Dixon proposes location of new schools to HC BOCC

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 05:05 PM.

Powell added that with one building there would be shared facilities, conference room, etc. and that would in the long run save the county money.

“I think there will be funding available for such a facility and we are together on this as a unified front,” said Powell. “We just want a good start to get going.”

Bell said that he was anticipating a large amount of growth coming to Holmes County and they would need the additional office space and parking for county business.

“My situation is kind of urgent,” said Wilcox. “Our voters did very well coming to the back of the courthouse for early voting and the government was very flexible with us, however it is still a requirement that early voting be done at the Supervisor of Elections’ Office and our voters have the right to feel safe when coming to vote. Being near the courthouse makes for a hostile environment.”

Commissioner Bill Parish suggested that the study be held off until the next budget cycle.

“The building itself isn’t going to be finished until further down the road at any rate, so there’s time for the study to be included in our next budgeting cycle,” said Parish. “I do agree that we have an urgent matter at the moment and suggest we find a place to relocate the Supervisor of Elections’ Office as soon as possible until this governmental complex can become established.”

The Board agreed to look into a possible new location temporarily for the Supervisor of Elections’ Office.

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