Brief county commissioners meeting slated for Monday


First Posted: 12/19/2009

DOBSON With Christmas quickly approaching, the Surry County Board of Commissioners have scheduled a shorter than usual meeting for this Monday at 6 p.m.
Board Chairman Paul Johnson said on Friday that the meeting will take place as long as weather doesnt get bad again and that it will be fairly short.
Two public hearings and an open forum will take place near the beginning of the meeting. Jack Gardin, water and sewer projects coordinator, will hold a public hearing for the closing out of the Community Development Block Grants for the Tobe Hudson/Oak Grove Church Road project. County Manager Dennis Thompson said this is just something that has to be done at the completion of the project for grant purposes.
Christ Knopf, assistant county manager for economic development and tourism, will then hold a public hearing on incentives for Project Dough. Proposed incentives to the company looking to expand in Mount Airy include a $221,855 land donation to the company and an incentive grant of no more than $61,345 over five years.
The company is in return expected to invest a minimum $4.5 million by Dec. 31, 2015, and create 38 full-time jobs by that time and retain 86 existing jobs.
Commissioners for the city of Mount Airy passed similar incentives two weeks ago.
At 6:30 p.m., Jerry Snow, public works director, will discuss landfill permits. Thompson said public works has been working on renewing current landfill permits and getting a permit to expand the landfill.
The county manager will present general county business at 6:45 p.m., then the board will give out county employee service awards.
After general county business by the board and a closed session to discuss personnel and economic development, the meeting will adjourn.
The meeting will be held at the Surry County Government Center at 118 Hamby Road, Dobson, in suite 329. Any person with a disability needing an accommodation at the meeting should contact the county managers office at 401-8201. Elkin residents, call 366-8201.
Contact Meghann Evans at [email protected] or 719-1952.

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