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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Macon County Commissioners
Regular August 2017 Meeting

The Macon County Commissioners will be meeting tonight at 6 pm in the Commissioners Boardroom located on the third floor of the Macon County Courthouse. You can access this room via the back parking lot. A copy of the public agenda and the agenda packet are posted below. If sufficient bandwidth is available at the meeting, a live video player will be inserted.


AUGUST 8, 2017

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 the agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports/Presentations
A. Franklin High School (FHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
B. 4-H Youth Voice representative at North Carolina Association of County Commissioners annual conference - Teighlor Holland
C. (left blank in original document)

10. Old Business
A. Placement of new Public Safety Training Center on Southwestern Community College Campus
-- County Manager and SCC President Dr. Don Tomas
B. Presentation of proposed changes to grading license ordinance
-- Planning, Permitting, and Development Director Jack Morgan and the County Attorney

11. New Business
A. Approval of revised fire district map for Cowee Fire and Rescue Department
--Emergency Services Director Warren Cabe
B. Agreement for Recreational Opportunities with the Scaly Mountain Historical Society
-- Finance Director
C. Landscape Renovation Plan for the Robert C Carpenter Community Building
-- Henry (Hank) Ross
D. Request from North Carolina Forest Service
-- Benjamin Keener
E. Discussion of possible closure of county offices on August 21st (eclipse)
--County Manager

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 June 13, 2017, regular meeting and the June 11, 2017, regular meeting
B. Budget Amendments #18-27
C. Tax Releases for July 2017
D. Tax Settlement Report
E. Monthly Ad Valorem Tax Report (no action necessary)

13. Appointments

14. Closed session (if necessary)

15. Adjourn/recess

A video will be added to this article in the morning. If there is sufficient internet bandwidth, a live video feed will be posted, otherwise, a recorded version will be added in the morning so you can see and hear exactly what transpires in the meeting.


The Macon County Commissioners, after a discussion with Sheriff Robbie Holland and Emergency Management Director Warren Cabe, voted 5-0 to close county offices on the day of the solar eclipse and give employees a paid holiday for that day. Essential employees will work on that day and all available public safety employees will be working from Friday to Monday. Here is a video of that entire discussion:


(media outlets with reporters/photographers present)

Macon Media
The Franklin Press
Macon County News and Shopping Guide


Cowee Map With Mason Branch Sub-Station (Proposed)


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Published at 4:20 pm on August 8, 2017

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