Friday, January 29, 2010

School District Makes Act 34 Booklet Available

This morning, the Mt. Lebanon School District made its Act 34 Project Description Booklet available to the public. The document is about 40 pages in length and declares a maximum project cost of $113 million. The document declares a corresponding total millage increase of 3.4 mills, of which 0.35 mill is expected to be returned in cost savings, for a net increase of 3.05 mills.

Updated 2010-01-29 11:16: $113 million is the declared maximum project cost, not building cost. Thanks to David Huston for pointing out the mistake. —Tom

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Anonymous David Huston said...

Check this out, page 2:
"The Board of School Directors hereby authorizes a maximum building construction cost of $44,977,920"

Great work, Dan Remely! I knew you could get the cost down to a reasonable figure.

January 29, 2010 9:48 AM  
Anonymous David Huston said...

Tom and I made the same mistake, swapping maximum building construction cost and maximum project cost.

Switch his number with mine and mine with his.

Mr. Remely still has his work cut out for him in order to get the maxiumum project cost below the $95MM he promised 18-JAN-2010

January 29, 2010 11:01 AM  
Blogger Tom Moertel said...

Thanks for the catch, David. I have corrected the main article.

Cheers! —Tom

January 29, 2010 11:22 AM  
Blogger Dave Franklin said...

Mr. Huston, I'm not sure I understand your point, or attempt at a joke. You've been paying attention long enough to understand the difference in the numbers.

The "maximum building construction cost" of $44,977,920 represents costs associated with NEW construction ONLY.

The balance of the "maximum project cost" of $113 million is associated with the renovations/alterations to existing buildings and all other project costs.

I think there's enough confusion about the project already . . . you don't need to add to it.

January 29, 2010 11:22 AM  
Anonymous David Huston said...

Mr. Franklin, I am sorry if I confused anyone with my post.

January 29, 2010 12:52 PM  
Blogger Bill Matthews said...

If one were selling one project in excess of one hundred million dollars, one would think one would spend some time on one's project materials.

Yes, one can surf one's website, viewing one plan here and one plan there.

But if one only wants to look one place to advance one's understanding, one might think one could download one's own ACT 34 Booklet ..... and one would be done.

Not a chance.

Viewing floor plans in one's Act 34 booklet, one feels like one is looking through the bottom of one Coke bottle. One for one eye and one for the other, that is.

Is this anyway to respect one, let alone 14,000 families?

January 29, 2010 8:54 PM  
Blogger J. Harvey Rogan said...

Looks like a copy of a copy that has been faxed and copied. High tech 21st century stuff.

January 30, 2010 11:28 AM  

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