Brunch Bill Public Hearing

The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Administrative Building at 348 S Main Street. The public hearing is for a proposed Ordinance to Allow the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages before Noon on Sundays at Licensed Premises. On June 29, 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 155, entitled “An Act to Make Various Changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Laws. The proposed ordinance is available for public inspection at the Alleghany County website, alleghanycounty-nc.gov and in the Alleghany County Managers Office, 348 S Main Street LL80 Sparta, NC 28675.

Alleghany County Maintenance Garage Completed

December 8, 2017 

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that Building Inspector Travis Dalton has issued the Certificate of Occupancy for the new County Maintenance Garage.  The garage is located at 37 North Cox Street on a portion of the former county library property.   

“This new garage will enable the county to perform most routine maintenance of county vehicles, including ambulances, law enforcement vehicles and Alleghany in Motion vans, here in house.  This will save the taxpayers money and decrease the vehicles’ down time,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We already have a certified mechanic working for the Maintenance Department.” 

“Our new garage is more than twice as large as the old shop – and much better equipped,” added Josh Greene, Public Works Director.  “We have substantially more storage and can now accommodate larger vehicles such as ambulances.  My team has worked hard to finish the interior of the building over these last several weeks and I appreciate their efforts.”   

FG Dillard & Sons of Sparta erected the metal building while the County Maintenance staff completed the electrical and the interior work.  The new garage has several offices and a partial second floor for storage.  The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. 

The County Maintenance staff will host a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for the public in January.  The exact date and time will be announced in the near future. 

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Alleghany County Makes Final Payment on Loan

December 6, 2017 

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today made the final payment to USDA on a 15-year loan from 2002.  The proceeds of the $780,000 loan were used to renovate the former Troutman factory and convert it into the Blue Ridge Business Development Center (BDC).  The BDC currently houses the Alleghany Campus of Wilkes Community College, a small business incubator, and the Alleghany County Library.   

“The Board of Commissioners is pleased to make this final loan payment.  The County pledges to be good stewards of public money.  Sometimes, we have to borrow large amounts of money to carry out major projects such as the renovation of the Blue Ridge Business Development Center.  Removing this $73,000 annual payment will increase our financial flexibility going forward,” stated Michael James, County Manager.   

“Having the Community College, the Business Development Center and now the Library under one roof has been a wonderful asset for the citizens of Alleghany County,” added Mark Evans, County Commission Chairman.   

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Notice of Public Hearing

The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 6:30pm in the County Administration Building, 348 South Main Street, Sparta, North Carolina.  The purpose of the hearing is to discuss possible economic incentives to be provided for Glade Creek Animal Hospital in the amount of $3,000.00.  ­Further details can be obtained from the Alleghany County Manager’s Office, 348 South Main Street, Sparta, North Carolina or call (336) 372-4179.  The public is invited to attend.

Alleghany County Closes on $1.375 Million Loan for School Renovation

October 26, 2017

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County recently closed on financing for $1,375,000 for renovations at Sparta Elementary School.   The financing was provided by BB&T under the Qualified Zone Academy Bonds program (QZAB).  The QZAB program was created in 1997 to allow access to very low cost loans for local school construction and renovation.

“The Board of Commissioners is committed to providing the proper learning environment for the students of Alleghany County so the leaders of tomorrow can be prepared for their careers.  Educational opportunities support the future of our county,” stated Mark Evans, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.  “We will work cooperatively with the Board of Education to help our school system succeed.”

Michael James, County Manager added, “We want to thank the Department of Public Instruction, the Local Government Commission, our good friends at BB&T and Karen Evans, our Finance Officer, for all their help in securing this financing for our school improvements.  The County is receiving a 0% interest rate which will save our taxpayers a significant amount of money over the next 15 years.”

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to name a private road in the Whitehead Township and a private road in the Piney Creek Township. Road name petitions have been submitted to name said roads Farmview Drive and Walnut Lane. The Public Hearing will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the lower level of the Administration Building located at 348 South Main Street, Sparta, North Carolina, on November 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to provide notice pursuant to NCGS 153A-239.1 of naming a road. For more information contact the Alleghany County E-911/Mapping Office at (336) 372-7920. The public is invited to attend.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Thursday November 9th, at 3:30 pm in the Commissioners Board Room at 348 S Main Sparta, NC. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed courthouse expansion with the county commissioners, judges, clerk of court and sheriff. The public is invited to attend.