JCC Can Move Forward With $1.3 Million In Repairs

JCC President Dr. David Johnson has received permission from Johnston County Commissioners to use funds from a 2014 bond referendum to pay for $1.3 million in immediate repairs needed on the college campus. The County will work with JCC on the repayment of the money. JoCoReport.com Photo

Johnston Community College will reallocate some money from a $7 million bond referendum to pay for immediate repairs on campus.

Dr. David Johnson, JCC President, requested approval from Johnston County Commissioners to use some of the funds from the sale of the bonds to offset the urgent repairs.  Johnson said there are major electrical infrastructure, parking lot, roof, HVAC, and information technology repairs needed immediately.

Commissioners approved $545,000 for JCC this fiscal year for the college to use for repairs.  Johnson said an additional $1,327,034 is needed.

The board agreed to allow JCC to borrow up to $1.33 million from the 2014 bond funds. The county also agreed to work with the college on repayment of the money.

County Manager Rick Hester said there have been some preliminary discussions on a 2018 bond referendum for Johnston Community College to be placed before voters.