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COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ROWAN COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA March 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

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J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Rowan County Administration Building

130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

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Call to Order

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Consider Additions to the Agenda

Consider Deletions From the Agenda

Consider Approval of the Agenda

Board members are asked to voluntarily inform the Board if any matter on the agenda might present a conflict of interest or might require the member

to be excused from

voting.

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Consider Approval of the Minutes: March 4, 2019

1 Consider Approval of Consent Agenda

A. Tax Refunds for Approval B. NCDOT Request to Add Red Cedar Road and Blue Spruce Drive to State

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Secondary Road System for Maintenance C. Resolution of Support to Endorse Alternative Corridor for Airport Parkway

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Project [U-5901] D. Grant Funded Position for Health Department E. Use of West End Plaza Parking Lot for Fighting Against Cancer Together

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(FACT) Event F. Property Donation - Enochville G. Agreement to House Inmates for Davidson County H. Modification Agreement to DHHS/Rowan MOU for FY

2018-19 I. DPS Leases for Probation Parole and Juvenile Justice Staff
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2 Public Comment Period

3 Public Hearing: FY 19-20 HOME Application 4 Public Hearing for HLC 01-19 5 Public Hearing for Z 03-19 6 Discussion Regarding Change Order for I-85

Infrastructure Casings 7 RFQ for Consulting Services for Central Permitting 8 Financial Reports 9 Budget Amendments
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10 Closed Session

For Attorney-Client Privileged Communication Regarding the Rowan County Rescue Squad

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For Attorney-Client Privileged Communication Regarding Tax Administration Foreclosures

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To Consider Approval Of January 7, 2019 Closed Session Minutes

11 Adjournment

Citizens with disabilities requiring special needs to access the services or public meetings of Rowan County Government should contact the County

Manager's Office
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three days prior to the meeting by calling (704) 216-8180.

ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

130 West Innes Street - Salisbury, NC 28144 TELEPHONE: 704-216-8180 * FAX: 704-216-8195

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Carolyn Barger, Clerk to the Board DATE: March 11, 2019 SUBJECT: Consider Approval of the Minutes: March 4, 2019

ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type March 4, 2019 Minutes 3/11/2019 Cover Memo

Greg Edds, Chairman Aaron Church, County Manager

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Jim Greene, Vice- Chairman Carolyn Barger, Clerk to the Board Mike Caskey John W. Dees, II, County Attorney

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Judy Klusman

Craig Pierce

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Rowan County Board of Commissioners 130 West Innes Street Salisbury, NC 28144 Telephone 704-216-8180 Fax 704-216-8195

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Equal Opportunity Employer

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

March 4, 2019 3:00 PM J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROOM

J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

Present: Greg Edds, Chairman

Jim Greene, Vice-Chairman Mike Caskey, Member Judy Klusman, Member Craig Pierce, Member

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County Manager Aaron Church, Clerk to the Board Carolyn Barger, County Attorney Jay Dees and Assistant County Manager/Finance Director Leslie

Heidrick were present.
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Chairman Edds convened the meeting at 3:00 p.m.

Chaplain Michael Taylor provided the Invocation.

Chairman Edds led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSIDER ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA Chairman Edds added a request from Commissioner Caskey to the Consent Agenda as Item H. The request was to allow Don

Timmons with Trellis Supportive Care to rent the West End Plaza on March 28, 2019 for the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Luncheon at no cost.
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CONSIDER DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA There were no deletions from the agenda.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to approve the agenda as amended passed

unanimously.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES Commissioner Greene moved, Commissioner Klusman seconded and the vote to approve the minutes of the February 18,

2019 Commission Meeting passed unanimously.
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1. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Commissioner Klusman moved approval of the Consent Agenda as amended. The motion was seconded by Commissioner

Greene and passed unanimously.

The Consent Agenda consisted of the following:

A. WEP Event Center Replacement of Carpet B. Rowan Public Library Book Sale C. Architect Amendment D. HOME Program Application: Schedule Public

Hearing for March 18, 2019 E. Schedule Public Hearing for HLC 01-19 for March 18, 2019 F. Schedule Public Hearing for Z 03-19 for March 18, 2019 G. MOU Rowan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project H. Request to Allow Don Timmons With Trellis Supportive Care to Rent the West
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End Plaza on March 28, 2019 for National Vietnam War Veterans Day Luncheon (addition to the Consent Agenda)

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2. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Chairman Edds opened the Public Comment Period to entertain comments from any citizens wishing to address the Board. The

following individuals came forward:

Ronnie Smith discussed two (2) projects being developed by Friends of Rowan (FOR) and for which he expressed hope Rowan County would support. The

projects were the Yadkin River Park and Trinity Oaks Downtown.
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With no one else wishing to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed the Public Comment Period.

