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Commissioners To Meet Tuesday, Public Hearing on 2016-17 Budget, See Agenda

By Jesse Wood

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for its bimonthly meeting in the Watauga County Administration Building on King Street.

  • Boone Fire Chief Jimmy Isaacs will discuss the proposed fire tax rate increase for the Boone Rural Fire Service District.
  • Hospitality House Director Tina Krause will answer questions regarding Hospitality operations and services.
  • A public hearing will be held for commissioners to listen to citizen comment regarding the fiscal year 2016-17 budget, which is available for review at www.wataugacounty.org, at county manager’s office or at public libraries.
  • Watauga County requested NCDOT funding for the pavement of the new ambulance base near Vilas and Cove Creek. The NCDOT provides up to $25,000 in funding for paving emergency services facilities. The initial paving estimate for the local base is $30,000.
  • The ASU Foundation is seeking a renewal of a lease agreement with the county at the landfill site for the organization’s greenhouse.

See the entire agenda and meeting packet here.