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Former Resident Still Seeking “Final Report” On Carver Community Center

January 27th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Despite a fairly detailed overview of the recent history of the former Carver High School presented by city officials- one man is continuing to demand answers and threatening legal action. For the second time in the past month, Richard Beckwith, a former resident of Allegany County who has relatives in the area, attended the meeting of the Cumberland City Council to discuss the former school which was to have been developed into a community center. According to Beckwith, in 2002, the deed to the facility was transferred to the Carver Community Center Inc. for $1. The Carver Community Center became a tax exempt nonprofit 501(c) 3.  Beckwith, a Carver graduate, said nearly $1.9 million of grants were appropriated for upgrades at the school between 2002 and 2004. He is looking for answers to what happened to the funding and why the building, now vacant and deteriorating, has been abandoned. Following a presentation by city administrator Jeff Rhodes- Beckwith appeared unsatisfied and is still seeking a “final report” on what happened with the project. With the building now in a state of disrepair, Beckwith suggested to Mayor Ray Morriss that the city could face a lawsuit if someone were to get injured on the property…

One Response to “Former Resident Still Seeking “Final Report” On Carver Community Center”

  1. January 27, 2020 at 9:31 am, Virgil said:

    Another example of government wasting money. We have three bridges out of commission and spend money on “canal place” development “ and other feel good ideas.

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