Cumberland County Commission Update

The Cumberland County Commissioners voted on the following rezonings as they pertain to local real estate.

Case P21-31 – Rezoning 25 acres from Rural Residential to Residential Conditional Zoning. The rezoning will allow up to 77 lots with zero lot line development. The property is located south of Clinton Road, west of Forte Road. (Stedman area) The planning staff and planning board recommended approval.

Vote: Passed with Commissioners Adam, Boose and Keefe voting in opposition

Case P21-33 – Rezoning 41.98 acres from Agriculture to Residential Conditional Zoning for up to 122 zero lot line subdivision. The property is located west of NC 87 Hwy and south of Olaburns Drive. The planning board recommended denial and the planning staff recommended approval.

Vote: This case has been remanded back to the planning board.

Consideration of approval of purchase price for 20.18 acres on the south side of Elliot Farm Road on behalf of the Cumberland County Board of Education. The site will be a future elementary school.

Vote: Passed

Other Business: Memorandum from Cumberland County

Cumberland County has been allocated $65.2 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act. The County’s three-member ARP Committee (Commissioner Jimmy Keefe, Committee Chair; Board Vice Chairman Glenn Adams and Commissioner Dr. Toni Stewart) met Sept. 7, 2021, to consider initial allocations for projects using the federal funding. The Commissioners voted to approve the allocations. (below)

Generators for emergency shelters – $1,800,00
Narcan for Sheriff’s Office, Fire Departments – $140,000
Mortgage assistance program – $2,000,000
Rental assistance program – $1,500,000
Trade job training program – $2,000,000
Small local business assistance program – $3,500,000
Aid to non-profits serving residents affected by COVID-19 – $3,500
Mobile technology lab and bookmobile (public library) – $500,000
Affordable housing project in Shaw Heights – $10,000,000
Homeless shelter – site selection and design costs – $250,000
First-time homebuyers’ program – $2,500,000
Sanitary Sewer System in Shaw Heights – $5,000,000
Comprehensive countywide feasibility study for water and sewer – $2,000,000

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".