Chairman Edds took a moment to recognize and welcome the Salisbury Post s new government reporter, Laura Mitchell.

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3. PUBLIC HEARING FOR HIDDEN VIEW LN. ROAD NAME REQUEST Planner Aaron Poplin presented the staff report for the road name request for Hidden View

Lane. Mr. Poplin reported the road in question was located off the 1150 block of Hobson Road and was currently unnamed. Mr. Poplin said since there are more than three (3) houses accessing the road, the driveway was required to be named. A majority of the property owners along the driveway signed a petition for the proposed road name of Hidden View Lane. Since there are property owners who had not signed the petition, a public hearing was required.
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Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input regarding the proposed road name of Hidden View Lane. With no one coming forward,

Chairman Edds closed the public hearing.
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Commissioner Greene moved, Commissioner Pierce seconded and the vote to approve the proposed road name of Hidden View Lane passed unanimously.

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4. PUBLIC HEARING FOR Z 02-19 Planner Aaron Poplin presented the staff report for Z 02-19 and explained that Errin Brown was requesting the rezoning

of 2.18 acres, Tax Parcel 402 050, owned by Herbert Ritchie, from Rural Residential (RR) to Commercial Business Industrial (CBI). The parcel is located at the 800 block of Ritchie Road in a commercial/industrial corridor in the Eastern Area Land Use Plan (LUP). The LUP encouraged commercial and industrial uses, as well as mixed use development within the I-85, US 29 corridor.
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The property adjoins an existing CBI district of approximately 400 acres. Using a power point, Mr. Poplin showed the site in question, as well as the

surrounding areas.
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The Planning Board held a meeting on January 28, 2019 and unanimously adopted Statements of Reasonableness and Consistency as outlined in the staff

report.
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Chairman Edds asked if the applicant would like to share any information with the Commissioners. The applicant, Errin Brown, said he owned two (2)

businesses (Virtual Sounds and Venue Services) that had grown and he needed additional space. Mr. Brown asked the Board to consider extending the zoning so his businesses could continue to grow.
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Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input regarding Z 02-19. The following citizens came forward to address the Board:

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James Earnhardt said he owned property adjacent to the site under consideration. Mr. Earnhardt asked the Board to approve the request and said he

would welcome Mr. Brown as a neighbor.
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With no one else wishing to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed the public hearing.

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Commissioner Pierce moved approval of the Statement of Reasonableness (as recommended by the Planning Board): Z 02-19 is reasonable and in the public

interest based on the following: The site is located inside the Eastern Area Land Use Plan and the interstate corridor. The zoning is what is expected along the I-85 corridor. It is adjacent to 400 acres of CBI and there are no detrimental effects to the surrounding properties. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and passed unanimously.
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Commissioner Pierce moved approval of the Statement of Consistency (as recommended by the Planning Board): Z 02-19 is consistent with the Eastern

Area Land Use Plan within the industrial corridor based on the following: That it is located adjacent
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to 400 acres of CBI zoning and that it is located in the I-85 industrial corridor. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and carried

unanimously.
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Commissioner Greene moved, Commissioner Pierce seconded and the vote to approve Z 02-19 carried unanimously.

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5. PUBLIC HEARING FOR Z 08-19 Planner Aaron Poplin presented the staff report for Z 08-18. Mr. Poplin stated Samuel Correll was requesting the

rezoning of 6.16 acres, Tax Parcel 826 031, located at the intersection of Statesville Boulevard and Old US 70 Highway from Industrial (IND) to Rural Residential (RR).
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Mr. Poplin explained that Mr. Correll had owned the property since the 1950 s and was interested in having a house put on the property but

residential uses were not allowed in the IND district. Mr. Poplin continued by highlighting the zoning criteria outlined in the staff report, as well as the decision making process.
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The Planning Board met on November 26, 2018 and unanimously approved Statements of Reasonableness and Consistency.

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Chairman Edds asked if the applicant would like to provide any comments to the Commissioners. David Correll, son of the applicant (Sam Correll), came

forward and provided a brief history behind past zonings for the property. Mr. Correll said only one residence could be built on the property and there were no large building areas on the property. Mr. Correll said he had someone interested in purchasing the property for a residence.
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Chairman Edds opened the public hearing for Z 08-18 and with no one wishing to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed the public hearing.

