I am a 1943 graduate of Mantua Center School. The building should be a place of history.
I attended school at Mantua Center from sixth grade, graduated and met my husband of 65 and a half years there.
I remember Miss Metz, the English teacher, Mrs. Glunt, the music teacher, and the principal, and have many fond memories of students who graduated from there. In fact, I still talk with some of them.
It would cost as much to get rid of the school building as it would to fix the inside for meetings, etc.
It is really getting back to the Dark Ages when the new generation of politicians has to get rid of such a beautiful piece of architecture.
Please save this school.
Jean A. Nagy, Cuyahoga Falls
Certain trustees have already dumped a ton of money into this bldg. (approx. $800,000.00)
When they bought the school in 2004 it should have gone to the voters first. Take a tour of this bldg.
and actually see what it needs. Alot of work and money to save it approx. 1.5 million or more.
Places of history cost money. The phone ($2,646), electric ($33,396), gas ($60,670) and sewage have cost $103,404 from 2004 to October 17, 2013 and repairs and maintenance $35, 261 over the same time span. The cost of the structure and capital improvements aren't included in these figures.
There was no plan, there is no plan and the recent project conducted by Todd Peetz, the PC Regional Planning director was presented to trustees two weeks ago. It should be on the agenda for the meeting this Thursday, 7:30 pm, unless they've changed the time again. If you call the fiscal officer at 330-995-2640, her voice message says her office is closed until April 15 and to call one of the trustees. She doesn't list their numbers though - Carlton 330-274-2649; Festa 330-274-4144; Grimm 330-274-2850. The web site www.mantuatownshipohio.gov
Call and ask if the Center School report and its future will be on the agenda for the regular meeting Thursday night!