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County Commission approves funding $12.8 million school project

County Commission approves funding $12.8 million school project

The top item on the agenda, during Monday night’s Weakley County Commission meeting, was a resolution funding up to $12.8 million for school construction and renovation projects.

The resolution was approved by a vote of 16-2, with Roger Vancleave and Carmen Chandler being the only commissioners to vote against the motion.

During discussion, Vancleave moved to postpone voting on the resolution until the tax rate could be set, which would be around the end of July. Chandler seconded the motion, but the motion failed.

Finance Director Shawn Francisco pointed out construction crews are scheduled to be begin working on the school construction and renovation projects beginning July 1; but if the resolution fails to pass and funding is delayed, work will stop immediately, and, according to Director of Schools Randy Frazier, the work will not be finished in time for the next school year, as planned. 

(See compete story in July 1st issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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