As has been common in recent months, the Yadkin County Commission Monday’s meeting opened with public comments from Hamptonville residents opposing a potential aggregate mine. , proposed by Three Oaks Quarry who requested rezoning of land near 3641 Hwy US 21, changed from Rural Agriculture to Manufacturing Industrial. In June, the Yadkin County Planning Commission recommended his 3-2 vote in favor of rezoning. It will be submitted to the Yadkin County Commission during its August 15th meeting.
Danny Steelman of Hamptonville addressed the board on the economic report filed by Three Oaks Quarry on how the proposed mine would benefit the county. Steelman from Robert Davidson We shared your comments with Davidson Consulting, a chartered accountant who specializes in the construction/aggregates industry. In his opinion, the survey “did not contain enough information” that it was written by someone with experience in the aggregates industry.
Sandra Martin also spoke out against the proposed mine, specifically sharing concerns about “flying dust” particles that could arise from mining operations.
“Just like the new coronavirus, it affects and damages the alveoli of the lungs, causing upper respiratory problems,” Martin said.
During the conference, some members of the audience held up signs against landmines.
Also not about mines, but speaking in public comment was Yadkin Schools Superintendent Todd Martin. Martin thanked the board for the work being done to support critical facility needs at various schools in the district.
Some school cafeterias are undergoing the necessary updates, Martin said, and signs have been installed on some signs. Several schools plan to get new or repaired roofing over the next few years, and some playgrounds are also having their lighting updated.
Yadkin County Cooperative Expansion Director Addy Wilson gave a short presentation on Monday to introduce new family and consumer science agent Zach Trautman.
Bryson Helton, a member of Yadkin County’s 4H group, shared some of his experiences with 4H.
Helton, 16, has been involved in 4H since sophomore year.
“Through these [4H] An event that made lifelong memories and friends. I have acquired skills that I will use forever, including public speaking skills and leadership skills.
Helton pointed out that the 4Hs aren’t just about raising livestock.
“I want to represent this wonderful organization in the way you want it,” he said.
While many in-person events have been canceled during the pandemic, Helton said within four hours the digital world had opened up new opportunities for learning and growth.
Helton recently completed a presentation on bees and won a gold medal in a state-level competition. He also plans to represent Yadkin County and his 4H as part of his Youth Voice at the North Carolina County Commission meeting later this month.
In another project, County Planner Seth Harris asked the Board to schedule a public hearing during the August 15 meeting on the request to rezoning the Pee Ridge Pass from the Highway Project to Rural Agriculture. did. The board approved the request, and its hearing is first scheduled for August 15, ahead of the mine rezoning hearing.
The Board also approved an outstanding invoice of $76,235,08 from Republic Services (Foothills Environmental) for the collection of garbage from county landfills, beginning June 2022.
The Yadkin County Commission’s next meeting will be held on August 15 at 7:00 pm in the Commissioners’ Chambers, Human Services Building, E. Willow St. 217, Yadkinville.