County Schools Planning To Transfer Lot Across From Birchwood School To The County

Sunday, September 15, 2013

County school officials are planning to "quit claim" a lot across from the old Birchwood School to county government.

The school buildings and 9.6 acres of land are already registered in the name of Hamilton County.

School officials said there is one small parcel (approximately 0.93 acres) across Highway 60 directly in front of the school that is owned by the Hamilton County Board of Education.  This property was acquired in Oct. 17, 1958, for use as an area for 'field lines' serving the school."


Gary Waters of the county schools said, "I recommend Hamilton County Board of Education 'Quit Claim' all interest in the school site, buildings, improvements and the .93 acres of land to Hamilton County, Tennessee."

He added, "Pending approval of Hamilton County Board of Education, notice will be given to Hamilton County, Tennessee that responsibility for all utilities, maintenance and upkeep of the premises will be transferred to Hamilton County, Tennessee; effective with the date of transfer."

Birchwood Elementary School was closed at the beginning of the 2013/2014 school year.


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