On Thursday, July 1, Guilford County gave public notice of several upcoming lease contracts the county intends to enter into or renew in the near future. 

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners expects to authorize the one-year leases at its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 5.

About 500 square feet of one county-owned property – the Agricultural Extension Building at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro – is currently leased to the North Carolina Forestry Service, which is a division of  the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,.

The new lease for that space will expire on April 30, 2022.  Annual payment for the use of that 500 square feet comes to $4,480.

The county also announced that the Board of Commissioners – at the August 5 meeting – plans to authorize the lease of Sternberger Park at 715 Summit Avenue in Greensboro to the City of Greensboro. This lease will begin on November 1, and expire at midnight on Halloween of 2022.  The city gets a real deal on the park. The annual lease payment is $1.  It seems odd that Guilford County would own a small park a few blocks from downtown Greensboro in the Historic Dunleath neighborhood, but overtime oddities like that occur.

  At the same board meeting in August, the commissioners are also expected to authorize a one-year lease of two offices in the county’s High Point Courthouse at 505 East Green Dr. in downtown High Point.   That space will be leased to the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. The new lease begins November 1, 2021 and expires on October 31, 2022.  In return, the state is paying the county $4,998.