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Beginning October 2, 2017, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services facility will undergo remodeling allowing for much needed construction and maintenance. Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services staff and contractors will be resealing floors of the entire facility, installing new dog and cat kennels, a new automatic dog watering system and a new industrial washer and dryer. The goal is to transform the building into an up-to-date safe and clean environment for the staff and the animals in their care.

WHAT: An educational forum explaining the technology, construction, regulations, and economics of solar energy systems is planned for Moore County.                

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 6:00-7:00 pm

WHERE: Moore County Cooperative Extension Service
              707 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage, NC; Conference Room 2
 

WHO: Tommy Cleveland, Solar PV Engineer, P.E., Advanced Energy and Steve Kalland, Executive Director, NC Clean Energy Technology Center N.C. State University

WHY: North Carolina is experiencing rapid growth in utility solar systems. The Solar Energy Industries Association ranked North Carolina number two in the U.S. for cumulative solar capacity installed in 2016. The objectives of the Moore County forum are to educate attendees and to answer questions about solar opportunities within the County. These topics include: solar basics, environmental health and safety issues, landowner considerations, land use and impacts, local regulatory topics, solar policy, local economic implications, and also non-utility solar topics (such as residential, commercial and community solar systems). The forum will consist of a 50-minute presentation followed by the question and answer period.

AUDIENCE: A wide-range of individuals and occupations are encouraged to attend the forum including elected officials; local government staff - county managers, planning, permitting departments; landowners; and the general public.

For more information and to RSVP Contact:
Deborah McGiffin, Moore County Extension Director

The public is invited to attend an Open House Public Meeting at the West End Presbyterian Church: The Crawford Center to discuss the proposed widening project.  The open house public meeting is held to provide the public the opportunity to participate in the project planning process.  Maps of the project are will be on display and the project study team will be available to answer questions and receive comments.  Comment sheets will also be provided which can be submitted to Ms. Aileen Mayhew via mail, phone, or email by August 24, 2017.
 
The consultant, Mott MacDonald, Ms. Aileen Mayhew, PE, 7621 Purfoy Road, Suite 115, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526
Telephone (919)552-2253 / Email: Aileen.Mayhew@MottMac.com
 
A copy of the public meeting materials can be viewed  on the NCDOT public meetings website at
https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/?search=moore.

Following several months of research, analysis, and meetings, the Moore County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2018 County budget during a regular meeting on June 20, 2017.  The budget is balanced at $136,181,559 and provides a fiscally sound and responsible blueprint for administering the revenues and expenditures for fiscal year 2018.  Consistent with principles guiding its development, the adopted budget prioritizes education, public safety, and public health.  Additionally, in response to potential financial pressures on Moore County Schools created by shortfalls in State funding, the commissioners assigned $1,700,000 to be available from the County’s fund balance to ensure the current level of services provided by the Schools is not diminished should those impacts be realized when the State adopts its budget.  While the property tax rate remained $0.465 per $100 of valuation for the coming year, the County is facing numerous operational cost increases and capital projects, including a new courthouse and several new schools, and a tax rate increase will be on the table for consideration beginning in fiscal year 2019, though the commissioners are considering several mitigating factors to reduce that amount to the greatest extent possible.  The commissioners strive to provide for excellent services with the least impact possible on the County’s citizens and they have succeeded in that endeavor with the adoption of the fiscal year 2018 budget, which also provides a solid foundation for subsequent years.

Contact:  Moore County Board of Commissioners (910) 947-6403 or
               Moore County Administration (910) 947-6363
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