Arch Bullard, attorney for the school board, put forth two resolutions for the board’s consideration that needed approval to transfer the property. The attorney explained that the Glen school property was deeded in two different parcels.
The first resolution had several points including that the school board finds the property is no longer needed to operate as a school, is useful to the Glen community, and would authorize the board president and secretary to execute the necessary documents to deed the property to the Town of Glen.
Bullard noted that the first resolution also states that if the property ceases to be used as a community center or used for economic development, the deed can revert to the district. It also states the Town of Glen is to keep the property in good repair, insure the property, and it cannot be used as a school by the Town of Glen.
The second resolution authorized the president and secretary of the board to execute the documents to transfer any surplus or obsolete equipment.
“I’m not sure what they [Glen] plan to do with the property. There has been some discussion of using it as a community center, or develop it into a rehabilitation center, but I think they are anxious to get the property,” said Bullard.
Alcorn County is also giving up its stake in the property.