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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS - Local church leaders are proceeding with their plans to build a private Christian school after city council members voted Monday night to approve the final plat for the Ferris Christian Academy.

FCA board of director members were seeking approval of their final plat with no request for any type of zoning changes.

'The entrance way to it and things of that nature will come under the construction plans at a later date,' Birdwell said.

Due to the expansive Ferris soil, church leaders are waiting for an engineer to evaluate the land to advise them where it would be most economically feasible to erect the building.

'I hope we will start moving dirt within a couple of weeks,' Roy Bunt, a Ferris Christian

board member, said after acknowledging foundation and plot plans would need to be submitted to the city for a building permit and approval.

Board directors are planning to include multiple buildings on the seven acre lot where to eventually offer classes for K-12th grade.

Ferris Planning and Zoning Committee approved the plat as it was brought to them during their July 1 meeting.

On the recommendation of P&Z the plat was presented for final approval to the city council during their Monday meeting.

General building contractor Jeffco, based in Red Oak, has been selected as the general building contractor for the new structure, according to Bunt.

Ferris Christian estimates the school to be completed by January 2004.

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