Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club recently had a very special guest speaker, Commissioner Louis Gregory.
Gregory brought the club members up to date on the school “needs” situation with the state.
The state declared an emergency need for a new school to absorb Sandhills Farm Life and Lakeview Elementary School. Moore County had no choice then but to approve the expenditure resulting in a First Bank Loan.
Gregory said that the school board makes the decision on required expenditures, and the County Commissioners have to find the money to pay for the expenditures.
There will be three bond requests for voter approval this November: 1) First Bank loan to build new school, 2) $103 million to make specific school improvements and 3) $20 million for Sandhills Community College implementation of a four year nursing program.
There will be a tax increase in 2019. How much depends upon bonds passing.
Louis Gregory, was elected to the Moore County District II (McLendon Hills to Pinehurst) County Commissioner position in 2016. During his 43 year professional career, he served mostly in police command positions as Superintendent of the CSX Police Department, Joint Command Staff of the FBI Ant-Terrorism Task Force, and Police Chief of the Whispering Pines Police Department.
In 2009, he retired but remained active as an ethics instructor to prospective law enforcement officers at Sandhills Community College.
The President of the Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club, Jerry Sink, said, “We thank Commissioner Gregory for bringing our club up to date with all this information.”
The Kiwanis Club of Seven Lakes meets each Tuesday at 12:00 Noon (11:30 am optional lunch) in the Chapel of the Pines Fellowship Hall in Seven Lakes. Everyone is welcome to join them. Visit their website “www.kiwanisclubofsevenlakes.