Pitt County Voters To Decide On $20-Million Bond For PCC

Pitt Community College

Voters in Pitt County will decide if they want to help their community college raise close to $20-million dollars for new facilities.

Pitt Community College leaders went before county commissioners Monday to ask for a $19.9 million dollar bond referendum.

It would amount to 1.9 cent property tax for the next 20-years to help raise funds for two local projects.

PCC President Dennis Massey says they need a new science building and a basic law enforcement training center.

Massey says the funds would ease the burden of overcrowding on their campus and provide more opportunities for students. Massey says, "We're the most crowded out of all 58 community colleges in the state on several scales. We continue to have good enrollment growth and we're doing incredible things to help the economy."

The college's board of directors says a bond referendum hasn't been requested since 1989.

This new referendum will be on the November 5th ballot.