$88G windfall ‘a coup’ for schools; Chevron donates land & lots of it
And that means cash the schools might have been forced to spend on land can remain salted away for a rainy day or even used for book or equipment purchases or capital improvements to enhance the classroom experience for teachers and students.
“This is the the biggest coup I’ve seen in the parish in a long time” said school board member Clarence Savoie.
The donation includes the sites of:
•Allemands Elementary School
•R.J. Vial Elementary School
•J.B. Martin Middle School
These properties have been used for free by the schools under multiple agreements with the original owner, Texaco Inc., dating back to 1966.
“Chevron wants out of the real estate business,” said Robert Raymond, school board and parish attorney.
“The company is also donating other land that is now used as sites for fire stations and playgrounds.”
The Allemands Elementary site located in Des Allemands spans 10.7 acres, and the J.B. Martin and R.J. Vial parcels in Paradis total 32 acres.
The land, which is a small portion of a much larger 8,000-acre tract, has an estimated market value of $2048 per acre, the parish assessor’s office told the Herald-Guide.
If the land was subdivided by a developer it would likely sell for much more, possibly even in excess of $1 million based loosely on land values in the area
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the body of a man who...
The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the...
A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt...
Ever since new Hahnville football coach Nick Saltaformaggio took over the program...
Two teens will not spend any additional time in jail after admitting they lured a...
A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job...
Dealership Service without Dealership Prices. We service all domestic & foreign cars, trucks & SUV's. We are certified by ASE, ICAR and AAA for your peace of mind.
New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces - 734 views
Ever since new Hahnville football coach Nick Saltaformaggio took over the program he has focused on one thing – changing the culture of his team, a practice he calls “restoring the H.”