Former EMS building to be demolished

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners approved several contracts at the meeting on Monday. A contract with Nvizion for full color signs for the recycling containers at each of the county waste sites was approved. The contract was part of a grant that has assisted with funding for several projects related to encouraging and educating residents about recycling. The total amount for the signs is $5,200. The county will be responsible for $867.

Shannon Harris with the county waste management department said the new signs are intended to clear up confusion on which items may be recycled and the new single stream recycling process.

Also approved was a contract with Dorsett Technologies for a SCADA system for the East Bend waterline in the amount of $79,737. The system will allow for monitoring of potential problems with the waterline. The contract covers labor, materials, training of employees and manufacture product support for the installation of the SCADA system.

A contract with EME Industrial Services in the amount of $31,939 was approved for demolition of the former EMS building located on Cherry Street in Yadkinville. An assessment conducted recently found the building to be structurally unsound. The demolition will include abatement as well as the filling in of the basement area and reseeding the lot.

Jessica Wall, assistant human services director, presented the 2016 State of the County health report to the board for approval. Kim Harrell, director of human services, also gave her monthly report to the board. RN Karen Boyles also gave a brief report to the board regarding communicable disease and how that is tracked within the county population.

Jeff Eads with Partners Behavioral Health gave a short presentation to the board on mental health issues facing county residents.

A public hearing was set for the March 20 meeting at 7 p.m. to consider the rezoning of a property located at 2429 N. Oak Ridge Church Road from manufacturing industrial to rural agriculture and also a property located on Smitherman Road from rural agriculture to community business.

In public comments, property owner Paul Gordon addressed the board regarding some concerns with the new East Bend waterline, which will cross his property.

The next meeting of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners will be at 7 p.m. on March 20. A joint meeting with the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners, Yadkin County Board of Education and Surry Community College Trustees is scheduled for 5 p.m. on April 10 at the Yadkin Center.

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

By Kitsey Burns Harrison