Vance commissionrs expected to give approval for locks funding

Sep. 02, 2013 @ 04:58 PM

At Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Vance County Board of Commissioners are expected to approve state education lottery funding for previously approved construction projects, including a new door security system.

The county commissioners would approve the state education lottery funding jointly with the county board of education, which has allotted money for the new security system over four years.

The board of education’s building and grounds committee discussed a four-phase plan for installing the locks and card readers on doors, in addition to photographing all employees and issuing badges.

Claiborne Woods, facilities director for the school system, said the school board could save money by installing the locks and card readers on all 61 doors at one time rather than over two years.

The commissioners will also vote to endorse the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Government’s 205j grant application for Clean Water Act funds through the N.C. Division of Water Resources.

The grant was awarded to Kerr-Tar last year to assist with providing water quality education and outreach to local government.

The board will also receive an update on the water project from the commissioner’s water board.

Project Engineer Rob Bernard will provide an overview of the water project, including Phases 1A, 2A and 2B, and recommendations from the water board’s Aug. 21 meeting.

Commissioners Dan Brummitt, Terry Garrison and Archie Taylor Jr. recommended the board approve the purchase of equipment from Carolina Meter & Supply and Badger brand meters, which support Itron meter reading technology.

 

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