|BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
The Alexander County Commissioners held their monthly meeting on July 6, 1999 in the Commissioners Room in the Alexander County Courthouse, Taylorsville, North Carolina.
Chairman Joel Harbinson called the Peoples Agenda meeting to order at 6:50 PM with no citizens participating. He then called the Regular Meeting to order.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES Chairman Harbinson
Several letters were read of interest to the Community:
CITIZEN OF THE MONTH AWARD
Commissioner David Odom presented the Citizen of the Month Award to Mr. Jonathan Boston.
Rev. Keith Childers gave the Invocation. Commissioner Wesley Bolick led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Chairman Harbinson noted that there was one item to be added to the Agenda an Ordinance Authorizing Resolution and Certification for Highway 16 South Sewer Project. Commissioner Watts made a motion to adopt the Agenda by adding that one Ordinance. Commissioner Odom seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED MANUFACTURED HOME PARK ORDINANCE & APPEARANCE CRITERIA
Sylvia Turnmire submitted the revised proposed Manufactured Home Park Ordinance (Section 155) and Appearance Criteria (156). Mr. John Marshall issued revised copies, gave some detailed remarks and answered questions. Several citizens asked questions and made comments opposing the Ordinance. One citizen favored the Ordinances for the safety and beautification of the county.
A motion to close the Public Hearing was by Commissioner Robertson. Commissioner Bolick seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously in favor of closing the Public Hearing.
Commissioner Robertson made a motion to adopt the revised Proposed Manufactured Home Park Ordinance (Section 155) and the Appearance Criteria (Section 156) with an effective date of August 1, 1999 by striking the 90-day provision at this time and the Planning Board to review this clause and report to the Commissioners at a later date. Commissioner Bolick second the motion and the Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion. (Attachment #1)
PUBLIC HEARING - TEXT AMENDMENT 99-1
Chairman Harbinson opened the Public Hearing and Sylvia Turnmire presented Text Amendment 99-1. With no comments from the public, Commissioner Watts made a motion to close the Public Hearing and Commissioner Odom seconded the motion. The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of closing the Public Hearing.
Text Amendment 99-1: Section 154.210 154.218 of the Alexander County Zoning Ordinance reads:
"For requirements regarding manufactured home parks, recreational vehicle parks and appearance criteria, please refer to Section 155 and Section 156 in the Alexander County Code of Ordinances."(Attachment#2)
Commissioner Odom made a motion to adopt Text Amendment 99-1and Commissioner Watts second the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
"NO- WAKE- ZONE" REQUEST
Sylvia Turnmire requested that the Commissioners adopt a Resolution directing the Wildlife Resource Commission to designate Bethlehem Marina and Dusty Ridge Access as a "No-Wake- Zone" with the same regulations already currently in place for Rink Dam and Taylorsville Beach Marina.
Commissioner Odom made a motion to adopt a Resolution directing the Wildlife Commission to designate these areas as "No-Wake- Zones." Commissioner Watts seconded the motion. The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the motion. (Attachment#3)
WESTERN PEIDMONT COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL PLANNING ASSISTANCE CONTRACT: COUNTYWIDE LAND REGULATIONS & ZONING FY 1999 - 2000
Sylvia Turnmire presented the Contract for approval which includes completion of countywide land use regulations, survey, and corrections to the existing Zoning Ordinance, public hearings, and presentations to the Board of Commissioners. Contract expenditures total $12,500.00, which is included in the 1999-2000 Budget.
Commissioner Robertson made the motion and Commissioner Odom seconded it to approve the Contract as presented. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
CONTRACT APPROVAL BETWEEN WESTERN PIEDMONT COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT AND THE COUNTY OF ALEXANDER FOR GIS SERVICES
County Manager Rick French stated the proposed Contract will now cover 12 months with the lump sum increased to $46,020.00 and the monthly payments will be $3,835.00.
Motion by Commissioner Bolick and second by Commissioner Watts to approve the WPCOG and Alexander County Contract with GIS services for FY 1999 2000. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
APPEAL OF PROPERTY TAX VALUES
Luther Stocks Alexander Countys Tax Administrator recommended that the Board approve the tax adjustments requested by Mr. Richard Owen to reduce his tax value from $140,000.00 to $93,500.00 and Mr. Michael Pennells value from $120,400 to $97,000.00. This request is according to G.S. 105-325 (6) to adjust the value of the property.
