by Scott McCaulley
In separate meetings on Thursday, the City of Harrison and the Harrison School District approved the transfer of the Old Junior High Property Downtown from the School District to the City.
Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson made the announcement in a Video Presentation on Facebook after Thursday’s Regular City Council Meeting.
During the City Council Meeting, Mitch Magness, who serves on both the City Council and School Board, talked about the process that led to the decision to seek the transfer to the City.
The City approached the School District earlier this year about the possible transfer after the failure of the Sale Tax Proposal for a New Recreation Center last year. Multiple uses for the property are planned including a center for Veterans Services as well as a new Downtown Fire Station along with Recreational and Educational Opportunities.
Earlier Thursday, the Harrison School Board had met in Special Session to approve the Resolution for Transfer with the Harrison City Council doing the same Thursday evening. Both votes were unanimous with Mitch Magness abstaining from both votes.