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Commissioner Caskey moved approval of the Statement of Reasonableness (as recommended by the Planning Board) as follows: In accordance with Section

21-362(j) of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance and after due consideration the Planning Board advises the Z 08-18 request is reasonable and in the public interest based on the following - the property is adjacent to an existing 40 acre RR district, the site would be difficult to develop for industrial use due to access and topography issues, rezoning the property would not be detrimental to surrounding areas or general public. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously.
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Commissioner Caskey moved approval of the Statement of Consistency (as recommended by the Planning Board) as follows: Z 08-18 is consistent with the

Western Rowan Area 1 Land Use Plan based on the following the property is adjacent to an existing 40 acre RR district, the site would be difficult to develop for industrial use due to access and topography issues. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously.
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Commissioner Greene moved, Commissioner Pierce seconded and the vote to approve Z 08-18 carried unanimously.

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6. PUBLIC HEARING FOR Z 04-19 Shane Stewart, Assistant Planning Director, presented the staff report for Z 04-19. Mr. Stewart stated Mark Kraus was

requesting an amendment to the current zoning boundary of his multi-zoned 23.3 acre properties referenced as Tax Parcels 314-097 and 098 located along the 700-800 block of Kepley Road. The current 12-acre portion zoned Manufactured Home Park (MHP) would be reduced to 6.33 acres covering the existing park located along Bren Lane and 770 Kepley Road while the remaining 16.96 acres located at 840, 850, 860 and 870 Kepley Road, along with acreage west of the park would be zoned Rural Agricultural (RA).
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Using a power point, Mr. Stewart showed the property in question, as well as the surrounding areas as he discussed the information in the staff

report.
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Mr. Stewart highlighted the decision making process.

Mr. Stewart said Planning Staff discussed plans with the property owner to subdivide a large parcel to the rear of the property, establish a separate

lot for the manufactured home park, and create four (4) new lots on the northern end of the property based on the existing and anticipated future improvements. The requested zoning change would apply the MHP district to the approximate 6.33 acre area surrounding the existing manufactured home park while the remaining areas to the north and west would be zoned RA.
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The Planning Board met on January 28, 2019 and voted unanimously to recommend approval based on adopted statements of consistency and reasonableness.

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Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input regarding Z 04-19 and with no one wishing to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed

the public hearing.
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Chairman Edds moved to adopt the Statement of Consistency (as recommended by the Planning Board) as follows: Z 04-19 is consistent with the Western

Area Land Use Plan and is reasonable and in the public interest based on the following - it restores the majority of the property to the base zoning of Rural Agricultural and identifies the manufactured home park areas appropriately as MHP zoning. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously
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Chairman Edds moved to adopt the Statement of Reasonableness (as recommended by the Planning Board) as follows: In accordance with Section 21-362(j)

of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance and after due consideration, the Z 04-19 request is reasonable and in the public interest based on the following - the request converts much of the property back to Rural Agricultural, which is the base zoning district, and outlines
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the appropriate MHP zoning boundary for those areas that are currently used as manufactured home park. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce

and passed unanimously.
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Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Greene seconded, and the vote to approve Z 04-19 passed unanimously.

7. PUBLIC HEARING FOR PDS 01-14 AMENDMENT Shane Stewart, Assistant Planning Director, reported Rowan Summit, LLC, was requesting an amendment to

their Planned Development Subdivision (PDS 01-14) identified as the Rowan Summit Shopping Center located at the corner of Julian Road and Summit Park Drive referenced as Tax Parcels 402C-001 and 402C-008 through 402C-015. The approved plan consisted of nine (9) lots served by a private road which extends from Julian Road and Summit Park Drive to an internal drive serving the shopping center, outparcels, and an identified future road extending along the I-85 northbound on/off ramp to a potential Phase II retail area currently as parcel ID 402C- 002.
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Using a power point, Mr. Stewart discussed the revised plan and proposal for the reorganization of existing lots 4 (1.24 AC), 5 (1.46 AC), and 6

(1.37 AC) to a proposed 2.45 AC lot 4 and a 2.77 AC lot 5, both with access along an existing road between the main parking lot and these outparcels. Acreage within the 50 access easement adjacent to these lots would be assumed into the respective lot totals along with the reconfigured lot 3 from 1.524 AC to 1.64 AC. Somewhat nominal changes were proposed for lot 7, none of which impact the size or arrangement of proposed Anchor C.
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According to the staff report in the agenda packet, it became apparent to The Hutton Company (owner of Rowan Summit LLC) additional opportunities

beyond Phase I were highly unlikely and seemed most appropriate to market the Phase II property for industrial use similar to the majority of Summit Corporate Center (SCC).
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Mr. Stewart said there was approximately 500 feet of frontage along E. Ritchie Road (adjacent to the E B Brown Enterprise facility at 150 Summit Park

Drive and across the street from 42 acres owned by the County between I-85 and Koontz Elementary).
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Mr. Stewart said the Subdivision Review Committee did not have any concerns with the revised plan and staff also did not have any concerns with the

request.
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The Planning Board voted unanimously on January 28, 2019 to recommend approval.

