The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a request by RB Solar LLC, to rezone approximately 54 acres of a 127 acre tract, located at 3682 North Oxford Street in the St. Stephens/Oxford Small Area Planning District, from R-30 Residential to R-80-CD Conditional District for a solar farm, when the Board meets at 7:00 tonight (Monday, August 17) in the David L. Stewart Meeting Room of the Catawba County Agricultural Resources Center at 1175 South Brady Avenue in Newton. The meeting is not being held at it's normal location due to Soldier's Reunion Activities taking place around the 1924 Courthouse.
The Board will also consider a request to appropriate existing fund balance to Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire-Rescue in the amount of $60,130. If approved, the department would use these funds to replace rescue equipment. And the Board will consider a resolution supporting the Stepping Up Initiative being led by the National Association of Counties (NACo), which calls for a national effort to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jails. The Board will consider a customized resolution that outlines Catawba County’s exiting long history of programs designed to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the County jail facility.