Plan addresses safety at John Fisher P.S.
Parents raise $10K for review of developer’s construction plan
“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