Mac Bailey, the area farmer and businessman who offered half a million dollars to the Town of Chase City has invited residents to a meeting to discuss how that money should be spent.
Bailey, owner of the land selected by Greenex Solar for a large solar generation facility just outside of Chase City, announced during the debate over the project that if the project were allowed to move forward he would donate the $500,000 to the community.
In November of 2017, the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors voted to green-light the project by a vote of 5 to 3.
Early last spring, Bailey said that the property was about to be closed on and that he expected to make the promised donation within a short period of time. During that interview, Bailey said that although there were “no strings attached” to the $500,000, he did say that he wanted to see the money used in a way that would actually benefit the community and, hope- fully, help to bring new business and jobs to the community.
Bailey also said he would like to see a committee formed to look into the best ways to put the money to that sort of use.
The meeting has been scheduled at the Estes Community Center on Main Street in Chase City on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 P.M.