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Catawba County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session, Approve Multiple Items

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (June 21). Commissioners approved the award of a bid for construction for the East Maiden Rd-Hwy 150 Gravity Sewer Project to Piedmont Utility Group in amount of $788,320.80 and the appropriation of $285,000 from the Water & Sewer Fund Balance to the project.

A public hearing was held to consider an application to rezone two parcels totaling 1.08 acres owned by James Turner, from R-20 Residential to Rural Commercial (RC) District. Commissioners approved the item.

The board approved all five Consent Agenda Items which included a request from the Finance and Personnel Subcommittee for the transfer of $47,548.79 in available balances from several capital and construction projects. The funding is to cover projected needs in the Hickory High School Renovation and Administrative Building projects, in the amounts of $31,048.79 and $16,500 respectively.

Also on the Consent Agenda, the Finance and Personnel Subcomm requested that Commissioners accept and appropriate grant funds in the amount of $43,659 to the Catawba County Library from a Federal IMLS, Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) Adapting Technologies Grant. Another consent item was a request from the staff to approve by Resolution the Local Water Supply Plan for the Southeastern Catawba County (SECC) Water System.

Following the Manager’s Report, the board approved the Home and Community Care Block Grant allocation for Catawba County for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 in the amount of $1,002,953. This amount is an increase of $85,507 from the initial SFY 2021-2022 allocation.

Staff requested Commissioners adopt a resolution to request a North Carolina Geodetic Survey of boundary line between Lincoln County and Catawba County. The board approved this item. In addition Monday, Commissioners presented a proclamation honoring retiring County Manager Mick Berry.