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Irving College road gets little traction
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Still holding out hope the school system will opt to buy 10 acres of high-priced land that surrounds the expansion of Irving College School, County Commissioner Randy England elicited the county road department for help in building a second access road leading from the school to the highway.“They’re trying to put five pounds of peanut butter into a one-pound can,” England said of the Irving College renovation and expansion in his district.The School Board has refused to vote on the idea of buying 10 acres of remote land at a price of $15,000 per acre as part of campus expansion. Most School Board members feel the asking price is too high, although supporters of the land purchase point out the school system has paid way above fair market value in the past. Supporters of buying the land say the expansion will barely fit inside the present campus and that more land would allow for a bus road going to Highway 56.It was the desire for a second road that prompted England, who is a member of the Highway and Bridge Committee, to ask Road Superintendent Levie Glenn about the possibility of getting county help to build such a road.

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