BY KARISSA MILLER

Iredell County staff has worked with a consultant and interested stakeholders during the past year to develop the first ever Iredell County Transportation Master Plan (ICTMP).

On Tuesday, Planning Director Matthew Todd will present the plan at the Board of County Commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place inside the Iredell County Government Center, 200 S. Center Street Statesville.

Todd will recommend that the board adopt the plan as a guiding document for the county planning and development department following his presentation.

The ICTMP outlines a comprehensive transportation strategy that focuses on managing congestion, improving mobility and safety, and positioning the county to meet future transportation needs. The plan considers all surface transportation modes and was developed in partnership with local municipalities, NCDOT, transit providers, and transportation professionals.

The plan will serve as a guide for planning staff and elected officials when making transportation infrastructure investment decisions, helping them coordinate infrastructure improvements with land use decisions and secure funding as it becomes available.

According to Todd, the committee held two rounds of public engagement during the yearlong process, and specifically solicited feedback from businesses and the municipalities within Iredell County.

The plan was partially paid for by a grant awarded thhrough the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

In other matters, the board will conduct four public hearings during the meeting:

♦ A public hearing to consider a request from applicants David Jones and Robert Mayhew to rezone approximately 4.71 acres at the corner of Old Mountain Road and Water Tank Road from Highway Business to Light Manufacturing Conditional District.

♦ A public hearing for the consideration of text amendments to the Iredell County Voluntary and Enhanced Farmland Preservation Ordinances.

♦ A public hearing for the consideration of a $12.3 million economic development incentive for Project Madi.

♦ A public hearing for the consideration of a $17.2 million economic development incentive for Project LF.

OTHER BUSINESS

Also, during the meeting, the board will:
♦ Consider a request from Planning & Development to consider calling for a public hearing on December 7 at 7 p.m. in regard to a text amendment to the Land Development Code.

♦ Consider a request from the City of Statesville for approval to allocate $42,607 as the 5-percent share of a grant received from the N.C. Department of Transportation Aviation Division for Land Acquisition – Runway 10 Runway Protection Zone.

♦ Consider a request from Solid Waste for approval of an agreement with Carlson Environmental Consultants in the amount of $96,840.

♦ Consider a request from Health Department for approval to write off Uncollected Patient Accounts in the amount of $35,912.75.

♦ Consider a request from Social Services for approval of Budget Amendment #19 to receive and expend an additional $10,392 in supplemental Chafee (LINKS) Foster Care funds for one-time unrestricted financial assistance to four more qualified former foster youth.

♦ Consider a request from the library for approval to apply for a LSTA Laundromat Family Literacy Centers Grant through the State Library of North Carolina.

♦ Consider a request from Emergency Management for approval to apply for a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) non-competitive grant in the amount of $1,000 to purchase materials and equipment to support the LEPC.

♦ Consider a request from Emergency Management for approval to apply for a Tier 2 Hazardous Materials competitive grant in the amount of $10,000 to conduct hazardous materials training for local hazmat teams.

♦ Consider a request from Emergency Management for approval to apply for the annual Emergency Management Preparedness Grant, which supports the overall functions of the Office of Emergency Management.

♦ Consider a request from Emergency Management for approval to apply for a Hazardous Materials Performance Grant (HMPG) to conduct an exercise in conjunction with the two hazmat teams in Iredell County as well as other regional partners.

♦ Consider a request from the Finance Department for approval of budget amendment to appropriate $1,977,879 in additional capital funding to Iredell-Statesville Schools and $570,567 to Mooresville Graded School District.

♦ Consider a request from the Finance Department for approval of Budget Amendment #21 to appropriate $485,849 additional current expense to Iredell-Statesville Schools and $22,691 to Mitchell Community College.

♦ Consider a request from the Finance Department for approval to amend American Rescue Plan Act Special Revenue Fund Grant Ordinance.

1 thought on “Iredell commissioners poised to adopt new transportation master plan to guide future development

  1. Bernard Robertson says:

    I feel Mitchell got the short end of that budget amendment considering the work the college does in workforce development in the county and the many graduates they produce for business and industry in the county.

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