STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                                           CANE CREEK WATER & SEWER DISTRICT

COUNTY OF HENDERSON                                                                                      OCTOBER 6, 2003


The Cane Creek Water and Sewer District Board met for a regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room of the County Office Building.


Those present were:  Chairman Grady Hawkins, Vice-Chairman Larry Young, Commissioner Bill Moyer, Commissioner Charlie Messer,  Commissioner Shannon Baldwin, County Manager David E. Nicholson, County Attorney Angela S. Beeker, and Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn.


Also present were: County Engineer Gary Tweed, Public Information Officer Chris S. Coulson, Assistant County Attorney Russell Burrell, and Paralegal Connie Rayfield.



Chairman Hawkins made the motion for the Board to adjourn as Henderson County Board of Commissioners and convene as the Cane Creek Water and Sewer District Board.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.



Draft minutes were presented for the Board’s review and approval of the following meeting(s):

            August 20, 2003


Chairman Hawkins made the motion to approve the draft minutes as presented.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


UPDATE – Mills River Sanitary Sewer

Gary Tweed, County Engineer, provided the Board with an update on the Mills River Sanitary Sewer Project including the Environmental Assessment, Design Plans – Specifications – Bid Documents, Easement Acquisition, and Project Budget. Staff recommended that we proceed with the project and that for those properties who have not voluntarily signed easements, that the condemnation process begin.


Mr. Nicholson recommended the Board authorize staff to continue with the project based on the budget, the condemnation of the necessary easements and the bidding of the project in order to meet the deadline associated with the grants.


Following discussion it was decided that Ms. Beeker would work on the verbiage concerning mandatory hook-up vs. non-mandatory hook-up in our Ordinance.  It was the consensus of the Board for staff to continue to get easements.  Mr. Tweed briefly discussed funding for the project, stating that with the fees currently in place we will recoup the funds. He does not anticipate having to use any of the available cash balance in the Cane Creek District, except maybe to front the project.


There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman Hawkins made the motion to adjourn as Cane Creek Water & Sewer District Board and reconvene as Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.






Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board                                         Grady Hawkins, Chairman