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Chairman Edds questioned the area for Phase II and road access. Mr. Stewart confirmed the access for Phase II would come from Ritchie Road.

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Commissioner Greene inquired as to whether there would be any problem for industrial vehicles (such as tractor trailers) accessing Ritchie Road. Mr.

Stewart responded that
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with exception of the school, there was not a lot of traffic through the area in question. Mr. Stewart talked about future development and the

ability for vehicles to maneuver on site. Mr. Stewart was uncertain as to what kind of turnaround existed for industrial vehicles.
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Commissioner Klusman commented that she had a family member who used to drive an over-the-road truck and that drivers preferred entering the site

through the back to a loading dock.
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Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input regarding PDS 01-14 Amendment. With no one coming forward to address the Board,

Chairman Edds closed the public hearing.
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Commissioner Caskey noted the changes could be a positive for marketing the property as a manufacturing site.

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Commissioner Pierce moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to approve PDS 01-14 passed unanimously.

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8. PUBLIC HEARING: Z 01-19 Planning Director Ed Muire said Dr. Corrie Connolly, DVM, had submitted an application for consideration of changing the

zoning designation of Tax Parcels 220-034 and 220- 055 from Rural Agricultural (RA) to a Commercial, Business, Industrial (CBI Conditional District (CD). The site was located at 2355 Brown Road in China Grove, North Carolina.
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Using a power point, Mr. Muire highlighted the staff report and said Dr. Connolly proposed to limit the uses within the CBI-CD to the following uses:

Residential Uses

Veterinary Services

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Animal Shelters and Board Kennels

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Eating and Drinking Places (Restaurants)

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Miscellaneous Retail

Bakery Products

Mr. Muire used the power point to depict the site in question, as well as the surrounding areas. Mr. Muire said the zone allowed for a wide range of

commercial, business and light industrial activities that provided goods and services. The district was typically for more densely developed suburban areas, major transportation corridors, and major cross-roads communities. The district may also exist or be created in an area other than listed in the subsection of the staff report if the existing or proposed development was compatible with the surrounding area and the overall public good was serviced.
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Mr. Muire said staff was of the opinion the limitation of uses within the CBI district requested by the applicant seemed complimentary to the

surrounding RA district, especially in terms of the adjacent farm properties.
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Mr. Muire said the Planning Board met on January 28, 2019 and unanimously adopted statements of consistency and reasonableness.

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Mr. Muire noted the applicant, along with her legal counsel, Jeremy Carter, was present to answer any questions.

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Mr. Carter reported the applicant now owned the subject property. Mr. Carter said the site was approximately seven (7) acres and the applicant

planned to repurpose existing buildings. The intent was to open a veterinarian office that serviced the rural residents by primarily focusing on larger animals such as cows, horses, sheep, etc.
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Dr. Connolly reiterated the need, as well as the compatibility of the area with her focus being to help sheep, goats, deer, llamas, etc.

Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input regarding Z 01-19 and with no one wishing to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed

the public hearing.
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Commissioner Pierce moved to adopt the Statement of Consistency (as recommended by the Planning Board) as follows: Z 01-19 is consistent with the

Western Area Land Use Plan as the CBI Conditional District s amended list of uses is complimentary to the surrounding area. The site plan also shows limitations of uses and includes tree buffering. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously.
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Commissioner Pierce moved to adopt the Statement of Reasonableness (as recommended by the Planning Board) as follows: Z 01-19 is reasonable as the

request is complimentary to the area and the applicant has submitted and discussed the limitations of uses proposed in the conditional district application. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and carried unanimously.
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Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to approve Z 01-19 passed unanimously.

9. PUBLIC HEARING FOR FINANCING OF KANNAPOLIS CITY SCHOOLS Assistant County Manager/Finance Director Leslie Heidrick reported the Finance Department

had requested and received installment financing proposals for improvements to buildings and athletic facilities for the Kannapolis City School System. The amount to be financed was 1,300,000. The County received five (5) bids as follows, with First National Bank submitting the lowest bid:
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Interest Rate First National Bank 2.6700 BB T 2.7000 Signature Public Funding Corp 2.9000 First Bank 2.9900 PNC Public Finance 3.0600

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Finance Staff recommended the Board hold the public hearing; consider approval of the associated Resolution and Declaration and to grant

authorization to the Assistant County Manager/Finance Director to establish an escrow account for the loan proceeds.
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Commissioner Greene inquired as to whether the funds were already budgeted and Ms. Heidrick said yes.

