Peters apparent favorite for spot on RowanWorks board

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 1, 2015

By Mark Wineka

GRANITE QUARRY — The Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen nominated its former town manager, Dan Peters, to serve as the municipal representative on the RowanWorks Board of Directors, and Monday night it will get to vote for him.

Aldermen meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 143 N. Salisbury Ave.

Peters has a decided edge in the balloting among municipalities because he also has been nominated by Rockwell, Faith and China Grove. Each municipality in Rowan County receives one vote, and the RowanWorks board has only one municipal representative.

The town of Cleveland has nominated Andy Hinson; East Spencer, Douglas Holmes and Archie Jarrell; Landis, Jenna Hager; and Spencer, Tim Witkowski. Kannapolis did not make a nomination.

Robert VanGeons, executive director of RowanWorks, said the goal is to have the municipalities’ representative in place on the RowanWorks board by Jan. 1, 2016.

It’s a three-year term, and the person voted in by the towns will be eligible for reappointment.

In other business Monday, aldermen will consider an invoice from Mid Carolina Construction Services and Patrick Miller Grading for work connected to the  Old Highway 80 dump site.

The work included grinding brush and debris on the old water treatment plant site, hauling off mulch and grindings, loading trash for haul-off, 23 dump-trailer loads and 28 dump-truck loads .

Aldermen also will consider accepting Chamandy Drive as a street to be maintained by the town. They will be considering a contract with A. Morton Thomas & Associates for planning and design of sidewalks and multi-use paths and also will meet in closed session to discuss the vacant town manager’s position and property matters.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.