The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a
regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioners' Conference Room
Those present were:
Chairman Bill Moyer, Vice-Chairman Charlie Messer, Commissioner Larry
Young, Commissioner Shannon Baldwin, Commissioner Chuck McGrady, County Manager
David E. Nicholson, Assistant County Manager
Also present were: Planning Director Karen C. Smith,
Budget and Management Director
CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME
Chairman Moyer called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Commissioner Messer led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.
DISCUSSION/ADJUSTMENT OF AGENDA
Chairman Moyer recognized Staff Sergeant Fred Sieber.
Sergeant Sieber stated that he had been a
Sergeant Seiber read the following letter to the Board and the audience:
“Dear Commissioners and Citizens, I would personally
like to thank you for your contributions to Marine Wing Support Squadron 273’s
Marines and Sailors while we were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom. Knowing that we have the backing of local communities makes a big
difference as our country’s sons and daughters strive to lift the oppressed and
stand at the ready to vanquish those who would do us harm. Your thoughts,
prayers and donations are a true testament to your generosity and patriotism.
As a native of
Sergeant Seiber also read the following carved onto a wooden plaque:
“Presented to the people of
Sergeant Seiber presented the letter and plaque to
Chairman Moyer. A standing ovation followed Sergeant Seiber’s presentation.
Chairman Moyer thanked Sergeant Seiber for the presentation, but more
importantly for the job done for the County and the
Chairman Moyer recognized Karen Smith regarding Relay
For Life. Ms. Smith stated that this year’s Relay For Life was another example
of why this is a great County to live and work in. The 11th annual
American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life was held June 3rd and 4th
Chairman Moyer stated that a Development and Enforcement Services Director had been hired and asked David Nicholson to make the introduction. Mr. Nicholson recognized Toby Linville, stating that Mr. Linville would be responsible for redoing the centralized permitting system, as well as assisting in developing a stronger enforcement system.
INFORMAL PUBLIC COMMENT
1. Darryl Fullam – Mr. Fullam stated that he was a dairy farmer, and had a dairy in Etowah. With respect to the flood plain ordinance, he recommended accepting the State model as recommended by the Planning Board. He expressed concern about property being devalued. Over the past few months, the Board had asked local farmers what they could do as a Board to promote agriculture in the County. He stated that this was the Board’s chance not to help them, but to hurt them the least and not add more regulations on top of what they already had.
Argie Taylor – Mr. Taylor stated that he had been a resident of
Leon Allison –
Mr. Allison stated that he agreed with the Planning Board’s 7-2 vote to
recommend the State’s flood ordinance model. He stated that along Bob’s
4. Pat Morell – Ms. Morell stated that she was the Natural Resources Chair of the league of Women Voters. She read a letter from the League endorsing the concept of adopting a flood plain ordinance. She stated that the Board must weigh the limits of development against the value of property to the owners, and the cost to the community should development take place. She spoke in support of a strong ordinance that limited development with a no-fill policy within the floodplain, sets a safe elevation above the base flood elevation, and limits development in the 100 year flood plain to uses associated with agriculture, recreation and infrastructure.
5. Kenny Barnwell – Mr. Barnwell stated that in all the meetings he had attended, all but two people had spoken in favor of the state mandate for a flood plain ordinance. He stated that these rules are far from just a band-aid fix. All the points are addressed, and would give the County a defensible ordinance to work with. Because the majority of the landowners who would be most effected had shown support for the proposal, it should be the model adopted by the Board. He stated that he realized the ordinance wasn’t perfect, and in his opinion it should contain no building and no filling in the floodway and the issuance of a no rise certificate within the flood fringe.
Brandon Lee –
Mr. Lee, and three fellow 5th grade students from Edneyville
Elementery spoke with regard to the floodplain ordinance. The students
discussed some of the problems in other states they had learned about, such as
building in floodprone areas, and filling in wetlands. They stated that as the
future homeowners of
Angela Beeker –
Ms. Beeker requested, on behalf of the group of farmers that she was
representing, the Board give careful thought before making the decision to
affect such a large area with such a restrictive ordinance. The acreage in
question was equal to the acreage in
Jeff Young –
Mr. Young stated that fair and balanced were two primary objectives the Board
had when implementing laws in the County. However, fair and balanced were two words
he had not heard in discussions about the flood plain ordinance. Both the first
draft and the revised draft of the proposed ordinance failed to address the
competing interest and land use in and around the floodplains. He also stated
that the proposed draft did not allow science and hard data to determine the
potential impact of a development on the floodplain. Mr. Young continued his
discussion about FEMA’s flood insurance rate maps and how they were developed.
