School Site Is Chosen

October 21, 1990

The county Board of Education has chosen a site for the proposed Taneytown/Uniontown Elementary School.

The County Commissioners are considering a 35-acre site on Route 140 and Mayberry Road, east of Taneytown, with a price tag of $267,000. The tract is owned by the Association For Retarded Citizens-Carroll County.

The sale is pending the location of water on the property and state approval of a wastewater treatment plant on the site, said Lester P.

Surber, supervisor of Carroll school facilities and planning.

Initial plans for the $7.2 million project call for the construction of a 66,660-square-foot facility, which will house 637 pupils, kindergarten through fifth grade. Thirty-seven will be enrolled in a special-education program there, he said.

Pending the purchase of the property, school officials plan to submit design documents for the school to the state by Nov. 1. Surber said the district hopes to be able to seek bids for the project late next spring.

Construction could begin next summer and should be completed by September 1993. Officials have not decided on a name for the school, which will replace Uniontown Elementary School and also accommodate students from the overcrowded Taneytown Elementary School.

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