DOBSON — At its first full meeting on Monday, the new Surry County Board of Commissioners will hear an audit presentation and discuss several requests from the parks and recreation department.
New commissioners Garry Scearce, Eddie Harris, and Buck Golding were sworn into office on Dec. 6. Their first full meeting with commissioners Paul Johnson and Jimmy Miller will begin Monday night at 6 p.m.
Shortly after the call to order, approval of minutes and an open forum, Martin Starnes and Associates will present to the board the findings of the county audit. Last year the county received a satisfactory audit report.
Scheduled at 6:45 p.m., Surry County Parks and Recreation Director Daniel White will bring several items before the board. He will discuss recreation incentive grants, the possibility of having wireless Internet access at Fisher River Park, tournament usage agreements and fees for Fisher River Park, and an agreement with the city of Elkin.
White presented a tournament fee proposal to the board last month, but Commissioner Jimmy Miller said he would like to have more time to compare the proposed fees to fees at other parks before making a decision.
Around 7 p.m., the board will present employee service awards to employees who have worked for the county for several years. After a short break, County Manager Dennis Thompson will present general county business to the board. Afterward a closed session will be held to discuss personnel and economic development matters.
The board was supposed to hold a retreat on Friday to offer the new commissioners the opportunity to hear presentations from the head of every county department. Inclement weather led to the cancellation of this retreat. The meeting may be rescheduled for next month.
All meetings of the Surry County Board of Commissioners are open to the public. Monday’s meeting will be held in Suite 329 of the Surry County Government Center, located at 118 Hamby Road, Dobson. Any person with a disability needing an accommodation at the meeting should contact the county manager’s office at 401-8201. Elkin residents should call 366-8201.
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