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Wilson County News
April 25, 2012 | 2,230 views | 4 comments

FLORESVILLE -- The Wilson County Commissioners Court is moving forward with plans for the county to assume ownership of the former Floresville Primary Campus here, voting at its April 23 meeting to spend $1,075,000 to purchase the site.

The transaction includes two tracts:

•Approximately 3.76 acres bordered by Third, Fourth, A, and Railroad streets, where two buildings currently are being used as Wilson County Courthouse Annex No. 3.

•Approximately 1.01 acres at the corner of Railroad and A streets behind Vinyard Funeral Home, on which portable buildings currently sit.

Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney said the portable buildings will be sold and removed to allow for installation of a parking lot. In addition, the judge said that the funds being used to purchase the property are being allocated from the county’s fiscal year 2012 budget.

Also related to the sale, commissioners Albert Gamez Jr., Paul Pfeil, and Larry Wiley voted to exempt the purchase agreement from the requirements of competitive bidding, subject to inspection.

The commissioners in September 2011 voted to pay $50,000 per year to rent the two buildings that are being used as the courthouse annex after an architect recommended vacating the Wilson County Courthouse downtown. Increasing structural shifting and cracks have caused much of the 128-year-old structure to be condemned.

Also related to the courthouse, the commissioners voted April 23 to accept a proposal from San Antonio-based Thorn+Graves Architects to perform further investigation related to the courthouse’s state of distress.

For more about the April 23 commissioners court meeting, see related article page 2A.

 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
May 1, 2012 11:53am
 
If you buy it they will fill it. After all it's only taxpayer dollars. Expand the power!

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 28, 2012 8:45am
 
We couldn't expand the CJC for this? Seems to me it would be the perfect location for the Com. Court. Move everything over there. That way, when you get the run-around from all these county officials, you won't have so ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 26, 2012 3:04pm
 
Is there really a danger of collapse of the old courthouse? A shame it cannot be used for something. How about putting the City Council chamber in there?

 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
April 25, 2012 2:45pm
 
Video posted.

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