Bill Summary for H 299 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT PROVIDING THAT HENDERSON COUNTY IS AUTHORIZED TO CONSTRUCT COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDINGS ON THE HENDERSON COUNTY CAMPUS OF BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO BE USED FOR ARTS, SCIENCES, AND GENERAL STUDIES AND POLICE PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST TRAINING AND TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATIONS TO EXISTING CAMPUS BUILDINGS.Intro. by McGrady, Henson.
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Authorizes Henderson County to (1) construct or renovate community college buildings on the main campus of Blue Ridge Community College, to be used for a new arts, sciences, and general studies center and for a new police officers' physical abilities test training center and (2) make substantial renovations to existing buildings on campus. Sets out provisions that the County must comply with and requires the County to consult with the College's Board of Trustees on programming requirements for the buildings and to keep the Board of Trustees informed as to the construction process and progress. Requires that projects be funded entirely with County funds. Allows the County and the College's Board of Trustees to enter into a memorandum of understanding for the construction of community college buildings. Requires the Board of Trustees, within 120 days of when the act becomes effective, to identify to the County (1) real property upon which new buildings are to be constructed and (2) any other real property, as specified, that is needed for the financing of the authorized construction and renovations. Requires title to the real property to be transferred in 30 days. Requires the County, upon the satisfaction of any debt incurred against the property, to transfer title to the property back to the Board of Trustees. If no debt is incurred against the property by the County for the construction or renovation of community college buildings on or before December 31, 2022, the County is required to transfer title to the property back to the Board of Trustees. Applies only to construction and renovation projects by the County on the Henderson County campus of the College between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2023.
Allows the County and Board of Trustees to enter into a lease agreement for any spaces in county-owned buildings located within the County if deemed appropriate.