Stanly County commissioners set new priorities at board retreat – The Stanly Info & Press

anly County commissioners set new priorities at board retreat Printed 1:33 pm Monday, February 6, 2023

The Stanly County Board of Commissioners set new priorities for the county’s Capital Enchancment Plan between 2024 and 2028 at Friday’s retreat at Juneberry Ridge. The board moreover acquired updates on earlier duties.

County Supervisor Andy Lucas launched the updates and the duties for consideration for commissioners.

The lobby floor renovation on the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center was completed at a value of $125,000, whereas the choice of the CAD RMS and JMS emergency radio packages have been funded for $2.5 million with a contract awarded for it.

Altering the freight elevator on the historic previous coronary heart was not a full different, Lucas talked about. Arrange will possible be completed upon provide of components.

Three totally different duties had been initiated, along with broadband enlargement, with the county providing matching funds for a Rising Rural Economies with Entry to Experience grant along with participating inside the state’s Ending Entry to Broadband grant. Moreover, Lucas talked about American Discount Plan funds of $1.5 million had been put apart for matching funds.

Home assessments have moreover been funded for a model new 911 communications and emergency administration office, along with a model new sheriff’s office.

Using a voting system which ranked 9 duties relating to doing in a single 12 months, 1-3 years and 3-5 years, commissioners chosen 4 duties to impress subsequent 12 months. Two had been voted in a single to some years, with three landing inside the three to five class.

Included inside the priorities was a model new West Stanly Senior Center facility with an estimated worth of $1.2 million. Presently, Stanly leases the setting up the place the current coronary heart is, nevertheless the property’s landlord, in accordance with a handout from the county, “is in the hunt for to advertise or lease the realm for retail inside the near future.”

The county leases a 3,000-square-foot space. There’s a every single day widespread of 30 people attending programming on the center.

A second problem receiving extreme priority was renovations for the EMS Base 2 for a value of $300,000. The prevailing base would renovate a kitchen area, sleeping quarters and restrooms. Plans are additionally in order so as to add a fourth mattress room, two further loos and a day room space.

The third problem receiving extreme priority was the demolition of two buildings on the Guard Freeway difficult for $110,000. The two buildings in question, the handout study, “are very dilapidated and a potential safety hazard. Eradicating the constructions from the property would facilitate the potential for enchancment of the positioning ultimately.”

Lastly, altering three HVAC objects for the Stanly County Public Library would worth $100,000 per 12 months for 3 years, or $300,000 if executed all within the an identical 12 months.

The current system has been in place for higher than 25 years, in accordance with the handout, and the objects “are failing and components are terribly restricted.”

Two duties had been slated inside the 1-3 12 months class, along with different of the bottom inside the Stanly Commons. The bottom “is getting older” and “cracking, exposing the subfloor.”

The Commons moreover has three large planters which “are a breeding ground for cockroaches and totally different bugs,” the handout acknowledged, together with the planters wished to be eradicated.

A model new animal shelter was moreover positioned inside the 1-3 12 months interval. The shelter, estimated at $2.3 million, would change the current facility and add functionality for animal housing, prepare and adoption-related suppliers.

One problem included inside the long-term fluctuate was the surface passenger elevator for the first library in Albemarle. The problem, estimated at $245,000, would include eradicating of the current work on the Main Street facet of the setting up.

One different long-term problem, at a value of $2.9 million, would develop the Senior Center setting up in Albemarle.

A third problem, a $1.2 million website online preparation for a model new hangar on the Stanly County Airport, moreover was positioned inside the long-term fluctuate. The problem would put collectively web sites for pad-ready non-public and non-private hangar web sites.