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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Macon County Board of Commissioners
Initial Videos of February 2020 Meeting

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met last night for their regular February 2020 meeting.

Due to the amount of public interest in a proposed resolution regarding the Second Amendment, both for and against, the meeting had to be moved upstairs to the large courtroom as the Commissioners Boardroom can only legally accommodate 49 people. The meeting lasted about four hours and most of it was streamed live on Facebook, when Macon Media was not experiencing technical issues. The sound through part of it is very poor, due to a combination of people not speaking properly into the provided microphones (both members of the public and county commissioners and staff).

Due to the length of the meeting, it will take several days to process the video. Macon Media is still processing video from the February 2020 meeting of the Franklin Town Council and the Budget Work Session hosted by the County Commissioners last week.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three


(media outlets and elected critters present at the meeting are included here)

Macon Media (me)
The Franklin Press
Macon County News and Shopping Guide
Blue Ridge Public Radio

State Representative Kevin Corbin Cherokee County Commissioner CB McKinnon
Sheriff Robert Holland
Mayor Bob Scott
Schoolboard Chairman Jim Breedlove

Bryan Rauers, candidate for county commissioner
Terry Breedlove, candidate for county commissioner
Olga Lampkin, candidate for county commissioner

February 11, 2020

1. Call to order and welcome by Chairman Tate

2. Announcements

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s)

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports/Presentations

10.Old Business

A. Resolution exempting engineering services for Greenway Connection Project- Derek Roland, County Manager
B. Resolution exempting surveying services for Greenway Connection Project- Derek Roland, County Manager

11.New Business

A. Lease extension for USDA Service Center located at 189 Thomas Heights Road, Franklin NC, 28734- Derek Roland, County Manager
B. Consideration of Architectural Services Contract for Macon Middle School Renovation Project- SGA Narmour Wright
C. Resolution exempting surveying services for Macon Middle School Renovation Project – Derek Roland County Manager
D. Consideration of Agreement with "No Wrong Door" for inmate services in Macon County Jail- Sheila Jenkins, No Wrong Door

12.Consent Agenda - Attachment

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 from January 14, 2020
B. Budget Amendments #164-166
C. Order Macon County Tax Office to collect unpaid taxes for current fiscal year per NCGS 105-369
D. Tax Releases for January in the amount of $197.80
E. Tax Office Monthly Report


A. Nantahala Fire Department Relief Fund Trustees

14.Closed session (if necessary)

15. Adjourn/Recess

A copy of the agenda packet is posted below:


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Published at 7:00am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020