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Commissioner Pierce asked for further clarification as to how the funds would be spent. Ms. Heidrick responded the funding would be used to replace

the turf at A.L. Brown High School and the base bid had come in at approximately 666,000. Ms. Heidrick said the school system was also doing a project for GW Carver Elementary (Elementary) where walls were to be torn down, bathrooms reconfigured, and replace wiring/electrical work. The base bid for the Elementary project was 839,000. Ms. Heidrick reported the two (2) figures exceeded the County s 1.3 million budgeted amount. The school system was asking for the 1.3 million at this time.
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Commissioner Klusman questioned the percentage of costs the County normally contributed to A.L. Brown in general. Ms. Heidrick explained that the

amount the County provided on a monthly basis between Kannapolis City Schools and the Rowan Salisbury School System (RSSS), was a 7 to 93 split, respectively. Ms. Heidrick further clarified that Rowan County supported the Kannapolis City Schools at 25 versus Cabarrus County s 75 .
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Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input concerning the financing proposals. With no one coming forward, Chairman Edds closed

the public hearing.
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Chairman Edds said the Board would need a motion that would approve First National Bank s bid of 2.67 , authorize the Assistant County

Manager/Finance Director to establish an escrow account for the loan proceeds and to approve the attached Resolution and Declaration. Commissioner Pierce moved approval (as stated by Chairman Edds). The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and passed unanimously.
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The Resolution was approved as follows:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FIL ING OF AN APPLICATION

FOR APPROVAL OF A F INANCING CONTRACT AUTHORIZED BY NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTE 160A -20 AND AUTHORIZING

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EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF THE FINANCING CONTRACT

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WHEREAS, Rowan County, North Carolina (the County ) desires to finance the planning, design and construction of improvements to buildings and

athletic facilities for the Kannapolis City School System (the Project ); and
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WHEREAS, the County desires to finance the Project by the use of an installment financing contract authorized under North Carolina General Statutes

Chapter 160A, Article 3, Section 20 ( NCGS 160A-20 ); and
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WHEREAS, the County sent out a request for proposals for installment financing in the amount of approximately 1,400,000 to various banks relating to

the installment financing contract; and
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WHEREAS, First National Bank (FNB) submitted a proposal dated February 18, 2019 (the FNB Proposal ), pursuant to which FNB would enter into an

installment financing contract with the County in the amount of approximately 1,400,000 to finance the Project (the Contract ), to be secured by a Deed of Trust and Security Agreement with respect to the Project for the benefit of FNB (the Deed of Trust ); and
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WHEREAS, as required by NCGS 160A-20, the County caused a notice of public hearing to be published in The Salisbury Post on February 21, 2019, for a

public hearing to be held March 4, 2019, with respect to the financing of the Project through an installment financing contract; and
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WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners has this day held such public hearing, as evidenced by the minutes of this meeting; and

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WHEREAS, findings of fact by this governing body must be presented to enable the North Carolina Local Government Commission to make its findings of

fact set forth in North Carolina General Statute Chapter 159, Article 8, Section 151 prior to approval of the proposed contract.
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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the County, meeting in regular session on the 4

th day of March, 2019, declares as follows:

1. The Board of Commissioners has determined that the most advantageous manner of financing the Project is by an

installment financing contract pursuant to NCGS 160A-20. In support of thereof, the Board hereby makes the following findings of fact:

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a) The proposed contract is necessary or expedient because the Project will provide needed improvements to

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buildings and athletic facilities within the Kannapolis City School System.

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b) The proposed contract is preferable to a bond issue for the same purpose because of low fixed costs and favorable interest rates offered through

installment contract financing compared to a bond issue. The cost of the proposed undertaking is 1,300,000 and exceeds the amount that can be prudently raised from currently available appropriations, unappropriated fund balances and non-voted bonds that could be issued by the County in the current fiscal year pursuant to Article V, Section 4, of the North Carolina Constitution.
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c) The sums to fall due under the contract are adequate and not excessive for the proposed purpose based upon estimated costs received from the

Kannapolis City School System and its architects.
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d) The County s debt management procedures and policies are good because they are managed in strict compliance with the law, there have been no

defaults on debt service payments and the County is well below its legal debt margin.
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e) No increase in property taxes will be necessary to meet the sums falling due under the proposed contract.

