JACKSON TWP — As a project to construct a new elementary school in the Seneca Valley School District moves forward, officials are looking at the impact the project will have on wetlands at the site.
The school board is mulling a joint permitting and wetland delineation process for the school to be built off Ehrman Road at the border of Cranberry and Jackson townships. The building will replace an aging school in Evans City with elementary and middle school classrooms.
The board recently heard from Virginia Loaney, project manager for civil engineering firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, who confirmed wetlands existed at the site. HRG and CannonDesign will undertake official wetland delineation measures, which Loaney said includes outlining the overall impact.
The joint permitting process also includes documenting the means of mitigation of the wetland disturbances.