East Allegheny school board considers energy agreement
East Allegheny School District's board of directors will consider a “guaranteed energy savings agreement” involving an overhaul of electrical operations in the district's three buildings.
At next Monday's voting meeting it will consider a contract not to exceed $2.8 million and a tentative financing agreement with PNC Bank, all of which is subject to review by the district solicitor.
Joe Hudak of Constellation New Energy in Scott Township said the aim is to “maximize energy savings and meet as many of the guidelines as possible” under state law.
“We look forward to working with you guys,” Hudak said during the school board's monthly workshop meeting on Monday. His company would conduct the overhaul this summer.
The East Allegheny plan is similar to, but would be more costly than projects done by Hudak's company in West Mifflin Area ($1.5 million) and Elizabeth Forward ($1.2 million).
The East Allegheny district is looking to sell its former Westinghouse Elementary School building in Wilmerding, a structure once known as Westinghouse Memorial High School.
“I think it is a great building and I think it has great potential if we have the right buyer,” real estate agent Kathy McKenna told the board. She said there is one potential buyer, a Monroeville area music school.
McKenna did not identify the school but said it wants a larger facility where it can hold shows and would consider renting out parts of the Westinghouse building for additional revenue.
But she also said that music school is being held back trying to get its finances in order to buy the school.
McKenna suggested the board consider offering owner financing, providing a variety of scenarios for such a deal.
Asked by school director Roxanne Sakoian Eichler if the music school was seeking to buy the building “as is,” including asbestos problems, McKenna said, “People that I have shown it to are aware of everything.”
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- McKeesport police get firsthand look at new crime-fighting tool
- $8 million Duquesne Light facility opens in McKeesport
- Elizabeth Forward School District fosters high-tech culture
- Students’ use of iPads a minefield
- RAD funding hike sought for Renzie Park
- Elizabeth officials combat juvenile problems
- Homeless cat population a problem for North Versailles residents, shelters
- Property transfer blurs lines of Penn-McKee restoration efforts
- Elizabeth area police continue probe of daylight burglaries
- McKeesport Area revamps website, joins social media