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Commissioners will take a look at subdivision plat

By Steve Herring
Published in News on January 4, 2010 1:46 PM

Consideration of a subdivision plat is one of only a handful of items before county commissioners Tuesday when they hold their first meeting of the new year.

The board will be briefed on the agenda at 8 a.m. followed by the meeting at 9 in the commissioners' boardroom on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex.

The South Creek Subdivision Section 3 final plat was reviewed and granted provisional approval last month by the Planning Board.

It will be the second time in a month that commissioners have exercised their new authority to approve the plats. That authority had belonged to the Planning Board until November when commissioners approved an amended subdivision ordinance that transferred the final say-so to commissioners.

The subdivision consists of three lots on the south side of Ada Stroud Road. The area is not zoned by the county.

In other business, the board will consider declaring two parcels of property and one truck as surplus.

The first piece of property is jointly owned by the county and town of Mount Olive at 300 E. Pollock St. in Mount Olive.

The parcel is on the tax books at $29,520. However, repairs are needed. Mount Olive officials said they might have a buyer willing to offer $14,500 for the property.

The county tax office has recommended that the property be sold in order to get it back on the tax books.

Both the county and town must declare the property as surplus to advertise for bids and to sell it.

The second piece of property is the county's old animal control office on Brick Street. County Manager Lee Smith has recommended it be declared as surplus and conveyed to the Old Waynesborough Commission, contingent upon the commission accepting the property.

The final property is a truck. Commissioners will consider declaring it as surplus and conveying it to the Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield Association.

The vehicle would be used by the association in maintaining the county-owned battlefield park.

In other business:

* Veterans Service Officer Shaunne Moore will update commissioners and the public on the eligibility and application process for the N.C. Children of Wartime Veterans Scholarship Program.

* Eastern Carolina Wor-kforce Development Board Executive Director Tammy Childers will make a presentation about the board.

The board's role is to ensure that the local workforce development system is market-driven and responsive to meeting the employment and training needs of both those seeking jobs and employers.

Wayne County is represented on the board by Fletcher Bizzell, Excell-Linde human resources and safety manager; Steve Hicks, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce president; and Tara Myers, vocational rehabilitation manager.

* Commissioners will consider a request by retired deputy James Tadlock to keep his badge and side arm.