Board has full plate

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Ranging from joint gatherings with local governing bodies to town hall sessions, Monday kicks off a marathon of meetings for the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners are scheduled to meet three times on Monday, including at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center for their regularly scheduled meeting, and hold town halls on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

According to the commission’s Monday agenda, Lee County Manager John Crumpton will discuss the county’s capital improvement projects for the next five years, among other items.

Sanford City Council

Three members from each the Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the West End Conference Room of the Sanford Municipal Center, located at 225 E. Weatherspoon St. 

The county and city leaders are set to discuss a variety of topics, including using the city’s Parks and Recreation bond for a possible 21st century sports complex at O.T. Sloan Park.

CCCC Trustees

Before the regularly scheduled commission meeting Monday, the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees and the Lee County Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet 5 p.m. in the Wicker Conference Room in the Lee County Government Center, located at 106 Hillcrest Drive. The two boards will discuss a request from the trustees to place a $23 million bond referendum — which would fund the construction of a new health science building, expand and renovate the veterinary medical technology program, make various repairs to the Sanford campus, renovate the small business incubator and renovate the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center — on the November ballot. The trustees unanimously passed a resolution last year asking commissioners to put the bond referendum items before the people, and Crumpton said the commissioners have to formally respond to their request.

Town Hall Meetings

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will also host two town hall meetings next week. The first is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Deep River Elementary School, located at 4000 Deep River Road, and the second at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Elementary School, located at 1127 Greenwood Road.

The purpose of the town hall meetings is to give residents an overview of the county’s current budget and seek input for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.