Commissioners to take up building code enforcement

Apr. 06, 2013 @ 10:45 PM

Numerous leaders throughout Vance County will provide updates, reports and ordinance information during the board of commissioner’s meeting Monday night.

Jordan McMillen, county planning director, will speak during a public hearing regarding an amendment to a Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

The proposed amendment to the county’s FDPO is a federally mandated change and is necessary in order to incorporate the newly revised Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Map for Vance County into the FDPO.

Board action on the ordinance amendment is expected to be taken with a request for approval.

A resolution to enforce the county’s zoning ordinance and building codes will also be presented by McMillen, with board approval requested.

Lisa Harrison, public health director, will present the 2012 Granville and Vance State of the County Health Report.

The Granville-Vance District Health Department publishes the report in the off years between community health assessments. Its purpose is to review each of the county priority areas and report to the community on observed trends, local efforts and progress to date.

Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start has added an additional literacy program to promote school readiness by assisting in reading to and with their children.

Information on the new program called Reach Out and Read will be presented by Garry Daeke, a city councilman.

Pete Burgess, board member for Vance County Farm Bureau, will appear in front of the board with the purpose of presenting an update on the Farmers Market initiative, a funding plan and a request that proper persons be authorized to sign off on a construction agreement.

The Vance County Human Resources Committee will provide reports and recommendations, including position vacancies and a Dental Discount Program launched by the National Association of Counties.

Jerry Ayscue, the county manager, will report on Project Lift, a local voluntary organization that serves local at risk youth by involving them in weightlifting and training, mentoring and personal development.

A recommendation for approval of $1,500 for use by Project Lift in its upcoming competition in Statesville will be made.

Pending business items include the county water project and Vance Fire Department contracts and audits.

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