PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The President of Cape Fear Community College will go before the Pender County Commissioners Monday night to ask for money to help fund the planned Surf City campus.
In a letter sent to Commissioners, Dr. Ted Spring explains that the collect is currently facing a $210,000 budget deficit that will prevent CFCC from fully constructing the building, in addition to completing the necessary access roads to the campus.
The total budget for the Alston W. Burke Campus in Surf City is nearly $2.5 million, with the majority coming from state funds. Pender County has already given $100,000, with the Town of Surf City giving $500,000, and the Town of Topsail Beach giving an additional $100,000.
Dr. Spring says it was the college's understanding that the North Carolina Department of Transportation would fund the access road, but they have been notified that it will not be the case.
The college has been unable to find additional state funds and must know ask Pender Commissioners again.
Commissioners originally gave $100,000 to the project in 2008, but did not fund the subsequent payments of $100,000 in the next two years.
The designs for the project have been completed, and CFCC is hoping to bid out the project shortly. If all goes according to plan, the campus would open in the fall of 2014.
Commissioners will hear from Dr. Spring at their Monday meeting at 4:30 p.m. in Burgaw.
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