The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special virtual work session for Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. in order to allocate the $2 million committed to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in downtown Greensboro before March 31.
The Board of Commissioners have a regular meeting scheduled for April 7, but the financial deal allowing the museum to buy the former First Citizen’s building next door calls for the museum to get the commitment by the end of the month.
The civil rights museum in the heart of downtown is currently contained in the former Woolworth’s building where the famous lunch counter Sit-In Movement began in 1960. Now the museum has plans for a $20 million to $25 million expansion that includes adding space next door and taking over a large parking lot behind the building. The museum is seeking to become designated as a World Heritage site.
The board will handle other business as well at the Tuesday meeting. The official stated purpose of the work session is to “consider a community-based organization grant request from the International Civil Rights Center and Museum; consider a match funding grant request from Northstate Communications to support its NC GREAT Grant application for broadband expansion in Guilford County; and to conduct any other necessary business.”
Anyone can watch or listen on Zoom using a computer, tablet or smartphone by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84151806642. Once there, follow the instructions. The county recommends you use a headset.
The meeting will also be live-streamed on Guilford County’s Facebook page.
Copies of the work session agenda will be available for review before the meeting starts. That information will be posted at https://guilford.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
People who have questions should contact Guilford County Deputy Clerk to the Board Ariane Webb at email@example.com.
And this is one reason for our property tax increase. Hey, it’s not their money!
Hear, hear! They didn’t earn it – we did. They just steal it.
If the county has this much money lying around, they should be giving us a refund and lowering the tax rate. But it’s an election year, so squeaky wheels have to be greased.
It was one thing for Greensboro to allocate funds years ago to help a struggling business in downtown Greensboro, but it’s another for the county commissioners to allocate $2 million of the people’s money. This operation has struggled for many years and continues to do so. Did they ever pay back the money “lent” to them from Greensboro? The answer is no. They are not asking for a loan but for funds to be given to them. Why do you think, if they cannot make it on their own, they will be able to do so now? I urge you to NOT allocate this money for this purpose.
What a waste of our tax dollars. This thing is nothing but a money pit!!! Can we see a budget of how they plan to use the funds? Surely not for salaries????
Why are they doing a “virtual work session” instead of in person? Are they still paranoid over Covid-19?
Again this thing is just a money pit. They will never stop asking for funds. Poor use of taxpayers money!
Here we go again. Throwing good money after bad. Do we never learn-was the money ever accounted for last time ?
Another poor use of tax dollars in this time of inflation. Please rethink this one.
They just love to spend our hard earned money. They do not care about the people of Greensboro, just our money. Look at our streets, side ditches and the people that work on the street corners every day.
To answer the question about making good decisions!!!!! Look at the last election in which the Republicans that were on the commissioners,it was replaced by other Democrats to aid Skip in his quest to be Chairman again because is Using this job As a career Politician such as the Coleman lady who just died.When the Democrats get in charge they will not leave until’Death do us part’!!! Skip has found a home and he will be there til his last breath on earth!!!!! Also he is getting paid a good annual salary for heading up the Commissioners.If we were to take away all this free money,he would be first out the door. In the fall we as Guilford County can do a great service and vote all these Democrats out of office.Please help with this situation,thanks in advance of getting these people,Democrats,out of office…,