The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a work session for Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in order to, among other things, vote to permit the Town of Summerfield to use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money previously allocated to water system projects in the town to instead buy a former school building to use as a new town hall.

Officially, the work session, which will be held in the Carolyn Coleman Conference Room on the first floor of the Old County Court House at 301 W. Market St. in Greensboro, is being held to “reconsider ARPA funding request allocations for the Town of Summerfield.”

Earlier this year, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted to approve $5.5 million for Summerfield to use on some largely unspecified water system projects. However, now the town would like to use $2.2 million of that money to buy the historic Laughlin school from Guilford County Schools – to renovate it and use it as the new Summerfield Town Hall.

Anyone can come to the meeting, but those who choose not to attend may watch and/or listen by via Zoom by visiting and completing the webinar registration form.

The meeting will also be livestreamed on Guilford County’s Facebook page.

Copies of the work session agenda will be available at at some point before the meeting starts.

Those with any questions regarding the agenda can contact Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at

At the November 17 work session, the commissioners will also “review and consider updates to Guilford County’s Community-Based Organizations policy” and go into a closed session “for the purposes of consulting with the County Attorney and to consider a proposed property acquisition.”