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f) The County is not in default in any of its debt service obligations.

g) The attorney for the County has rendered an opinion that the proposed Project is authorized by law and is a purpose for which public funds may be

expended pursuant to the Constitution and laws of North Carolina.
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2. Pursuant to NCGS 160A-20, the County is hereby authorized to finance the Project by entering into an installment

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financing contract and a deed of trust or other security instrument that creates a security interest in some or all of the property financed to

secure repayment of the financing.
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3. The County Manager, the Assistant County Manager/Finance Director and other appropriate officers of the County

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are hereby authorized and directed to file an application with the Local Government Commission for its approval of the financing of the Project in

the amount of 1,300,000, to work with the Kannapolis City School System and its staff as to the implementation of the Project (including the transfer of the property that is to be collateral for the installment financing contract to the County, and the lease of the Project back to the Kannapolis City School System), and the actions of the County Manager, the Assistant County Manager/Finance Director and other officers of the County in connection therewith are hereby approved and confirmed.
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4. The Board hereby accepts the FNB Proposal, and authorizes and directs the County Manager and the Assistant County Manager/Finance Director, or

either of them, to execute, acknowledge and deliver the Contract and the Deed of Trust on behalf of the County, with such changes and modifications as the person executing and delivering such instruments on behalf of the County shall find acceptable. The Clerk is hereby authorized to affix the official seal of Rowan County, North Carolina to the Contract and the Deed of Trust and to attest the same.
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5. Each of the County Manager and the Assistant County Manager/Finance Director is authorized and directed to

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execute and deliver any and all papers, instruments, agreements, tax certificates, opinions, certificates, affidavits and other documents, and to do

or cause to be done any and all other acts and things necessary or proper for carrying out this Resolution, the Contract and the Deed of Trust.
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6. All other acts of the Board and the officers of the County which are in conformity with the purposes and intent of this

Resolution, and in furtherance of the financing of the Project, are hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

This Resolution is effective upon its adoption this 4

th day of March, 2019.

The Declaration was approved as follows:

I, Leslie E. Heidrick, Assistant County Manager/Finance Director of Rowan County, North Carolina (the County ), having been designated by the Board

of Commissioners of the County for such purposes, and on behalf of the County, DO HEREBY DECLARE as follows:
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This declaration (the Declaration ) of official intent is made pursuant to Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2, or any successor or substitute

Regulations which may be promulgated hereafter, and is intended to expressly declare the County s intention to reimburse itself for certain expenditures heretofore paid or to be paid by the County, such reimbursement to be made with the proceeds of debt to be incurred by the County.
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The County has advanced and/or will advance its own funds to pay certain capital costs (the Original Expenditures ) associated with improvements to

buildings and athletic facilities for the Kannapolis City School System (the Project ).
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The funds heretofore advanced or to be advanced by the County to pay the Original Expenditures are or will be available only on a temporary basis,

and do not consist of funds that were otherwise earmarked or intended to be used by the County to permanently finance the Original Expenditures.
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As of the date hereof, the County reasonably expects that it will reimburse itself for such Original Expenditures with the proceeds of debt to be

incurred by the County, and the maximum principal amount of debt to be incurred with respect to the Project will not exceed 1,300,000.

All Original Expenditures to be reimbursed by the County, except to the extent permitted by applicable Treasury Regulations, were paid no more than

60 days prior to, or will be paid on or after the date of, this declaration of official intent. The County understands that such reimbursements must occur not later than 18 months after the latter of (i) the date the Original Expenditure was paid; or (ii) the date the Project is placed in service or abandoned, but in no event more than three years after the Original Expenditure was paid.
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10. BOARD OF EDUCATION SURPLUS PROPERTY Anthony Vann, Assistant Superintendent of Operations reported the Board of Education (BOE) met on January 28,

2019. During the meeting the BOE declared the following three (3) school properties as surplus:
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Patterson School (Price of Freedom Museum), 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove, NC 28023

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Woodleaf Elementary School, 9055 School Street, Woodleaf, NC 27054

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Cleveland Elementary School, 107 School Street, Cleveland, NC 27013

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Mr. Vann said RSSS was offering the Right of First Refusal for the properties to Rowan County and he continued by providing a power point depicting

each of the properties in question.

