Archive for Thursday, February 17, 2005

Board agrees to market 11 acres near school

February 17, 2005

The Basehor-Linwood School Board unanimously approved, 7-0, a motion Monday night to move forward with selling approximately 11 acres of land near Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

The land is located just north of 154th Street Terrace, the entrance road into Glenwood Ridge. The motion approved Monday night authorized school officials to begin advertising for bids of the property.

Don Swartz, school district director of building operations, said the notice of bid must be advertised for two consecutive weeks before any offers can be reviewed. Public notices of the available land will most likely be advertised beginning next week.

Swartz said the school district retains rights of refusal for any offers and that there is no timeline for when the Glenwood Ridge property would be sold.

"We'll leave it open until we find an acceptable offer," Swartz said.

School district officials contend the land for sale could not be used for the site of a new school, so administrators decided to put the property up for sale. Money gained from the land sale could be used to offset the cost of land the school district may need to purchase for the site of a new school.

School district administrators, in cooperation with members of the District Advisory Council, are currently weighing various options for new school construction. As of yet, there are no definitive plans to propose a bond issue and a decision won't be made until administrators and advisory council members are in agreement on a proposal.

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