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Supervisors to have first meeting of new year

It may be the first of the year, but the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors are expected to take up several matters left over from 2016 when they meet this evening at the Chancery Building for their first meeting of 2017.

The supervisors, who moved their meeting from the normal first Monday of the month because of the New Year’s holiday, have several items on the agenda that have been regular issues for the last several weeks in the county.

Among the issues the board will take up as recommendations from the Lafayette County Planning Commission include:

• Consider Planning Commission recommendation to approve preliminary commercial site plan for Pebble Creek Subdivision. Pebble Creek, planned to be constructed below the controversial Spring Lake dam, earned an appeal from the planning commission after originally being denied when the developer agreed to raise the elevation of homes near the high hazard dam. Several residents within the nearby The Lakes subdivision have opposed the development due to the location and the potential strain it could put on the water system.

• Consider Public hearing to consider amendments to the following subdivision regulations: bond information, mail notifications, construction bond information, water systems, sanitary sewer systems and construction plans.

• Authorize advertisement for bids for grading project for Lafayette County Office Park off County Road 406. Supervisors are beginning site development of a new county office complex that will house several county offices and a justice court building.

This evening’s meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the board meeting room.