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BRIEF: Harnett County commissioners discuss school bonds

June 17, 2014

By Chick Jacobs, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.



June 17--What happened: The Harnett County Board of Commissioners on Monday night unanimously agreed to seek public input for a proposed public hearing for the issuance of $100 million in general obligation school bonds.

Why it matters: The public hearing will gauge sentiment in the issuance of general obligation bonds for school construction. The county faces a classroom squeeze in the near future without new schools. It already has hundreds of portable classrooms at several schools in western Harnett County.

In other action: The board also unanimously approved an amended offer of employment for Tommy Burns, the county manager.

The amendment will give Boyd additional security, with a severance package extending to as long as 6 months in the event of his firing by the board for non-contractual reasons.

Also, the board approved rezoning of nearly 40 acres of land near N.C. 87-24 and voted down a request to allow a motorcycle club to operate a garage in a more rural area. Public comment was heard about proposed changes to the county budget, which will be discussed in a public hearing scheduled for next Monday at 7 p.m.

- Chick Jacobs

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