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Council hears proposal on school improvements, takes no action

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Tim Little, from the Tullahoma-based engineering firm OLG, presents a proposal to the Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County Council Monday night concerning the much-needed renovation of Moore County High School. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Tim Little, from the Tullahoma-based engineering firm OLG, presents a proposal to the Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County Council Monday night concerning the much-needed renovation of Moore County High School. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

More than 40 people turned out for Monday’s Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County Council meeting, which was held at Moore County High School.

Along with the regular agenda, the Tullahoma-based engineering firm of Oliver, Little and Gipson (OLG) gave a 43-minute presentation on a proposed improvement at the Moore County High School campus.

The proposal — which has a $17.5 million price tag — included a new gymnasium, significant upgrades to the school’s football complex that was recently deemed unsafe for use, and major upgrades within the school, including a new cafeteria and much-improved security.

OLG has been working with the school board for several months, but this was the first presentation made before the Metro Council.

A handful of council members had questions for the OLG representatives following the presentation, but the majority took in the information and the 12-page handout without further query. Director of Schools Chad Moorehead spoke to the council in regards to both the proposed new project as well as the state of the football stadium.

“I know people have wondered what we’re going to do in the fall. Are we gonna have 10 road (football) games?” said Moorehead. “I know that we’d like to play at home. This is a lot of information to look at. (We would) love to see moving ahead on this full project, starting with the football stadium so it would be finished by August.”

No action was taken by the council on the high school renovations or the football stadium issue.

For a complete detailed look at OLG’s proposed school upgrades — including the new school layout and suggested improvements — see the Jan. 29 edition of The Moore County News.

 

—ROBERT HOLMAN, editor & publisher (mcnpub@lcs.net) Follow on Twitter: @TheMooreCoNews.com

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