Improvements planned for Camp Perry
Work will begin by the end of this month on a $2.9 million improvement project at Camp Perry, including replacing World War II-era Quonset huts and upgrade storm drainage systems and installing new sidewalks.
Completion is scheduled for December, said U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, who serves on the defense sub-committee of the House Appropriations Committee.
“We’ve been working for more than a dozen years to upgrade these facilities at Camp Perry,” she said. “Camp Perry is an important facility in our overall readiness strategy and I am pleased to announce that this long-awaited project is now a reality.”
Kaptur noted that the hutments, which were built in the 1940s, sustained significant structural and environmental damage during the storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.
She said Guard officials agreed to replace the facilities after inspecting the storm damage and factoring in the cost of repair and the age of the facilities.
ALICE community forum
Saint Boniface School and the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will host a community meeting to discuss plans to enhance safety procedures on their campuses.
The meeting will be held Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor High School auditorium. There will be separate training and meetings for school staff and students at the start of the coming school year.
Other community meetings and informational meetings are planned, but dates are not scheduled.
The schools, local law enforcement, first responders, and local churches have been working together to implement the ALlCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) program.
The program will provide students and staff with strategies if they are faced with an active shooter on a school campus, said Guy Parmigian, B-C-S superintendent.
For information about the meeting, contact Parmigian at 419 898-6210.