County fee schedule approved

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

The Yadkin County commissioners made quick work of their action agenda on Monday, approving all four items which included two agreements relating to health and dental care for county employees. An easement for new lighting at the Forbush Middle School soccer field also was approved.

The fiscal year 2017 fee schedule was approved by the board. The fee schedule does include several new or increased fees, among those are several violation fees under the fire marshal’s purview such as Life Code violations and noncompliance with rapid entry violations.

Several fees with the parks and recreation department have been increased including the shelter deposit which will now be $125 and $50 per hour with a two-hour minimum for rentals. The non-resident fee increased to $75 per hour. The annual pass for the boat launch at the Lake Hampton was changed from $30 to $20 for county residents and $40 for non-residents.

A $5 charge also will now be instituted for lost solid waste access stickers.

During the meeting, the commissioners also discussed the ongoing strategic transportation plan as it relates to projects in Yadkin County. A project on the list for consideration is to widen the section of U.S. 601 North just past Hardees in Yadkinville to Hoots Road. The board said they were not in favor of this project and would much rather see the section of U.S. 601 South heading towards the SCC Yadkin Center widened as that area is seeing an increase in traffic.

The county offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The next commissioner meeting will be held on July 5 at 9 a.m.

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

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

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