Stanly commissioners to rename meeting room at Commons

On Monday, the Stanly County Board of Commissioners passed a motion to rename the meeting room at the Stanly County Commons for a former member of the board.

The board unanimously passed a motion to rename the Commons Room to the Gene McIntyre Room in memory of the former vice chairman of the board who passed away March 24.

McIntyre served on the Board of Commissioners for 20 years and was also an educator, having been a teacher and principal for Stanly County Schools as well as coaching football. He graduated from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

County Manager Andy Lucas was approached by Commissioner Zack Almond about doing a resolution acknowledging McIntyre’s contribution to the board. Almond said the county manager mentioned potentially renaming a room in the county offices for McIntyre.

Renaming the room was not on the board’s original agenda as issued before the meeting but was added during the meeting per board approval.

Almond quipped 20 years was “a whole lot of board meetings” and “a whole lot of budget meetings.” The commissioner added “Gene’s dedication to public service and community should be an inspiration to us all.” He then made the motion to rename the room.

The board delayed the renaming of the room to July 1 to allow for special called meetings officially announced in the “Commons Room,” like for Operation Blue Sky, to not have to be reissued.

The resolution was passed unanimously.

The Board also:

  • approved the accounting firm of Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co. to perform audits services for the 2019-20 fiscal year;
  • approved Herrin Industrial, Inc. as the low bidder for the Webb Road Water Main Extension at a total cost of $510,577.34;
  • passed a resolution to show support of rail improvements by the state’s Department of Transportation in regards to Project Blue Sky in Oakboro;
  • added to its Rules of Procedure to include provisions for electronic meetings in the times of emergency such as the current pandemic;
  • passed a resolution to declare statutory public hearings as essential county business and services.

Contact Charles Curcio at, or call 704-983-1361.