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Macon County Commissioners

Coverage of the meetings of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners.

Franklin Town Board of Aldermen

Coverage of the meetings of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen.

Macon County School Board

Coverage of the meetings of the Macon County School Board.


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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Macon County Commissioners Meeting
June 28, 2010 Full Video

The Macon County Commissioners meet in the Macon County Courthouse

The Macon County Commissioners met on June 28, 2010 and the meeting lasted about an hour and is in the above video. A short synopsis of the meeting follows:

The new Cooperative Extension Director, Alan Durden addresses the Macon County CommissionersAmong the items discussed was recognition of Alan Durden as the new Cooperative Extension Director and he and the commissioners discussed the importance of the services provided to the community by Cooperative Extension.

There were no citizens of Macon County present during the meeting (outside county employees, the commissioners, their staff, and four members of the press) and no one commented during the public comment period.

Darlene Asher of Macon County Transit reports on a Section 5310 Federal Transportation Administration Grant applicationA public hearing was held regarding an application for a Federal Transportation Grant by Macon County Transit. Kim Angel, the Director, had an illness in the family and could not attend, so Darlene Asher made a report to the commissioners.

The Federal Transportation Administration Section 5310 Grant Application was for a new vehicle for Macon County Transit in the amount of $41,650. A local match of $4,165 is required.

No citizens appeared before the commissioners to comment during the public hearing.

The commissioners voted to approve a resolution in favor of the grant application and provide the ten percent matching funds.

The County Manager, Jack Horton, reported on the opening bids for the K-4 School. The two lowest bids were only $1,000 apart, and WNC Paving was the low bidder.

County Manager Jack Horton (L), County Commissioner Bob Simpson (C) and County Attorney Chester Jones (R) review construction blueprints for a Town of Franklin easement requestThe Commissioners also discussed an easement requested by the Town of Franklin for their sewer project on Phillips Street. During the discussion, it was decided that it would be granted, provided the Town of Franklin waived tap fees for a water and sewer tap for the County at the old drive in theater property.

The Commissioners re-appointed Matt bullis and Gloria Thunn to the Recreation Commission for another term upon the expiration of their current terms on July 15, 2010.

The Consent Agenda was passed and the Commissioners went into a closed session with the County Attorney, Chester Jones to for the purpose of Attorney/Client Privilege.

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NC General Assembly
06-30-2010 Legislative Calender

Here is the legislative calender for today in the North Carolina General Assembly...

9:00 AM
Finance (House)
Amend IBT Notice. (H1765)
Fire Safe Cigarettes. (H1905)
Bermuda Run Debt Collection/Gates & Fences. (H1944)
Continuing Care Retire. Community/Home Care. (S354)
Burlington Charter/Real Property Sale/Lease. (S1121)
Increase Licensure Fees/Athletic Trainers. (S1210)
Town of Pembroke Occupancy Tax. (S1298)
Spay/Neuter Program Transfer. (S1332)
Orange/Alamance Boundary. (S1362)
Forest City/Convey Property. (S1421)
544 LOB
10:00 AM
Public Utilities (House)
Caswell Internet. (H2067)
1228 LB
10:00 AM
Pensions and Retirement (House)
State Health Plan/Local Govt Retiree Contrib. (H2055)
Special Retirement Allowances. (H2066)
415 LOB
10:00 AM
Education/Higher Education (Senate)
Conform County School Board Vacancy Statute. (H357)
VSL Nonfamily Sick Leave Donations. (H213)
Employment of Noncertified School Personnel. (H1292)
Corp. Punish. for Children W/Disabilities (H1682)
643 LOB
11:00 AM
Health Care (Senate)
Consumer Guidelines for Hearing Aid Purchases. (H1705)
544 LOB
11:00 AM
Transportation (House)
Amend Powers of Department of Transportation. (H1800)
Visitor Center/Duplin County Tourism Auth. (H2046)
Drivers Licenses Change Expir./8 yrs to 65 . (S181)
1228 LB
11:00 AM
Wilmington Civil Service Rewrite. (S430)
Regulation of Golf Carts by Local Governmts. (S650)
Regulate Towing From Private Lots. (S1136)
Expand Cabarrus County Tourism Authority. (S1357)
Kannapolis/Concord Doughnut Hole Annexations. (S1444)
1425 LB
11:00 AM
Aging (House)
Medicaid Dental/Special Needs Population. (H1692)
Develop Special Needs Dental Care Workforce. (H1693)
415 LOB
11:00 AM
Local Government I (House)
Sanford Property Transfer/King Taxes. (H2042)
Greensboro/Relocation of Wildlife. (S1345)
Greensboro/High Point Boundary Swap. (S1361)
Planning & Zoning in Forsyth County. (S1435)
Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport/Changes. (S1445)
425 LOB
11:00 AM
Health Care (Senate)
Consumer Guidelines for Hearing Aid Purchases. (H1705)
Improve Child Care Nutrition/Activity Stnds. (H1726)
544 LOB
12:00 NOON
Wildlife Resources -- CANCELLED (House)
Ashe Fox Trapping. (H1662)
415 LOB
1:00 PM
Commerce, Small Business, and Entrepreneurship (House)
Well Grouting Inspection/Bond Requirement. (H1246)
Promote Work Oppy. Tax Credit. (H1847)
Regional Economic Recovery Housing Alliances. (H1906)
Economic Incentives Alignment & Changes. (S1215)
1228 LB
1:00 PM
Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform (House)
Voter-Owned Election for Treasurer. (S20)
2009 Omnibus Campaign Finance Law Changes. (S716)
1425 LB
1:00 PM
Finance (Senate)
Avery: Deed Recordation & Delinquent Taxes. (H664)
Matthews Public-Private Projects. (H1919)
Remove Sunset/ Priv. Sale Local Gov't Bonds. (H1936)
Winston-Salem/Assessments Exemption. (H2052)
544 LOB
2:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

