Ashkar

EAST LYCOMING SCHOOL DISTRICT ACT 34 HEARING

Notice of Public Hearing

To: All Residents of East Lycoming School District, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Please take notice that a public hearing will be held in the library of Hughesville High School, 349 Cemetery St, Hughesville, PA on October 18th at 6:00 pm prevailing time, for the purpose of reviewing all relevant matters relating to the additions and renovations to Ashkar Elementary School ("the Project").

The hearing will be held in the library of the High School. Attendees should enter through the library side entrance doors only.

A description of the Project, including facts with respect to educational, physical, administrative, budgetary and fiscal matters related to the Project, will be presented and will be available for consideration at such public hearing and from September 27, 2022 until such hearing during business hours of the School District at the Administration Offices of East Lycoming School District, located at 349 Cemetery Street, Hughesville Pennsylvania, 17737.

The Board of School Directors of the School District by resolution duly adopted has authorized a “maximum building construction cost” of $19,828,450 and a "maximum project cost" of $29,641,765 in connection with the Project.

This public hearing is being held pursuant to requirements of the Pennsylvania School Code. Manner by which a resident may gain agenda time or submit written testimony or both:

1. There will be an item on the hearing agenda at which time individuals may ask questions, or make comments and suggestions related to the Project. Comments from the floor shall be subject to a three (3) minute limit.

2.   Although it is not necessary for individuals or groups to be placed on the agenda in order to offer comments or questions at the hearing, any individual wishing to be formally included in the agenda at the public hearing on the Project should submit a written request to be on the agenda to the Superintendent of Schools, East Lycoming School District, 349 Cemetery Street, Hughesville, Pennsylvania, 17737, by October 4, 2022, giving name, address and phone number of individual or group making the request.

3.  After the Act 34 Hearing, individuals may submit written comments or testimony to the Superintendent of Schools, at the address above, concerning the proposed project until 12:00 noon, November 21, 2022.

EAST LYCOMING SCHOOL DISTRICT

Act 34 Resolution

Background. The School District has determined that additional and improved school facilities are required for the pupils of the School District, and has authorized preliminary steps to plan for renovations and additions to the Ashkar Elementary School (the “Project”). The Pennsylvania Public School Code, including amendments made pursuant to Act 34 of 1973 (the “School Code”), requires that a public hearing be held prior to the construction of, or the entering into a contract to construct, a new school building or a substantial addition to an existing school building. In accordance with the School Code, a public hearing is required to be held in connection with the project. The School Code requires that a notice of such public hearing be advertised at least twenty (20) days before such hearing and that certain information be made available at such hearing and that certain financial information be available for inspection by interested citizens during the period of such advertisement.

RESOLVED, by the Board of School Directors of the School District (the “Board”):

1.  The Board authorizes a public hearing to be held in connection with the Project, in accordance with the requirements of the School Code in the library of Hughesville High School, 349 Cemetery St, Hughesville, PA on October 18th at 6:00 pm.

2.  The Board authorizes advertising the Notice of Hearing, in substantially the form presented to the Board at this meeting, in accordance with the requirements of the School Code.

3.   The Board authorizes and approves a “maximum building construction cost” of $19,828,450 and a “maximum project cost” of $29,641,765 in connection with the Project.

4.   The Board authorizes and approves preparation of a description of the Project in accordance with prior decisions of this Board, and the Secretary of the Board of School Directors is hereby directed to make copies of such description of the Project available to interested citizens requesting the same at the place and during reasonable hours stated in the Notice of Public Hearing.

5.  The Board authorizes McCormick Law Firm, solicitor and Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, & Mellott bond counsel of the School District, to perform such acts on behalf of the School District as may be necessary in connection with the Project.

6.  The Board authorizes the firm of MAROTTA/MAIN ARCHITECTS, architects of the School District, to perform such acts, on behalf of the School District, as may be necessary in connection with the project.

7. The School District authorizes the firm of RBC Capital Markets, LLC., financial advisor of the School District, to perform such acts, on behalf of the School District, as may be necessary in connection with the project.

8.  The Secretary of the Board is directed to make the financial information with respect to the project available for inspection by interested citizens requesting such inspection at the office of the Secretary of the School District.

Duly adopted this 27th day of September 2022, by the Board of School Directors of East Lycoming School District.