A light agenda set for county board

By Andy Winemiller - [email protected]

DOBSON — There won’t be much for county commissioners to discuss tonight at the board’s only meeting in the month of October, though the open forum portion of the meeting can always make for some interesting discussion.

Among the two items County Manager Chris Knopf will bring before commissioners is a veterans’ discount card program. The program is a joint initiative between Register of Deeds Carolyn Comer and Veterans Services department head Mike Scott.

Comer and Scott plan to have the program instituted by November. When a veteran files his or her DD form 214 — the document a service member receives upon his or her release from duty — with the Register of Deeds office they will receive a discount card to local businesses.

Commissioners will also consider an inter-local agreement with the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority. The sewer authority provides sanitary sewer services to customers in Elkin and Jonesville, and the agreement regards the authority’s legal ability to cut off services to users who “fail to meet applicable sewer requirements.”

Other matters included in the board’s consent agenda are a policy regarding inclement weather cancellations and hiring a firm to codify the county’s code of ordinances. If approved, the county’s code of ordinances would be available through American Legal Publishing Corporation’s website.

Today’s meeting of the Surry County Board of Commissioners is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the government center in Dobson.

By Andy Winemiller

[email protected]

Andy is a staff writer for The News and can be reached at (336) 415-4698.

Andy is a staff writer for The News and can be reached at (336) 415-4698.

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