What To Do with the Old Belpre BOE Building?

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

The former Belpre B.O.E building has been on the market since 2009, but no one has shown interest in the property.

Now the Board must decide what to do with the space. It's only 8/10 of an acre and appraised at $175,000 with the building on it.

But here's the problem. It's appraised at only $10,000 less without the building.

And some have spoken up. They think it might sell if the building goes.

"There are always people on both sides of the fence, if you will, and the majority of people who have responded to our Board Members and some of our community members do not have an affection for that building and they just want the School Board to do the best thing with it so they don't mind if we tear it down. Again there are people who will fall off on the other side of the fence and have memories wrapped up in the building and they would say please don't tear it down let's preserve it."

Superintendent Tony Dunn says the School Board would prefer it be of civic use to the community although they would sell if a commercial buyer showed interest.

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