Friday, March 29, 2013
Contractors on site said demolition is scheduled to start next week.
Stackpole Elementary School as we know it will soon be a thing of the past. Workers have been busy removing the asbestos from the building, and next week demolition crews are expected to arrive on site. County Builders purchased the property last October and plans to build a neighborhood of approximately 20 single-family homes on the site.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Information regarding incidents and arrests as reported by the Upper Southampton Police Department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, January 14
The following information was supplied by the Upper Southampton Police Department: Criminal Mischief 1300 Block of Strathmann Drive Thursday, Jan.10, 9:45 p.m. A security guard at the former Stackpole Elementary School property reported to police that someone threw a brick at his car's windshiled, forcing it to shatter. Police were unable to locate anyone when they checked the area. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-364-5000. Fraud 1200 Block of Hilltop Road Reported: Thursday, Jan. 10 A resident reported advertising their timeshare for sale online and receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be from Financial Trust and alleging to have a potential buyer for the timeshare. Caller requested the …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Opinion widely varies as to the true value of the Stackpole Elementary School property, located on Strathmann Drive.
Centennial School District has filed a petition with the courts requesting the approval of the sale of the former Stackpole Elementary School property to County Builders, Inc. for a price of $480,000. Arguments both in support of and against the district’s petition were heard during a public hearing at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown on Tuesday. Two independent appraisers took the stand and offered wildly different opinions as to the worth of the former school building and associated 13.54 acres of land nestled amid a residential neighborhood on Strathmann Drive. For instant updates, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. According to testimony, the district did not commission an appraisal of the property prior to …
Centennial's business manager and a township resident who filed a formal petition with the court in protest to the sale both gave extensive testimony at a public hearing Tuesday.
Bucks County Judge C. Theodore Fritsch, Jr. recently heard arguments for and against Centennial School District’s petition for the sale of the former Stackpole Elementary School property to County Builders for a price of $480,000. The public hearing was continued from last month, when it was initially scheduled to be heard along with the district’s petitions for the sale of both the former Leary and Longstreth Elementary School properties. The court has since granted both of those petitions for sale. Centennial School District's Chief Financial Officer Christopher Berdnik took the stand in courtroom number six of the Bucks County Courthouse for nearly two full hours Tuesday morning, detailing the specific steps that led the district to …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Bucks County Board of Elections met Tuesday and voted to move several polling places for the upcoming November election.
Due to the consolidation of the neighborhood schools over the past few years, several of the usual polling places in Southampton have been shuffled about. The county's board of elections announced Tuesday that three polling places in Southampton would be changed for the November election. Those changes are as follows: Residents of Upper Southampton Township East 2, who formerly cast their ballots at Stackpole Elementary School, will now vote at the North and Southampton Reformed Church, 1380 Bristol Road, Churchville. Residents of Upper Southampton Township North 3 and North 4 who were relocated to Klinger Middle School following the closure of the former Davis Elementary School, will now return to the new Davis building to cast their …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Patch gives you a look at the week ahead with a list of some of the notable goings-on in Southampton this week.
Here are five of the notable meetings and events coming up in Southampton this week. Know of something going on this week that we missed? Tell your neighbors all about it in the comments section.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The bricks were previously purchased by community members as a fundraiser for the shuttered school.
Engraved bricks that once lined the entrance walk to Stackpole Elementary School have been removed, in anticipation of the sale of the property. Centennial's Assistant Superintendent of Operations William Gretton said the bricks are currently being stored inside of the closed Stackpole building, awaiting their new home at Davis Elementary School. Gretton said the bricks will most likely be placed around the flagpole at the new school building on Maple Avenue. "As you might imagine, with everything going on with the transition, the bricks weren't at the top of the list," he said. If you are interested in buying an engraved brick, they are still available for purchase. Information is available on the distict's website.
Friday, September 7, 2012
One Southampton resident told the court the deal “just doesn’t smell good.”
A public hearing regarding Centennial School District’s proposed sale of the former Stackpole Elementary School property has been pushed back until October. However, the hearings regarding the sale of the former Leary and Longstreth Elementary School properties proceeded as planned in courtroom no. 6 of the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown yesterday. Attorney Mark Cappuccio, of Eastburn and Gray, P.C., presented the district’s petitions to sell both the former Leary and Longstreth properties to County Builders, Inc in front of Bucks County Judge C. Theodore Fritsch, Jr. and a handful of onlookers Thursday afternoon. It was only toward the end of the nearly two-hour hearing that the reason for the continuance in the Stackpole …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Pennsylvania Public School Code dictates that Centennial can sell the property in a private sale only if it receives the approval of the county's court of common pleas; a hearing on the matter is scheduled for Thursday in Doylestown.
Centennial School District entered into an agreement of sale regarding Stackpole Elementary School and the surrounding property with County Builders, Inc., back in April 2012. In the agreement, Stackpole was bundled with two other former elementary school properties located in Warminster for a price tag of $1.3 million. Many people in the community expressed disbelief upon hearing that the former elementary school on Strathmann Drive, and the associated 13.54 acres of land surrounding it, were going to be sold for just $425,000. In the comments of a recent article regarding the sale, Kirk wrote: Very curious how over 40 acres sells privately way under its market value $$$,?!!... Why wasn't a Realty company or Realty Auction firm brought…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Beauty springs up from overgrown weeds at the empty Stackpole Elementary School.
Read More: Board Approves Sale of Stackpole Students Past and Present Say Goodbye to Stackpole Centennial Posts Notice of Intent to Sell Stackpole