Plan ad­dresses safety at John Fisher P.S.

Par­ents raise $10K for re­view of de­vel­oper’s con­struc­tion plan

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“Seven en­gi­neers and con­sul­tants con­trib­uted to our en­hanced con­struc­tion man­age­ment plan, all of whom are ex­perts in their re­spec­tive fields of noise, dust, vi­bra­tion, traf­fic and air qual­ity. The plan clearly states that we can safely build next to John Fisher Ju­nior Pub­lic School, and we see no rea­son for stu­dents to re­lo­cate dur­ing con­struc­tion,” he said.

Tay­lor Roberts, a lo­cal par­ent


whose child at­tends the school, said par­ents want to be thor­ough in their un­der­stand­ing of the plan.

“When you read things [in the plan] closely, you re­al­ize, oh, this could be ar­gued the other way as well,” Roberts said.

Which is why par­ents have raised $10,000 to have a third-party re­view the 700-page re­port.

Ac­cord­ing to Roberts, some out­stand­ing is­sues re­main: the school will likely have to re­lo­cate its play­ground.

“It re­quires the school to put its own mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures up. It’s ab­surd.That’s ba­si­cally what’s buried in there,” he said.

Katz said any sug­ges­tion there is a safety is­sue at 18-30 Ersk­ine Ave. is un­founded.

Tay­lor Roberts stand­ing on John Fisher Pub­lic School’s play­ground, im­me­di­ately next to the con­struc­tion site

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