In a marathon assembly operating almost 4 hours whole, the Surry County Commissioners this week made one other transfer towards authorized motion towards three property homeowners with for 14 parcels on which taxes are delinquent.
Surry County Tax Administrator Penny Harrison instructed the commissioners that her workplace is sure by state normal statute to report back to the board the entire quantity of unpaid taxes which might be liens on property after which to make public these numbers. The commissioner accredited her request to publish the report in early March.
Harrison reported the county has 14 parcels of land which have delinquent taxes. Due diligence having been achieved for the county to gather from the three homeowners, she wanted board approval to simply accept opening bids on foreclosures gross sales – which she obtained. Curious events can comply with a hyperlink from the tax division’s web site to the Kania Legislation Agency to see extra particulars on the properties.
In an unrelated matter, the board acknowledged Hearth Marshal Doug Jones. The veteran of almost 40 years of service to the county has retired and was thanked by commissioners and friends alike.
In different enterprise throughout the assembly:
– Dobson is searching for to purchase a new-to-them ladder truck for his or her fireplace division, and the West Yadkin Hearth Division has the 100-foot truck they’re searching for. Their 50-foot ladder truck won’t have enough attain for the brand new detention heart, group faculty or the Hampton Inn off I-77.
Commissioner Van Tucker requested if precedent existed for serving to the Dobson fireplace division. County Supervisor Chris Knopf didn’t suppose so however famous that round ten years in the past the county stopped giving Dobson an annual allocation meant to offset the variety of non-taxable county properties within the city limits.
Commissioner Larry Johnson made observe the variety of county buildings within the county seat benefit consideration of aiding Dobson with the acquisition.
No particular ask was constituted of Dobson, moderately a contribution towards the acquisition of the ladder truck was sought. This subject will likely be reconsidered on the board’s upcoming retreat assembly.
– A lesser-known sufferer of 2021 that has been vastly missed is a member of the general public works crew, they misplaced a 2005 Mack Truck to gear malfunction led to it taking place a financial institution on South Primary Avenue.
Jessica Montgomery from public works stated a $70,000 insurance coverage payout will assist with changing the truck, as will a latest windfall from an public sale on the landfill netting virtually $200,000.
She stated the value of the truck retains going up, so a well timed approval is required to simply accept the latest quote. Commissioners gave their approval for public works to roll on with the acquisition that won’t hit till the following fiscal yr.
-In a late addition to the agenda, Assistant to the County Supervisor Nathan Partitions instructed the board a proposal has are available on county surplus properties, two parcels of land on Rawley Avenue that had been the previous central workplace and car parking zone for Mount Ethereal Metropolis Faculties.
The board has been discussing the constructing and car parking zone for a few years, with Commissioner Johnson noting in 2020 that as a result of the constructing is vacant and never producing tax revenue, “Proper now the worth is zero. We personal it. We get zero from it.”
The $200,000 bid is beneath the appraised worth of the property of $250,000 and considerably beneath the tax worth, that County Legal professional Ed Woltz beforehand reported was greater than$400,000.
Woltz instructed the board the bid was made by an individual holding the lease settlement on the property, signaling the occasion has actual curiosity. The board accredited the opening bid, and the opening of the upset bidding course of. With upset bidding ought to the excessive bid nonetheless be decrease than what the county desires, they’ll reject it.
-Two objects had their last vote and approval by the board following two public hearings, and a interval of remark. A decision concerning new cell tower development and their impact on viewsheds in addition to a possible growth of the Rural Well being Heart, with partial county match of state grants, each handed the board.
-The commissioners made the next appointments and reappointments as follows:
Substance Abuse Restoration Advisory Council: Kristy Preston, Jeff Eads, Monroe Wagner, Dr. Myra Cox, Sonya Cheek had been all reappointed, and becoming a member of the council will likely be Tim Watson.
Recreation Advisory Committee: Reappointed had been Mike Department, Donna Collins, Rusty York, and Joyce Andrews.
Board of Equalization and Assessment: David Taylor, Bobbie Collins, Les Bennett, Terry Jason White, Gary Lee Brown, Paula Stanley, and Vance (Terry) Kennedy had been all beneficial and accredited for reappointment.
Joint Advisory Committee: Linda Johnson was accredited for reappointment.
-Assistant County Supervisor Sandy Snow was available to introduce two new key gamers to the county crew. Marty Needham had already offered to the board however was formally launched as the brand new Planning Supervisor.
Byron Isaacs was additionally launched as the brand new Emergency Administration Coordinator, transferring over from Emergency Medical Companies, he stated they’ve “hit the bottom operating.”
-Charlotte Reeves of the substance abuse restoration workplace gave particular thanks and credit score to Paula Sheets for her dedication in service to the All-Star prevention group that meets month-to-month. They have interaction in youth schooling, dissemination of details about the risks of substance abuse, and group well being and wellness.
At each assembly Sheets is there with out of the field pondering and can be an workplace volunteer who has distinctive concepts to achieve and educate. Of explicit curiosity to Sheets are Good Samaritan legal guidelines that encourage bystanders to get entangled in emergency conditions with out worry of authorized repercussions for attempting to save lots of a life.
The Surry County Board of Commissioners acknowledged Paula Sheets for her service and for being an “excellent citizen.”
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