He stated that those maps already had a one foot buffer built into them,
however the draft proposed ordinance did not recognize the significance or
value of that data. Mr. Young had distributed to the Board an updated map,
though not of
Stu MacRoberts –
Mr. MacRoberts stated he was the President of the
A. Pretorius – Mr. Pretorius stated that he was a local pilot, and kept his plane at
11. Bert Lemkes – Mr. Lemkes stated that it had not been long ago when the Chairman asked a group of people involved in agriculture what the County could do for agriculture. He stated that the County should first understand what agriculture really is. Mr. Lemkes stated agriculture is a capital intensive industry. They deal not only with production, but also with processing. It is a business already subject to a lot of regulations. As an industry, it is hard to deal with regulations on prices while costs continue to rise. He requested the Board consider the interests of agriculture when discussing the flood ordinance. The industry does not need more regulation, they need help. He stated that the Board could help by taking the least restrictive form of a flood plain ordinance.
Mary Singleton – Ms. Singleton spoke to the proposed ’05-’06 budget. Earlier in the
year, the public had been told that the number one school priority was
Hillandale, due to problems with the land where the school was sited. It had
been determined that the existing building would have to be replaced, and that
there was a suitable site further up on the existing property. Following that decision
however, the Board of Commissioners and Board of Education had agreed to a land
Ms. Singleton then addressed the Board of Education’s request for an additional office worker at 21 schools. She expressed concern that this additional office worker was actually planned to replace existing guidance counselors. Based on her conversations with teachers, school nurses were a higher priority.
Ms. Singleton continued to discuss the fees charged to parents who have children enrolled in the before school and after school program of care. She was troubled that those fees were increasing, while land was being purchased for a school we don’t need. She expressed concern about how the taxpayers dollars were being spent on both schools, as well as other county services and facilities.
Bob Williford – Mr. Williford stated that he was the President of the Greater
Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Williford stated that following
discussions with the Government Affairs Committee, the Agri-Business Committee,
the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development Board of Directors
and the Chamber Board of Directors, they felt that a flood protection ordinance
was needed in
– Mr. Fadok spoke as the owner of the
Carolyn Mason - Ms. Mason stated that she had
lived at her current address in
Mark Williams - Mr. Williams is a current
member of the Henderson County Planning Board. He worked in the banking
industry, and worked directly with farmers. He had relied heavily on
individuals with knowledge of the impacts of flooding, particularly engineers, in
making his decisions as a member of the Planning Board. While there might be
some wealthy farmers, by and large in this County farmers were struggling to
continue farming. The number one way to preserve farmland was to preserve first
the farmer. He felt that as proposed, the ordinance would do a great disservice
to farmers in
DISCUSSION/ADJUSTMENT OF AGENDA - continued
Chairman Moyer added two additional Closed Session Items. Commissioner McGrady made the motion to approve the agenda as amended. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Commissioner McGrady made the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
The Consent Agenda items were:
Draft minutes were presented of the following meetings for the Board’s review and approval:
· May 2, 2005 - regular meeting
The Tax Collector’s report was not received for consideration at this meeting.
Financial Report – April 2005
Cash Balance Report – April 2005
These reports were presented for the Board’s information and consent approval.
The YTD deficit in the CDBG-Scattered Site Housing Project, the Mills River Watershed Protection Project, the Mud Creek Watershed Restoration Fund and the Mills River Sewer Capital Project were all temporary due to timing differences in the expenditure of funds and the subsequent requisition of Federal and State grant funds to reimburse these expenditures.
The Human Services Building Project deficit was due to architectural fees, demolition/abatement and utilities relocation work completed for this new facility. These costs would be recouped from financing proceeds for the project in May of this current fiscal year.
The Schools Financial Report was provided for April for information and consent approval.
