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Watauga County Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing About AppalCart Programs PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Thursday, 30 July 2009 10:54

As part of the Watauga County Commissioner’s monthly meeting next week, officials are seeking the public’s opinion about a new program for the AppalCart.


According to Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Jim Deal, the public can participate in a hearing about a proposed Rural Operating Assistance Program.


Deal said the program would include transportation assistance for elderly and disabled residents and a service to provide transportation service to residents in rural areas.  The R.O.A.P. also includes a program to provide transportation for Work First, Workforce Development Programs, and general public employment transportation needs.


The program costs just shy of $165,900.  Officials at the Watauga County Manager’s Office, the AppalCart, and the High Country Council of Governments were unavailable for comment on Thursday afternoon to explain what agencies would fund the program.


The public hearing will be held on Monday morning at 9:00 in the Watauga County Administration Building on King Street in downtown Boone.


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