Animal shelter receives anonymous donation

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

The Yadkin County commissioners accepted an anonymous donation of $7,000 for the animal shelter at their meeting on Monday. The funds will be used for several things at the shelter including kennels, the outside canine enrichment area, supplies and adoptions assistance.

The board also approved a grant agreement with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for the Yadkin Memorial Park. The $89,100 grant will be used to build additional trails at the park including two bridges. One bridge the county hopes to have built as an Eagle Scout project, while the larger bridge will be a considerably more involved project.

A sticker, in the popular initials style of many travel destinations, also was approved by the board for sale at the Yadkin Memorial Park. The stickers will be available at a price of $3. Jason Walker, the parks and recreation director, said that many visitors have asked about having such a sticker available for purchase.

County Manager Lisa Hughes reviewed several changes to the county’s Personnel Policy. Those changes included additional descriptions of department head responsibilities, clarification on compensation time for on-call staff members, and safety and dress code clarification. The time frame for retirement eligibility for county employees was updated from five years of employment to 10 years for all new hires. The updates were approved by the board.

The next meeting of the board of commissioners will be Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.

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

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

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