LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider an amendment to the county’s junkyard-control ordinance that will stiffen penalties for violations.
The amendment, recommended by the county Planning Board, will charge a $50 fine for any offense, with the violator given up to 30 days to come into compliance with the ordinance. If the violator doesn’t comply within the 30 days, a fine of $1,500 will be imposed, with an additional $50 fine imposed each day the junkyard is out of compliance.
The second offense will result in a $100 fine immediately, with an extra $100 per day after that for each day the violation exists. A third offense will result in Robeson County cleaning up the property, and the cost of the cleanup being added to the property owner’s tax bill.
In other business, the commissioners on Monday will:
— Hear the annual audit presentation from Wade Greene, an accountant with the firm of S. Preston Douglas.
— Consider a proposal from Moseley Architects for a jail assessment and planning study for the Robeson County Detention Center. The proposed plan will cost the county $23,850.
— Hear a presentation from Charles Britt, the county’s interim assistant manager, concerning the designation of an insurance district for the Allenton Fire Department.
— Hear a presentation from Shelia Gasque, principal of the county’s Early College, concerning that school.
— Consider appointments to the county’s Parks and Recreation Board and Board of Equalization and Review.
— Hold several public hearings on zoning and planning issues. Among the hearings will be a request from Turkey Branch Solar for a conditional-use permit to allow for the establishment of a solar farm on a 39.76-acre tract in a Residential Agricultural District in Back Swamp.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the county administration building on North Elm Street.