A new effort to halt construction of the Upper Perkiomen Middle School is underway, and at least one newly elected school board member hopes the effort succeeds.
An emergency stay, filed Nov. 14 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court by attorney Ethan O'Shea, challenges the validity of the preliminary and final land development plan approvals granted by Upper Hanover supervisors allowing the construction of the school for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The filing requests a delay in both applications until Dec. 11.
The Upper Gwynedd lawyer said he acted on behalf Montgomery Avenue residents William Chrisman, Len Matthews and David Pico, not any of the school board members who oppose the new middle school. The three residents attempted unsuccessfully to intervene in a previous conditional use appeal between the school board and the township.
According to O'Shea, the grounds for a ...