Wayne County commissioners will set as the Board of Adjustment for a 9:30 a.m. Tuesday public hearing on a special use permit for a solar energy facility at 119 Herring Road.
The hearing will be held in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth floor of the Wayne County Courthouse Annex. Speakers will be limited to four minutes.
The meeting will get underway with an 8 a.m. agenda briefing followed by the formal session at 9 a.m. Both will be held in the commissioners' meeting room.
The Planning Board has approved the site plan for Solterra Partners' Overman Solar Energy Facility. The property is owned by Raymond Dale Overman and Stacy Lee Overman and David Harrell Overman and Lorenda B. Overman.
The proposed solar energy facility will be located on 66.6 acres of a 243-acre site and be interconnected to the local distribution system owned by Duke Energy Progress. The site is currently agricultural and wooded and located on the east side of Overman Road, I,000 feet south of its intersection with U.S. 13 South.
It is located within the Airspace Control Surface Area for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Surrounding land uses include a few residential lots, agriculture and wooded areas. The site plan meets the requirements as outlined in the Wayne County ordinance regulating the operation and maintenance of solar energy facilities.
However, the ordinance requires that solar facilities within the Airspace Control Surface Area be considered by the Wayne County Board of Adjustment as a special use.
In other business, commissioners will consider a motion to adopt a resolution to approve the grant agreement for the property reimbursement for the Wayne Executive Jetport. The state Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation has approved the county's request for $243,369 in funding through the State Aid to Airports program.
Special presentations will include:
• Employee service pins
• Wayne County 4-H Robotics Club
• NCACC Youth Voice Youth Summit candidate introduction
• Matthew Whittle, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne.
Consent agenda items include: Application for property tax exclusion budget amendments; motion to establish a public hearing at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, in the commissioners' meeting room on a request to rezone a 2-acre tract of land from Community Shopping to Residential Agricultural 20 in New Hope Township, as recommended by the Planning Department; and a motion to approve work authorization to W.K. Dickson for the county corporate hangar at the Wayne Executive Jetport.
Public comments will start at 9:05 a.m. Speakers will have four minutes to comment on their topic of choice.