Politics vs. Good Stewardship of County Assets
By Pat Hunter
no secret that Mayor Doyle Arp wants the Loudon County Board of
Education (BOE) administrative offices out of the County Office Building
on River Rd. According to school officials, Arp proposes to relocate BOE
administrative offices to the Tech Center off Harrison Road in
Tech Center is a valuable county asset and resource in excellent
condition, why would we want to spend more taxpayer monies for expensive
office renovations when this facility could be used to ease
over-crowding in our county schools?
not renovate the garage area and add more classroom space or even a
second floor with more classrooms to the existing Tech Center
Capital Projects Committee is scheduled to meet on Jan. 7th to discuss
and make a recommendation to the Budget Committee and full commission
about allocating funds for a Study regarding the use of
the Technology Center Building.
This means that taxpayers will bear the cost of another
Study to facilitate Mayor Arp's latest costly political whims.
spend more public monies for a Study while some of our county
students attend school in public buildings with serious life safety
problems, which require immediate repairs?
detect outrage in my voice, you're right and I make no apologies. Our
students do not live in a Third World Country. As such, they deserve a
safe and comfortable environment while they try to learn!
Tech Center is a beautiful 25-acre campus with tennis courts and
ballpark with room for expansion. It is centrally located to students
that live in the 5th District (Eatonís) and 6th
District (Highland Park) areas.
time for our county commissioners to grow some backbone and say no to
Mayor Arp and put this valuable resource to good use for our county