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Pitt Community College President Dennis Massey shares his opinion for the bond referendum during the Pitt County Board of Commissioners meeting held at the  County Office Building on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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Pitt Community College President Dennis Massey shares his opinion for the bond referendum during the Pitt County Board of Commissioners meeting held at the County Office Building on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

PCC bond moves forward

By Ginger Livingston

The Daily Reflector

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The Board of Commissioners is moving ahead with plans to place a $19.9 million bond referendum for Pitt Community College on November’s ballot.

The board approved two resolutions during its Monday night meeting. The first vote was for an order authorizing the bond. It passed with an 8-1 vote with Commissioner Eugene James objecting.


The second vote was for a resolution calling for a bond referendum. It passed 7-2 with James and Glen Webb objecting.

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Kevin Day

is one of my son's good friends and one of the best kids I have ever known. Congratulation to him and the other two boys on a job well done. As for the rest of the story...well it's a tax increase...not much creativity in Pitt County local government in generating revenue. Maybe if Pitt Community College charged Out of County students $100.00 or so a semester for parking, they could raise some additional funds. Maybe we can't charge them for out of county tuition, but we can certainly charge them for parking. This might not pay for the whole project, but it would be a step in the right direction.

I've got some pennies you can borrow Jack

Where else is this funding going to come from? Certainly not the State budget.

vote "NO"

"The project’s cost equals a 1.85-cent tax increase, County Manager Scott Elliott said. That would include a maximum of 1.6 cents to pay off the bond and another quarter-cent to fund ongoing operations, Elliott said." VOTE NO Are they nuts Then, to add insult to injury, they add a quater cent to fund their bureaucracy. Our Commissioners are incompetent.

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