DOBSON — Housekeeping issues highlight the agenda when the Surry County Board of Commissioners meets for its only meeting this month.
The meeting is set to get under way at 6 p.m., in the commissioner’s meeting room in the Surry County Government Center in Dobson.
Two public hearings top the agenda, one on a proposal to finalize new fire district lines in the Shoals and Pilot Knob areas and the other to approve new road names.
Shoals and Pilot Knob have been undergoing some redistricting, and the public hearing is the final step in the process that got under way last October.
The second public hearing is more housekeeping, since commissioners must approve any road name changes in the county. The hearing is an opportunity for nearby residents to voice their opinion on the name changes, and following the hearing commissioners can vote to approve or disapprove the road names.
The chief executive officer for Northern Hospital also is expected to present refinancing documents to the board for approval. During an earlier meeting, Bill James told the board that the hospital wants to refinance some existing bonds to take advantage of low interest rates. The refinancing is expected to save the hospital about $2 million over the life of the bonds.
Dr. David Shockley, president of Surry Community College, also is expected to present a proposed property acquisition to the board.
The college is considering buying some land adjacent to the college that, if approved, could be used for future growth.
The final item on the board’s agenda is a presentation of the county’s annual health report.
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