DOBSON — Recreation incentive grants and tax schedules are the main items on the agenda for the Surry County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night.
A light agenda is set for the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Surry County Government Center in Dobson. After the board takes care of opening items, Parks and Recreation Director Daniel White will come before the board to give an update on recreation incentive grants.
At the last board meeting, Board Chairman Paul Johnson asked county staff to find out if any groups who have received recreation grants have not fulfilled their obligations. If so, unused funds might be able to go to other groups. This request came after Eddie Wilmoth asked the board during open forum to consider increasing funds for the city grant program. The county made cuts in funding contributions to various departments and agencies this year, including municipal parks and recreation departments, due to budget constraints.
Johnson said Friday that White will deliver a report on any outstanding grants, since groups have a set time period to use those funds. The commissioner said he had not seen a copy of the report yet.
“I hope it’s good,” he remarked.
At 6:30 p.m., Tax Administrator Michael Hartgrove is set to come before the board as it considers approval of the proposed schedule of values and present use value manual and schedule, which will be used by the tax department when conducting the upcoming revaluation of property. The county held a public hearing on the schedule last month and is required to vote on the schedules this month. No residents spoke about the schedules at the public hearing, though Mount Airy resident John Pritchard did ask where the county stands now as far as the revaluation. The revaluation is effective in January.
After the board considers the tax schedules, County Manager Dennis Thompson will present some general county business items, then the commissioners can as well. Special recognitions will be given by the board around 7 p.m. The meeting will conclude after the board holds a closed session to discuss personnel and legal matters.
The Surry County Board of Commissioners meets at the Surry County Government Center, 118 Hamby Road, Dobson. For more information, call the county manager’s office at 401-8201.