Gloucester supervisors and county school board members decided Tuesday to shelve a proposal to consolidate transportation services, based on the recommendation of county purchasing agent Bill Lindsey.
Lindsey addressed the topic during a joint meeting of the county bodies at the T.C. Walker Education Center. He said when consolidation was last considered almost 15 years ago, the county administrator at the time said there was no need to spend money on planning if the county was not committed to funding the facility. “I agree,” Lindsey told the two boards Tuesday.
The two boards had discussed the consolidation issue for nearly two hours in a February joint meeting before agreeing to explore the costs of a combined transportation facility that could potentially be located behind the education center.
Numbers gathered by Lindsey from the RRMM architect firm showed a total cost of $103,305 for a feasibility study, schematic drawings for a combined facility, and the developme...
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