McDowell County Commissioners to meet Monday

The McDowell County Board of Commissioners will hold the regular meeting for July on Monday.

The board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the first-floor boardroom of the County Administration Building.

The first scheduled item is recognition of the first responders who were on the scene at the courthouse fire and downtown Marion gas leak on Saturday, June 29. County officials will also recognize Tiawana Ramsey, who has worked for the state Emergency Management office for many years and has retired. The commissioners will also talk with Planning Director Ron Harmon about the ongoing work on the subdivision ordinance and a possible ordinance regarding panhandling. They will also hear another report about the 2019 revaluation.

Under old business, the commissioners will hear an update about the third phase of the greenway and the proposed shooting range. They will talk about the Lake James water intake project.

Under new business, the commissioners will make appointments to boards and committees. They will consider some county administrative items and changes to county policies.

The public comment period will follow. This is the time when the public can speak to the board about any issue or item not on the agenda.

County Manager Ashley Wooten will give his report to the board.

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