The Macon County planning Board met yesterday afternoon and discussed how the Regulator Reform Act of 2013 passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed by the Governor will affect the planning board. The county planner read a letter from the county attorney, who is of the opinion that it is effectively places a moratorium that prevents local counties from enacting environmental regulations that are more stringent than the state standards.
The board did not take any action, nor did they discuss the agenda item regarding the investigation of which county properties are eligible to be surplussed due to the absence of county commissioner Jimmy Tate.
The next meeting of the board will be on September 19th in the same location and time as this meeting.
The video of the complete meeting is below: