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Commissioners Vote For Borrowing Money Toward New Allegany High School

January 16th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners last week voted to approve borrowing $9.2 million toward the new Allegany High School.  County Finance Director Jason Bennett said the move won’t take place right away, as a resolution outlining the borrowing details will be presented to the commissioners in the near future.  The money was recently added to the county’s Capital Improvement Plan.  Board of education contributions bring the local share of the project to $12.2 million. The school will be designed to seat 719 students, with some changes in that number possible.  The county has acted aggressively in moving forward with this borrowing plan, and has stated emphatically that this will represent the end of the county’s financial commitment to the project- as the $9.2 figure represents a cap.  Commissioner Bill Valentine…

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