08/31/09 — Commission has light agenda; hearing still set

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Commission has light agenda; hearing still set

By Steve Herring
Published in News on August 31, 2009 1:46 PM

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will have what appears to be the briefest agenda that has come before them over the past several months.

However, the board room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex will still be busy -- the Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on proposed changes to the county's subdivision ordinance.

The proposal is not on the commissioners' agenda. Rather, they will hold their hearing at 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 15. It was the commissioners' decision not to change the time of their hearing that prompted the Planning Board to schedule its own hearing.

Planning Board Chairman Chris Cox said the morning hearing would be difficult for working people to attend. Tuesday night's hearing will be taped. Commissioners have been asked to review the tape.

The proposal would transfer final approval for subdivision plats from the Planning Board to county commissioners.

Commissioners get under way at 8 a.m. Tuesday with an agenda briefing. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.

There is one planning issue on the agenda -- a 9:15 a.m. public hearing on a rezoning request from officials of Young's Auto Salvage on U.S. 117 Alt South.

The request, which is being recommended by the Planning Board, is to rezone a tract near the business from Residential Agriculture to Heavy Industry in order to allow it to expand.

In other business, Solid Waste Director Tim Rogers and Code Enforcement Officer/Recycling Coordinator Jeff Sparrow will update commissioners on new bans on items that might be put in a landfill.

Effective Oct. 1 whole scrap tires, motor vehicle oil filters, certain recyclable plastic containers and wooden pallets will be banned from landfills

Discarded computer equipment and televisions will be added to the list of banned items effective Jan. 1, 2011.

The board will be asked to approve a fuel and hangar rate structure for the Goldsboro-Wayne Airport.

The county assumed management of the airport earlier this month after fixed base operator SIG Aviation decided to end its operation of the facility.

Company officials cited financial reasons for the decision.

Commissioners will consider adoption of a proclamation designating September as Sickle Cell Awareness Month.