News Briefs for Aug. 12

Published 10:00 pm Friday, August 12, 2016

► Gasperson to take over as health board member

The Polk County Board of Commissioners decided this week that commissioner Ray Gasperson will be appointed to the Rutherford Polk McDowell health board. Gasperson will replace commissioner Michael Gage, who is resigning due to his work schedule and the times and distance to meetings.

► Polk makes appointments to volunteer boards

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The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday, Aug. 8 and unanimously made appointments to two volunteer boards. Carolyn Ashburn and Ernie Kan were appointed to the Polk County Appearance Commission and Patricia Dockendorf and Dianne Poague were appointed to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee.

► Polk appoints commissioner as voting delegate at NCACC conference

The Polk County Board of Commissioners appointed commissioner Ray Gasperson to be the voting delegate at the N.C. Association of County Commissioner conference this year. The conference is being held Aug. 11-16 in Winston-Salem.

► Polk County Recreation soccer registration available through Monday

Polk County Recreation’s fall soccer season registration is available through Monday, Aug. 15. The season will begin in early September with the cost of $35 per child. Visit on the recreation department page for more information or call 828-894-8199. Registration forms are available online or in the box outside Stearns Gym in Columbus.

► Landrum City Council to set aside money to finish Comprehensive Plan

The City of Landrum voted on Aug. 9 to set aside a total of $10,000 to complete their Comprehensive Plan, a list of goals the city has been working on this year with the community on improving Landrum for the next decade. This money will go towards capital projects such as the Operation Hope parking lot and public restrooms. Upstate Forever has contributed to the project for the last 14 months and will continue to assist the City of Landrum in finishing the plan, which includes a market analysis, a housing study and the priority goals to be set for the city.