Board was requested to approve the continuation of the lease on the
Mullinax offer to purchase lots, Rocky Gorge Lodge Subdivision
Lloyd A. Mullinax and Mary G. Mullinax
(together, “Mullinax”) had made an offer to purchase certain parcels of
real estate from
The real estate was the subject of a tax foreclosure in 1937. As was pointed out regarding the prior offer to the Board, and as Mullinax noted in this offer: “…there may have been procedural irregularities in the foreclosure and subsequent sale of said properties…”
Staff proposed the following motion: I move that the Board propose to
accept the offer of Lloyd A. Mullinax and Mary G. Mullinax in the Board’s
agenda packet, subject to an upset bid. The Clerk is directed to cause legal
notice thereof to be published one (1) time in the Times-News Hendersonville,
N.C. In the event that an increased bid is filed, the Clerk is directed to
re-advertise as required by law, and to repeat this procedure until ten (10)
days have elapsed from the date of last publication without a qualifying upset
bid having been received. At the end of such procedure, the Chairman is
authorized to execute a document accepting the highest such upset bid (or, if
there are none, the Mullinax bid), and to close such transaction by
Petition for addition to
Staff recommended approval of
petitions to add Divide Loop and
The following recognitions/awards had been received by County Departments and/or employees. The Board of Commissioners had asked that these be included on the agenda for special recognition of our departments’ and employees’ achievements:
· Chris Coulson: 2005 Awards of Excellence Competition
Set Public Hearing date for Road Names
Staff requested a public hearing date be set for the following new road names:
Water Line Extension
The City of
Notification of Vacancies
The Board was notified of the following vacancies and these will appear on the next agenda for nominations:
1. Nursing/Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee – 2 vac.
Chairman Moyer reminded the Board of the following vacancies and opened the floor to nominations:
Commissioner McGrady nominated Selena Coffey for Position #1. Chairman Moyer made the motion to accept her nomination by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Commissioner McGrady nominated
Commissioner Young nominated William Farrell to Position #1 and Mary Ann Engel to Position #2. Chairman Moyer made the motion to accept those nominees by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
4. Cane Creek Water & Sewer District Advisory Committee – 5 vac.
Commissioner Messer nominated himself to Position #1, P. Richmond Meadows to Position #2, John Davis to Position #3 and Jeff Young to Position #6. Chairman Moyer made the motion to accept those nominees by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
5. Environmental Advisory Committee – 4 vac.
Commissioner Young nominated Hall Waddell, Art Hudson, Larry Blair and Fielding Lucas. Commissioner McGrady nominated Edward Doyle, Angela Fernandini, James Hutcherson and Collette Summitt. A vote will be taken on the nominees at the next meeting.
The vacant positions on the Board were #1 - John Bell, #3 – an Optometrist,
#5 – a registered nurse, and #8 – an engineer. Commissioner Young stated that
at the last meeting, the Board had discussed having P.
Commissioner Young nominated Don Michalove to Position #1, Theron Maybin to Position #2 and Argie Taylor to Position #3. Commissioner McGrady nominated Ken Gaylord to Position #1 and Dixie Dellinger and Ken Gregory to Position #2.
Commissioner McGrady nominated Argie Taylor to Position #3. Chairman Moyer made the motion to accept Mr. Taylor by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
8. Jury Commission – 1 vac.
Commissioner Young nominated Mary Singleton. Commissioner McGrady nominated Dutch Burdette. A vote will be taken on the nominees at the next meeting.
9. Juvenile Crime Prevention Council – 20 vac.
Commissioner Baldwin nominated the following for reappointment: #1 - Mike Neyman, #3 – Erik Summey, #5 – Rodney Wesson, #6 – Ali Robbins, #8 – David Nicholson, #19 – Morton Lazarus, #20 – Kevin Lauritsen, #22 – Mary Murray and #24 – Margo Nagel. Commissioner McGrady nominated Chris Freeman for appointment to Position #19.
Chairman Moyer made the motion to reappoint #1 - Mike Neyman, #3 – Erik Summey, #5 – Rodney Wesson, #6 – Ali Robbins, #8 – David Nicholson, #20 – Kevin Lauritsen, #22 – Mary Murray and #24 – Margo Nagel by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
10. Land-of-Sky Regional Advisory Council on Aging – 1 vac.
Chairman Moyer nominated David Beardsley for appointment to Position #1.
