STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CANE CREEK WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
COUNTY OF HENDERSON APRIL 17, 2002
The Cane Creek Water & Sewer District Board met for a regularly scheduled meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners= Conference Room of the Henderson County Office Building at 100 North King Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Those present were: Chairman Bill Moyer, Vice-Chair Marilyn Gordon, Commissioner Grady Hawkins, Commissioner Don Ward, Commissioner Charlie Messer, County Manager David E. Nicholson, County Attorney Angela S. Beeker, and Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn.
Minutes were presented for the Board=s review and approval of the following meetings:
May 19, 1999
July 25, 2001
August 15, 2001
Commissioner Gordon made the motion to approve the minutes as presented. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
PROPOSED EXTENSION OF THE CANE CREEK WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT BOUNDARIES
The Board of Commissioner had, as recently as on March 20, 2002, given Staff direction to proceed with the steps necessary to expand the boundaries of the Cane Creek Water and Sewer District. Such an extension is governed by NCGS 162A-87.1, a copy of which was provided for the Board. That statute requires a public hearing on the proposed extension after a report concerning the proposed extension is adopted and made available for public inspection and notice of the public hearing is advertised in the newspaper and mailed to the affected property owners. The statute also requires the consent of any municipality that has property lying within the proposed expansion area. The Town of Fletcher indicated its agreement as shown by the resolution adopted on April 8, 2002.
The Board looked at the proposed expansion area on March 20, 2002. That area is located in the north-central area of the County and encompasses approximately 7,400 parcels. Staff has been working to compile the addresses of those parcels so that the mailing can be accomplished.
If the Board wishes to go forward with this expansion, it would be appropriate for the Board to consider adopting the Report that has been prepared by the County Engineer. The Report, as required by law, contains a statement regarding compliance with NCGS 162A-87.1, a map showing the current boundaries and the expansion area, a legal description of the expansion area, and a copy of NCGS 162A-87.1. Once adopted, the Report will be made available to the public for inspection.
After adopting the Report it would be appropriate for the Board to take action to set the public hearing. A Notice of Public Hearing had been drafted and was included for the Board=s review. Once the date, time and location of the public hearing is set the Notice of Public Hearing will be advertised in the Times-News and mailed to the affected property owners. Staff will be using the services of SSEACO for mailing the notices.
The County Manager recommended the adoption of the Report and the setting of the public hearing. Due to the large proposed expansion area and the number of parcels affected, the County Manager recommended that the Board consider holding the public hearing at West Henderson High School=s Auditorium.
Mr. Tweed discussed briefly a change to the Statement regarding Compliance - 6,800 properties were listed as being involved. There are actually approx. 7,400 parcels involved. So potentially there could be several hundred people attend the public hearing.
Mr. Tweed also asked the Board to adopt the AReport Regarding Proposed Extension of the Boundaries of Cane Creek Water and Sewer District@ noting the correction of the number of parcels being 7,400 instead of 6,800.
Commissioner Gordon made the motion that the Board approve the proposed extension of the Cane Creek Water and Sewer District Boundaries and the hearing to be scheduled for June 27, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at West Henderson High School Auditorium. She added to her motion that the Board adopt the AReport Regarding Proposed Extension of the Boundaries of Cane Creek Water and Sewer District@ noting the correction of the number of parcels being 7,400 instead of 6,800. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board William L. Moyer, Chairman