BY KARISSA MILLER
Iredell County commissioners have signed off on a request from the Mooresville Graded School District to apply for approximately $3.2 million public school capital fund grant.
The grant program, which allows for North Carolina school systems to apply for various construction projects funding, requires a 25 percent match, or $808,125, that will be paid for from MGSD’s capital outlay funds.
During Tuesday’s board meeting, MGSD Superintendent Stephen Mauney said that the grants are usually awarded for new school construction. During this funding cycle, the state will consider awarding funds for school renovations.
The superintendent outlined four major projects MGSD will include in its grant request:
♦ South Elementary: Roofing, window replacement, floor replacement, Main Office and Media Center renovations and paving. Grant request: $540,750
♦ Mooresville High: Window replacement, elevator repair, elevator construction, HVAC boiler and chiller replacement, floor replacement, restroom renovations, door replacement, galvanized plumbing and pipe replacement and renovation. Grant request: $1.2 million
♦ Mooresville Middle: Roofing repair/renovations and HVAC replacements. Grant request: $547,500
♦ East Mooresville Middle: Floor replacement. Grant request: $75,000
Mauney said that MGSD does not expect to receive the full grant award, but that any funding will speed up their renovation’s timeline outlined for future years.
Also, during Tuesday’s meeting, the board:
♦ Approved a request from Planning & Development for approval to abandon N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance for a portion of SR 1208 (Gudger Road).
♦ Approved a request from the library for approval to charge a meeting room reservation fee of $20 for up to four hours.
♦ Approved a request from the library for approval of a budget amendment and to accept a State Library of North Carolina Adapting Technology Grant in the amount of $10,250.
♦ Approved a request from the Health Department for approval to reclassify the part-time Processing Assistant IV position in the Environmental Health Division to a full-time Processing Assistant IV position.
♦ Approved a request from the Health Department for the approval of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services -Division of Public Health (DPH) FY 2023 Consolidated Agreement and the FY 22-23 Program Agreement Addendums.
♦ Approved a request from the Finance Department for approval of Budget Amendment in the amount of $226,000 to move forward with all Facility Improvement Requests this budget year.
♦ Approved a request from the Finance Department for approval to amend American Rescue Plan Grant Ordinance to include replacing EMS radios, upgrading Fire/Emergency Management radios, and cybersecurity upgrades.
♦ Approved a request from Administration for approval of a budget amendment in the amount of $237,500 to appropriate Fund Balance to implement GovQA software to assist with public records requests.