Oxford commissioners to consider Kerr-Tar request

May. 13, 2013 @ 04:21 PM

OXFORD — City commissioners are expected tonight to consider a request from the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments for a one-time special assessment in the amount of $11,761.

Oxford is one of 21 government entities comprising the Kerr-Tar council, and each has been asked to help cover a deficit incurred by unintentional use of a revolving loan fund with the Economic Development Administration. The EDA has asked the money be repaid this month.

Kerr-Tar made its request based on a $1.39 per capita rate to population.

Also on the agenda is an item that would rescind action taken in the April 9 meeting to extend a waterline to the Granville County Expo and Convention center contingent upon the county’s requesting annexation.

A new agreement, which is not contingent upon annexation, will be considered.

The city’s Staff and Vision Committee will present a bicycle plan and recommend its adoption by the board.

The board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to amend the Oxford zoning ordinance as it affects temporary banner signs. After the hearing, the commissioners will consider an amendment that will allow businesses to use banner signs on buildings.

Also on the agenda for the commissioners to consider will be:

• A new materials management agreement with Synagro for biosolid waste removal.

• A contract for the installation of a new sewer service at 511 Hancock Street.

• A contract with Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans & Co. to audit the city’s financial statements as of June 30, 2013.

• A demolition order for a structure located at 606 Raleigh Street.

• A change order for the Tranquil Drive Clean Water Management Trust Fund project to install a manhole liner and an additional 40 feet of curb and gutter on Forest Road.

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.