The Henry County Board of Supervisors will hear a report on the county’s audit of the fiscal year that ended June 30 when it meets at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Kim Jackson, of the firm of Creedle, Jones and Alga, P.C., will present the report and answer questions.
In other matters at its 3 p.m. meeting, the board will:
*Consider a resolution to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the ANCHOR Commission, which provides comprehensive care and treatment for youth and their families.
*Consider a resolution honoring Robin Byrd, who has served as the Victim/Witness Program Director for more than 47 years. She plans to retire Dec. 31.
* Hear an update from Mark Heath, president/CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC).
* Hear an update from Lisa Watkins, president of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.
* Introduce the county’s lobbyist from Cozen O’Conner Public Strategies. The firm is used to help with ensuring the county’s interests are heard in Richmond. Two members of the firm – Julia Hammond and Heidi Hertz – will attend the meeting provide an overview of services and answer questions.
* Consider an additional appropriation of $1,491,500 from a Harvest Foundation Grant for the county’s broadband project.
* Consider an additional appropriation re: Pupil Transportation and Fuel Costs – School Board
*Hear a presentation about the Drug Treatment Court by Kelly Koebel, Senior Assistant Director of Clinical Services with Piedmont Community Services.
* Consider a date and time to hold its 2023 Organizational Meeting soon after the first of the year. During this meeting, the board will set its meeting dates for the 2023 calendar year and elect a chairman and vice-chairman.
*Consider meeting in closed session to discuss appointees to the Henry County Public Service Authority, pending legal matters, the acquisition/disposal of real estate and as yet unannounced industries.
The board also meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Henry County Administration Building, located on King’s Mountain Road in Collinsville.
At that meeting, the board:
*Will hear a report on General Highway Matters from Lisa Hughes, Resident Engineer, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
*Hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the County Code. Lee Clark, director of Planning, Zoning, and Inspections, is requesting the board consider establishing a consistent fee schedule for the issuance of solar building permits.
*Hold a public hearing on a rezoning application by Eduardo G. Gerrero, who requested to rezone approximately 2-acres located at 1736 Dillons Fork Road, in the Blackberry District from Suburban Residential District S-R to Commercial District B-1. Gerrero wishes to establish an automobile sales lot on the property. Both the Planning Commission and staff recommended that the rezoning request be denied.