NPSD committee eyes renovations at Hatfield Elementary
The North Penn Support Services Committee toured HatfiHOG EOHPHntary SFhRRO 0RnGay nLJht tR JHt a ORRN at SrRbOHPs at thH IaFLOLty, which is next on the list of schools for renovation.
At a school board meetLnJ HarOLHr thLs PRnth, thH board had voted to allow an architect to draw up plans to renovate Hatfield anG 0RntJRPHry HOHPHntary sFhRROs Ln RrGHr tR meet an October deadline tR aSSOy IRr statH rHLPbursement.
Committee Chairman John Schilling said the HatfiHOG EOHPHntary buLOGLnJ, which dates from about 1970, nHHGs tR bH uSGatHG and is suffering from wear and tear.
“A ORt RI thH buLOGLnJ, thH hHatLnJ Ls thHrPaO, IrRP thH FHLOLnJ,” SFhLOOLnJ saLG. “It’s rHaOOy RutGatHG. WH just wanted to give people an idea what the building is OLNH. YRu FRuOG sHH thHrH arH issues there that need to be rHsROvHG, IunFtLRnaO RbsROHsFHnFH.”
The committee will hold its next meeting at MontJRPHry EOHPHntary SFhRRO tR taNH a ORRN at that buLOGing.
“Our goal is renovate thHP,” saLG SFhLOOLnJ.
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yHt NnRw hRw PuFh thH rHnRvation project will cost. The architect will give them an estimate as part of the plannLnJ SrRFHss, hH saLG. HatfiHOG anG 0RntJRPHry arH the last two schools in the GLstrLFt’s rHnRvatLRn FyFOH, he said.
The committee also discussed neighbors’ comSOaLnts abRut thH HatfiHOG ArHa LLttOH LHaJuH, whLFh Schilling said he believes have been resolved. Resi- dents had griped that the ORuGsSHaNHrs usHG GurLnJ thH NLGs’ JaPHs wHrH tRR ORuG anG that thH fiHOG was bHLnJ PRwHG tRR HarOy Ln thH PRrnLnJ, SFhLOOLnJ saLG.
The league rents the fiHOGs at HatfiHOG EOHPHntary SFhRRO IrRP thH GLstrLFt. SFhLOOLnJ, whR OLvHs nHarby, said his own children had SOayHG Rn HatfiHOG ArHa LLttle League teams.
“WH want tR PaNH HvHryRnH haSSy,” saLG SFhLOOLnJ. “WH want thH NLGs tR SOay and the neighbors to be hapSy. WH thLnN [thH SrRbOHP Ls@ wRrNLnJ Lts way Rut.
“Our JRaO Ls, ‘HHy, ORRN, yRu havH tR wRrN thLs Rut with the neighbors and we want tR PaNH surH thHy’rH satLsfiHG,’” SFhLOOLnJ aGGed. “The district is not going to issue a permit unOHss Lt’s satLsfiHG. WH want to protect the rights of the nHLJhbRrs, tRR. WH want thHP tR rHsROvH Lt.”