Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Resident Donates Land for More Parking at Elementary School

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Resident Donates Land for More Parking at Elementary School

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Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff

Orange Park Elementary School's campus on Plainfield Avenue will likely get some more parking space.

An Orange Park resident donated a vacant piece of land, approximately 24,000 square feet on the northwest corner of Hurley and Smith streets to the south of the school. The Orange Park Town Council on Tuesday night agreed to amend the town's comprehensive plan to rezone the property from residential to government use. Town officials said they would invite a Clay County school system representative to the next council meeting to explain the plan and, they hope, promise to provide some type of buffer zone for the residents. A public hearing and final vote is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.

In other action, council members agreed to allow the Orange Park Municipal Firefighters Pension Fund to increase its investment in equities from 50 percent to 60. The change was adopted for the police officers' pension plan. …

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