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The Harnett County Board of Commissioners is committed to providing the county’s citizens with opportunities to make their voices heard during the decision-making process. Public hearings on certain agenda items provide one such opportunity. Details about upcoming public hearings are listed on this page. In addition to these public hearings, citizens have an opportunity to address the Board of Commissioners at each regular meeting during an informal period for public comments. During this public comment period, citizens may speak on any issue they wish for three minutes, so long as their comments are respectful of others.

Harnett County's FY 2019-2020 Budget Public Hearing
A proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, for Harnett County, North Carolina, was presented to the Harnett County Board of Commissioners on May 29, 2019.  The proposed budget, including the HRW Department of Public Utilities Water and Sewer Ordinance, is available in the office of Clerk to the Board, County Administration Building, 420 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, North Carolina, for public inspection.  The proposed budget is also available for public inspection online at www.harnett.org under “Harnett Happenings”.
 
A public hearing will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 420 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, North Carolina.  Any person who wishes to be heard concerning the budget may address the Board at that time.
 
Economic Development Appropriations for FY 2019-2020 Public Hearing
The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing concerning economic development appropriations as set forth in the Harnett County, North Carolina budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. This portion of the budget which includes expenditures for the Harnett County Economic Development Department as well as an appropriation for a specific economic development incentive is available in the office of Clerk to the Board, County Administration Building, 420 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, North Carolina, for public inspection. The public hearing will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 420 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, North Carolina 27546. At that time, any person who wishes to be heard concerning the economic development appropriations may appear before the Board.

The total expenditure budget for economic development matters is $660,974. Of that amount there is one specific incentive to be paid pursuant to a previously adopted Economic Development Incentive Agreement in the form of a partial reimbursement of local ad valorem taxes paid by the applicant. The specific incentive is as follows:

  1. a) The Rooms To Go Distribution Company, LLC Agreement for the new Rooms To Go facility in Dunn, NC (up to $352,000).

The budget also includes a continued deferment of $100,000 reduced land purchase pursuant to the previously adopted Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Treyburn Realty, LLC (Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center), and $94,000 for product development and business attraction.

This public hearing is required in accordance with N.C. General Statute §158-7.1.

KriGen Pharmaceuticals LLC Economic Incentives Public Hearing
The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed agreement to extend economic incentives to Krigen Pharmaceuticals LLC, a North Carolina Limited Liability Company (Krigen) which intends to lease, upfit and reuse that plant building located at 800 Edwards Brothers Drive, Lillington, Harnett County, NC 27546, in order to establish and operate a pharmaceutical parenteral manufacturing facility.  Said public hearing shall take place on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:00 o’clock PM during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners at the County Commissioner Meeting Room in the Harnett County Administration Building, located at 420 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, NC 27546.  At that time, any person who wishes to be heard concerning the appropriation of the economic incentives may appear before the Board.  The proposed economic incentive package will include five annual incentive grants to be paid to Krigen from any available fund sources of the County, which will be calculated to be in amounts equal to a portion of the property taxes to be paid by Krigen, assuring a positive return on investment for the County.  The County will also reimburse Krigen’s water and sewer fees up to a maximum of $25,000.00 over several years.  This facility project site will include a capital investment of approximately $4.6 million.  During the five (5) year incentive period, one hundred seventeen (117) full time jobs with an average annual wage of $47,479.00 will be created as a result of the operation of this manufacturing facility.  Subject to any information received at the public hearing, it is the intention of the Harnett County Board of Commissioners to approve the incentive appropriation agreement subject to various restrictions and conditions mandated by N.C. General Statutes §158-7.1.

 

 
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