Last updated: February 20. 2014 5:35PM - 454 Views
By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

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Elkin’s Board of Commissioners will retreat to the Elkin Center today and Saturday to discuss strategies impacting Elkin during the course of the next year.

The retreat is open to the public.

The retreat begins tonight at 5 p.m. Officials will hear from Todd Tucker of the Surry County Economic Development Partnership.

“I’ll be provide commissioners with guidance on offering public incentives for building onto certified sites,” said Tucker.

Commissioners will also hold a round table discussion with Paul Meyer, executive director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, and with Surry County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Harris and Larry Phillips.

Commissioners resume on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. Guests include Matthew Dolge of the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments, and Ryan Hager of W.K. Dickson, an infrastructure consultant.

Actionable items on the agenda include a contract with Smith-Rowe for a bridge installation. Commissioners will consider a Ladder Truck Repair Reimbursement Resolution, and an Elkin Fire Engine Reimbursement Resolution.

The Smith Rowe contract is for $80,603.68.

“The two resolutions are simply for the financing of the ladder truck rehab and new fire engine. These items were approved in the current year’s budget. We will likely pay out of fund balance for the items and then reimburse ourselves when the loan proceeds come in following the financing for said items,” said town manager Lloyd Payne.

Commissioners will go into closed session for personnel matters at 3 p.m.

Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 336-835-1513 or follow @newsgonz on Twitter.

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