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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 2019 County Commissioner Meeting
Segment Two - Public Hearing on Transit Funding

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night, September 10th, for their regular monthly meeting for September 2019 in the courthouse. Macon Media will be experimenting with publishing video of this meeting in shorter segments instead of just one big video. Each segment will be accompanied by a brief written summary of what takes place in the video. This means that it will be a longer period of time before all the segments of the meeting are published. If all goes well and the feedback is positive, this will become the way Macon Media publishes information about meetings, provided there is time to do so.

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Segment Two

Public Hearing on Macon County Transit Funding

5....Public Hearing(s) - 6:00 pm Section 5311 (ADTAP), 5310, 5339, 5307, and applicable State funding, or combination thereof.

NOTE: Immediately following the close of the public hearing, the board may consider taking action.

Kim Angel, Director of Macon County Transit, came before the commissioners and presented information on their annual grant application process, which seeks funds from the federal government that are passed through the NCDOT to assist with capital, operating, and administrative needs during the fiscal year 2021. Copies of the documentation and resolution passed by the county commissioners are posted below. She also updated commissioners on the advertising effort that places advertising on the windows of the vehicles operated by the transit to make up for a decrease in federal funding.

Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve her funding requests.

Document Drop 

(documents have been processed through an Optical Character Recognition program, so some errors are possible)

Resolution Passed by County Commissioners


Section 5311 (including ADTAP), 5310, 5339,5307 and applicable State funding, or combination thereof.

Applicant seeking permission to apply for Public Transportation Program funding, enter into agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, provide the necessary assurances and the required local match.

A motion was made by (Board Member's Name) and seconded by (Board Member's Name or N/A, if not required) for the adoption of the following resolution, and upon being put to a vote was duly adopted.

WHEREAS, Article 2B of Chapter 136 of the North Carolina General Statutes and the Governor of North Carolina have designated the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) as the agency responsible for administering federal and state public transportation funds; and

WHEREAS, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will apply for a grant from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and receives funds from the North Carolina General Assembly to provide assistance for rural public transportation projects; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of these transportation funds is to provide grant monies to local agencies for the provision of rural, small urban, and urban public transportation services consistent with the policy requirements of each funding source for planning, community and agency involvement, service design, service alternatives, training and conference participation, reporting and other requirements (drug and alcohol testing policy and program, disadvantaged business enterprise program, and fully allocated costs analysis); and

WHEREAS, the funds applied for may be Administrative, Operating, Planning, or Capital funds and will have different percentages of federal, state, and local funds.

WHEREAS, non-Community Transportation applicants may apply for funding for "purchase-ofservice" projects under the Capital budget Section 5310 program.

WHEREAS, Macon County hereby assures and certifies that it will provide the required local matching funds; that its staff has the technical capacity to implement and manage the project(s), prepare required reports, obtain required training, attend meetings and conferences; and agrees to comply with the federal and state statutes, regulations, executive orders, Section 5333 (b) Warranty, and all administrative requirements related to the applications made to and grants received from the Federal Transit Administration, as well as the provisions of Section 1001 of Title 18, U.S.C.

WHEREAS, the applicant has or will provide all annual certifications and assurances to the State of North Carolina required for the project;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the County Manager of Macon County is hereby authorized to submit grant application (s) for federal and state funding in response to NCDOT's calls for projects, make the necessary assurances and certifications and be empowered to enter into an agreement with the NCDOT to provide rural, small urban, and urban public transportation services.

I Michael A. Decker, HR Director/Deputy Clerk to the Board do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of an excerpt from the minutes of a meeting of the (Name of Applicant's Governing Board) Macon County Board of Commissioners duly held on the 10th day of September 2019.

I, the undersigned representing MCON COUNTY do hereby certify to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, that the required local funds for the FY2021 Community Transportation Program and 5307 Governors Apportment will be available as of July 1, 2020, which has a period of performance of July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.


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Published at 7:17pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019