Stanly Board has public hearing for grant, approves budget amendment

Published 5:25 pm Friday, September 21, 2018

In an abbreviated special meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners Monday night, the board had three items on its agenda.

The first was to conduct a second public hearing on the county’s application for a North Carolina Neighborhood Revitalization grant under the Community Development Block Grant program.

County Manager Andy Lucas said the grant was for $750,000 to assist low-income areas with housing needs, including water and sewer hookups. The application is due Thursday.

An anti-displacement plan was also required to be approved along with the application, which would prevent people from being permanently displaced from their homes. The plans the county has, Lucas said, would only include possible temporary relocation.

No one spoke at the public hearing.

A motion for the resolution was made by Commissioner Matthew Swain, seconded by Ashley Morgan, and the motion passed, 6-0. Subsequently, a motion was made by Commissioner Bill Lawhon, seconded by Swain, and it passed 6-0 as well.

Also, the board passed a budget amendment unanimously to add additional federal funding into two parts of the county’s aging services: the in-home aid and nutrition programs.

The board then went into closed session to discuss a real estate transaction.

Vice Chairman Gene McIntyre was not in attendance for the meeting.

The board will next meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 1.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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