Commissioners to meet on Monday

First Posted: 11/14/2009

DOBSON The Surry County Board of Commissioners will hold its next meeting this Monday night, when a variety of topics will be addressed, including zoning and bond issues.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Surry County Government Center. Following an open forum, two public hearings will be held regarding zoning. The first public hearing will be about a proposed zoning text amendment to allow temporary occupancy of campers or recreational vehicles at home construction sites in the lower density residential districts.
The second public hearing will be about proposed rezoning on Old Highway 52 near Ararat Road. This is the property to be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Rezoning the property would allow it to be used for single-family residential purposes.
Planning Director Kim Bates will then give the board an update on a rezoning request for property at the corner of Old Westfield and Matthews roads.
At 6:30 p.m., Susan Jarrell, elections director, and Brian Sharpe, management information systems director, will give an elections update. The commissioners will give special recognitions to Eagle Scouts and the International Trauma Life Support Paramedic Competition winners beginning at 7 p.m.
After a break, Michael Hartgrove, tax administrator, will give a tax revenue update, then Emergency Services Director John Shelton will speak to the commissioners at 7:45 p.m. regarding 911 center consoles and state Viper radio systems.
Betty Taylor, assistant county manager for budget and finance, is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. regarding bond resolutions and other financial issues. She will present a resolution for $1.1 million public building bonds to help pay for the new workforce development center to be established in Elkin.
She will also discuss a resolution for up to $9 million in general obligation refunding bonds, which would be used to refund a portion of the countys outstanding bonds from 1995, 1998 and 1999. If the commissioners authorize the filing of bond applications and appointing of bond counsel, they will then hold public hearings at the Dec. 7 meeting of the board regarding the proposed bonds.
At 8:15 p.m., Jack Gardin, water and sewer projects coordinator, will discuss a water project proposal for Pilot Mountain.
The county manager and county commissioners will then discuss general county business before going into closed session to discuss personnel and economic development.
The boards meetings are held at the county government center, 118 Hamby Road, Dobson, in suite 329. Anyone with a disability needing an accommodation at the meeting may call 401-8201. Elkin residents call 366-8201.
Contact Meghann Evans at [email protected] or 719-1952.

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