Mooresville town commissioners on Tuesday approved more than $480,000 in funding requests for a variety of local agencies and organizations for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Iredell County Economic Development Corporation ($167,536) and the Mooresville Downtown Commission ($163,301) will receive the largest allocations.

The other recipients are:

♦ Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre ($15,000);
♦ Iredell Council on Aging ($48,570);
♦ Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce ($35,000);
♦ Mooresville Artists Guild ($48,627); and
♦ Lowe’s YMCA ($6,000)

Mayor Miles Atkins recused himself from discussion and approval of the IEDC and Mooresville Downtown Commission requests. Commissioner Bobby Compton recused himself from the Mooresville Downtown Commission requests.


In other business:

♦ The board approved a request from RR3, LLC to rezone a 3.9-acre parcel located at 136 Rocky River Road from General Business Conditional Use to Corridor Mixed Use Conditional. The property owner is planning to construct a 117,000-square-foot, 750-unit self-storage facility.

♦ Commissioners approved a supplemental amendment to the town’s contract with RS&H Architects-Engineers-Planners Inc. for an additional $628,695 to complete the next stages of design for improvements to the Langtree Road/N.C. 115 intersection.

♦ The board approved a $146,500 contract with Bolton & Menk Inc. for planning and landscape architecture services in connection with the development of a Downtown Streetscape Master Plan.

♦ Commissioners approved a $309,218 contract with STV Engineers Inc. to provide preliminary planning and design for the Upper Dye Creek Greenway.

♦ The board approved a $118,900 contract with Seamon Whiteside to provide civil engineering, land planning and landscape architecture services to assist the town in the development of Liberty Village.