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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

County Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting for July 2018

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met 6 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, for their regular monthly meeting for July 2018. The public agenda, video, roll call, agenda packet and a copy of the proposed 2019 Schedule of Values, Standards, and Rules for Market Value are embedded in this post in the interest of promoting civic engagement and accountability in local government and local media outlets.

Public Agenda

JULY 10, 2018

1. Call to order and welcome by Chairman Tate
2. Announcements
3. Moment of Silence
4. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Public Hearing(s) - None
6. Public Comment Period
7. Additions to agenda
8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda
9. Report/Presentations
A. Request for new facility for seniors - Clients of Macon County Senior Services and Administrative Officer Don Capaforte
B. Heart for Families Leadership Seminar - Linda Harbuck and Cindy Cavender/ Franklin Chamber of Commerce
C. State of Franklin - Jack Horton

10. Old Business
A. Adoption of the 2019 Schedule of Values - Tax Administrator Richard Lightner

11. New Business
A. Request for support of WHO Global Campaign to Combat Ageism — Tamara Zwinak
B. Airport Authority request for archeology services —Commissioner Gillespie
C. Review of Duke Energy lease for Nantahala Recreation Park —Commissioner Higdon and County Attorney
D. Discussion regarding proposed NCDOT abandonment of a section of Holt Road - Chairman Tate

12. Consent Agenda — Attachment # 12
(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 May 8, 2018 regular meeting and the May 15, 2018 continued session
B. Budget Amendments #1-5
C. Tax Releases for June
D. Monthly ad valorem tax report

13. Appointments

14. Closed session to preserve the attorney/client privilege per NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3)
[see text of law at end of agenda -Editor]

15. Adjourn/Recess

Additional Information on North Carolina Open Meetings Law Added by Macon Media

NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3)

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.

The text of the North Carolina General Statutes that govern when public bodies can meet in closed session. [LINK]

Additional information about closed meetings of public bodies in North Carolina can be found on Coates Canons. [LINK]

Video of meeting

(media outlets with representatives present)

Macon Media (me)
The Franklin Press
Highlands Paper/Keeping Up With Macon County (left at 7 pm)
Macon County News and Shopping Guide

Elected Critters

Kevin Corbin (NC House, 120th District)

Agenda Packet that is shared with media outlets

Proposed 2019 Macon Schedule of Values


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Published at 5:23 pm on July 11, 2018
Author Bobby Coggins