Mansfield City Schools Grants City Water Easement Control

  • 8/20/2019 8:33:25 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- The Mansfield City School Board granted the city of Mansfield a Storm Flowage and Retention Easement on property that is owned by the district.

The school district will be compensated $32,180 for allowing the city to use property that the district owns to improve infrastructure for future weather events that may occur. 

Representatives from Rich & Gillis Law Group, LLC explained to the board what the easement improvements would do to help in the event of a storm causing major flooding in the area near Mansfield Senior High School and Malabar Middle School. The law group also proposed that signage be posted to make sure students stay clear of the easements.

The project is expected to take two years to design and two years for construction to be completed, a four-year project altogther.

MCS Board of Education President Renda Cline voiced concerns about the well-being of students walking home in the area where the easements would be placed, noting that safety measures would be strictly enforced. 

"I am very concerned about our students' safety," said Cline. "We are responsible for making sure they get to and from school safely. It's important that we have all the safety measures in place as our students are coming to and from school, because they are very curious. The easement is going to happen regardless of whether or not we want it to happen. We just have to make sure that whatever we are able to do to make sure students are safe."

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