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Council to hear recommendation on new school

By By MARY-ALLISON LANCASTER Managing editor
The Brewton City Council will hear a special committee's recommendations on the location of a proposed new middle school in its Tuesday meeting.
The committee, whose members were appointed by Mayor Ted Jennings and Superintendent Lynn Smith, included Jennings, Smith, Council members Frank Cotton and Carey Barton; school board members Terrill Neal and Ola Ball; Mae Downing, who chairs the City of Brewton Planning Committee; and Roger Chapman, the chair of the city of Brewton Park and Recreation Board. They were appointed late last summer.
According to an informational report that will be presented in next week's council meeting, no agreement or decision has been made concerning the location of the new middle school, but the committee recommended that property including and joining Dogwood Hills be given first consideration.
According to the report, three factors will be considered in determining the location. Council members will look at an agreement on price for the land, a positive environmental assessment and possible permit from the Corp of Engineers and an architectural drawing to determine what facilities the size of the property would be able to handle.
The committee to investigate the three factors will be appointed by the mayor and Smith.
The council meets at 5 p.m.