Budget Committee opts to defer on proposal to purchase church building

Meeting Thursday, the Anderson County Budget Committee deferred action on the proposal to purchase the church building that was, until recently, the home of Faith Promise Church for use as a senior center. The church has moved to space at 1115 North Charles Seivers Boulevard, and recently offered to sell the building and property at the entrance to Mariner Point subdivision, valued at somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million, to the county for $500,000.

The Budget Committee heard a proposal from Commissioner Robert McKamey to issue a 10-year capital outlay bond in the amount of $500,000 to purchase the building and its contents as well as the land.

Committee members indicated that before they make any decision, they want to hear more about the city of Clinton’s idea to allow the Office on Aging to use the Armory building on the Fairgrounds as a senior center, which is expected to be discussed Monday during the County Operations Committee meeting, scheduled to begin at 6 pm in room 312 of the Courthouse.

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  1. I hope they let this property go, this building is not the answer,,please remember the mess of the old Ford building?Faith Promise is looking for a easy way out of this property. That building was originally designed for a mechical shop by Larry Potter… please let this be!AC owns to much property now, the armory is a much more feasible and costs effective investment.

  2. concerned citizen

    Has a complete assessment of the Main Street building been made. Do we know how much it is going to cost to make it safe. We are where we are now because we have gotten bits and pieces of information and never fully investigated before making a decision. How can taxes be raised and then turn around and go 500,000.00 dollars in debt? Too much shooting from the hip and listening to biased parties.

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