Board Steps Back from Office Building Decision
In an unexpected move the Moore County Board of Commissioners, meeting Monday night with a quorum of three, voted 2-1 to rescind a previous decision to place the government office building on the Grimm property adjacent to the existing jail in downtown Carthage.
The board also voted not to seek bids for the office building at this time.
Chairman Tim Lea made a motion to rescind the decision made last summer, also on a split vote, to place the government office building on the 21-acre tract where the public safety/detention center is to be built. Vice Chair Cindy Morgan voted with Lea, and Commissioner Larry Caddell voted against the motion.
Absent from the meeting because of illness were Commissioners Jimmy Melton and Nick Picerno, who earlier voted to place the office building on the downtown tract. Melton arrived for the board meeting, which began at 5 p.m. for a closed session, but left because of a heart condition. After the meeting, Caddell said that Melton was feeling well enough to drive himself home but decided it would be wise not to remain for the meeting.
More details will appear in the print version of The Pilot.
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