Jonesville considering urban deer season

Taylor PardueStaff Writer

February 10, 2013

The Jonesville Town Council will be considering during Monday’s meeting an urban deer season which could begin in 2014.

The town council will meet Monday at Jonesville Town Hall at 7 p.m.

The Urban Archery Season is available for cities, towns and villages that submit to the Wildlife Resources Commission by April 1 of each year a letter of intent to participate in the season, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

If the Council members approve the measure, they would also have to amend the town’s ordinance concerning the discharge of weapons within city limits to allow archery equipment.

Also, the Jonesville Tourism Development Authority will request additional funds from the Council, according to the agenda.

In order to retain the services of All American Associates, the group aiding the town in the completion of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant (CWMTF), the Authority is expected to request additional money from the Council, as the allocated funds for this fiscal year have been spent. To keep employing All American Associates, the Council would need to approve $12,000 in funding for the remainder of this fiscal year.

The CWMTF grant has enabled Jonesville, Elkin and Ronda to join together under the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority, which has been charged with updating the towns’ sewer and waste water treatment facilities. The grant goes toward funding these projects.

The Tourism Development Authority will also be giving an update on the town’s trail head property, which is in need of fill work.

According to the agenda, the majority of this property is located within the flood way. Therefore, the town would need to perform an engineer’s flood study to show that there would be no negative downstream impacts from the development activity that the town proposes.

Anderson and Associates, which is also the same group studying the bridge locations, has provided a proposed fee to do the flood study of between $6,000 and $10,000.

Another topic the Council will address is the possible approval of a new Solid Waste Management Plan for the town. The State of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) requires that “each unit of local government, either individually or in cooperation with other units of local government, must develop a 10-year comprehensive solid waste management plan.”

Each town and county is further required to update the plan every three years.

For the past several years, Jonesville (and the other Towns in Yadkin County) has chosen to adopt and endorse Yadkin County’s plan, according to the Council’s agenda notes for the upcoming meeting.

Contact Taylor Pardue at (336) 835-1513 ext. 15, or email him at tpardue@civitasmedia.com.