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School board OKs land buy
FALLS CITY -- The Falls City Independent School District board of trustees is moving ahead with its plan to purchase property located across the street from its current North Nelson Street location, Superintendent Tylor Chaplin said following a Jan. 30 special meeting.
The three contiguous parcels measure approximately 42 acres. The board had considered them as an alternative to its previous choice, which was a 30- to 35-acre plot near the corner of U.S. 181 and C.R. 212. (See “Surface rights issue delays Falls City ISD land deal,” Jan. 15.)
District officials said they hope to close on the transaction within the next two weeks, as the board must vote by Feb. 28 to order a bond election for May.
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