ALL POINTS BULLETIN FOR MANCHIN, DEVONO, PARSONS
Per state code below, the green school site as approved by the West Virginia School Building Authority is clearly not legal.
It is uncontroversial that the intersection of WV 705 and US 119 – where the green school is intended to be sited (which WVU would sell land for), where the $8.6 million WV SBA grant was approved for in April – is a major nexus of “arterial highways, heavily traveled streets, traffic and congestion” carrying tens of thousands of vehicles per day. These facts automatically disqualify the location from becoming a school site, by law, per below.
The impending 4-5 lane road expansion that will wrap around the intended school only intensifies the violation by moving the intersection hundreds of feet closer to the intended building and by expanding traffic capacity at this major commuter and commercial and accident-prone intersection, all without being able to eliminate backups, according to the WV Division of Highways. The school drive would be a truncated spoke directly into and out of this major polluted congested dangerous high traffic intersection of the noisy arterial and congested thruways. It is as blatantly unlawful, per state code, as can be.
It’s not even close to being legal. A slam dunk. A glaring violation.
Who calls the cops on the SBA Director Dr. Mark Manchin and the two heads of the local BoE: President Parsons and Superintendent Devono?
202.06. For the safety of students, the site shall be located away from hazards and undesirable environments, such as:
a. Railroads, arterial highways, heavily traveled streets, traffic and congestion
b. Noise, toxic gas escapes from railroads, airports, and odoriferous plants or industries
c. Natural barriers limiting accessibility and expandability, such as rivers, lakes, swamps, and protruding ridges
d. High voltage transmission lines, booster or reduction stations, high pressure gas lines, and transformer stations
e. Taverns, fire stations, bulk storage plants for flammable liquid, and property zoned as industrial
f. Situations where a combination of factors such as those presented above could contribute to the possibility of human entrapment
For further detail, see: STATE POLICY SHOWS GREEN SCHOOL SITE TO BE ILLEGAL