Nash board to discuss tax waiver


Staff Writer

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Nash County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss a potential tax waiver for Pfizer among other topics Monday afternoon.

The board will consider a tax penalty waiver request made by Pfizer with information presented by Jim Wrenn, the county's tax administrator.

Jesse Lewis, executive director of Peacemakers, will make a presentation about the organization during the meeting.

The board will recognize county employees for landmark United Way contributions.

The board also will receive updates from fellow commissioners on significant items on which they've been working. The following commissioners represent the following committees, boards or authorities:

■ Commissioner Lou Richardson, District 1, is on the Community Caregiver Advisory Board, the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Gold Rock Improvements.

■ Commissioner Fred Belfield, District 2, is on the Farmer’s Market Advisory Board, Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments Board of Directors, Tar River Transit and the Joint School Board Committee.

■ Commissioner Dan Cone, District 3, sits on the Human Services Board, Nash County Agriculture Advisory Board, the Broadband Initiative Committee, Tar River Transit and the MCC Shell Building.

■ Commissioner Lisa Barnes, District 4, sits on the Nash UNC Health Care Board of Commissioners, Trillium Health Resources Central Regional Board and the Broadband Initiative Committee.

■ Vice Chairman Wayne Outlaw, District 5, is on the Upper Coastal Plain RPO, the NCC Board of Trustees, the Broadband Initiative Committee and the Joint School Board Committee.

■ Commissioner Mary Wells, District 6, sits on the NCC Board of Trustees, the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments Board of Directors and the Turning Point Work Force Development Board.

■ Chairman Robbie Davis, District 7, sits on the Tourism Development Authority, the Rocky Mount MPO, Gold Rock Improvements, MCC Shell Buildings and the Joint School Board Committee.

The board will enter closed session at the end of the meeting in order to preserve attorney-client privilege to discuss matters related to location or expansion of industries.

The board is scheduled to meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Conference Room on the third floor of the Claude Mayo Jr. Administration Building at 120 W. Washington St. in downtown Nashville.