County OKs capital outlay projects for schools

By: W. Curt Vincent - Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Representatives with Bladen County Schools came before county commissioners on Monday with another request for money, but this time the money would come from the local sales tax to be used for capital outlay projects.

Sharon Penny, the financial officer for the school district, presented commissioners with a list of 17 projects ranging in projected cost of $162.15 for a permanent license plate for a maintenance trailer to $63,409.50 for Chromebooks at six of the district’s schools.

The total for the 17 projects is $216,683.91.

Also included is a project totaling $34,631.44 to install five new wall-mounted heat pump units at Elizabethtown Primary; $27,315.54 for a Wells Fargo equipment financing for network switches and cabeling; a $23,886.75 project for the first of four annual payments toward Cisco Prime/ISE lease; and a $10,837 project to remove and install a 7.5-ton heat pump unit, thermostat and new concrete pad at Elizabethtown Primary School.

Other projects include: removing old flooring and replacing with carpet tiles at Dublin Primary for $8,507; removing old flooring and replacing with tile at Plan View pre-K and kindergarten for $6,500; Chromebooks management license at six county schools for $7,500; a Snapper mower and edger for $7,867.54; and removing/installing a heat pump and blower at Clarkton School of Discovery.

The board unanimously approved the request.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163 or

W. Curt Vincent

Bladen Journal