The 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan for Richmond County receives updates every three years and needs to be reviewed by the public before the County Board of Commissioners can approve the update.
A public hearing on the plan is set for Monday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. during the regular monthly meeting of the county board. Copies of the plan are available for public inspection in the Office of the County Manager, at 125 S. Hancock St., Rockingham. All interested parties are invited to offer comments during the public hearing.
Other items on the county board’s agenda include:
• NC Department of Transportation District Engineer Kevin Hendrick requested an appearance before the board to present the annual Secondary Improvement Program for board approval. The Secondary Roads Construction Program, part of the improvement program, lists several roads for potential paving, including Calvert Street, County Line Road, Dockery Lake Road, Grassy Island Road, Chalk Road and Osborne Road. The proposed project has an estimated total cost of $2,782,324.
• A planning staff report to be presented by Planning and Zoning Director of GIS James Armstrong will request the scheduling of a public hearing for a preliminary assessment role in connection with a structure on Highway U.S. 1, north of Hoffman. The owner, Shondra Storr, tried to have the structure on her property removed but has left a lot of debris on the site, county officials said. After a notice of violation from county staff went unaccepted, staff called Storr and she has agreed to have the county clear the property and accept the assessment. The total cost of the demolition is $884.86.
• County Manager Rick Sago will update the board on recent projects and activities.
• Richmond Community College President Dale McInnis has requested the opportunity to report to the board on recent activities and programs at the college.
• The Richmond County Tax Department requests that the board set a date for a Board of Equalization and Review meeting to hear tax appeals. The meeting must be held during the month of April. Presenter Tammy Leviner recommends that a date for the meeting be set during the week of April 23.
• Tax liens will be advertised sometime in May, once the county tax collector receives permission from the board following the receipt of a report about tax liens on real property and unpaid taxes.
All monthly county board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers in the County Administrative building, 125 S. Hancock St., Rockingham. For questions call 910-997-8208. To view the monthly agenda online, visit http://www.richmondnc.com/boardmeetings12.aspx.
— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.