Charlotte Co. Supervisors Hear From School Superintendent

   Written by on July 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE – Charlotte County Superintendent of Schools addressed the Board Thanking the board for their prompt action in addressing the issues with Eureka school. Leonard said, “I’m coming to express appreciation. I’m looking at the agenda and you all are working with Davenport and I am seeing progress at Eureka Elementary on the renovation of the HVAC system. I cannot express to you how exciting that is.

“I appreciate that when the school board and myself came before you all and the joint board meeting and we asked for immediate assistance to help us with the critical situation we had with the heating and cooling at Eureka – we were so concerned that the heating and cooling would not make it through this year. Thank you for listening. Thank you for working with us in partnership. Thank you for taking care of our children. This is very exciting and we just want to express appreciation to you for that.

“We are moving forward with meetings, and seeing the progress. I’ll be sharing the information with the school board on that progress.

“We are thrilled at the purchase of buses and I just want to express to you that I am looking forward to the next chapter as you all have this momentum. Our school board is working diligently to review where we are with recommendations for the next step in our school facilities so that all of our children in Charlotte County can have equal educational facilities. We’re excited about that. So I just want to say thank you.

“It is just wonderful the emphasis and the commitment that you all are making to the children of Charlotte County and it is with heartfelt gratitude that I express appreciation and look forward to working with you on the continuation of these projects. Thank you.”

R. T. Taylor of Davenport and Company reported to the board on the financing proposals received to pay for the Eureka improvements, i.e. HVAC, electrical upgrades and a new roof, approximately 20 new busses and repairs to other schools totaling 6.1 million dollars. The Board accepted the proposal from BB&T for a 15 year loan at 2.6% interest.

A public hearing was set on August 7 at 7:00 pm for comments on the conditional use permit for a Dollar General in Wylliesburg.  Another public hearing was scheduled on the same day at 7:30 pm to hear comments on the Twitty Creek Solar Project.

Drakes Branch Supervisor Garland Hamlett offered a proposal to designate Highway 47 from Charlotte Court House to Crafton’s Gate The Gordon Young Memorial Highway in honor of Gordon Young who was Charlotte County’s first casualty in the Viet Nam War. The board agreed to research the possibility and discuss it further in the future. Hamlett emphasized this would not change the name or require address changes for residents. The board agreed to research the possibility and discuss it further in the future.

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