County will share cost of waterline serving community college
County commissioners have agreed to a cost-sharing arrangement to provide a 12-inch waterline to serve Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
County Manager Gary Page told commissioners Monday night the city of Salisbury may pay 25 percent of the cost.
Page met last week with Salisbury City Manager Dave Treme, who plans to ask the City Council to approve the cost-sharing arrangement at its meeting this afternoon.
The line to serve the new classroom building is expected to cost around $200,000. The $7.8 million project has been put on a temporary hold until the waterline issue can be resolved.
The county previously allocated $3.7 million for the classroom building.
Page said the city has offered to add the work to an existing waterline contract, which could lessen the cost.
Commissioners agreed for Salisbury to do the work and bill the county for 75 percent of the cost.
During the discussions with the city, Page noted that the college apparently plans to ask the city for voluntary annexation of the entire campus property.
Among the benefits for the college, the entire campus would be served by the Salisbury Fire Department which would provide lower insurance costs.
Commissioners briefly discussed the annexation issue, deciding they have no problem with voluntary annexation.
Commissioner Tina Hall asked if any homes along Old Concord Road would be involved.
Page and Chairman Arnold Chamberlain said the annexation appears limited to the college.