LEWISTOWN - The Mifflin County School District Board of Directors held a brief special meeting Monday night to take care of some unfinished business with regard to the sale of one of its closed school buildings.
Sean Daubert, chief financial officer, said the board met to pass a resolution to give Board President Walter Harpster and Board Secretary Angela Wise the authority to sign the deed to Buchanan Elementary School, which had been sold at auction in April, on Tuesday.
"It was really an oversight on our part," Daubert said. "We needed to schedule a special meeting quickly to allow them to sign the deed over so we advertised it the middle of last week."
In other business Monday, the board passed a resolution to approve the submission of PlanCon A/B for the renovation project at the Mifflin County Junior High School. Daubert said the resolution was necessary in order to get the project into the state's "pipeline" before July 1, when a one-year moratorium may be imposed by the state legislature.
"This doesn't commit the board to anything," Daubert pointed out. "It just gets us into the state's pipeline in case they do have the moratorium. This could help us get state reimbursement in the future."
The board will next gather for a committee-of-the-whole meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the district's administration offices at the corner of Eighth Street and Maple Avenue in the Highland Park section of Lewistown.