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Monday, April 18, 2016

Macon Commissioners Approve Relay Race Route During Special Meeting

Commissioners Boardroom





The Macon County Commissioners held a special meeting this afternoon to approve the running of the Smoky Mountain Relay Race through Macon County.

Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve the route. Commissioner Tate was absent.

A copy of the approval letter is below:



Sourwood Running, LLC
Attention: James C. Brendle, Registered Agent
2812 Old Stage Road
Central Point, OR 97502

Dear Jim:

It is Macon County’s understanding that Sourwood Running, LLC, has made request of the North Carolina Department of Transportation for permission for it to run a portion of its “Smoky Mountain Relay” running event which is scheduled to occur on April 22 and 23, 2016, through Macon County, North Carolina. Macon County is pleased that Sourwood Running, LLC, has chosen to make this request and that it has included Macon County within the “Smoky Mountain Relay” running course. As you know, Macon County is a beautiful county and our County welcomes Sourwood Running, LLC, the “Smoky Mountain Relay”, the runners and those associated with this great running event to come and enjoy Macon County during the “Smoky Mountain Relay” upon Sourwood Running, LLC, receiving all requisite approvals from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Thank you for providing the maps and description of the “Smoky Mountain Relay” course so that Macon County is able to see where the “Smoky Mountain Relay” course will be located in Macon County, NC.

We understand that as part of the permission request process with the North Carolina Department of Transportation that you need certain acknowledgments and approvals from Macon County as follows:

A. Written acknowledgment and approval of the “Smoky Mountain Relay” by Macon County given that a portion of this relay race will be situate in Macon County; and

B. Written acknowledgment and approval that the “Smoky Mountain Relay” and in particular that portion of the same which is to be situate in Macon County is supported by the Macon County Board of Commissioners.

Please accept this letter as acknowledgment and approval by Macon County and the Macon County Board of Commissioners of Sourwood Runners, LLC, an Oregon, LLC, conducting on April 22 and 23, 2016, that portion of the “Smoky Mountain Relay” which is to be situate in Macon County, North Carolina, subject to Sourwood Running, LLC receiving all requisite approvals from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Again, welcome to Macon County.

Sincerely,


Derek Roland
Macon County Manager

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