Farmington Schools trustees get Maxfield Training Center update

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The agenda for a Tuesday, April 16, 5 p.m. Farmington Public Schools Building and Site/Safety committee meeting includes an update on the long-vacant Maxfield Training Center.

A purchase agreement for the property on Thomas Street in downtown Farmington remains in place after months of delays as developers have tried to come up with a palatable project. More than a year has passed since trustees agreed to lower the purchase price, based on AC Acquisitions‘ proposal to reduce density from 150 luxury rentals to 60 multi-story, owner-occupied condominiums.

However, plans presented at a Farmington Planning Commission hearing just a few months later proposed 115 studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments among three buildings on the 3-acre property. The commission tabled action on the project.

The 5 p.m. committee meeting also includes review of a contract with DM Burr for custodial services; that contract will come up during the school board’s regular 6 p.m. meeting and includes a 2 percent increase in costs.

The regular meeting will also include reviews of science curriculum and bus purchases.Both agendas and supporting materials are posted at

Both meetings will be televised on cable channel TV-10 and live-streamed at


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