Union County is interested in possibly acquiring the old Sims Junior High School to house some county operations.
The Union County Council Committee on County Administration and Finance voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize Supervisor Tommy Sinclair to pursue acquiring the property if it fits the county’s needs.
Sinclair told the committee that he’d made an informal inquiry about the school with Union County School District Superintendent Dr. Kristi Woodall. He stressed that there have been no formal discussions, but that the district is aware of the county’s possible interest.
The county is looking for space for some operations, particularly vehicle maintenance which Sinclair said had to vacate its old location because of structural problems. Sinclair said the county’s vehicle maintenance program currently operates out of the Union County Airport. He said the school building might also be used to house the county public works department and any other space needs the county might find itself facing in the future.
When contacted Tuesday evening, Dr. Woodall said she is not able to comment on behalf of the Union County Board of School Trustees regarding facilities. However, she said if the county wants to make a proposal to the board it can do so at the next board meeting on July 25.