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