Bob Shiles Staff writer
December 1, 2013
LUMBERTON — Greg Cummings, Robeson County’s industrial recruiter, will ask the county commissioners on Monday to support the county’s recruitment efforts of a business that would create between 25 and 30 jobs. A public hearing on the issue will be held at Monday’s commissioners meeting.
Tagged as “Project Emerald,” the business would be located in the St. Pauls Industrial Park, just off of Interstate 95. The business is expected to invest about $4 million for a building and machinery. The average wage would be $12 an hour, according to the business agenda for Monday’s commissioners meeting.
The commissioners will also hold three public hearings on requested conditional-use permits.
Two of the permits are for the establishment of garage repair businesses.
Anthony Hodges wants to set up a garage repair business on a 2.45-acre tract on N.C. 130 East in Fairmont. The facility would be in a Residential Agricultural District.
The other request for a permit to establish a repair garage and allow storage of commercial vehicles is being made by Gerald Strickland, of Smiths. Strickland wants to establish his business on a 2.28-acre tract on Prospect Road. The property is located in a Residential Agricultural District.
The third conditional-use permit request is to allow for the the establishment of a used-car dealership on Vollie Drive in Lumberton. The permit is being requested by Larry Rowland, who wants to establish the business on a 1.21-acre tract located in a Residential Agricultural District.
In other business, the commissioners on Monday will:
— Elect the board’s chairman and vice chairman for the coming year.
— Hear a presentation from Mary Ann Masters concerning the Robeson County Arts Council.
— Consider a resolution of intent to sell property on Jebidiah Drive.
— Consider appointments of a licensed dentist and registered nurse to the county’s Health Board.
— Hear reports from the county’s Personnel and Public Works committees.
The meeting on Monday begins at 6 p.m. in the commissioners room at the county administration building on North Elm Street.