As Mr. Beardsley currently serves as a
11. Library Board of Trustees – 2 vac.
Commissioner McGrady nominated Art Harrington for reappointment to Position #4 and Joy Perry to Position #6. Commissioner Young nominated Dennis Justice for appointment to Position #4 and Tom Orr for appointment to Position #6. A vote will be taken on the nominees at the next meeting.
12. Mountain Area Workforce Development Board – 2 vac.
Commissioner Messer nominated Dr. David Sink for reappointment to Position #4. Chairman Moyer made the motion to reappoint Dr. Sink by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
13. Nursing/Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee – 4 vac.
Commissioner Young nominated Aubrey Carruth for reappointment to Position #3. Chairman Moyer made the motion to reappoint Mr. Carruth by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Commissioner McGrady nominated Phyllis Brown for appointment to Position #22. Chairman Moyer made the motion to appoint Ms. Brown by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
14. Planning For Older Adults Block Grant Advisory Committee – 1 vac.
Commissioner McGrady nominated Linda Lauzon for appointment to Position #12. There being no additional nominations, Chairman Moyer made the motion to appoint Linda Lauzon by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
15. Social Services Board – 1 vac.
Chairman Moyer nominated Chuck McGrady for reappointment to Position #2. There being no additional nominations, Chairman Moyer made the motion to reappoint Mr. McGrady by acclamation. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
DRAFT FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
Rocky Hyder presented the revised Draft Henderson County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance based on comments gathered at the May 2, 2005 Public Hearing, and those submitted after that public hearing. The majority of those comments had been that the ordinance was too restrictive and that the Board should adopt a minimum ordinance similar to what the Planning Board recommendation had been. Staff continued to believe that the state’s draft was the absolute minimum, and a model ordinance which was not necessarily intended for any jurisdiction but laid out the basic guidelines for communities to consider when writing an ordinance specific to a communities situation.
Mr. Hyder pointed out that the draft ordinance did allow construction in the floodway with a no impact or no rise certificate. Staff certainly would not propose an ordinance that would allow building in the floodway. Staff also did not propose development within the 100 year flood plain, especially with regard to fill. Mr. Hyder expressed concern about the fact that it was not the height of the water, but the velocity of that water that caused much of the damage experienced in the last floods. He then discussed the revisions staff had made to the draft. The revised draft addresses some of the issues raised by the comments mentioned above as well as a preliminary state review of the ordinance.
The revisions include the following:
When the Board is ready to adopt the ordinance, it will need to establish an effective date. The next items that must be addressed are initiating the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) application process and developing a fee schedule associated with the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
Commissioner McGrady stated that there were now three ordinances before the Board: the revised Staff recommendation, the State model as recommended by the Planning Board, and the draft submitted by Angela Beeker (the “Beeker document”). Commissioner McGrady stated that he had not had an opportunity to understand the differences between these documents. He suggested developing a timetable and a process to allow the Board to make a decision. He agreed the County needed an ordinance, the question was what kind of ordinance.
At the May 17, 2005 Planning Board meeting the Planning Board voted to rescind their earlier motion recommending the Board of Commissioners adopt the Henderson County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance as it was originally presented to the Board of Commissioners on March 23, 2005. They further set a special called meeting for June 2, 2005. At the special called meeting on June 2, 2005 the Planning Board recommended the adoption of the state minimum standards as the Henderson County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. In addition, the Planning Board also recommended the Board of Commissioners pursue the development of Sedimentation and Erosion Control and the Stormwater Management standards and requirements earlier than scheduled in the 2020 Comprehensive Plan.
