2017-11-08 / Front Page

Get a glimpse of government


If you’ve ever wondered just how the government regulates growth and development, you can get an up close look at the process and get to know the people who do that work.

The Person County Planning Department, Inspections Department, GIS Department and Environmental Health Department are holding an open house event next Wednesday for the public to learn more about their roles and recent changes.

The event will be held 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Person County Government Center complex at 325 S. Morgan Street. The public is invited to stop by anytime during those hours to meet the newest staff members, review new forms and discuss procedural updates.

There will be light refreshments, games, demonstrations and several prizes to give away.

The GIS Department will give an overview of their new Tax Parcel Viewer software along with some other applications at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Planning Department has added an entirely new planning staff since the beginning of the year. Lori Oakley is planning director, Caroline Darnell is a planner and Sarah Moore is a planning technician.

In other departments, Byron Puryear joined the Inspections Department as a Code Enforcement Officer and Zack Wynne joined the GIS Department as a GIS Technician.

The Planning Department has revised all of its existing applications to make them more user friendly and added two new applications – a Plan Review application and Sign Permit application. Several of the land use applications are also being used jointly between the county and the City of Roxboro.

Among the procedural updates, the planning staff will review the zoning permit application process, which will include going over sample plot plans.

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