January 17, 2014
Odyssey recently reached out to some of our Hockessin, Greenville and Brandywine families asking them to write to Councilman Bob Weiner and County Executive Tom Gordon. We wanted to share with our elected officials how important Building 20 of Barley Mill Plaza (BMP) is to us as an interim facility for our 2014-2015 school year. On behalf of everyone at Odyssey, I want to express our gratitude to those of you who voiced their support of our school and took the time to write to their county leaders.
You may view New Castle County Executive Gordon's response to the more than 50 emails our families and supporters sent. In his email, Executive Gordon expresses support of Odyssey, confirms receipt of our paperwork to use BMP Building 20 and acknowledges the fact that our request does not require a traffic study or any public hearing.
In addition, Executive Gordon reports that the New Castle County Land Use Department will quickly process our building permit as soon as they receive the final plan from our engineer. That final plan is ready to be submitted this week. A small group of Odyssey administrators and parents are meeting with Councilman Weiner on Friday, January 24th. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss any questions he may have about Odyssey's building permit.
We have made good progress on the plan to use BMP Building 20 and we hope all our families are reassured by this work. We will update everyone associated with Odyssey as we move through the final steps of the building permit process. It is our intention to share an overview of how we will use BMP Building 20 with everyone next month. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me or PTO Board Representative Kate Klemas with any questions. I can also be reached at 302-655-5760 and Kate can be reached at 302-377-9877.
Thank you again for your support,
Dr. Nick T. Manolakos
Odyssey Charter School