Rutherford County Commissioners’ Meeting Highlights

2017 Commissioners: Front row (l-r) Bryan King, Alan Toney. Back row: Michael Benfield, Eddie Holland, Greg Lovelace


    • Bryan King and Alan Toney

      The first order of business for the county commissioners in their December meeting was to elect a chair and vice-chair. Both Bryan King and Alan Toney were elected unanimously to serve again as Chairman and Vice-chair in the final year of their current terms. King said he was “honored to serve” and that this board operated as a team of leaders.

    • Reagon and Richard Randall accept the airport plaque in honor of their father Joesph Randall from commissioner Mike Benfield.

      The two sons of Joeseph Randall accepted recognition for their dad’s contributions to the RC Airport with a plaque to be installed at the RC Airport. Randall had served 25 years on the N.C. Aeronautical Council, and on the N.C. DOT Advisory Board and chaired the Secondary Roads Council. Randall passed on Sept. 19.

    • The commissioners heard an update from Catherine MacMann on the Tryon International Equestrian Center. The commissioners also asked for an update on noise reduction at the Gun Club. While the TIEC spokesperson spoke of some measures taken, there was no update on the sound engineering study. Two members of the audience who lived near the Gun Club shook their heads indicating those changes had not been made.

The results of the financial audit were presented to the commissioners with clear findings. Congratulations from the board were given to Paula Roach, Finance Director.