Commissioner Young stated
that he was by no means an expert in this matter, and he relied on civil
engineers for their knowledge – two of which were on the Planning Board. Those
experts say that the County should adopt a flood plain ordinance that is
compatible with the ones around us:
suggested giving the
Chairman Moyer made the motion to ask staff to work
the ordinances into a side by side comparison, pointing out the differences
between those ordinances as well as the key policy issues on which Staff needs
resolution. The ordinances to be compared would be the State model, the “Staff”
draft, the “Beeker” draft, and
Russ Burrell stated that
Under the ordinance:
1) The Board must “assume possession and control” of all abandoned public cemeteries. (Code §76-6)
2) “An abandoned cemetery is a cemetery for which there is no ascertainable person or entity responsible for maintenance and care, and which has not actually been maintained or cared for so that it has fallen into a state of disrepair as evidenced by overgrown foliage, broken grave markers, loss of grave identity, or such other circumstances indicating neglect or abandonment.” (§76-4(a))
3) “A public cemetery is a cemetery that:
(1) Is or was last owned or controlled by a public body without any relinquishment of ownership or control by said public body; or
(2) Has been (i) dedicated for use by the public generally by an express or implied dedication, and (ii) accepted by the public expressly by an act of a public body or impliedly by the actual use of the cemetery by the general public.” (§76-4(c))
The only substantial issue
identified by staff as a concern with this application is the location of the
boundaries of the “lower section,
Chairman Moyer stated that his concern was that the Board was dealing with a portion of a cemetery. He questioned the implications of moving forward while dealing with pieces of various cemeteries. Mr. Burrell stated that one of the difficulties that would be encountered would be having a piece of land that might be one cemetery, but might also be multiple cemeteries. In this context, for the purposes of GIS the property has been shown as one tract of land. However, there is no owner listed for the property. It has all been shown as one tract for convenience purposes, however there is no way to know how many tracts there may actually be. Mr. Burrell recommended that if the Board did decide to accept this as an abandoned public cemetery, they direct staff to work with the people who maintain the upper section of the cemetery to delineate between the two sections.
Following additional discussion about the ability to find out who was legally in charge of the cemetery, Commissioner Young suggested finding out who was last buried in that cemetery and going to the funeral director who buried them to determine who granted that permission.
Commissioner McGrady moved that Henderson County staff be directed to work with its Cemetery Advisory Committee and those who care for the remainder of the Mill Pond Cemetery to locate the boundaries of the lower section of Mill Pond Cemetery, and provide a reasonable and workable description of the boundaries to this Board within forty-five days of this date. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
UPDATE ON PENDING ISSUES
1. Historical Preservation Commission
Chairman Moyer stated that he had discussed with Judy
Abrell the possibility of a County-wide Historical Preservation Commission. Chairman
Moyer approached Mayor Niehoff about their Committee to determine who it worked
and the specifics involved. Following that discussion with the City of
Schedule Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing on Application #SP-93-13-A5 to Amend Special Use Permit #SP-93-13 (as amended) for the Carriage Park Planned Unit Development
Dale Hamlin, Manager of Carriage Park Associates, LLC, submitted an application on April 8, 2005 to request a change in the definition “Townhouse (Townhome)” as found in Condition 1(h) of Exhibit A of the original order granting Special Use Permit #SP-93-13 (as amended). Special Use Permit #SP-93-13 was granted by the Board of Commissioners on October 11, 1993.
At the March 15, 2005 Planning Board meeting, the Applicant held a pre-application conference with the Planning Board as required by Section 200-33, Planned Unit Development, of the Henderson County Zoning Ordinance. On April 20, 2005 the proposed amendment was then referred back to the Planning Board by the Board of Commissioners for a recommendation. At the May 17, 2005 Planning Board meeting the Planning Board discussed the proposed amendment and made a favorable recommendation on it.
requested the Board of Commissioners schedule a quasi-judicial public hearing
on the application to amend Special Use Permit #SP-93-13 (as amended). Chairman Moyer made the motion to set the
quasi-judicial public hearing for the
Set Public Hearing on Rezoning Action #R-2005-02
April 20, 2005, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners (the
“Commissioners”) directed the Henderson County Planning Staff to study three
parcels (the “Subject Area”), currently zoned OU (Open Use), and determine what
commercial zoning district could be applied that would be consistent with
adjacent commercial zoning by the Town of Fletcher. The Subject Area is located
off NC Highway 280 (
PIN 00964362687755 (0.05 acres,
owned by the City of
PIN 00964362972515 (0.59 acres,
owned by the City of
PIN 00964362963855 (0.36 acres, owned by the Murphy-Wilson Investment Co.)
The Henderson County Planning Board first considered rezoning action #R-2005-02 at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at which time the Board voted unanimously (7-0) on a motion to send the Board of Commissioners a favorable recommendation on rezoning the Subject Area to a C-4 (Highway Commercial) zoning district.
