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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Macon County Board of Commissioners - September 2022 Regular Meeting

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting tonight for their regular meeting for the month of September. A video player and copies of the public agenda and agenda packet are posted below. The meeting starts at 6pm tonight in the Commissioner's Boardroom on the third floor of the county vcourthouse. Access is through the back door.

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1. Call to order and welcome by Chairman Tate

2. Announcements

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s) - 6 p.m.
(A) 2023 Schedule of Values, Standards and Rules
(B) Proposed resolution requesting that the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission undertake rulemaking for the purpose of establishing a new no wake zone" in the Little Choga Cove area of Nantahala Lake
(C) Macon County Community Transportation Program Application

NOTE: The board may choose to act on any of these matters immediately following the close of the respective public hearing.

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports/ Presentations
(A) Update from the Southwestern Commission - Executive Director Russ Harris
(B) Recommendation from the Macon County Board of Elections regarding new voting equipment
(C) Update on broadband projects and grant awards - Macon County Broadband Committee

10.0Id Business
(A) Update on J&B franchise agreement - County Attorney Eric Ridenour
(B) Update on Request for Qualifications for Highlands School additions - County Manager Derek Roland

11.New Business
(A) Parking lot and garage apron resurfacing/replacement at Franklin and Highlands EMS bases - Emergency Services Dircctor Warren Cabe
(B) Consideration of resolution to the North Carolina Legislature to amend the statutory requirements necessary for registration as an environmental health specialist or environmental health specialist intern - Commissioner Paul Higdon and County Attorney Eric Ridenour
(C) Consideration of casement for Duke Energy for Buck Creek Road improvement project - County Manager Derek Roland
(D) Grant agreement for Dogwood Health Trust and Macon County Housing Department - Housing Director John Fay
(E) Consideration of site for the Barbara McRac viewing platform on the Little Tennessee River Grcenway - representatives of Friends of the Greenway (FROGS)
(F) Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Franklin concerning acquisition of property and extension of the Little Tennessee Grecnway - County Manager Derek Roland
(G) Joint meeting with the towns of Franklin and Highlands on September 22, 2022 - County Manager Derek Roland

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 August 9, 2022 regular meeting
(B) Budget Amendments #41-54
(C)Tax releases for the month of August in the amount of $21,155.31
(D)Property tax settlement report for Fiscal Year 2021-22
(E)Prime change order 021 for the Macon Middle School renovations project resulting in a decrease of $16,565 to the contractor and accompanying budget amendment (N55)
(F) Ratification of telephone poll approving fireworks display at Skyline Lodge in Highlands on August 27, 2022
(G)Outstanding debt at Macon County Public Health to be 'written off
(H)Monthly ad valorem tax collection report - no action necessary

(A) Planning Board - 1 seat

14.Closed session as allowed under NCGS (if necessary)

15.Recess until Thursday, September 22, 2022 for a joint meeting with the Franklin Town Council and the Town of Highlands Board of Commissioners at Franklin Town Hall (95 East Main Street) beginning at 6 p.m.

Agenda Packet--Download PDF 

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Published at 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins