Planners Give Go To Ike Project

The Eisenhower Middle High School expansion has received a rubber stamp.

After granting preliminary approval last fall for the project, which will convert and renovate the existing structure into a K-12 facility, the Warren County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the project during Tuesday night’s meeting.

County Planning Director Dan Glotz said that nothing has changed on the design since the commission granted preliminary approval, and conditions placed on the project at that time have been met.

Those conditions included receipt of state Department of Environmental Protection sewage approvals, which have been received, as well as approval of a stormwater management plan.

Glotz explained that the school district submitted a stormwater plan to an engineering firm representing Farmington Township. “The engineer agreed it concurred with the (county) stormwater plan,” he said. “We do have a statement from the township that they concur and agree with the stormwater plan as proposed.’

Glotz added that some changes were made to the parking aspects of the design which will more accurately reflect the recommended criteria in the zoning ordinance. The Warren County School District was not obligated to seek PennDOT approval because “they didn’t cut in any new driveways,” said Glotz.

He said he would record the site plan with the deed on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the school district received bids for the work. The school board’s Physical Plant and Facilities Committee forwarded the results to the full board for action. Approval of the bids is likely to occur at the board’s Feb. 11 meeting.