House Chamber
3:00 PM
Session Convenes (Senate)

Senate Chamber

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NC General Assembly
06-29-2010 Legislative Calender

Here is the legislative calender for today in the North Carolina General Assembly...

9:30 AM
Judiciary II (House)
Homeowner and Homebuyer Protection Act. (S1015)
421 LOB
9:30 AM
Sen. Phil Berger
Press Room LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary I (Senate)
Courts-Martial Amendments. (H1412)
Absentee Voting Improvements. (
Gov't Ethics and Campaign Reform Act of 2010. (
Clarify Status of DWI Treatment Courts. (
Clarify Expunctions. (
DV Cases/Review Criminal Record. (
1027 LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary II (Senate)
Special Care Dentistry Collaboration. (H144)
Amend Conditions of Probation. (
Modernization of the State ABC System. (
Domestic Violence Training for Judges. (
Retiring of State Flags. (
Carteret Schools May Administer Oath. (
General Statutes Comm. Technical Corrections. (
1124 LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary I (House)
Extend GSC Study/Refs. to Military Org. (S1164)
Construction of Wills and Trusts. (
Zoning/Durham County Protest Petitions. (
1228 LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary III (House)
No Felon as Sheriff. (H1307)
Carteret Schools May Administer Oath. (
Clarification of Nuisance Abatement Laws. (
1425 LB
11:00 AM
Insurance (House)
Continuing Care Retire. Community/Home Care. (S354)
State Health Plan/Treat Teachers Equitably. (
State Health Plan/Court-Ordered Guardianships. (
1228 LB
11:00 AM
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources (Senate)
Denr/lgc Evaluate Water System Operations (H1743)
Modify Water Funding Priorities (
Water Infrastructure Information Needs. (
Water Supply System Capacity Planning. (
Conserve & Protect Ag Water Resources. (
544 LOB
11:00 AM
Education (House)
Require Use EVAAS in Schools. (H1669)
Fitness Testing in Schools. (
Moore County School Board Police. (
Study Child Nutrition Program. (
Add'l Flex./Coop. Innovative High Schools. (
Career Acad. as Coop. Innov. High School. (
SBOE Members Ex Officio to Econ. Dev. Comm. (
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate. (
Amend SEAA Board Membership. (
643 LOB
12:00 NOON
State and Local Government (Senate)
Public Municipal Campaigns. (H120)
Davie School Board. (
Cherokee School Board Terms. (
Allow Williamston to Operate Motorized ATVs. (
Shelby May Inspect Cleveland County Vehicles. (
Rutherford County Coroner. (
Limit Outside Work for DENR/Local Staff. (
1124 LB
12:00 NOON
Environment and Natural Resources (House)
Improve Success of FMPs. (S886)
Disapprove Boylston Creek Reclassification. (
643 LOB
1:00 PM
Finance (Senate)
Archer Lodge Boundary Correction. (H710)
Repeal Waynesville Firemen's Supp. Pension. (
Local Delinquent Sewer Fees. (
Animal Euthanasia Technicians. (
Tax Certification-Dare & McDowell. (
Econ. Devpt. and Tax Collection Changes. (
Delinquent Tax Deny Permits/Set Tax Discount. (
Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Fines and Fees. (
Durham Stormwater Facilities Assessments. (
544 LOB
1:00 PM
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House)
Honoring 100th Anniversary of Scouting. (H2078)
LOB 421
2:00 PM
State Government/State Personnel (House)
Prgm Eval Study Agency Reversal ALJ Decision. (H1892)
Open Enrollment/Contributory Death Benefit. (
Government Employees Port Benefits. (
424 LOB
2:00 PM
Davie County Omnibus Occupancy Tax. (H1667)
Addl. Dare County Occupancy Tax. (
Wilkes County Occupancy Tax. (
Increase Montgomery Co. Occup. Tax. (
Maintain Banner Elk Occupancy Tax Distrib. (
Town of Pembroke Occupancy Tax. (
425 LOB
3:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

House Chamber
3:00 PM
Session Convenes (Senate)

Senate Chamber

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