BY KARISSA MILLER

The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday night as part of its consideration of an economic development incentive for Project Weave.

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

The identity of the company involved has not been publicly identified.

The board will consider awarding up to a $77,905 tax break over a five-year period based on the company’s investment of up to $5 million. A contract must be signed within 180 days. The benefit to the county will be the stimulation of the local economy and the creation of employment opportunities.

OTHER BUSINESS

In other matters, the board will also conduct a public hearing and consider a request from applicant and landowner Lourdes Aleman to rezone approximately 4.07 acres along Salisbury Highway from Residential Agricultural to General Business.

If the request is approved, the applicant is proposing to include retail sale of used motor vehicles to the automotive services use.

Also, during the meeting, the board will:

• Recognize Iredell County Public Library Employees for receiving the Medium Staff Development of the Year Award from the North Carolina Public Library Directors’ Association in December 2022.
• Consider a request from Emergency Management to appoint Brian Weatherman (Dominion Energy) as the CY2023 Chairman of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEPC).
• Consider a request from Animal Service for approval to ratify the adoption of the amended Animal Control Ordinance.
• Consider a request from the library for approval to accept non-recurring state aid to Public Libraries in the amount of $8,192.
• Consider a request from ICATS for approval to repay the N.C. Department of Transportation for 5311 and 5307 CARES funding and to rebill for new expenditures.
• Consider a request from Planning & Development to consider calling for a public hearing on January 17, 2023, at 7 p.m. in regard to a request by Tony D’Alessandro to release zoning and subdivision jurisdiction to the Town of Mooresville.
• Consider a request from Planning & Development to consider calling for a public hearing on January 17, 2023, at 7 p.m. in regard to a request by Dorothy Collins to release zoning and subdivision jurisdiction to the Town of Troutman.
• Consider a request from Planning & Development for approval to apply for the N.C. Department of Transportation Trail Feasibility Study for the Iredell Mecklenburg Trail (3 Corners Trail) and adoption resolution of support.
• Consider a request from the Finance Department for approval of a small loan program for $3 million for fire departments and rescue squads to meet cash flow needs.
• Consider a request from the Finance Department for approval to purchase Walking Floor Trailers for the Solid Waste Department. The cost will not exceed $117,751 for seven walking floor trailers.
• Consider a request to amend the Jennings Park Project Ordinance, and Edifice as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) for pre-construction services for the Jennings Park Project. The board will consider approving the county manager to sign a contract with Edifice for pre-construction services for $111,020 for Jennings Parks Project.

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