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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Macon County Board of Commissioners
October 2020 Regular Meeting

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting tonight at 6pm for their regular meeting for October 2020.


(a record of the elected and media critters present for the meeting)

Present All members of the Board of Commissioners were present. The Sheriff was present at the beginning of the meeting. The Franklin Press had one reporter present. Macon Media had one reporter present. All other news outlets in the county were not in the boardroom for the meeting.

Public Agenda

1. Call to order and welcome by Chairman Tate

2. Announcements - Recognition of Chester Jones for his 11 years of service as County Attorney

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s)
- 6 p.m. Proposed Amended and Restated Wireless Telecommunication Facilities Ordinance NOTE: Immediately following the close of the public hearing, the board members may act on the amended and restated ordinance.

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports/Presentations
(A) Update on new Southwestern Community College (SCC) burn building - Curtis Dowdle, Dean of Public Safety Training
(B) Tourism Development Commission (TDC) budget presentation -Linda Harbuck, Executive Director, Franklin Chamber of Commerce

10. Old Business
(A) Update on Macon Middle School renovation project
(1) Consideration of amended prequalification policy
(2) Consideration of prequalification form and rating matrix

11.New Business
(A) Proposed lease with Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation
(B) Amendment to the agreement for the Guy Taylor Memorial Scholarship
(C) Draft lease for use of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts as an alternative jury trial site
(D) Housing Department
(1) Resolution declaring certain property surplus
(2) Resolution making donation of a truck to Central Piedmont Community Action, Inc.
(E) Free flu shots for uninsured individuals
(F) Contract documentsfor Hospice House

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 July 14, 2020 regular meeting and the August 11, 2020 regular meeting
(B) Budget Amendments #76-90
(C) Tax Releases in the amount of $2,135.55 for September 2020
(D) Settlement report for 2019 taxes
(E) Refund of taxes for Phil Scruggs
(F) Monthly ad valorem tax collection report — no action necessary


14.Closed session as allowed under NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3) for the purpose of preserving the attorney/client privilege.

15. Adjourn/ Recess

Agenda Packet 
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Published at 6:00am Wednesday, October 14, 2020