BY KARISSA MILLER

The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing Tuesday to consider the closure of a portion of Widgeon Lane, which is located off Stutts Road near Mooresville.

Commissioners will first hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. inside the commissioners’ meeting room of Iredell County Government Center, located at 200 S. Center Street in Statesville.

The public hearing is in response to a request to close a portion of a publically dedicated road right-of-way known as Widgeon Lane, located off Stutts Road (SR1112).

According to Planning Director Matthew Todd, this portion of the road was platted in 1980 but was never constructed.

The applicants are requesting this section be formally closed to better utilize the area within the right-of-way.

A Resolution of Intent was adopted on September 7 and under G.S. 153A-241 the public hearing is required to be advertised once a week for three successive weeks prior to the hearing. The public hearing has been advertised to meet the criteria and the adjoining owner notified.

The planning staff supports this request.

OTHER BUSINESS

In other matters, I-CATS Director Bradley Johnson will explain the purpose for the proposed application to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for grants required to operate I-CATS during fiscal year Fiscal Year 2023.

Following a public hearing, the board will vote to adopt a Public Transportation Program Resolution provided by NCDOT.

During the regular meeting, commissioners will also:

• Consider a request from the Mecklenburg County Young Marines to proclaim October 23 – 31, 2021 as Red Ribbon Week.
• Consider a request from Cooperative Extension to Proclaim October 3 – 9, 2021 as National 4-H Week.
• Consider a request from Community Resource Coordinator Pam Navey to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
• Consider a request from Iredell-Statesville Schools for approval of a Facilities Condition Assessment (FCA).
• Consider a request from the City of Statesville for approval to expend $330,000 as a local match for grants received to be used for necessary improvements to complete the construction of an aircraft hangar and parking apron.
• Consider a request from EMS for approval of a budget amendment to accept a $379,482 grant from N.C. Department of Health and Human Serves to assist in addressing substance use disorder within the community.
• Consider a request from Administration for approval of Budget Amendment #13 to amend the Facilities Improvement Fund Ordinance, and award contract for the Short Street/Harrill Street Parking Lot Project.
• Hear an update on county construction projects.

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