Girl Scouts of Troop 2381 in Boonville lead the pledge of allegiance Monday evening at the Yadkin County commissioners meeting. The commissioners thanked the troop for participating in the meeting.
The board took action on two items during its meeting. A building project ordinance amendment regarding the Yadkin County Educational and Agricultural building was approved. The donor board is one of the final items to be completed at the new building. Additional chairs also will be purchased to accommodate the 600 seating capacity for the banquet hall when used for meetings or presentations. Some of the overflow chairs that are being purchased for the new building will be used in the Commissioners Chambers in the Human Services Building when not in use at the Agricultural Building.
“We’re going to have chairs without arms so that people who might carry weapons or have on EMS uniforms can sit comfortably without having to wedge into those arm chairs,” said County Manager Lisa Hughes.
A contract for a new fire alarm system at the County Courthouse also was approved. Dwayne Stanley said the old alarm system had been experiencing some technical issues and the cost to have it checked was $260 per hour. Stanley said they obtained three bids for a new system and local company Modern Systems, Inc. had the lowest price. The total cost of the new system is $19,435.10. Hughes said the new system should be installed next month.
During her manager’s report, Hughes noted that they had been given an extension until Jan. 17 to complete surveys needed to apply for a Community Development Block Grant from the state.
The East Bend waterline project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, Hughes also noted during her report. A final easement that was needed was signed last week. Hughes said she has requested expedited service from Duke Power to connect the power at the pump station. Once power is connected at the pump station, Lowder Construction can begin its final work on the project.
“Hopefully Lowder will be back the week of Dec. 4 to start doing the punch list and installing the meter at East Bend and getting everything finalized and connected,” Hughes said. “It’s real exciting to see that project moving forward. If things work like they should, it will be finished before Christmas.”
A ribbon cutting celebration is expected to take place when the final project is completed.
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