The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday (August 18) in the Catawba County Government Center’s Second Floor Meeting Room at 100-A Southwest Boulevard in Newton. The meeting has been moved from its regular location at the 1924 Courthouse because of Soldiers Reunion activities that evening.
The Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed application for a 2015 Elderly Individuals & Individuals with Disabilities Grant application to be submitted to the Greater Hickory Metropolitan Planning Organization. The grant would provide funding to meet the transportation needs of the elderly and disabled for whom mass transportation services are not available.
The Board will consider an amendment to the County’s Water & Sewer Capital Fee Schedule that would reduce those fees after a periodic review of regional fees determined the county’s current water and sewer connection fees are not as competitive as they need to be to stimulate economic development.
The Board will also consider a request by Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) to purchase property located at 1985 Startown Road, currently occupied by Fairbrook Medical Clinic, P.A., which is a medical practice operated by Dr. John Kessell and a related pharmacy operation.
The Board will also present a National Association of Counties Achievement Award to Catawba County Social Services for its Children & Youth Investment Team program, which seeks to streamline the process of finding permanent placements for children in foster care, resulting in faster decisions and less trauma for the children.