STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                                          BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF HENDERSON                                                                    NOVEMBER 15,  1999


The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Mills River Fire & Rescue Department in Henderson County. This was a joint meeting with the Fire & Rescue Association and the Board of Commissioners.


Those present were:  Chairman Grady Hawkins, Commissioner Renee Kumor, Commissioner Don Ward, Commissioner Marilyn Gordon, County Manager David E. Nicholson, and Fire Marshal Rocky Hyder.  Commissioner Bill Moyer arrived late.



Chairman Hawkins called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance.



Chief Gary Livingston welcomed everyone in attendance to their Department.



Dr. Howard B. Norton, a member of the Fire Commission, gave the invocation.


Chairman Hawkins introduced the other Commissioners and thanked the members of the Association for the volunteer work they do for the County.  He stated that the purpose of the Advisory Committee was to enhance their operations and that the members of the new Committee should have a desire to help the departments.


The Chairman then reviewed changes that the Board had made from the latest draft submitted by the Association.  The Chairman asked that the Association review the new by-laws and let the Board know the Association=s comments.


7:25 p.m.  Commissioner Moyer arrived.


Members of the Association questioned the Board on issues such as the make-up of the Advisory Board, the role of the Fire Commission and that a member of the new Advisory Board could not have any financial conflict of interest.  Association members also discussed the importance of the Property Addressing Project.  The Chairman informed them that Assessor Robert Baird was to report to the Board in December with a plan for implementation of this project.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.





                                                                                                                                                              Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk                                                  Grady Hawkins, Chairman