New convenience center site explored
A solution to long-standing safety concerns at the Haywood County convenience center on N.C. 209 may be nearing.
At a meeting Monday, the Haywood County Board of Commissioners authorized negotiations with BG&W, LLC, which owns property at the junction of Yates Cove and N.C. 209. County Manager Marty Stamey will handle the negotiation process.
A portion of the site, if purchased, could provide a safer trash disposal site for those in Iron Duff, Crabtree or Fines Creek communities.
“We’ve been looking for an alternative site that’s safer and more user friendly for several years,” said Commission Chairman Mark Swanger. “We identified this area as a possibility, but there’s still a lot of research needed.”
The area is in the flood plain and has been filled in, but questions remain as to ...