Boyle school board's land purchase plan delayed

October 24, 2003|GARY MOYERS

The Boyle County Board of Education's planned purchase of 27 acres of land from Centre College is temporarily on hold.

Superintendent Pam Rogers told board members Thursday that Centre President John Roush informed her the sale was tabled at this month's Centre Board of Regents meeting and will be addressed again in January.

"This does not mean the purchase is canceled; it means a temporary delay," said Rogers.

Rogers said Roush told her the regents had several pressing matters to address at this month's meeting, and that the land sale will continue once the regents are able to act.

"I plan to talk to Dr. Roush next week to get more details," said Rogers. "That process is on hold now at this point, but we expect to move forward in January."


The Boyle board plans to purchase the property, which is adjacent to the main Boyle campus on Perryville Street, for $300,000. Approximately five acres will then be sold to Centenary United Methodist Church.

The board also voted to purchase four new school buses this year to meet the recommended number set by the state Department of Education. Buses are used for 14 years in order to maximize the depreciation reimbursement.

Steve Bertram, representing the baseball and softball boosters, requested permission to run an electric line from the baseball press box to the batting cages to allow players to access the batting cages without needing entry to the press box. He said the work, to be done by volunteers at no cost to the school system, would be done according to code.

Bertram also requested permission to build a wooden exterior building with a concrete pad near the baseball field to store the field maintenance equipment, again at no cost to the board.

Board members were told the building would have to be approved by an architect and meet state standards. There was also a question about school liability if privately owned equipment is stored in the building.

The board accepted the proposals, conditional on meeting state standards and approval.

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