JASPER COUNTY BOC TO ACQUIRE OLD WASHINGTON PARK SCHOOL BUILDING
AGENDA ITEM: 2/19/13--Old Washington Park (New
Business Item 11)
“Old Washington Park” actually means the
Park School Building. It
appears that the BOC and County Manager are in talks to take possession of this
building from the School Board. Read Agenda Item and
Some questions arise about this desire
by the BOC to take over this old school building.
1. Why does the
county need this building and why are they so willing to take if off the school
2. Former school
board members have said this building is full of asbestos. Has there been a study to see if this is true
and if so how much the removal of the asbestos would cost? What liability would the county be
undertaking by owning the building?
3. How much will
and repairs of the property be?
Recreation could not use the building for basketball because there was
no running water. Sources say there are
other major repairs that must be made.
4. How much will it
cost each year
to maintain the building in utilities, insurance, repairs, pest
control, and cleaning?
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