Union County Council to Hold Meeting

Daniel Prince

"Project Vidar" to receive first reading; burn ordinance set for final reading

Union County Council will hold its final regular meeting of 2021 today at 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at 103 West Main Street. The public is invited to attend, and the meeting will be streamed live on the Frank Hart Union County Supervisor Facebook page.

The highlight of the agenda is some possible good economic news on the horizon, as council will be holding first reading on a fee agreement for an economic development project called Project Vidar. They will also holding first reading of a joint county industrial and business park ordinance related to Project Vidar. It is unknown if this is a new industry looking to come to Union or an expansion of an existing one. In last month’s report, Supervisor Frank Hart stated that Economic Development Director Dolton Williams had indicated three more promising projects. He said at the time they were far from done deals, but they were promising, and if they came to fruition, it could total more than 500 jobs and $180 million in investment among them. It is probable Project Vidar is one of those three that were mentioned.

The other ordinance set for vote is the third reading of the burn ordinance. We talked about the specifics of that ordinance in yesterday’s news.

Other items on the agenda include a presentation on the COVID vaccine from Lisa Carroll and a report on coon hunts from Steven Stone. Council will consider any requests to fill vacant budgeted positions, capital funds requests, and appointments to vacant positions on boards and commissions. Council is also set to consider bids for the Wells Fargo building upfit. Supervisor Frank Hart will give his monthly update, which will include news from various county departments, and will receive committee reports. There will be an executive session to discuss two economic development matters and two personnel matters.

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