STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY OF HENDERSON NOVEMBER 21, 2000
The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a special-called meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2000. The meeting was called to order at 5:17 p.m. in the Commissioners= Conference Room of the Henderson County Office Building at 100 North King Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Those present were: Chairman Grady Hawkins, Vice-Chair Bill Moyer, Commissioner Renee Kumor, Commissioner Don Ward, Commissioner Marilyn Gordon, County Manager David E. Nicholson, and County Attorney Angela S. Beeker.
Absent was: Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn. Ms. Beeker was appointed as Acting Clerk to the Board during the meeting.
CALL TO ORDER WELCOME
Chairman Hawkins called the meeting to order.
ADJUSTMENT TO THE AGENDA
Chairman Hawkins made the motion to add the following items to the agenda: Offer to Purchase Property at 119 Foxwood Drive, Mountain Home, and Appointment of Angela Beeker as Acting Clerk to the Board. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AT 119 FOXWOOD DRIVE
Chairman Hawkins presented a Resolution approving an Offer to Purchase and Contract received from Daniel H. McGraw for the property, formerly known as the Trace Property, located at 119 Foxwood Drive, in the amount of $270,000. This was the highest bid received at the auction held on November 18, 2000.
Commissioner Kumor made the motion to adopt the Resolution as presented.
There was discussion concerning the earnest money deposit and whether a letter of credit was necessary. Mrs. Beeker advised the Board that the check received for the earnest money deposit had been certified, and that a letter of credit would therefore not be necessary.
Vice-Chairman Moyer inquired about the closing date. Mrs. Beeker stated that to her knowledge, the Bidder, Mr. McGraw was under the impression that he only had 30 days to close, and that the closing date as stated in the Resolution of December 31, 2000, actually gave him more time. She also stated that there were no Atime is of the essence@ clauses in the Offer to Purchase, and that if Mr. McGraw required more time to close, the Board could grant it to him.
All voted in favor and Commissioner Kumor=s motion carried.
APPOINTMENT OF ACTING CLERK TO THE BOARD
Chairman Hawkins made the motion that Angela Beeker be appointed acting Clerk to the Board, as the regular Clerk was on vacation. It was asked whether the appointment would be for this meeting only, or for future meetings as well. Chairman Hawkins stated that he felt it would be good to make this an ongoing part of Mrs. Beeker=s responsibilities. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM BOARD
Chairman Hawkins inquired whether the Board wished to suspend the rules and appoint a chairman for the Travel and Tourism Board. Commissioner Gordon reported to the Board that Jim Hall would serve on the Travel and Tourism Board as a Chamber of Commerce representative, and the current Chairman, Jim Crafton was coming off of the Board. Commissioner Gordon then nominated John Shiery as Chairman for the Travel and Tourism Board.
Vice-Chairman Moyer made a motion to suspend the rules and appoint John Shiery chairman of the Travel and Tourism Board. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Commissioner Kumor made the motion to go into Closed Session as allowed by N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(6):
To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee; or to hear or investigate a complaint, charge, or grievance by or against an individual public officer or employee.
All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Chairman Hawkins made the motion to go out of closed session and adjourn. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Angela S. Beeker Grady Hawkins, Chairman
Acting Clerk to the Board