Library grant approved


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@yadkinripple.com



The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, their regular Monday meeting having been rescheduled due to the July 4 holiday. Jeff Eads of Partners Behavioral Health gave a brief report to the board to introduce himself as the county’s contact for Partners. Also giving her monthly report to the board was Kim Harrell, director of human services for the county.

Two public hearings were scheduled for the next commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. on July 18. Those hearings will include a rezoning request for a parcel of land on Hutch Road, east of Yadkinville off Old U.S. 421. A public hearing regarding a new economic development incentive called Project Gold also will take place on July 18.

During board action, the commissioners approved deeming two ambulances as surplus to be traded or sold. The county’s 2016-17 budget includes the purchase of two new ambulances.

A grant agreement for $415,293 for the Northwestern Regional Library System was approved. Those funds will be divided between the four branches of the library in Yadkin County with the Yadkinville library receiving $160,652; East Bend $89,225; Boonville $69,398; and Jonesville $96,018.

The board also approved a contract with The Wooten Company to perform facility needs assessments on several county buildings including the old EMS building, Cooperative Extension building, Planning and Permits building and the Community Services building. The assessment will be to determine the viability of each structure and potential cost of renovation or demolition.

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

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@yadkinripple.com

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