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Hope Mills board to consider more than $1 million to finish public safety center

Commissioners’ agenda also includes zoning, annexation cases


HOPE MILLS — The architect for the John W. Hodges Public Safety Center will ask for more than $1 million to finish the project when the town board meets Monday night.

Scott Garner says a budget amendment in the amount of $1,172,250 will cover the remainder of the building.

The Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

“The additional budget covers the Phase 1, survey and title insurance for the new parking lot portion, interest on the construction loan extension, and additional furniture and change orders, …” says town Finance Director Drew Holland in a memo to interim Town Manager Chancer Mclaughlin.

“We have reduced the budget amounts for building lease and miscellaneous, allocating $22,500 of the interest income we have received. A majority of the budget amendment is showing the remaining contingency of $730,426. This will allow the total project budget for USDA financing to equal the $17 million cap we set at the beginning of the project,” wrote Holland.

The town’s staff recommends approving the budget amendment.

In other business, a public hearing is scheduled on a contiguous annexation of 8.11 acres at Waldo’s Beach and Camden roads.

Also, the board will hear a rezoning case that would change 15.11 acres from R7.5 single-family residential to CP2 planned service and retail classification. The property is at 7050 Rockfish Road. The request was submitted on behalf of Crosspoint Church, owner of the property.

Anyone who wishes to speak during the public-comment period is asked to sign up 15 minutes before the start of the meeting and to limit comments to three minutes.

Under new business, the town will consider setting a public hearing at 7 p.m. April 3 on the proposed annexation of land contiguous with the town limits. The 8.23-acre property belongs to Bridgeport Homes and is near the intersection of Hunting Ridge and Rockfish roads.

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