The Gloucester School Board got its first look Tuesday at a study in preparation for a combined school division/county vehicle fleet maintenance center.
The study is about 50 percent complete, according to architect Richard Corner of Hudson and Associates, who made the presentation at the T.C. Walker Education Center.
Corner estimated the cost of the transportation center construction project at about $5.5 to $7 million, depending on which one of three potential sites is chosen for the facility.
He said the present school division transportation center was built in 1966 and described the working conditions it provides as mediocre or substandard. He said the county is in an even worse situation with its vehicle maintenance facility.
Corner also said that a drawdown on manpower by both the school division and the county led the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office to move its transportation maintenance needs to outside businesses. He said the new facility could also se...
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