Commissioners to consider water rates

By Andy Winemiller -

DOBSON — County commissioners have a light agenda for their only meeting in the month of July.

One of the first matters for the Surry County Board of Commissioners Monday evening is to convene as the governing body of the Flat Rock/Bannertown Water and Sewer District. The board will consider rate increases included in the 2016-17 fiscal year’s budget in that capacity.

Back in their roles as county commissioners, board members will consider a property offer for a foreclosed property at 2206 Ward’s Gap Road in Mount Airy. There will also be a public hearing for a road-naming.

County Manager Chris Knopf will ask the board to appoint a voting representative to the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ annual conference in August. Commissioner Larry Phillips serves as second vice chairman of the organization.

The board will consider the applications of multiple trash haulers, which are now required to be licensed by the county, and Knopf will present a letter from the N.C. Department of Transportation noting Surry County is now charged with the upkeep of landscaping at the intersection of U.S. 52 Business and U.S. 52 in Mount Airy.

Commissioners will also consider appointments to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.

As part of the board’s consent agenda, commissioners may approve the purchase of a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban for the county’s Emergency Services Department.

The board’s regular session will be followed by a closed session for legal matters and personnel matters.

Monday evening’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Surry County Government Center, located at 118 Hamby Road in Dobson.

By Andy Winemiller

Andy is a staff writer and may be reached at 415-4698.

Andy is a staff writer and may be reached at 415-4698.

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