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Commission approves funding for central office

Published 11:18am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education is a little bit closer to its new central office – $40,000 a year for 10 years closer.

The Tallapoosa County Commission approved a funding agreement Monday with the board that will stand for 10 years, as the board will soon transition from the courthouse to the new central office.

“We have typically provided utilities, copier, telephone and that sort of thing,” said county administrator Blake Beck. “We’re going to hand them a check now in lieu of their regular appropriation.”

Superintendent Joe Windle said they will probably have work completed on the new facility in September.

“We’ll have to begin to look at how we want to manage that new space,” said Commissioner T.C. Coley. “We need to look at the whole building – who’s where and what’s the best use of this space. Otherwise, I think if we just look at that space by itself, we might not get the best use of it.”

Beck shared with the commission that the time for budgeting for the fiscal year 2014 is approaching.

“We have sent out budget submittal requests to elected officials and department heads,” Beck said. “We should be getting those back later this month, and we’ll begin the full-blown budget preparation process.”

The commission also:

- approved two new members of the 9-1-1 Board – Greg Pike and David McMichael.

- voted to resurface County Road 34 West.

- voted to resurface ML King Street.