Board to consider local match for Hemp grant – Asheboro Courier Tribune

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ASHEBORO — A grant request for expansion of Founder’s Hemp is on the Sept. 3 agenda of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners. The board meets at 6 p.m. at the Historic 1909 Courthouse, 145 Worth St., Asheboro.

The request is for a Building Reuse Grant from the NC Department of Commerce totaling $150,000 to assist with renovation of a portion of the facility on Dorsett Avenue, Asheboro. The grant would require a local match of $7,500, to be shared by the county and City of Asheboro, which will be the grant applicant. The Randolph County Economic Development Corporation will ask the county to schedule a public hearing for Oct. 7 to consider participating in the grant match.

Founder’s Hemp has committed to investing $310,000 in building renovations due to rapid growth in its production of hemp products. The growth is expected to create 15 full-time jobs, in addition to the current 62. Annual wage of the new jobs is estimated at $35,667.

Also on the agenda:

• The annual report by Waste Management

• Consideration of an agreement for a Randleman convenience site

• Adoption of a resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment under the Women’s Suffrage Movement

• Detention Center big updates and installment financing matters

• An involuntary commitment transportation plan

• Request for a new deputy sheriff sergeant for the Trinity area

• Award for time and attendance software

• A resolution in support of a US Census Complete Count Committee

• Engagement of a law firm for legal representation pertaining to Randolph Health

• An NC Railroad agreement

• CCG Range and Training Complex update

Special recognitions for:

• Cigna Well-Being Award

• Kameryn Walden, 4-H Youth Voice update

• Introduction of Dr. Kenny Sherin as the new NC Cooperative Extension director for Randolph County


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