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County commissioners asked to schedule public hearing on tax incentive for local business

SALISBURY — The Rowan Economic Development Commission has requested a public hearing for March 2 regarding “Project Toaster.”

The project is asking for tax incentives for an unnamed, existing company in Rowan County. Rowan Economic Development Commission Vice President Scott Shelton said in a memo that the company would create 56 new jobs over the next three years.

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will meet to consider the request 6 p.m. Monday in the Rowan County Administration building, located at 130 West Innes Street. The request appears on the consent agenda. The only items on the business agenda are a financial report and budget amendments.

Other items on the consent agenda include:

  • A request from the Rowan County Health Department Immunization Program to provide a Hepatitis B vaccine in two doses given a month apart instead of the current version that requires three spaced over at least six months, creating a more cost-effective dose set.
  • A request from the Cabarrus/Iredell/Rowan HOME Consortium to schedule a public hearing on March 2 for the HOME Funding Action Plan. Currently, Rowan County anticipates receiving approximately $147,000 in project funds for fiscal year 2020-21, with a recommendation for the board to allocate or match 25% of the project funds. Eligible program activities in the county application include rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing, down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers, demolition and new construction.
  • A consideration for a second vote to approve Subdivision Text Amendment 02-19, which seeks to widen county roads and modify turn-around standards to assist emergency medical services. The board voted to approve the measure after a Feb. 3 public hearing, but due to Chairman Greg Edds’ absence, the measure was tabled for a second reading at the Feb. 17 meeting.
  • A request from Spencer Town Manager David Treme for Rowan County to donate its 52% ownership of a parcel of land — 50 feet by 145 feet — located at 600 South Yadkin Ave. in Spencer. The land is jointly owned by both Rowan County and the town of Spencer, and the town intends to use it for a public purpose yet to be determined.
  • A request to approve a change order for the library’s West Branch in the amount of $9,456 to repair holes in the old ceiling and install insulation.
  • A request from the Rowan County Health Department to approve the integration of Healthy Rowan funds through the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation via the Duke Endowment.

Contact reporter Natalie Anderson at 704-797-4246.

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