County to receive grant from NC Bird Club

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

The Yadkin County code which lists all of the ordinances for the county has been reviewed and updated for the first time since 1992.

County Clerk Tanya Gentry said the ordinances have all been reviewed to ensure they are in line with North Carolina statutes. A public hearing was held during Monday night’s meeting of the board, though no one came forward to speak on the matter.

Final approval of the code will require all of the commissioners to vote in favor, and as Commissioner Marion Welborn was absent, that approval will have to wait until the board’s next meeting.

Once approved, Gentry said the code document will be available on the county website and will be searchable for ease of access to find specific ordinances.

Parks and Recreation Director Jason Walker addressed the board on Monday in regard to grant funds available to the county from the North Carolina Bird Club. The group is offering a grant to the county to order educational signage for a new trail at the Yadkin Memorial Park which will list the different species and types of plants and animals that can been seen in the area.

Walker said they are in the process of building a trail that will extend from the park, about two miles to the dam, which is expected to be completed later this year.

The board approved the grant application, which will be an informal process.

The board also approved several changes regarding county personnel, including a change to the salary increase new employees are eligible for based on experience and education, longevity bonus, casual Friday dress code and technology policy for employees.

The county offices will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday. The next meeting of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners will be April 2.

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

By Kitsey Burns Harrison