Budget, bonds on meeting agenda

Published 12:36 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The proposed county and school budgets will be discussed during the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Thursday.

The meeting will also feature students participating in Student Government Day, according to the meeting agenda.

Supervisors will meet at Central High School at 1 p.m. on Room 104.

Between five and 10 students from Central High School will take part in the school’s Student Government Day, where students observe activities of government leaders. During the meeting, some participating students will be recognized, along with county officials and the Student Government Day sponsor, the Rotary Club of Lunenburg.

County Administrator Tracy Gee said Student Government Day has been a positive event for both the government and for the school.

“This event has taken place for many years and is always a positive experience for both the students and public servants,” Gee said.

The board is also set to discuss the issuance of industrial revenue bonds.

The bonds, according to a public hearing notice from the chairman of the county’s industrial development authority, would assist the expansion and development of the Global Refining Group, Inc., a recycling processing company based in Kenbridge.

The bonds would enable the company to build a 30,000-sq.ft. facility to recycle and process catalytic converters, to expand Global Refining Group’s existing location on Kenbridge’s Main Street, to purchase new equipment and tools and acquiesce the land currently leased to the company by the development authority.

The county’s fiscal 2017-18 budget will also be discussed, including a nearly $795,000 request for additional funds by school officials.