Old L’Anse Creuse administration building property sold

Resuming facility rental discussed

By: Alex Szwarc | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published March 5, 2021

 On Feb. 22, the L’Anse Creuse Schools Board of Education approved the sale of Jefferson Avenue properties. The district received a cash offer of $375,000 for the 4.4-acre parcel, which formerly housed the district’s administration building.

On Feb. 22, the L’Anse Creuse Schools Board of Education approved the sale of Jefferson Avenue properties. The district received a cash offer of $375,000 for the 4.4-acre parcel, which formerly housed the district’s administration building.

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Over four years have passed since L’Anse Creuse Public Schools approved selling an old administration building property.

Now, the property has a new owner and is set to be developed into housing.

At the Feb. 22 L’Anse Creuse Schools Board of Education meeting, the sale of Jefferson Avenue properties was unanimously approved.

In the meeting packet, it states that, in November 2016, the board approved the demolition and split of the district’s old administration building property to sell it as a 4.461 acre parcel.

The district received a cash offer from Eric Rasmusseen II of Real Estate One, to purchase the property for $375,000.

Superintendent Erik Edoff said it is the district’s understanding that the property will be used to build residential single-family housing. Around 30 units are planned to be on the property.

The land parcels are in Harrison Township at 36727 Jefferson Ave. and 7155 L’Anse Creuse St.

Edoff said the sale concludes all district properties on the market.

The purchasing agreement states that the board has determined that the property is no longer necessary for school purposes and that it would be in the best interest to sell the property.

Also at the meeting, the board discussed resuming building and facility rental and usage to outside groups in accordance with existing policies and procedures. This item was part of Edoff’s report to the board.

The board unanimously approved to put together a plan for monitoring and cleaning protocols for rental of facilities and, upon board approval, begin rental of facilities presented no later than March 15.

Due to the pandemic and as part of the district’s COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, the district has not entered into any new rental agreements with outside organizations since September. The response plan states that the use of district facilities and rentals will be reevaluated mid-year.

Edoff said outside sports rentals wouldn’t receive oversight from athletic directors.

Trustee Mary Hilton said the plan has no oversight and that folks should be tested for COVID-19 before entering a school facility.

“Without active monitoring and compliance in place, we have no business saying, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ Our teachers have to sign in with symptom monitoring every time they come to school,” she said. “We don’t think that people who rent our facilities are beholden to anything like that?”

Edoff said that, rather than having athletic directors provide oversight, outside organizations would have to self-monitor their usage of facilities.

All rentals and usage would be in accordance with current state of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Macomb County Health Department orders.

Additional cleaning performed by district staff would be added to all rentals and usage to be in compliance with the district’s COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.

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