Area School District permanently closed the doors two elementary schools last month, the district began exploring the possibility of auctioning off the buildings along with......

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Zippie

Jul-18-13 9:44 AM

Could sell the Woodard school to a local hospital or a Geisinger center. That would provide quick response and medical attention to all the crashes on the Rt 200 corridor between Jersey Shore and Williamsport.

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Brew4U

Jul-17-13 7:41 PM

Come on now the district has it's hands in it's pockets and there ain't 'nothen there'. Spent it all on the High School~ Roosevelt construction/renovations. Dump the buildings so the tax paying folks might get a break. Ha ha yeah right

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wwhickok

Jul-17-13 12:55 PM

The only other thing I don't really understand about this is, the school district just raised school taxes, shut down these schools, and now is going to sell them, how does ANY of this benefit us?

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wwhickok

Jul-17-13 6:23 AM

Does it matter who buys the property? I suppose not but if it is a NG Company we need to be charging a fortune. I'd like to see someone buy the properties that is going to promote something genuinely positive for the community quite frankly.

And yes, don't do what Jersey Shore did, these buildings are worth more than $2,000.

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Zippie

Jul-16-13 7:10 PM

Hope you do better the the Jersey Shore Borough did in selling a parking lot for $2,000.00.

Should start the bidding at fair market value, not what ever floats peoples boats.

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Luey22

Jul-16-13 5:03 PM

Hey GysgtUSMC....you gave me an idea, read my next comment under H-e-r-o-I-n violence correlation in city.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-16-13 4:44 PM

So Luey who is gonna pay to maintain the building that the county finally decides to use as the day reporting center?

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Luey22

Jul-16-13 2:17 PM

The whole idea of getting rid of unused buildings which ALL taxpayers have to pay to maintain....is a SMART idea. wwhickok, does it really matter who bids the highest? Sell the buildings and get a new investor(s).

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enoughalready

Jul-16-13 1:10 PM

But 2 of the 3 are located outside the city wwhickok. The Sheridan location would be ideal as it is on the bus route and the neighborhood is not R1.

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wwhickok

Jul-16-13 11:22 AM

It would make too much sense to use a school for that and he said he didn't want it in the city.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-16-13 7:14 AM

Didn't I read on here that they are looking for locations for a Day Reporting Center for non violent offenders? I think they even mentioned one of the functions would be to provide education and training to these offenders. Hmmm... seems like these schools could be put to good use. But hey, what do I know.

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wwhickok

Jul-16-13 6:55 AM

I'm a little curious, is this a strategy to get the 'highest bidding Gas Company' to make a purchase?

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MimLogue

Jul-16-13 6:50 AM

Woodward has been closed since 2001? wow what a brainstorm.

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