LUMBERTON — A public hearing will be held on incentives for a new industry that will be locating in Robeson County when the county’s Board of Commissioners meets Monday.
The new industry, designated as “Project Flow,” includes an investment of $1 million in building and machinery. It will create 40 jobs with an average wage of $15 an hour plus benefits.
Greg Cummings, the county’s industrial recruiter, declined Friday to make any comments on the project.
In other business:
n Gale Fernandez, executive director of Robeson County Community Development Corporation, will update the commissioners on statewide foreclosure-prevention programs and the work her agency has been doing to assist families in Robeson County.
n Becky Morrow, director of Robeson County’s Department of Social Services, will make a presentation concerning the new N.C. Fast Program. Morrow has told The Robesonian that the new program will consolidate services, and that there could be a delay in the delivery of some benefits, such as food stamps.
n A public hearing will be held on a conditional-use permit request by Connie Baker, of Back Swamp, to allow for an Internet business with gaming machines on a 2.5-acre tract in a Residential Agricultural District.
n A public hearing will be held on a conditional-use permit request by Kalee Masaid, of Pembroke, that would allow for an Internet video sweepstakes business with gaming machines on a 2-acre tract in a Highway Commercial District.
n A public hearing will be held on a conditional-use permit request by Karen Price, of West Howellsville, that would allow for the licensed sale and auction of firearms on a 10.77-acre tract in a Highway Commercial District.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ room of the county administration building on North Elm Street.