Letters to The Editor – September 26th, 2018

Published 2:41 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Make Surry better for all

Editor, Smithfield Times
The Surry County Concerned Citizens Association was formed with a goal of “Making Surry County Better” for all citizens. Our citizen members believe that this can be accomplished by providing all citizens an open forum to discuss matters of our community and promoting a unified community.
A new future for Surry County Economic Development is evolving, and with the continued support of the County’s Concerned Citizens we can attract new businesses to support our citizens and help our young adults to remain here and help improve our County. At this past August meeting of our Board of Supervisors, the county attorney briefed the supervisors on the path they must take to move the proposed grocery Store project forward. The attorney informed the supervisors they must deed the proposed property, after purchase, to the Economic Development Authority of Surry County (EDA) and turn over development, construction and overall management of the project to completion.
Subsequently at the Aug. 29 meeting of the EDA, the county attorney briefed the EDA’s board of directors with the same information presented to the supervisors. This action sets the stage for a strong and successful team effort to improve economic development in our county.
The Association meets every fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Dendron Community Center, 2850 Rolfe Hwy. in Dendron. Come join us for an open conversation and an opportunity to know one another better.
Please join us at some or all meetings. Become informed, express your opinion, as all citizen voices are important to be heard to make Surry County better for us all!
Thomas Byrd
Surry County
Concerned Citizens Association

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