Tuesday night, Gloucester County officials decided not to act on the idea of a consolidated transportation facility. Bill Lindsey ‚Gloucester’s Purchasing Agent presented both the school board and board of supervisors with a “very different path” while talking about his recommendations to consolidate both maintenance and storage of the county and school division’s fleet of vehicles.
During the meeting Lindsey said he recommends the county review the option of outsourcing maintenance rather than building a new facility. He also recommended that the school division continue to utilize its own bus garage at the old Page Middle School site on Route 17. Last month, the board discussed allowing one of the county’s consultants, RRMM Architects, to perform a site and feasibility study for the proposal at a cost of $83,915.
The facility would be located in the area behind the T.C. Walker Education Center or at the old Page Middle School site.Supervisor John Meyer said he was really never happy with the RRMM proposed study and was happy to know he didn’t have to be.“If there is a cheaper way, we need to go a cheaper way,” said Supervisor Andrew James.