Commissioners to consider authorizing bond sale for Mitchell's new allied health center
BY KARISSA MILLER
The Iredell County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will consider approving a resolution authorizing the sale and issuance of $12 million in bonds to help fund construction of Mitchell Community College’s new allied health building in Statesville.
The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the west wing conference room, with the regular session following at 7 p.m. inside the commissioners meeting room. Both meetings are open to the public and take place at the Iredell County government center, 200 South Center Street, Statesville.
In November 2014, a referendum was passed by the majority of voters to authorize $12 million in community college bonds to support the project.
If commissioners approve the resolution, MCC will be able to proceed with construction this summer of the new facility, which will be located on the college’s Cherry Street and former Davis Hospital properties.
The 40,000-square-foot allied health building will allow the Statesville campus to consolidate all health science programs, including Emergency Medical Training, into one facility. The new facility will include classroom and innovative laboratory space for the college's allied health programs.
Other items on the agenda include:
• A request for approval of the Town of Troutman's voluntary annexation of South Iredell High School property.
• A request from the Parks and Recreation Department for approval of appropriating $21,000 in additional revenues for fully covering expenses related to an adult program trip to Charleston, S.C.
• A request from the Finance Department for approval of fiscal year 2019 Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Funding Plan.
• A request from EMS to apply for a $150,000 grant that will aid in the prevention of opioid overdoses.
• A request from Acting County Manager Beth Jones to approve a petition and application for the Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Program. Recent tests performed at Iredell County Public Library in Statesville showed the presence of low levels of the harmful dry-cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene or PERC.