County will move recycling center in conjunction with new animal shelter wing

Published 12:01 am Monday, January 20, 2020

SALISBURY — Rowan County Commissioners on Tuesday will iron out details of a privately funded dog wing addition to the animal shelter.

The dog wing addition, estimated to cost $1.8 million, is expected to be donated to county government by nonprofit Shelter Guardians following its completion. Construction hasn’t started yet.

County Manager Aaron Church said the dog wing will extend onto land that currently houses one of the county’s recycling convenience centers, requiring action about how to handle previously planned construction. Meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, commissioners are set to discuss how to handle construction of the dog win and recycling center.

The meeting will be in the Rowan County Administration Building — 130 West Innes St.

Tuesday’s agenda gives commissioners two options for handling the matter:

• Leaving the convenience center open during construction of a new site, which will delay construction of the dog wing.

• Close the existing convenience center, which would cause some disruption in services until new plans are made. The county could extend hours at other sites in response to the disruption.

In a related matter and as part of the consent agenda, commissioners will consider an agreement with Shulenburger Surveying Company.

If approved, the company would survey areas around the existing shelter for the location of a new building and in the adjacent Summit Corporate Center for a new recycling convenience center.

County government would pay Shulenburger Surveying $5,000 for the work.

In other business:

• As part of its consent agenda, the county will consider asking engineering company McGill and Associates to inspect a sewer line for a proposed Waffle House at West End Plaza.

• As part of its consent agenda, commissioners will consider approving a change order for construction of an EMS station in Cleveland.

The change order would add $1,922.64 for overhead doors to an original contract amount of $759,000 for the EMS station, which is being built on the site of the former Cleveland Elementary School. The project would have a contingency balance of more than $18,000 if the change order is approved.