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Published 10:02 pm Friday, June 19, 2015

By Leah Justice

Polk commissioners questioned by resident over agreements for Lake Adger

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The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday, June 15 and were questioned during citizen comments by Michael Veatch over Lake Adger dredging. Veatch said the expense to dredge the lake could be $7 million if the lake is dredged to 10 ft. deep and asked commissioners how deep they want the lake. Veatch also questioned when the last time the county met with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Lake Adger Homeowners Association, which according to Veatch is required annually through an agreement.

Polk re-appoints tax administrator Bowlin

The Polk County Board of Commissioners unanimously re-appointed tax administrator Melissa Bowlin to serve another two-year term. Commissioners made the appointment during the board’s June 15 meeting. The appointment of a tax administrator or collector is required. Bowlin serves over the county’s tax department and newly established tag office.

Polk approves budget amendment for EMS coverage at TIEC

Commissioners approved a budget amendment for $15,600 to increase revenues and expenses in the county EMS salary budget. The county received the payment for EMS coverage at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).

Polk estimates 10-12,000 people attended TIEC grand opening

Polk County officials estimated that between 10,000 and 12,000 people attended the grand opening event at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) on Saturday, June 6. Polk County Manager Marche Pittman reported on the event during the county commissioners’ June 15 meeting. Pittman and other county officials attended the event with Pittman saying county volunteers and employees did a great job assisting TIEC before, during and after the event.