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City council updated on sale of Dickey Elementary

LOCK HAVEN – The sale of the former Dickey Elementary School will hopefully become a reality soon.

Jeff Johnston, Keystone Central School District board member, updated Lock Haven City Council on how the district plans to sell the property.

Johnston said an outdoor auction will be held on March 27 at 9:05 a.m. by Harry Schenck Auctioneer Service.

This is being done “in order to get it sold and back on the tax rolls,” Johnston said.

“It’ll be an outside auction. There will be some other items – desks, chairs, office supplies and a couple of vehicles – auctioned off as well,” he explained.

Those who attend the auction in-person will be able to go inside the building to view some of the items for sale beyond just the building. Those unable to attend will have the option to bid online or over the phone.

Johnston noted that the building itself will be sold as-is.

“This has been a really major undertaking,” Johnston said. He noted that, in less than a year, the KCSD administrations has moved the student population to Robb Elementary School, cleared the items out that would be sent to other buildings and prepare the building for auction.

“It’s been a wild time here the last 11 or 12 months to say the least,” he said, thanking the administration at KCSD for their efforts.

The Keystone Central School Board voted to close Dickey Elementary School at the end of the 2019-2020 school year in March 2020.

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