New lights, carpet, dog park approved

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

The Yadkin County commissioners made swift work of Monday’s agenda. Human Services Director Kim Harrell gave her monthly update at the start of the meeting.

The commissioners approved a contract with CW Electric to replace the light fixtures in the Human Services Building, at 217 E. Willow St. in Yadkinville, with LED light fixtures. Duke Energy is offering financial incentives to make those changes, which will cover more than half the cost of the change. The new LED lights are more energy efficient which will save the county money in the future and the bulbs last at least 30 years before they need to be replaced. The cost of the project is $46,600.

The courthouse also will get some updates this fiscal year. A contract for new carpet in the Clerk of Court’s office, judges chamber 3 and courtrooms 1, 2 and 3 was approved. Funds for that project will come from the capital improvements budget at a cost of $29,580.61.

Based on numerous requests from area residents, a dog park is to be added to the Yadkin County Park on Service Road in Yadkinville. The park will include a section for small dogs and larger dogs where the animals may be off-leash to play. The park will feature a commercial grade fenced area with parking nearby and a sidewalk. The large dog area will be .4 acres and the small dog area .15 acres with watering facilities in both areas. A contract for construction of the facility at a cost of $35,850 was approved on Monday. The funds will come from the parks non-departmental capital project budget.

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

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

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