Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday

The Havelock Board of Commissioners is expected to consider an agreement with the county on the future of the old Phoenix Recycling site near the entrance to the Tucker Creek subdivision.

The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Havelock City Hall.

The plan calls for the city to eventually take ownership of the site. The county would receive back taxes owed on the site since 2000, when Phoenix Recycling declared bankruptcy and abandoned the location, which has more than 200,000 cubic yards of waste material.

City officials have been working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources on how to handle the site, which is not currently part of the city limits of Havelock but is next to Tucker Creek Middle School and behind the city’s West End Fire Station.

The city, through the EPA’s Brownfields program, plans to redevelop the site, either as a recreation park or housing subdivision.

During the meeting, commissioners are also expected to consider bids for a city employee pay and class study.

Three bids for the study were received ranging from $19,920 to $35,530. City staff has recommended that Piedmont Triad COG’s bid of $23,700 be accepted based on the company’s experience and qualifications.

For more information on the meeting, call Havelock City Hall at 444-6400.