Vote on animal shelter, courthouse in August

Vote on animal shelter, courthouse in August
July 20
03:00 2017

County commissioners, who will return from a break next month, are scheduled to vote on several major issues in their formal meeting on Aug. 17:

*A contract with the Forsyth Humane Society for adoptions of dogs and cats at the Forsyth County Animal Controls shelter. The contract would not exceed $510,714. This will allow Animal Control to focus on animal cruelty and dangerous animals, though it will still be responsible for the shelter’s other animals and euthanasia.

*A vote to move forward on a new Hall of Justice. Options for the long-delayed replacement of the aging courthouse range from $112 million for renovating the existing building to $145 million for a new 10-story courthouse that would be built in the lot beside the Forsyth County Government Center on Chestnut Street.

*An agreement to reimburse the City/County Utilities Commission for loans for the Idols Road Business Park the county is building. Thus far, the Utilities Commission has indicated it’ll loan the county nearly $1.4 million to help cover the cost of a sewer line to a regional pump station Davie County is building. Clemmons has declined to participate in the project after it couldn’t come to an agreement with the county on zoning control. The county may apply for a state loan to help close the funding gap.

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