Taxpayers weigh in on proposed $4.1 million land purchase for megasite near Liberty

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- County commissioners are considering spending $4.1 million to buy land for a megasite project in Liberty.

The money would go toward purchasing 255 acres for the Greensboro-Liberty megasite project.

Today, taxpayers will have another opportunity to weigh in on the project which would be located off of U.S. 421 near Liberty.

County leaders plan to use state grant money and local taxpayer money to buy the land.

Randolph County officials said the money would come from waste management industries which are tied to the county landfill.

County leaders said they hope the megasite will attract a large car manufacturer or an industrial company

A group opposed to the megasite said other certified megasites in the state haven't had much luck in landing a company or creating jobs.

Those who would like to weigh in on the megasite proposal  can come to today's hearing at the Historic Randolph County Courthouse in Asheboro at 6:30 p.m.