Meeting today generic

The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will discuss the adoption of the school bonds and hear a presentation involving the Statesville Regional Airport at its regular meeting today at 7 p.m.

The school bonds have been a topic of discussion since the prior public hearing on the matter on Oct. 1.

At tonight’s meeting, a public hearing is scheduled to consider $115,500,000 in bonds for Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded schools and $10,500,000 in community college bonds for Mitchell Community College.

A previous public hearing included the superintendents of the two school districts in Iredell and the president of Mitchell Community College, who voiced support for the bond.

If approved by the commissioners, the bond referendum will be on the ballot March 3.

The county finance director’s statement estimates the total amount of interest over the expected term of the bonds, is $65,646,000.

In addition to the public hearing, director of Statesville Regional Airport John Ferguson, will present information regarding a $2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation for taxiway lighting.

The Statesville Regional Airport was awarded a $2 million grant for parallel taxiway lighting and a new vault. The county portion will pay a 10% match. Statesville and Mooresville are expected to contribute $100,000 each.

The City of Statesville was to consider the request at its meeting Monday.

Also on the agenda is a request from Planning and Development for approval of a grant application with the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization to pursue a Transportation Plan.

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