Board of Directors Meeting: December 3, 2020

The December 3, 2020 6:00 PM meeting of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors will be held electronically. The public will not be allowed to physically attend this meeting; however, the public is welcome to view or listen to the meeting via Zoom.

Members of the public who would like to make public comments during the Public Comments section of the meeting MUST register by emailing info@kerrtarcog.org before noon on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. You must include your name, address, comment topic, and the phone number you will be calling from, and email address. You will be recognized for comments in the order that you registered. The time limit for each speaker will be five minutes with a total time limit set aside for public comments totaling 30 minutes.

CLICK HERE to view meeting agenda.

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments sincerely appreciates everyone’s patience during this unprecedented event.

Do you have employees whose work performance and attendance is being affected by childcare issues at home?  Parents with school aged children are dealing with scheduling issues these days (during COVID pandemic) when remote learning is being conducted with students at home. While parents need to be at work, some can’t because they can’t leave their young children by themselves.  CLICK HERE to learn more about a reduced cost program for school aged children being offered by the Henderson Family YMCA. They are offering a Back To School Academy for full-time and hybrid part-time.  Please share this flyer with your employees!

NCDOT Great Trails State Plan – Public Review of Draft Trail Network Maps

NCDOT is making excellent progress on the Great Trails State Plan and is in the last stages of finalizing the draft trail network. NCDOT received over 13,000 responses from the public through the survey and online web map. NCDOT appreciates all the involvement and support of the draft network and plan.

To finalize the draft network, NCDOT would like to get additional feedback from the public in response to the draft maps. A Public Input page to view the plan overview presentation, pdf copies of draft maps, a web-based map of the network, and to provide specific comments on each of the Division maps.

The link to the Public Input page is provided here: https://publicinput.com/ncgreattrailsstate.

And, the link to our Great Trails State Plan Get Involved page is provided here: https://www.ncdot.gov/divisions/bike-ped/great-trails-state/Pages/get-involved.aspx. The Get Involved page provides an overview of public input thus far and the link to the Public Input page.

The deadline for public comment on the draft maps is Friday, December 4th, 2020.

The draft plan will be available for public review in January.

 

Vance County Bridge Closed; Replaced Next Year

N.C. Department of Transportation crews closed a Vance County bridge today due to the deterioration of its superstructure.  The Weldons Mill Road bridge over Sandy Creek was built in 1949 and is set to be replaced next year.  The department is scheduled to award a contract to replace the bridge in February.  Work would begin in March and be completed by the end 2021.  Traffic will use New Bethel Church, County Line, Southerland Mill and Vicksboro roads to get around the closure.  Drivers should be mindful of crews working in this area and factor the detour into their commutes.  For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.