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Friday, September 6, 2013

Agenda for September 2013 Meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners

Macon County Commissioners Meeting Notice Placard

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 and I have embedded the public agenda and press kit below for your convenience. I plan on being there to record the meeting for posting in a later article. I will also be posting a nearly live text play by play of the meeting on my +Macon Media Google Plus account.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

1. Call to order and welcome by Chairman Corbin

2. Announcements
    A. Awarding of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Macon County Finance Department

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s) – 6:15 p.m. – Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) application for Macon County Transit

Consideration of the ROAP Certified Statement will immediately follow the public hearing

6. Public Comment Period

7. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

8. Reports/Presentations
    A. Proclamation regarding Constitution Week

9. Old Business
    A. Resolution Making Donation of Ambulance to Southwestern Community College
    B. Revised Agreement to Provide Recreation Opportunities with the Scaly Mountain Historical Society, Inc.
    C. Resolution regarding Nikwasi Mound

10.New Business
    A. Consideration of supplemental contract with NCDOT regarding purchase of new vehicle – Kim Angel, Transit Director
    B. Changes to Macon County Public Health Fee Schedule – Public Health Director Jim Bruckner
    C. Consideration of resolution regarding the National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Emergency Services Director David Key and County Attorney
    D. Consideration of matching funds for airport grant – County Manager and Airport Authority representatives
    E. Consideration of License Agreement with the Town of Franklin and Franklin 111/C Flyers – County Manager and County Attorney

11.Consent Agenda – Attachment #11
[All items below are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion will be held except on request of a member of the Board of Commissioners.]
    A. Minutes of the August 13, 2013 meeting
    B. Budget Amendments #25 through #29
    C. Tax Releases
    D. Monthly ad valorem tax collection report


13.Closed session – Attorney-client privilege -- NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3)

[note: According to the press kit, the closed session is for the purpose of discussing "...a matter related to the closeout and final payments for the Iotla Valley Elementary School water and sewer project."]

(I have added the text of the law and inserted it into the agenda below)
To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged. General policy matters may not be discussed in a closed session and nothing herein shall be construed to permit a public body to close a meeting that otherwise would be open merely because an attorney employed or retained by the public body is a participant. The public body may consider and give instructions to an attorney concerning the handling or settlement of a claim, judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure. If the public body has approved or considered a settlement, other than a malpractice settlement by or on behalf of a hospital, in closed session, the terms of that settlement shall be reported to the public body and entered into its minutes as soon as possible within a reasonable time after the settlement is concluded.


This is the press kit that the clerk of the Board of Commissioners mails out to each county commissioner and member of the press before the meeting takes place so that commissioners and the members of the press will know what is to be discussed at the meeting. Macon Media is currently the only member of the local press that shares this information with the general public.