Commissioners to discuss N.C. Gold Trail

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Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 4:09 pm

The McDowell County Commissioners will hear Monday about a new elementary and middle school dental service and talk about the formation of a N.C. Gold Trail to promote local gold-mining heritage.

The commissioners will hold their regular meeting for May on Monday. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the boardroom at the County Administration Building.

Health Director Jimmy Hines will talk to the commissioners about a new service that will be started by the Health Department. The program will consist of a bus traveling to local schools and providing dental health services to students. The commissioners will also get the monthly budget report, along with the sales tax report. They will consider some budget amendments.

The commissioners will next discuss Tax Assessor Keith Renfro’s plans to retire and his possible replacement. They will hear a request from the Saddle and Bridle Club. Tourism Development Authority Director Carol Price will give a presentation about the formation of a N.C. Gold Trail to promote gold-mining heritage and tourism.

Under old business, the commissioners will hear updates about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grants, the water plant project, the movie theater recruitment effort, the widening of U.S. 221 South, the Fern Avenue property issue, the Universal project and a personnel handbook for county workers.

Under new business, the commissioners will consider the sale of a silo at the Universal site and tax matters.

County Manager Chuck Abernathy will give his report to the board. The citizen comment portion will also be held.