Published Date Written by Noelle Barrett
There has been some tension between the Lower Swatara Twp. Board of Commissioners and the Middletown Area School District regarding the new high school project. But both parties agree on one thing: They want the project done right.
“We want to work together to get the best project possible,” said commission President Tom Mehaffie during a township meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5. “This is a marriage for a few years.”
But the marriage has had some ups and downs.
William Meiser, the district’s director of operations, expressed frustration last month during a township planning commission meeting after a request by the township for the district to develop a special events parking plan for the new school project.
Mehaffie responded at the commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday. “One of the comments was that you felt like Charlie Brown and that we were Lucy,” Mehaffie told Meiser, referring to the popular “Peanuts’’ characters. “I don’t consider us Lucy.”
Mehaffie said the new high school project is the largest in Lower Swatara in terms of expenses, and the board wants to make sure it is a “good project” that will last more than 50 years.
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