911 tower on county agenda

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 19, 2014

SALISBURY — Construction of a 300-foot 911 communications radio tower on county property at 3615 W. N.C. 152 will be the topic of a public hearing during Tuesday’s meeting of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.
The board meets at 6 p.m. at the Rowan County Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St.
The board is also holding a joint meeting with the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss ongoing budget mediation.
The tower under consideration during the evening meeting is part of the county’s initiative, begun in 2012, to improve emergency communications. If approved, the 800 megahertz P25 radio tower would be built on the site of the Rowan County EMS Station in the China Grove area.
Also on the agenda is a hearing concerning Richard Knox’s conditional use permit request to build a 1,152 square-foot residential storage facility in the 300 block of Carlyle Knox Road.
The board’s consent agenda includes the county’s agreement to sell property to Gildan Yarns for $100 for the expansion of its Rowan County manufacturing facility — part of the incentive package commissioners approved last year for Gildan.