Residents can tell county commissioners what they think of several issues tonight, including a proposed Denver-to-Charlotte bus system and an 88-lot subdivision.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting will be held tonight in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, following the East Lincoln County Water and Sewer District meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Commissioners will hold the first of a two-part public hearing tonight on the Charlotte Area Transit Systemâ€™s proposed Denver-to-Charlotte bus service. The hearing will continue at the boardâ€™s April 19 meeting.
Residents who commute from the Denver area to Charlotte could pick up the bus at the intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73.
Commissioners have said that public input is crucial on the issue. Theyâ€™ve encouraged residents who regularly experience the congestion and back-ups on N.C. 16 and 73 to let them know if they think such a service is needed.
The proposal also comes at a time when the region is focusing heavily on air quality. Environmental agencies say efforts like mass transit and car-pooling could help, since vehicle emissions are the No. 1 cause of ozone problems. Efforts made to fix the problem could prevent millions of dollars in transportation funds from being withheld from counties.
The county Planning Board and commissioners will hold several joint public hearings tonight.
Robert Hecht is requesting a parallel conditional use rezoning for 73 acres located on Burton Lane and Dellinger Road.
Hecht wants to develop a major subdivision with 88 lots for single-family homes.
To offset some of the impact to the Lincoln County School System, Hecht is proposing a $524 per student donation, which would equal a total $16,139.20 to be paid in four installments. That amount is based on previous donations by other developers in the area, according to a report by Hecht.
Public hearings will also be held on the following:
Â· An application from David Dupree and David Wilson to rezone 2.1 acres at the corner of Pilot Knob Road and N.C. 73 from Transitional Residential (R-T) to General Business (B-G). They want to put retail or office structures on the land.
Â· An application from Enrico Piraino and Giusto Piraino to rezone a .89-acre parcel located on N.C. 16 near Little Egypt Road from R-T to B-G. The applicants want to convert the current structure into office, retail and/or restaurant use.
An application from Charles Ballard to rezone 1.98 acres from Residential Suburban to B-G. The land is located on N.C. 150 at Ivey Church Road.by Alice Smith