Moore County commissioners will convene a semi-annual retreat Wednesday to discuss school and other capital projects, the hotel room occupancy tax and economic development.
The daylong special meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the community room in the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center in Carthage.
The day starts with a review of the planned $20 million nursing facility at Sandhills Community College, which is being financed through voter-approved bonds. The board will also review progress on three new elementary schools for Aberdeen, Southern Pines and Pinehurst. They too are being financed by $103 million in voter approved bonds. Commissioners will also look at other capital and financial matters for the public schools.
Commissioners will also receive updates on plans for a new courthouse as well as a traffic study on the possibility of closing Dowd Road to accommodate the new facility, and renovations to the old jail to house juveniles.
The morning will conclude with discussions on airport and solid waste operations.
The afternoon session will be devoted to economic development issues. That includes discussion on a tourism development study and a possible increase in the room occupancy tax.
Commissioners will also discuss a recently completed analysis of the cost of providing public services, which found that the county’s growing residential sector does not “pay its own way.”
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