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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Macon County Board of Commissioners
May 14, 2024 Regular Meeting

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting in the Commissioners Boardroom on the third floor fo the county courthouse. Access to the building is through the backdoor.

Macon Media will be streaming the meeting live via an embedded player posted below. The public agenda and agenda packet are also posted below.


Media Roll Call
(outlets with reporters in the room will be recorded here)


1. Call to order and welcome by Chairman Shields

2. Announcements
(A) This meeting will be continued to May 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. for the presentation of the Fiscal Year 2024-25 budget as recommended by the County Manager.
(B) A budget work session will be held with the Macon County Board of Education on May 28, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center at Franklin High School.
(C) This meeting is also serving as the Annual Opioid Meeting with Municipalities and the boards from both the Town of Franklin and Town of Highlands were invited to attend.

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s) – None

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports/Presentations
(A) Presentation of Quarterly First Responder Awards – Macon County Chaplaincy Program
(B) Teen Tech Program Partnership – Senior Services Administrative Officer Jennifer Hollifield
(C) Annual Opioid Meeting with – Southwestern Commission Executive Director Russ Harris
(D) Highland-Cashiers Healthcare Residential Village Workforce Housing Initiative – ReaVentures Vice President of Development Breck Kean
(E) PULSE Work-based Learning Partnership – Macon County Schools CTE Director Colleen Strickland and Macon County Economic Development Director Tommy Jenkins

10. Old Business
(A) Discussion Regarding Next Steps for Macon Early College – Project Manager Jack Morgan
(B) Discussion and Consideration of Proposal for the Public Safety Radio System for Macon County Schools – Project Manager Jack Morgan
(C) Discussion Regarding Outcome of the Request for Bids for the Macon Middle School Track – Macon County Schools Auxillary Services Director Todd Gibbs
(D) Update on the Franklin High School Project – Representatives from LS3P
(E) Discussion and Consideration of the Revised Quarter-Cent Sales Tax Referendum – Chairman Gary Shields

11. New Business
(A) Discussion and Approval of Property Tax Refund – Tax Administrator Abby Braswell
(B) Update on the Environmental Health Program – Health Director Kathy McGaha
(C) Consideration and Approval of Fireworks Permit for the Town of Franklin July 5, 2024 Display
(D) Consideration and Approval of Fireworks Permit for the Nantahala Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fourth of July Display
(E) Discussion and Consideration of Revision to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
(F) Consideration and Approval of Recommendation for Engineering Services Related to Permit to Construct Macon County Solid Waste Landfill, Phase III, Cell II, and Closure of Landfill Phases I and II in Response to Request for Qualifications – Solid Waste Director Chris Stahl

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 April 9, 2024 regular meeting
(B) Budget Amendments #255-262
(C) Public Records Disposal for Macon County Solid Waste
(D) Lottery Fund Request FY 2023-2024
(E) Tax releases for the month of April 2024 in the amount of $4,718.58
(F) Monthly ad valorem tax collection report – no action necessary

13. Appointments
(A) Macon County Public Library (1 seat)

14. Closed session as allowed under NCGS 143-318.11

15. Adjourn/Recess

AGENDA PACKET (Download 199 page PDF Copy)