Commissioners will hold hearing to test a new Verizon cell tower near Faith – Salisbury Post
SALISBURY – At its first meeting in 2022, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will consider an application to erect a new cell tower southwest of Faith on Monday.
The request comes from Cellco Partnership on behalf of Verizon Wireless. The cellular provider is Pending Special Use Permit to house a 165-foot wireless support structure on 24 acres at 280 Rimer Road. Verizon recognized the need to improve coverage and capacity in the Mt. Hope Church Road area near the town of Faith, which the construction of the tower could accomplish.
An identical application was approved by the Board of Commissioners on March 19, 2018, but expired within two years of approval due to the lack of a building permit.
The commissioners will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room on the second floor of the Rowan County Administration Building. The meeting will be broadcast online at https://bit.ly/rowanboc3pmThe password is 028144. The meeting can be joined by calling 602-753-0140, 720-928-9299, 213-338-8477.
Also on the agenda of the meeting:
• Commissioners will consider changing an Incentive Grant with Hexagon Agility to delay the start of the grant period. The company announced in March an expansion of its Salisbury facility that would create 75 new jobs and attract a $ 28 million investment. The company plans to install new equipment as part of the project and add 113,000 square feet to its 204,000 square foot facility.
Hexagon originally estimated that a significant portion of the project would be completed by the end of 2021, but the availability of materials is creating significant delays for the project. Hexagon now estimates December 31, 2023 as the key completion date.
For this reason, Hexagon is requesting the board of directors to move the start of the grant period from fiscal year 2022-23 to fiscal year 2024-25. The grant approved by the commissioners will result in a refund of 75% of the company’s taxes paid to Rowan County over a five-year period.
• The board will consider handing the late Rowan County Master Deputy Billy Marsh’s gun over to his surviving wife, Nicole. Marsh died in October after contracting COVID-19. He has been a full-time deputy in the sheriff’s office since 2015, but has worked there part-time since 2012. In addition to his wife, Marsh leaves a young daughter.
• Commissioners will consider holding a public hearing on January 18 to consider an application to rededicate property owner Jaypal Kalagiri, a cricket ground and private club on his 35.5 acre property in Block 2100 on Glover Road in Salisbury to operate. The application is the reallocation of the land from rural agriculture to rural agriculture with a conditional district to operate the field.
• Commissioners will consider selecting Vector Fleet Management to provide fleet maintenance services for most Rowan County’s vehicles. While the board of directors will review the official contract at a later date, the agreement includes staff with 1.5 positions for management and 2.5 positions for mechanics. The service cost is $ 662,340 for the first year, $ 678,898 for the second year, and $ 695,870 for the third year. Overall, the services will cost $ 2.04 million over three years.
• Commissioners will consider approving an extension of the premium payment until June 25th for first responders who are or may be in direct contact with a person infected with COVID-19. The board first approved the bonus payment in August, August 8 through January 8, which comprised an amount of $ 153.20 per pay period for full-time employees and 10% for part-time employees. The award was for job titles in the Office and Emergency Services Department of the Rowan County Sheriff.
In addition to increasing the salary, the commissioners are also asked to change the positions of Training officer for emergency services, deputy head of telecommunications and head of telecommunications as a recipient of bonuses.
• The board will consider approving amendments to contracts with four different care institutions that provide services to the Ministry of Social Affairs. Each of the original contracts shouldn’t exceed $ 60,000, but since more services are required from each agency, the change would allow the contracts to be increased to no more than $ 160,000.
• Commissioners will consider approving change requests for work by Dellinger in connection with the construction of a chemical booster station. The station is part of the county’s solution to the increased lead levels in the drinking water of some houses in the Dukeville community that rely on Salisbury-Rowan Utilities’s Northeast Water System. In addition to additional metering pump monitoring, the change orders should include a generator and related work. If the change orders are approved, the total cost of the project is $ 819,723.
• The Board of Directors will consider filing a proclamation dated January 17th to Dr. Approve Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The board would normally meet on the 17th, but its second session of the month would be rescheduled to January 18th at 6:00 pm
• Commissioners will consider an application for special-use permission from Russel Woolf and Danielle Soroka to house a 2,400-square-foot residential camp that would be on land diagonally to their home in the Waters Edge neighborhood, near High Rock Lake. The storage room should be used for personal items.