June 13, 2007
The Louisa County Board of Supervisors and the school board's disagreement on a budget for a new elementary school have brought construction to a stop.
Orange fencing and mounds of dirt sit waiting as both groups decide on a new crew and a new budget.
The budget for the school started at $12 million, then jumped to $16 million. When the Board of Supervisors received an updated contract, the budget was up to nearly $24 million.
"The problem was that they never felt obliged to stay within the bounds of that budget," said Board of Supervisors member Eric Purcell.
Purcell says the Board of Supervisors were the ones who stopped construction, insisting on a new construction manager and a lowered budget.
Both the school board and the Board of Supervisors are working together to find a quick, but efficient way for the school to be built.