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Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:59

Catawba Commissioners to Consider Moving Fire District Boundary Lines

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 5 in the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton.

The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed relocation of boundary lines between the Bandys Rural Fire Protection Service District and the Maiden Rural Fire Protection Service District. A total of 66 parcels would be impacted by the change. The relocation of the boundaries would either improve the fire protection ratings for the affected parcels or the ratings will remain the same.

The Board will also consider a proposed lease with Blue Ridge Biofuels of Asheville for operation of the Biodiesel Research Facility at the Catawba County EcoComplex. The lease agreement would create ten jobs and a new $1 million investment as Blue Ridge Biofuels would move its operation to the county and privatize the operation.

The Board will consider approving an annual plan for the Catawba County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC), as recommended by the Council, and the appropriation of additional state funds available in the current fiscal year to four JCPC programs.

The Board will issue a proclamation declaring May 18-24 as Emergency Medical Services Week and the they’ll recognize the county’s Finance Department for winning the State Treasurer’s Governmental Award for Excellence in Accounting & Financial Management. The award is presented annually to units of local government that have excelled in implementing fiscally responsible procedures.

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