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Friday, August 15, 2014

Macon County Commissioners 08-12-2014

The Macon County Commissioners met Tuesday night and had a lot of material on the agenda. The two public hearings on proposed telecommunications tower (cellphone towers) took about an hour and public comment lasted about an hour as a number of people spoke for and against fracking. Overall, the meeting lasted a little over three and a half hours (not counting the closed session). After the closed session, Vice Chairman Ronnie Beale recessed the meeting until August 26th.

I divided the video into three parts:

Part 1 Public Hearings

Part 2 Public Comment

Part 3

The public agenda and the agenda that was distributed to members of the local media are posted below.

AUGUST 12, 2014
  • Call to order and welcome by Vice-Chairman Beale
  • Announcements
  • Moment of Silence
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Public Hearing(s) -
    • 6 p.m. - Telecommunication Tower Application from Cellco Partnership
    • 6:30 p.m. - Telecommunication Tower Application from Tower Engineering Professionals

    NOTE: Consideration of either or both applications would immediately follow the public hearings.
  • Public Comment Period
  • Adjustments to and approval of the agenda
  • Reports/Presentations
    • 2014 Small Health Department of the Year Award - County Manager
    • NCACC Liability & Property Pool's 2013 Safety Award - Charlie Eaton, NCACC Property & Casualty Program Specialist
    • Recognition of Habitat for Humanity - Commissioner Beale
    • Historic Preservation Week in Macon County - Barbara McRae
    • Region A Update - Ryan Sherby
  • Old Business
    • Fox Ridge Project Review Fee - Doug Johnson, Macon County Soil and Water Conservation
    • Revised Lease for Waterwheel Manufacturing, Inc. - County Attorney
  • New Business
    • Purchase of Electronic Health Record - Jim Bruckner, Macon County Public Health Director
    • Consideration of lease agreement with Harmony House Foods, Inc. - EDC Director Tommy Jenkins/County Attorney
    • Consideration of Interlocal Agreement for Recreation with the Town of Highlands - County Manager
    • Endorsement of "Sit for 60, Move for 3" Program - HR Director
    • Consideration of lease agreements for the Community Care Clinics in Franklin and Highlands - County Attorney
    • Consideration of agreement to provide recreation opportunities with the Scaly Mountain Historical Society, Inc. - County Attorney
  • Consent Agenda - Attachment #11
    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.
    • Minutes of the July 8 and July 24, 2014 meetings
    • Budget Amendments #16-20
    • Tax releases
    • Settlement report for Fiscal Year 2013-14 taxes
    • Monthly ad valorem tax collection report
    • Resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of Holly Springs Baptist Church
  • Appointments
    • Ratification of e-mail poll regarding appointments to the Highlands Tourism Development Commission
    • Commissioner appointment to the Smoky Mountain LME/MCO County Commissioner Advisory Council
  • Closed session (if necessary)
  • Adjourn/Recess