Believe it or not, 2021 is fast drawing to a close, which means it’s a good time for everyone to look back and make assessments of past performance as well as look ahead to future needs.
In that spirit, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners has just called a special afternoon work session for Thursday, Nov. 4 to get a handle on the county’s capital projects and needs.
The board has a whole lot to discuss in that regard. The county just finished up several giant construction projects and has more to tackle. There have also been several big renovation projects taking place – such as improving the county’s two courthouses.
Recently, the county completed the construction of a new mental health center, a new Emergency Services maintenance facility and a new animal shelter.
But there are a lot more projects to plan. After years of anticipation, Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers, for instance, has been asking where the promised new Sheriff’s Department’s headquarters is.
The Board of Commissioners is also in the process of considering a $1.7 billion school bond for Guilford County Schools.
The Board of Commissioners capital project-themed Nov. 4 work session will be held at 4 p.m. on the third floor of the county-owned BB&T Building at 201 West Market St. in downtown Greensboro. However, the meeting won’t be open to the public due to the pandemic.
Citizens will be able to watch online using Zoom via computer, tablet or smartphone by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88360812416. (If required, enter meeting ID 883 6081 2416 at the prompt.)
The meeting will also be live streamed on Guilford County’s Facebook page.
Copies of the work session agenda will be available sometime before the meeting at https://guilford.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Anyone with questions regarding the agenda or how to watch the meeting can contact Guilford County Deputy Clerk to the Board Ariane Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.7 Bil for schools. Money won’t make them any better. A woke-less curriculum will. Teach children how to think, not what to think.