Text of commission’s 2012 letter of support for Central Office
Here’s the text of a letter dated Feb. 6, 2012, addressed to then-chairman of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, Jim Emerson. It was signed by Chad Mitchell, acting as chairman of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education.Dear Dr. Emerson,Please accept this letter as notification from the Rowan County Board of Commissioners of our decision to provide up to $6 million toward your efforts to locate and build a new Administrative Center for the Rowan-Salisbury School System. These funds have no restrictions, and shall supplement whatever additional funds you are able to obtain through grants or gifts to build the new facility.
We acknowledge our commitment of $6 million was not the level of funding you desired, but it will fund 45,000 sq. ft. of your goal of 62,000 sq. ft. At this point, we would suggest you continue your efforts to make the best decision for the School System, students and taxpayers of Rowan County in your Central Office decision. We would appreciate periodic updates of your location decision, and efforts to secure additional funds.
Prior to making application to the N.C. Local Government Commission (NCLGC) to secure approval of our $6 million financing, we would need to have a final presentation of the Central Office location, plans, and budget. This information will be necessary for our staff to obtain our portion of the funding and approval of the NCLGC. This step is consistent with all financings the County has pursued over the past 20 years.
If you have any questions concerning this letter of support, please contact my office. Good luck with your project.
Sincerely yours,Chad Mitchell, Chairman
Rowan County Board of Commissioners