Weekly Recap: March 4

Animal Shelter Grand Opening, 225th Anniversary, Rural Water and More: What Happened This Week In Boone County

It’s been another busy week in Your Boone County. Learn more about what’s been happening.

Animal Shelter Grand Opening: Saturday, March 16 from Noon-2 p.m.
Boone County Animal Shelter Grand Opening

We are excited to officially open our doors to the public on Saturday, March 16. Stop by the new Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel Boone County Shelter (5620 Idlewild Road, Burlington) and meet our adoptable animals and learn more about the services available at the new shelter. Festivities begin at noon and last until 2 p.m. We can’t wait to see you there!

A historic photo of downtown Burlington features an unpaved road and man on horseback

Be Part of the 225th Anniversary Celebration!

Boone County is celebrating the 225th anniversary of our first county meeting in June 1799. Several events are planned throughout the year, including a signature event on June 1 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. We invite community organizations to join the fun by applying to be a 225th Celebration Event. Learn more about our plans and sign up to be an official 225th event!


Rural Water 3.0: Project Updates
Staff expect to make a report to the Fiscal Court on Tuesday, March 19. The report will include a prioritized listing of streets the staff recommends moving to the next level of evaluation. Residents are invited to attend the Fiscal Court meeting to learn about the recommended plan water installation.

Fiscal Court Meeting Recap
The Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, March 5, for its first regular business meeting of the month. Several items were discussed, including seasonal hires for parks and approval of a zone change for a new residential neighborhood off Hathaway Road in Union. (Read more.) Elected officials of the fiscal court also paved the way for providing incentives for the expansion of 80 Acres, a vertical farming facility in unincorporated Boone County.

80 Acres plans to add another grow zone to their current facility. An industrial revenue bond, potentially issued by the Fiscal Court, would help support the expansion while bringing more jobs and desirable industries into the county. Read more.



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