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Commissioners to discuss single 911 center for city, county by July 2013

SALISBURY — Rowan County and the city of Salisbury may have finally come to an agreement to consolidate 911 services.
The Board of Commissioners will consider the consolidation at 6 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building.
A negotiated agreement with the Salisbury calls for consolidation of all 911 services with the county by July 2013. All services would be located within the county’s new 911 center.
The city would transfer the responsibility of telecommunications, 10 employees, equipment, maintenance and the overhead expenses to maintain a 911 center to the county. As support for the consolidated 911 services, the city would pay Rowan County an annual payment of $50,000 per year for 10 years, totaling $500,000.
Also at Monday’s meeting, county commissioners plan to:
• Hold a public hearing for an N.C. Catalyst Program application.
• Hold a public hearing for a conditional use permit amendment for Buckshots, a venue located at 5685 S. Main St. with live music, alcohol and a game room. Commissioners approved the permit in August 2011 with conditions, including days and hours of operation.
Buckshots is requesting to open from 2-11 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, when it is currently closed, and to open an hour earlier on Friday.
• Hold a public hearing for rezoning of property on N.C. 152 near the Iredell County line, along with a special non-residential intensity allocation permit.
Thomas McCann, the landowner, has requested the rezoning of 2.66 of his 4.63 acres from rural agricultural to neighborhood business. This would allow the restaurant next to his home to stay open if he moves.
• Consider approval of a special non-residential intensity allocation permit for Corriher Heights Baptist Church, for re-construction of the church and an expanded parking lot.
• Consider a permit to exceed noise ordinance standards for the 14th annual Rowan County Relay for Life event on May 4 and 5.
• Consider accepting a high bid of $35,474.75 for surplus property off Amity Hill Road. The county has completed the upset bid process for the property, which is vacant and currently assessed at $47,736.
• Approve a resolution in favor of reinstatement of state funding to the N.C. Transportation Museum.
• Approve JP+A Architect to design the renovation project at the health department Smile Center.
• Authorize environmental management to apply for a $8,185.50 pesticide container recycling grant.
• Consider approval of budget amendments.

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