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Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Appoint Chair, Vice Chair

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met Monday (December 18) and held their annual organizational meeting. Among the appointments made Monday night were Randy Isenhower to the position of Board Chair, Austin Allran as Vice Chair, and Jodi Stewart as County Attorney. There were several appointments made overall, all approved by the board.

In other activity at Monday’s meeting, Catawba County CFO Mary Morrison and Martin Starnes, CPA presented the County‚Äôs Fiscal Year 2022-2023 financial audit. The audit and supporting documents can be found at the county’s website, catawbacountync.gov. Commmissioners approved the audit.

A public hearing was held to approve an economic agreement with Millwork & Panel LLC, a subsidiary of CertainTeed, involving a commitment of $27.8 million in investment and the creation of 48 new jobs. A final assessment public hearing for the Knolls Subdivision/Wind Bluff Court street improvement program. And County Elections Director Amanda Duncan presented the election voting system replacement request. Commissioners approved all of these items.

The County Attorney requested the BOC authorize two combination deeds, one for three land parcels for the location of a new Hickory EMS base and a second for the combination of two land parcels for a cattle loading facility. Commissioners approved these items. The consent agenda was also approved by the board, it contained six items.

The County Attorney requested that Commissioners authorize two combination deeds, one for three land parcels for the location of a new Hickory EMS base and a second for the combination of two land parcels for a cattle loading facility. The board approved the deeds.