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Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve Resolution Related To International Rail Park Project

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (June 17). The board held a public hearing to consider adopting a resolution to exercise the option to purchase 63.31 acres located on Conover Blvd East. In addition the resolution results in the transfer of the previously appropriated $1.3 million from the Economic Development Reserve capital project to the Claremont International Rail Park project. The board approved the item.

There were five consent agenda items  presented. Among those items was a request to accept and approve Home and Community Care Block Grant for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 to provide services to residents 60 and older.

Another item on the consent agenda was a recommendation from the Finance and Personnel Subcommittee requesting the board accept and appropriate legislatively directed grant funds. The amount of the funding is $125,000 for support of the Catawba County Veterans Treatment Court program. Commissioners approved all five Consent Agenda items.

In other action, as part of the attorney’s report, staff requested that the board approve a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute all documents necessary to enter into an opioid settlement agreement. The contract is with Kroger and it would execute a second Supplemental Agreement for Additional Funds. The board approved the item.

Commissioners also approved four appointments at Monday’s meeting. Among them was the reappointment of Lori Mathes as Tax Collector for a 6th term.