Schools to sell surplus property

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — The Carroll School Board will accept sealed bids on about four acres behind the former Hillsville elementary school on Oak Street, and the proceeds will go towards school improvements.
The school board made the decision at Tuesday's meeting, after holding a public hearing during which no citizens spoke.
This involves three pieces of land, consisting of tracts of 1.861 acres, 2.09 acres and .25 acres, according to information from the school board.
The school system would retain the right to park school buses on this property, the information states.
"Proceeds from the sale will be deposited into a capital improvement fund to be used for new school construction, school renovation or major school improvement projects," according to the information.
Finance Manager Tammy Quesenberry reported that the Carroll supervisors, in their meeting Monday, approved creating this capital improvement fund to deposit any proceeds in.
The sale will be advertised in the newspaper, so the public will have the opportunity to participate, she added.
The school board voted unanimously to surplus the land and offer it for public sale on a motion by member Harold Golding.