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Gloucester postpones decision on former Page site

Gloucester’s governing body decided to hold off on signing a Memorandum of Agreement last week with the county’s school board concerning the former Page Middle School property. 

A majority of the county board of supervisors said during its meeting Nov. 21 in the colonial courthouse they thought it would be more prudent to wait until budget deliberations to have a better idea of the amount of money available to construct a transportation facility and athletic fields on the new Page site. The construction at the new site would free up the former school site for county uses such as economic development.

The basic premise of the agreement would be that the school board would consider the former Page site as “surplus property” and transfer title to the county. However, in order for the school board to agree to do so, the county would have to have built a transportation facility and sports playing fields at the new Page site on T.C. Walker Road. The school syst...

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