A public workshop associated with the Yadkin County park renovation plan has been set for Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Yadkin County Parks and Recreation Department.
The meeting will allow the public the chance to look over the new park designs and suggest changes to county staff.
The final design, pending approval from the Board, is set to be adopted Nov. 21.
“The public is encouraged to attend the workshop,” County Manager Aaron Church said Monday at the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners meeting. “The plans will set how the parks look for the next 20 or so years.”
The workshop was unamiously voted for by the Board.
In addition to the park renovation plans, the public will also be allowed to review the 5-D reservoir recreation area concept plan.
In the works for more than two years, the 5-D recreation area plan intends to lay out the types of recreational activities that public is allowed to engage in at the new lake locally known as “5-D.”
These activities include water sports, fishing, swimming, hiking and walking trails.
Other news from the Board of Commissioners meeting included a presentation from Dorsett Technologies, Inc., a Yadkin County-based hardware and software company that has extended its reach into the U.S. military and NASA, but is looking to grow within Yadkin County.
The Board also unanimously approved a public hearing – set for Nov. 21 – regarding the requested map amendment and reclassification of the Deep Creek Watershed, along with a zoning map amendment.
A resolution of adoption was granted regarding a hazard mitigation plan for Yadkin County, approved unanimously.
“The mitigation plan is designed to identify hazardous area in Yadkin County,” said Keith Vestal, the emergency services director for the county. “We need to have a mitigation plan in place to receive federal funding in case of a natural disaster in the area.”
Other board approvals included:
-October 2011 was officially named “National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month” in Yadkin County, acknowledging the rights of those living in long-term living facilities.
-Davis Martin Powell & Associates was awarded a contract with Yadkin County to complete a water system study. The study will look at economic development, land-use and water sustainability in the county and surrounding areas. The plan will cost up to $72,000, compared to $300,000 in past plans.
-Hennings Construction Co., located in East Bend, was awarded the bid to begin ground-breaking for the jail site preparation. Their bid of $175,448 was lower than the estimated $200,000 price tag originally slated for the project. Work on the project will begin Oct. 24, pending a contract approved by the county manager and county attorney.
-ECS Carolinas, LLP, was awarded the contract, pending county manager and county attorney approval, as the special inspector for the jail site preparation.
-The Board also authorized Ware Bronsall Architects from Charlotte to search for bids on jail addition project and issue a request for quotation (RFQ) for a special inspector throughout the project.
-The Board approved a budget amendment for the debt service fund and permitted the signing of a promissory note associated with a 2008 project that was completed $600,000 cheaper than estimated.
-A manager report revealed the Yadkin County Superior Court report on the condition of the jail was positive, saying the jail was in acceptable condition, aside from expired fire extinguishers.
-Another manager report revealed that Yadkin County will not meet the Oct. 31 deadline for an audit, but is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 7.
-The Board postponed a Oct. 31 meeting with Yadkin County School Board to Jan. 31.
-The Board also approved appointments to the following vacancies: the Yadkin County Board of Health, the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital Advisory Board and the Public Libraries of Yadkin County Board of Trustees.