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At Chairman Edds request, Mr. Vann showed the Cleveland Elementary site again. Mr. Vann elaborated on which buildings would remain and which would be

torn down.
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Chairman Edds asked if there had been any conversations with the Town of Cleveland regarding the property. Mr. Vann responded yes; however, the

initial interest had never materialized.
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Commissioner Pierce inquired as to when the demolition of Cleveland would occur. Mr. Vann said he did not yet have the schedule as the demolition had

been postponed until RSSS could offer the properties to the County.
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In response to an inquiry from Commissioner Caskey, Mr. Vann said the Board of Education had set aside funds for the demolition of Cleveland

Elementary from its Capital Fund Balance. Mr. Vann also confirmed to Commissioner Caskey the official direction he had received was that RSSS would demolish the building.
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Chairman Edds asked if demolition costs had been figured in the construction costs or if there had been cost overruns. Mr. Vann said there had been

no overruns. Mr. Vann discussed how funding for West Elementary School had been handled. Chairman Edds said he thought demolition costs had been built into the construction costs.
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Commissioner Klusman said she had spoken with an organization interested in one of the Cleveland Elementary School buildings that was to be torn

down. Commissioner Klusman asked if it was too late for the organization to possibly use one of the sections of the school. Mr. Vann said it was not too late; however, RSSS had to offer the properties to the County first.
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Chairman Edds asked County Attorney Jay Dees about the steps the Board must take regarding the properties. Mr. Dees said the County would waive its

right regarding Patterson School (Museum) and Woodleaf Elementary; the County would accept lots 1 and 2 on the survey for Cleveland Elementary and waive its rights to any of the other Cleveland properties.
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Mr. Vann was in agreement with Mr. Dees comments.

Commissioner Caskey asked Commissioner Greene if there had been interest in the Woodleaf property becoming a park. Mr. Dees said he had not heard the

County wanted accept either of the other two (2) properties.
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Commissioner Greene responded that he had talked about retaining the Woodleaf property around one (1) year ago once the school was torn down.

Commissioner Greene said the property could be used as a park and that he had talked to folks who were interested in doing something with the County for the Woodleaf community.
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Mr. Dees asked Mr. Vann if it would hold RSSS up if the County delayed a decision on Woodleaf and Mr. Vann said no. Mr. Vann said the BOE had not yet

assigned funds to demolish Woodleaf Elementary nor had he been given direction to demolish Woodleaf.
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Mr. Dees said the Board could table a decision for Woodleaf, abandon its right to accept Patterson, and accept lots 1 and 2 of Cleveland Elementary

and abandon the remainder of the Cleveland Elementary site.
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Commissioner Greene responded his preference was to abandon the right to Patterson School and allow it to continue as a Museum and to table a

decision for Woodleaf Elementary.
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Mr. Vann confirmed to Chairman Edds the BOE had not set funds aside from its Capital Fund for the demolition of Woodleaf. Mr. Vann said a rough

estimate for the demolition of Woodleaf Elementary was 250,000.
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Mr. Vann explained to Commissioner Caskey that if the Commissioners refused the Patterson School Property, the next steps would be finalizing the

paperwork between RSSS and the Museum.
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Commissioner Caskey took the opportunity to talk about the Museum, its history and the artifacts it contained.

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Chairman Edds said since Commissioner Caskey had mentioned the Price of Freedom Museum, he wanted to share that Commissioner Caskey had re-enlisted

in the National Guard. Chairman Edds described Commissioner Caskey as a good man and said the Commissioners were honored to be serving on the Board with Commissioner Caskey. Chairman Edds said if there was anything to know about Commissioner Caskey, it was the fact he loved his community and his country.
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Commissioner Pierce moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to table a decision on Woodleaf Elementary passed unanimously.

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Commissioner Pierce asked about deferring a decision on the Cleveland properties until an environmental study could be done. Mr. Vann said RSSS had

to obtain an environmental study on the school as the study had been required prior to the demolition. Mr. Vann said he did not think the property across the street where the playground was located was included in the study.
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Commissioner Pierce said he did not want the County to inherit any environmental issues.

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Commissioner Klusman moved to table a decision on Cleveland Elementary and further discussion ensued.

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Chairman Edds said if any Board member asked to defer a decision, it was professional courtesy to grant the request. Chairman Edds said he did not

agree with the request but he would second the motion.
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Commissioner Klusman withdrew her request.

Chairman Edds moved pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 115C-518, Disposition of School Property, Rowan County hereby releases any and all

interest it may have under the statute in (1) the Patterson School property. As to the Cleveland Elementary School site, the County hereby will accept, upon satisfactory completion by RSSS of the proposed demolition plan, the transfer of that area generally shown on the site plan on Page 7, and as the same will be shown on a final survey plat, subject to and together with any easements that may become necessary between the School System and the County for the development of the site as a public library and EMS station, and the County releases any interest in the remainder of the Cleveland Elementary School site. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously.
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11. ROWAN PUBLIC LIBRARY OVERDRIVE PRESENTATION Melissa Oleen, Deputy Director of Rowan Public Library, along with Edward Hirst, Technical Services

