EASLEY — Pickens County School Board has announced a decision concerning the sale of Old Gettys Middle School and that was it had made no decision.
In a 5-0 decision Monday night, the board announced to media and gathered members of the community the decision concerning the surplus property would be studied further, with no vote on a sale of the property.
New Vice Chairman Jim Shelton proposed the continued study of the property after originally proposing the special meeting to discuss a possible sale.
“What that means to the public is that we will be looking at other options,” Chairman Alex Saitta announced following the vote. “At the regular meeting of the board in March we will present those options and go from there.”
Shelton’s proposal was to shelve the vote in order to “evaluate other offers” and “look at future use options.” The motion set a date to report to the board at the regular March 2014 meeting.
According to a recent appraisal of Old Gettys, the parcel alone is valued at $780,000, with the facilities removed from the property. The overall value of the property with the building is $1,160,000, but the special nature of the facilities makes for a more difficult sell.