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LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 28.

Public works contracts

The board approved contracts related to the county’s public works department, including the renewal of a contract with Evoqua Water Technologies for odor and corrosion control. Evoqua has handled these responsibilities for the county since 2008 and will continue to do so at a cost of $8,975 per month, a 16.7 percent increase over this past year’s charges.

The board also approved a $636,782 contract with Woolpert for engineering services related to a transmission line that will run from the county’s water treatment plant to the water tank on Optimist Club Road in Denver.

Rezoning

The board voted unanimously to approve a conditional-use permit to allow a detached garage to extend past the front building line of a house on a lot on Lake Norman at 8088 McConnell Road.

The Lincoln County Unified Development Ordinance states that an accessory structure cannot extend past the front line of its principal structure unless it is set back a minimum of 100 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way. However, in the case of property adjacent to Lake Norman, the commissioners may approve a conditional-use permit that reduces that minimum setback to 30 feet.

NCDEQ grant

The board authorized Lincoln County Public Works Director Don Chamblee to proceed with an application for the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Community Waste Reduction and Recycling grant. The grant, which is being requested in the amount of $20,000, would be used to purchase a recycling compactor for use at the new Optimist Club Road convenience site.

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