Gloucester County won’t act on a consolidated transportation facility

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.