Proposal for Architect on County's Agenda
The Major Capital Projects Task Force is expected to make its recommendation for an architectural firm to the Moore County Board of Commissioners Monday night.
Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey of the Sheriff's Department, who chairs the task force, said the panel has reached consensus on an architectural company best suited to design plans for a detention center and a public safety complex. The task force has held several meetings to interview architects and to discuss its findings.
Godfrey said the task force has not decided whether the jail expansion and renovation and the public safety building should be combined into one facility for purposes of economy and convenience. He said that decision will be made during the design process after the architect is chosen.
LONG AGENDA -- The Board of Commissioners faces a long agenda at its regular meeting, to begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the historic courthouse in Carthage.
The commissioners deferred action on the 2008-2009 budget at their June 2 meeting to give the Government Efficiency Advisory Board an opportunity to examine the proposal. Now the budget is back on the agenda for a vote. The new budget goes into effect July 1.
The board will also be asked to take action on contracts for general management and financial services with the Moore County Airport Authority. A group health proposal will be discussed.
Two items pertain to amendments to agreements with local industries, as recommended by Partners in Progress.
HEARINGS -- Two public hearings are on the Monday agenda.
One will focus on user rates for the East Moore Water District, which is administered by Moore County Public Utilities but remains a separate entity. The other hearing will consider a rezoning request forwarded from the Planning Board to the commissioners for final action.
Also on the agenda, the board will be asked to adopt a classification and pay plan based on the cost-of-living adjustment and budget, approve the Office of State Personnel Local Salary Plan Reporting Form and approve four support agreements for computer systems. Also on the agenda is a resolution establishing a Human Resources Appeals Committee, a new fee schedule and a bad debt write-off for Emergency Medical Services.
Appointments to the Sandhills Community College Board of Trustees, the Planning, Health and Library boards are among the eight appointments on the agenda.
COBLE -- Congressman Howard Coble visited Central Davidson High School Friday to honor the school's state softball champions.
He recently recognized the Spartans for winning the 2-A state softball championship by inserting a statement into the Congressional Record, the official journal of House and Senate proceedings.
On Friday, the 6th District congressman presented a flag that was flown at the Capitol, along with a copy of the Congressional Record, to Head Coach Gene Poindexter.
"Not only did they win a state championship, the Spartans finished the year ranked eighth in a national poll of high school softball teams," said Coble as part of his statement in the Congressional Record.
Coble met with constituents with appointments in his Greensboro office Friday morning. He attended worship services at Alamance Presbyterian Church Sunday before returning to Washington.
Moore County is in the 6th District.
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