GRAMPIAN — Grampian Borough is going to receive some additional property located adjacent to Grampian Community Park.
At Monday’s meeting, council members reviewed preliminary plans for dividing a 3.7-acre parcel of property that was originally part of the land surrounding the former Penn-Grampian School.
Jim Thorp of Curry & Associates, Clearfield, presented the plan that would give the borough title to the property closest to the park, bordering Walltown Road and Davis Run.
President William Waterloo told council he recently had a meeting with Curwensville Area School District Superintendent Ron Matchock.
“I knew this was coming,” he told council.
The borough would be responsible to pay legal fees and expenses associated with transferring the property. The school district would pay the costs for the land survey and the subdivision, Waterloo said.
None of the council members had any comments on the proposed subdivision. It will now be forwarded to Clearfield County Planning Commission for review and final approval, Thorp said. Once the planning commission approves the subdivision, the borough will then receive the deed for the property.
Last summer, possession of the school building and some of the land immediately surrounding it were taken over by CenClear Child Services of Bigler.
According to previously published information concerning the sale of the building, Curwensville Area School District would retain the property’s mineral rights, and some of the land surrounding the building. The agreement of sale states the building could not be sold in the future for the purposes of creating a charter school or any type of educational facility that would compete with Curwensville Area School District.
At the board’s meeting held Feb. 20, 2017, directors approved closing Penn-Grampian Elementary School at the end of the 2016-17 school year and incorporating its student population in grades kindergarten through four into Curwensville Area Elementary School beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
Matchock told The Progress on Tuesday, “The board will consider the remaining property and look over some maps at the February board meeting for discussion on potentially selling the other property.”