Before taking action on the rezoning action, the Board of Commissioners must hold a public hearing. Staff proposed the hearing be scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Commissioner McGrady made the motion to schedule the public hearing for Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Ervin Bazzle, Chairman of the Henderson County School Board, presented the budget for the coming year. He discussed the use of their Strategic Plan in preparation of their budget, and stated that each budgetary item directly addresses goals the Board and community have set for the schools. Mr. Bazzle stated that the issues he wished to point out to the public had to do with the faculty and staff, the counseling programs and support staff, and lowering class size.
Mr. Bazzle discussed some trends with
the Board, particularly the trend in the number schools being recognized as
Schools of Distinction, Excellence, and Honor Excellence. Currently 18 out of
Mr. Bazzle also addressed the local expense request budget, explaining the items they see as uncontrollable such as salary increases as directed by the State and utility bills. Mr. Bazzle, School Superintendent Dr. Stephen Page and members of the School Board then answered several questions from the Board on current class size averages and the need for additional class size reduction. In the budget, they were requesting six additional teachers to accommodate class size reduction. There followed much additional discussion about class room sizes, growth projections and additional factors that might influence those sizes.
There was discussion about the personnel request which included needs in areas such as nursing, technology and maintenance. The total amount being requested for personnel was $569,510. Mr. Bazzle stated that in 1976 there were 66 buses, and last year there were 103 buses. The number of mechanics had stayed the same over those 29 years. Mary Louise Corn then discussed the situation with the need for support personnel to allow counselors to perform the jobs for which they had been hired, and the need for nurses at the schools.
Mr. Bazzle then discussed the capital requests. The amount being requested from the County was $2,107,500. Those funds were scheduled for land and buildings, furnishings and equipment, and vehicles and equipment. He was of the opinion that based on the square footage in the schools, funding for preventative maintenance was being underfunded, and the longer things were postponed the more expensive repairs would be. There was some discussion about some of the specific repairs needed at the schools.
Dr. David Sink introduced several of
the Trustees of the College. He was pleased to report that the Board’s return
on investment continued to receive good reviews – they remained one of two
colleges out of 58 in
The operational request presented was
for $2,018,000, the capital request was for $52,000, and an additional $90,000
was requested for current year expenditures that BRCC did not have the funds to
cover. 10% of BRCC’s budget comes from the County, and 90% comes from the State
Dr. Sink then spoke to the need for
planning money for a physical education activities building. He discussed a
Resolution passed by the Board of Trustees on July 12, 2004 requesting $300,000
for planning purposes for the building. It represented a joint venture between
BRCC and the
alerted the Board that in the coming years BRCC would begin to have to look at
facility repairs. Some State money from the bond referendum had been used for renovations,
but that money was now gone. He noted that roads were in good repair, but that
in two to three years they would have to address aging buildings. He also
stated that there would be a need to look at funding for salaries. The
IMPORTANT DATES - continued
Chairman Moyer stated that he would like to set a date to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the administrative changes in the Tax Administration Office. He proposed that Hearing be scheduled for July 5th. There would be a presentation on the benefits, and a recommendation of the changes put forth. The legislature was prepared to move forward, but they wished for the County to hold a Public Hearing in conjunction with the preparation of a local bill. Chairman Moyer made the motion to schedule a Public Hearing for July 5th at 7:00 p.m. with respect to changes in the Tax Administration Office. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Chairman Moyer made the motion to go into Closed Session as allowed pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11 for the following reasons:
1. (a)(3) To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged. To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to consider and give instructions to the attorney with respect to a claim. In regard to the Appeal to the Property Tax Commission Of General Electric Company, Inc., NC-PTC file number 03-558
2. (a)(3) To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged. To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to consider and give instructions to the attorney with respect to a claim. In regard to the Appeal to the Property Tax Commission of Van Wingerden, Inc. 03-PTC-554
3. (a)(3) To
consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to
preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public
body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged.
To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in
order to consider and give instructions to the attorney with respect to a claim.
In regard to the Appeal to the Property Tax Commission of
All voted in favor and the motion carried.
CANE CREEK WATER & SEWER DISTRICT - no business
Commissioner Messer made the motion to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Amy R. Brantley, Deputy Clerk to the Board William L. Moyer, Chairman