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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Stokes approves money to move helipad

DANBURY (Winston-Salem Journal) - Stokes County commissioners approved money Monday night to move the county's medical helicopter helipad.

Commissioners told county officials to amend the budget to make money available to move the helipad.

Moving the helipad will cost the county about $6,000, which should cover the costs of a 30-by-30 landing pad, the development of a road to the landing pad, landscaping, site preparations and lighting, county officials said during a regular meeting of the board.

Once the state reauthorizes a $300,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Transportation that was awarded in 2003 for a joint building project with Stokes County and the Yadkin Valley Economic Development District Inc., the county will move forward with plans to build a new helipad.

The building project with Stokes County and the development district will house a maintenance garage for the county and a transportation office for the development district and will be built where the helipad is now, if all goes as planned.


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