CLAREMONT - Claremont Unified School District board members heard a variety of opinions on what to do about the Service Center surplus property Thursday night.

On Jan. 17, a surplus committee advisory committee brought forward a recommendation to declare two properties as surplus including the Service Center at 700 W. Baseline Rd. and the La Puerta property at 2475 N. Forbes Ave.

Resident Joe Salas said he hoped the board should consider not selling the property because the new proposed location appeared too close to San Antonio High School and could have a negative impact on students.

Resident Dave Nemer said the proposed new location could also take away "space and sight lines" for nearby residents.

Lisa Shoemaker, assistant superintendent of business services, said the surplus property should be prime real estate because "we do know infill properties in Claremont are rare and very attractive."

Brad Umansky, a member of the Surplus Property Advisory Committee, said the property if sold could be worth half a million to one million dollars but he would come back with more information at a future meeting.

Board members said the item was for information only and more discussions will take place.

Additionally, the board were provided a 2013-14 budget update and calendar and approved the receipt of a revised charter school petition that was previously denied on June 7.

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