Commission to talk censure, central office

SALISBURY — Rowan County residents could hear more debate on the downtown schools central office site at Monday’s commission meeting.

County leaders were expected to discuss a deadline for the central office decision after Vice Chairman Craig Pierce offered five alternative sites to the 329 S. Main St. location, but school board officials voted 5-2 on Friday to continue pursuing the downtown project. School Board Chairman Richard Miller said he would ask to have the decision placed on Monday’s agenda.


Along with the controversial central office, commissioners are also expected to present the findings of an internal investigation into allegations that Commission Jon Barber made personal copies on the county’s copy machine.

At a commission meeting in September, Barber said the censure investigation is in response to his statements to the press and remarks at Salisbury City Council meetings.

Pierce countered, saying the investigation was a result of a code of ethics violation.

County Risk Manager Yvonne Moebs is expected to present the findings.

Commissioners are also expected to schedule a second public hearing for the new Gildan expansion on Dec. 2, as is required by law, and will set a public hearing for a request for county-provided filler dirt for a private business addition. That hearing is also expected to be scheduled for Dec. 2.

County leaders will also discuss a proposed February budget work session date.

Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. in the Rowan County Administration Building at 130 W. Innes St. in the second floor meeting chamber.

Contact reporter Nathan Hardin at 704-797-4246.

Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.