By REBECCA LEFTWICH|Oct. 11, 2019 – 6:20 PM
Ten dollars will buy the city of Newnan a 1.3-acre parcel of land near Newnan Crossing Elementary School for the LINC trail system.
“Basically, we’re donating that land to them,” said Superintendent Steve Barker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education meeting.
Barker said the tract is an outparcel across a divided road from the school, likely separated from the main property when Summerlin Boulevard was built.
“There is a parking area on it as well as a sidewalk,” he said. “I see it as a liability. We have no use for it.”
The LINC trail tunnels under Lower Fayetteville Road, emerging close to the outparcel.
“This would give (the city) the ability to take ownership of it and make the necessary repairs,” Barker said. “I do think it’s going to see quite a bit of use there from the LINC trail, so I think it’s in our best interest to not own that small tract of land.”
School system staff worked with city officials to draw up a limited warranty deed for the transaction, Barker said.
“I have had this (deed) looked at by the city’s legal counsel as well as by our legal counsel,” he said.
Board members voted 7-0 to approve the transaction.