Rowan commissioners to discuss fees for food and phones Monday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Jessie Burchette
Salisbury Post
Rowan County commissioners will hear about fees for food booths and telephones Monday night.
Commissioners will get an update in state changes in the monthly phone charge that supports the emergency 911 system.
Prior to Jan. 1, the county had authority to enact and set the land-line surcharge in Rowan County. That monthly charge has been 65 cents per line since 1997.
With the approval of House Bill 1755, the state set the fee at 70 cents for land lines and cell phones.
The state now collects the revenue and disburses it. A state board now reviews and determines what projects can be funded.
Rowan County has used the money to pay for the emergency 911 system and the geographic information system.
Commissioners are also scheduled to consider approval of a new $50 fee for temporary food establishments.
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is requiring all local health departments to begin charging the fee for each permit issued to a temporary food establishment that operates in connection with a fair, carnival, public exhibition or other gathering on a temporary basis.
If approved, the fee will take effect July 1.
The board will also:
– Consider approval of a two-page list of fees for the Rowan County Health Department’s environmental section.
– Hear from attorney Jay Dees about the sale of property in Summit Corporate Center to the Keith Corp. At issue is a new survey and possible changes in other lot boundaries.- Set a public hearing on the 2009 budget for June 2 at 6 p.m.- Hold a quasi-judicial hearing on a request by Premier Holding Co. for a conditional-use permit to subdivide a 1.34 acre parcel at 1108 Webb Road. The company wants to build a duplex on the newly created lot.
– Hold a quasi-judicial hearing on a request for a conditional-use permit to allow 16 spaces added to a previously approved 10-space campground, Keener Place off Harris Point Road.
Commissioners previously approved expanding the campground to 40 spaces, but owner Joseph Keener sold the property and the project was not carried out. The new owners, George and Glenda Beckham, are seeking a change to the original permit that will expand it to 26 spaces.
The Board of Commissioners meets Monday at 7 p.m. in the Cohen Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St.
Contact Jessie Burchette at 704-797-4254 or