Montour High School occupancy permit in question
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Montour High School must address some building code issues or else it won't get a permanent occupancy permit to hold classes this fall, Robinson officials said Monday night.
The township's building code officer - from the third-party agency Plans Examiners Inc. of Robinson - notified Montour in June that the school must meet specifications related to fire alarms and an emergency access road, or else the inspector "is not going to let them open," Manager Aaron Bibro said.
The Clever Road high school reopened last September after a $52 million renovation project, and Mr. Bibro said it has been operating under a temporary occupancy permit since then.
Commissioner Jesse Forquer said the school has "serious problems" related to its secondary access road and compliance with fire codes.
School officials have asked for a refund of $320,000 they say Plans Examiners overcharged the district for work related to high school construction.
Commissioner Earl Mapel said the township is denying the refund, pending review of some paperwork.
First Published July 3, 2012 12:00 am