Hearings set for economic development incentives

By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@s24517.p831.sites.pressdns.com

On Monday, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners set several public hearings to be held at its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. Those hearings relate to four different economic incentive proposals.

County Manager Lisa Hughes explained the funding for these programs already was budgeted in the Economic Development Corporation and no additional funding would need to be appropriated this year. Two projects were not yet able to be disclosed, but an expansion project at Lydall is included in the list as well as one at East Bend based company, North Carolina Tobacco Institute.

Jessica Wall of the Yadkin County Human Health and Services Department presented the board with the results from the recent Community Health Assessment Surveys. The board approved the report which will be sent to the state next for approval.

The board also approved some updates to a document listing regulations for the Yadkin Memorial Park and Lake Hampton, as well as a pre-application for a grant to secure funding to build additional recreational trails at the park.

A second grant application was approved for a community waste recycling and reduction grant. The grant funding would help the county increase the awareness and participation in the recycling program through improve signage, brochures and a direct mail campaign to area citizens.

An amendment to the contract with Thomas H. Hughes Architecture for updated services in the communications and server rooms at the new Agriculture and Education building on the Yadkin Center campus also was approved. Construction of the building is still expected to be completed in late April with move in occurring in May.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.

By Kitsey Burns Harrison


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