Librarian for Rowan Public Library (RPL), presented information on how to access and use RPL s digital collection. Ms. Oleen discussed the electronic resources available and introduced library staff members Abby Hardison, Amber Covington, and Paul Birkhead who were present to assist board members if they had any questions regarding their own electronic devices.
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Mr. Hirst provided a presentation that showcased the NC Digital Library. The presentation was an effort to help create awareness for citizens who

might not realize the electronic services were available through RPL. Mr. Hirst reported the NC Digital Library was a consortium of 23 public library systems across the State. Mr. Hirst also provided statistics as to how the number of Overdrive users had increased since being made available through RPL in 2006. Mr. Hirst highlighted the NC Kids Library, as well.
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Library Director, Jeff Hall, was present to provide additional information about the services and answer any questions the Board might have.

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Chairman Edds thanked Rowan Public Library Staff for the presentation and for installing the programs onto the Commissioners devices prior to the

meeting.
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12. BUDGET AMENDMENTS Finance Director Leslie Heidrick presented the following budget amendments for the Board s consideration:

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Health Decrease revenue and expenditures per Agreement Addendum with Women s and Children s Health Section/Children and Youth Branch - 773

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Health Fund budget accounts for new Maternal and Child Health Mini Grant per Agreement Addendum with the Women s and Children s Health Section/ Women

s Health Branch - 20,757
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Finance To increase both the Rescue Squad revenue and the Contractual Services-Rescue Squad turnover - 72,000

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Commissioner Pierce moved approval of the budget amendments as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously.

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13. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF BOARD APPOINTMENTS JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL The Board is asked to appoint Siobhan Allen to serve as the County

Manager s designee on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. There are no term limits for this position.
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Commissioner Greene moved to appoint Siobhan Allen. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously.

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REGION F AGING ADVISORY COMMITTEE Kina Jackson applied to fill the unexpired term of a member who resigned in November 2018. This unexpired term will

end June 30, 2019 at which time Ms. Jackson would be eligible for reappointment. The appointee will automatically serve on the HCCBG Committee.

Commissioner Klusman moved to appoint Kina Jackson. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously.

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ROWAN-IREDELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Christopher Hutchison applied for reappointment for a 2-year term that will expire February 28, 2021.

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Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to reappoint Christopher Hutchison passed unanimously.

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John A. Dickerson and Gail W. Sharpe applied to fill two (2) vacancies. If appointed, their terms would be for two (2) years expiring on February 28,

2021.
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Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Pierce seconded and the vote to appoint John Dickerson and Gail Sharpe carried unanimously.

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TOWN OF FAITH PLANNING ETJ Mary Morales applied for reappointment as an ETJ member of the Faith Planning Board. The term would be for two (2) years

ending on February 28, 2021.
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Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Pierce seconded and the vote to reappoint Mary Morales carried unanimously.

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TOWN OF ROCKWELL PLANNING BOARD ETJ Dallene Yountz and Matt Duganne both applied to serve as ETJ members. Their terms would be for two (2) years,

expiring on February 28, 2022.
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Commissioner Klusman moved to appoint Dallene Yountz and Matt Duganne, followed by a second from Commissioner Greene. The vote carried unanimously.

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Elizabeth Boltz applied for reappointment; however she had served two (2) terms. Mayor Beauford Taylor requested the Board consider waiving its

established term limits in order for Ms. Boltz to be reappointed. The term would be for another two (2) years with a term expiration date of February 28, 2022.
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Commissioner Klusman moved to waive the term limits for Elizabeth Boltz. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Caskey and passed unanimously.

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Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Caskey seconded and the vote to reappoint Elizabeth Boltz passed unanimously.

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14. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Klusman moved to adjourn at 5:10 p.m. The motion was seconded

by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously.
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Respectfully Submitted,

Carolyn Barger, MMC, NCMCC Clerk to the Board

ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

130 West Innes Street - Salisbury, NC 28144 TELEPHONE: 704-216-8180 * FAX: 704-216-8195

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Casey Robinson, Tax Collection Specialist DATE: 03/06/2019 SUBJECT: Tax Refunds for Approval

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type FEBRUARY 2019 TAX REFUNDS 3/6/2019 Cover Memo JANUARY 2019 VTS REFUNDS 3/6/2019 Cover Memo

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ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

130 West Innes Street - Salisbury, NC 28144 TELEPHONE: 704-216-8180 * FAX: 704-216-8195

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Chris Corriher, NCDOT District Engineer DATE: March 11, 2019 SUBJECT: NCDOT Request to Add Red Cedar Road and Blue Spruce Drive to State

Secondary
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