Willow Lane Changes Will Cost Up to $100,000

Cost for the on-campus enhancements to Willow Lane Elementary School is expected to total up to $100,000, according to the school district's engineer.

Proposed enhancements to the grounds of the Willow Lane Elementary School, as presented by the district engineer at Monday's East Penn School Board meeting, will not be inexpensive.

East Penn School District Engineer Paul Szewczak presented the plan that includes two swing-arm gates, signs and new and additional parking lot striping.

The price range for the improvements is $92,000 to $100,000. A list of all the expected expenses for the on-campus portion of the Willow Lane site improvements is included at "Exhibit #1" in the East Penn School District agenda for Feb. 25 meeting.

Money for the off-site improvements will come from Lower Macungie Township.

Within the East Penn School District, the money will come from the capital reserve fund. And in a response to a question from Director Lynn Donches, spending money on these site revisions will not take away from any other project or need throughout the district.

According to the most recent East Penn School District Annual Report, the capital reserve fund balance is $1.9 million.


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