Commissioner Robertson made the motion to adjust both of the property tax values to the cost of the property. Second by Commissioner Odom. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
RECORD DISPOSAL FOR THE TAX OFFICE
Luther Stocks requested that the Tax Office to be given approval to destroy specific public records according to G.S. 121 and G.S. 132.
Motion by Commissioner Odom and second by Commissioner Bolick to allow the Tax Office to dispose of tax records according to the law. The board voted unanimously to approve the tax office requests.
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Terry Foxx presented the updated Community Transportation Plan that was adopted by the Alexander County Transportation Authority Advisory Board June 22, 1999 for approval by the Board of Commissioners. This approval was required for continued funding through the N.C. Department Transportation / Public Transportation Division.
Commissioner Odom made the motion to adopt the Community Transportation Plan. This motion was second by Commissioner Bolick. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
APPOINTMENT OF PROPOSED DUSTY RIDGE TASK FORCE
The following people were appointed to serve a 1 year term on the Dusty Ridge Task Force:
1. Barry Hollar
2. Mark Davis
3. Thelma Echerd
4. Jeff James
5. Darlene Mecimore
6. Lynn Preslar
7. Marcia Wilson
8. Fred Lackey
9. Wayne Holland
10. Renee Keever
11. Jacky Wike
12. Harry Schrum
Commissioner Bolick made a motion to appoint the above committee and Commissioner Odom seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
DESIGNATION OF VOTING DELEGATES TO THE ANNUAL NC ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Each Board of Commissioners is requested to designate a Commissioner or other official as the countys voting delegate at the 92nd Annual Conference of the NC Association of County Commissioners to be held August 19 22, 1999, in Asheville, North Carolina.
Motion by Commissioner Bolick and second by Commissioner Robertson that Chairman Harbinson be Alexander Countys voting delegate with Commissioner Watts to be the alternate delegate. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
RE-CONSIDERATION OF MEMBERSHIP TO CAROLINAS PARTNERSHIP
County Manager Rick French and Executive Director of the Chamber Keith Hertzler recently met with Carolina Partnership to get an overview of their services. The Charlotte Region of Carolinas Partnership had requested financial support in the amount of $8,263.00 for fiscal year 1999 2000.
Commissioner Watts made the motion to accept the recommendation of County Manager to continue using the services of Carolinas Partnership subject to investigating whether it would be possible or advisable to join Advantage West. Commissioner Odom seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
APPROVAL OF COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN II POSITION
Alexander County Department of Social Services has agreed to relinquish a position for the employment of an additional Information Technology Department personnel. County Manager Rick French requested approval to hire a Computer Support Technician II.
Upon a motion by Commissioner Watts to approve hiring a Computer Support Technician II, Commissioner Odom seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
DISCUSSION OF ORGANIZED OFFICE SPACE STUDY IN ALEXANDER COUNTY
County Manager Rick French to facilitate Work Sessions /meetings in August for the Commissioners and County officials to review all county facilities and seek other recommendations of their usage.
HOME and COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK GRANT CONTRACT
The Commissioners approved funds in June for the Home and Community Care Block Grant Contract and the contract between WPCOG and Alexander County needs approval.
Commissioner Bolick made a motion to approve the contract and Commissioner Watts seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
COUNTY MANAGERS REPORT
County Manager Rick French made his July Report to the Commissioners. One additional issue to be considered was approval of the estimate of $56,000.00 to West Associates, P.A. for engineering services.
Commissioner Odom made the motion to approve the engineering Contract and Commissioner Robertson seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
ALEXANDER COUNTY AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION AND CERTIFICATION ORDINANCE
This Resolution and Certification Ordinance is an authorization to develop, execute, or file an application on behalf of Alexander County to appropriate agencies to secure funds for the Highway 16 South Sewer Project. (Attachment#4)
Upon motion by Commissioner Odom and second by Commissioner Bolick, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Resolution and Certification Ordinance.
Commissioner Odom made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. Commissioner Bolick seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
Upon a motion by Commissioner Watts and seconded by Commissioner Odom, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn to the Closed Session for a contractual and personnel matter.
Commissioner Odom made the motion to adjourn. Commissioner Bolick seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
The next Commissioners Meeting will be 6:45 PM on August 3, 1999.
Joel Harbinson, Chairman Helen P. Anthony, Clerk to the Board