That's what Mr. Nole, Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs for New Hartford Central School said when we asked him about the possibility of someone buying land that is owned by St. John's Church and donating it to the school.
Guess we never did not get a copy of the brochure that was handed out at the Triple A Project meeting that was held on June 12, 2008...of course, if we remember correctly, it was reported in the Observer Dispatch that no one attended that meeting, but that's another story for another day. Once again, we have to thank our tipsters; our Anonymous Tipline is a valuable resource.
The brochure (pdf file of the Parking Plan) specifically outlines what the land will be used for...PARKING. Looking at the brochure...you will see that noted in purple is space for 71 Bus Drivers to park; then in light blue are 20 student parking spaces; and then if you look at the red, there are 70 student parking places. That is a total of 161 parking places. Wow!
According to a June 16th Observer Dispatch article:
Graham Avenue will be used as an access road for construction vehicles, Gilligan said.Gee do you think that for safety reasons the students and bus drivers will be encouraged to exit the school premises on Bonnie Avenue/Bohling instead of Graham Ave?
Mr. Nole, when you know there is documentation out there, please remember...don't make up things. It doesn't look good...almost looks like you are trying to hide something.
If we lived in the area of Bonnie Ave/Bohling Road, we would be calling the school and asking some questions; unless of course the possibility of 160 cars entering and exiting the school premises and travelling on our quiet little street every day school is in session is not troubling to us.
Stay tuned...we are working on writing the blog for the last question that we asked of Mr. Nole.