At their meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Alamance County commissioners acted on or discussed the following items. Note: chairman John Paisley, Jr. was absent due to illness, so any votes were based on four members present: Steve Carter, the board’s vice chairman, who presided; and commissioners Bill Lashley; Pam Thompson; and Craig Turner.
- Agreed, 4-0, to schedule a public hearing for September 19 on whether to grant an incentives package to SteriTek, a California-based company, that plans to set up an operation in Burlington: https://alamancenews.com/breaking-mon-economic-incentives-hearing-set-for-california-company-to-open-burlington-location/
- Agreed, 4-0, to endorse to state officials an application for a charter school, Unity Global Academy, which would become the county’s fifth charter school, if approved by state officials. https://alamancenews.com/commissioners-lend-their-unanimous-support-to-revised-plans-for-proposed-charter-school/
- Agreed, 4-0, to accept a contract with Vaya to operate the county’s new “diversion center,” which is intended to serve mentally-ill individuals who would have previously been incarcerated for low-level crimes.https://alamancenews.com/commissioners-sign-off-on-contract-to-lease-proposed-facility-for-new-diversion-center/
- Heard a report from county manager Heidi York, recommending against providing any of the county’s Covid relief funds to non-profit organizations, inasmuch as federal guidance warns against such “subgranting” of funds. https://alamancenews.com/county-manager-advises-commissioners-against-sharing-pandemic-relief-funds-with-nonprofit-organizations/
- Agreed, 4-0, to waive back taxes of almost $1,200 on an elderly property owner whose son discovered an error in the county’s assessments for property that had inadvertently been removed from the tax rolls altogether. https://alamancenews.com/county-agrees-to-waive-back-taxes-on-property-that-tax-office-discovered-thanks-to-owners-son/
- Decided to wait on deciding whether the county should join a multi-county workforce development organization being recommended by the state or whether to join in with a smaller organization, currently with just Guilford County involved. https://alamancenews.com/alamance-county-second-guesses-plan-to-join-massive-new-workforce-development-board/