Pilot Light: County Seeks Grant for Land-Use Plan
Submission of a $200,000 grant application to the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund will be discussed by the Moore County Board of Commissioners at a Tuesday night meeting.
The grant would be applied to the cost of updating the land-use plan adopted in 1999.
The 6 p.m. meeting is scheduled Tuesday because Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. observance, a legal holiday. The board meets in the historic courthouse in Carthage.
The board will also be asked to authorize the Public Safety Department to apply for a $120,000 grant to buy 100 Automated External Defibrillators for law enforcement vehicles. The Rural Access to Emergency Devices grant would be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Other items on the agenda are adoption of the 2009 Emergency Operations Plan, a lease agreement between the state and the county for space on the communications tower for emergency communications equipment and a contract with Atlantic Technology Consultants Inc. to provide consulting services to update the Wireless Communications Ordinance and to facilitate review of new tower and co-location applications.
APPOINTMENTS -- The commissioners will settle on their appointments to a number of advisory boards on which they serve as board representatives.
They reviewed the current appointments during a work session Thursday night and are to make their decisions during the Tuesday meeting.
Chairman Nick Picerno is new to the board and may decide to continue serving on some of the panels previously served by his predecessor, Colin McKenzie.
BENSALEM -- The Bensalem Township ABC referendum picked up three additional votes Tuesday when the Moore County Board of Elections conducted its official canvass.
The board certified three of four provisional ballots Tuesday and the three votes all went in favor of the ABC issues.
The official results now stand as follows: 164 in favor and 144 against the sale of beer, and 162 in favor and 146 against the sale of unfortified wine. Both are for off-premises consumption of these beverages.
GOP WOMEN -- The Moore Republican Women's Club has provided more details about the Monday, Feb. 2, meeting.
The meeting will be held at the Pinehurst Member's Club, with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. and lunch and program to follow at 12 noon. The speaker will be Nick Picerno, chairman of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
Reservations should be called to Joan Ward at 295-6544.
HAGAN -- U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has co-sponsored her first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which originates in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
The act is written to ensure that victims of pay discrimination have the ability to hold employers accountable and receive back pay to which they are entitled.
Hagan, a Democrat and North Carolina's newest senator, is a member of the HELP Committee.
Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican who is now North Carolina's senior senator, has been appointed chief deputy whip. This is a top leadership position within the Republican minority.
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