B. Ambulance Franchise Application C. Proclamation for Hurricane Preparedness Week D. Cooperative Extension / Robertson Foundation Grant E. Secondary
Road Abandonment Request F. Request to Set a Public Hearing to Consider CDBG application G. WIC Program Applying for Grant to Open Second Location H. Revised Interlocal Agreement With City of Kannapolis I. Contract for Tax Foreclosures
Mr. Shelton discussed the requested assistance through the County s adopted Investment Grant Program. Mr. Shelton said the Company was requesting a
Level 1 Grant. During the five (5) incentivized years, it was projected the County would collect 516,750 in revenue and provide incentive grants totaling 387,563. The County would retain 129,187 of revenue during the incentive term.
With regards to termination in Article IV of the Agreement, County Attorney Jay Dees clarified that if the Company ceased operations or eliminated
the majority of its workforce (51 reduction in a twelve (12) month span) the Agreement would be terminated and the Company would be required to repay all grant proceeds provided during the thirty-six (36) months prior to the cessation or reduction.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners calls upon all citizens of Rowan County to observe May 15, 2019
as PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY in honor of those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes.
WHEREAS, the Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program began in 1995 in Rowan County, by Chaplain Michael Taylor and has begun to expand statewide, reaching
out to other counties, municipalities, colleges, hospitals, correctional facilities, 911 communicators, probations officers, animal control officers, state highway patrol troopers, fire departments, Clerk of Court employees, magistrates, judges, District Attorney s Office, County Commissioners, sheriffs, and attorneys; and
Chaplain Taylor announced there would be a Law Enforcement Memorial Service held on May 15, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church. The service was to
remember those in law enforcement who had lost their lives in North Carolina over the past year. Chaplain Taylor said it was also a time to lift up the families of those who had given the ultimate sacrifice.
6. INMATE HEALTHCARE SERVICES PROVIDER Purchasing Agent David Sifford reported that after due advertisement, proposals to administer inmate
healthcare services at the Rowan County Detention Center were received and opened. Greg Hannold, Captain of the Rowan County Detention Center, also came forward to discuss the healthcare providers and services for inmates.
According to the memorandum in the agenda packet, six (6) proposals were received from: VialCore Health Strategies, Southern Health Partners, Mediko,
Wellpath, Reserve Health and Correctional Medical Care. VitalCore Health Strategies submitted the lowest bid but was considered non-responsive because it did not meet the minimum experience requirement. The second lowest bid of 693,544 was submitted by Souther Health Partners, our current provider. The Sheriff s Office has requested the company not be selected due to dissatisfaction with the current service provided. Mediko, Wellpath, Reserve Health and Correctional Medical Care submitted bids with first year costs of 727,895, 950,662, 1,230,000 and 1,701,715 respectively.
Captain Hannold said the owner of Mediko, Dr. Ofogh, along with a company representative, were present to answer any questions the Board might have.
Captain Hannold continued by discussing the jail s population and reporting as to how current healthcare was provided to the inmates. Captain Hannold said staff was dissatisfied with the current healthcare provider.
The Emergency Services Department, EMS Division, has received and verified an application for an ambulance franchise to be operated by American Trans
Med Incorporated. All County and State standards have been met by the applicant. Additionally, the applicant has offered ALS EMS back-up, event standbys, disaster response and other EMS System participation.
While attending the NC Association of EMS Administrators Conference in early March I had the opportunity to have a short, introductory conversation
with Greg Kirby from American Trans Med Incorporated. Mr. Kirby is the President and CEO of this regional ambulance service based in Gaffney South Carolina. On March 21, 2019 we had a follow up meeting to discuss their interest in submitting a Franchise Application.
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center has difficulty in getting discharged patients that require ambulance transportation out of their facility. I have
worked with them for years searching for a long term solution. To date those solutions have not be sustainable. Mr. Kirby believes that his company can provide the sustainable solution for the facility. In addition, he is offering ALS EMS back-up, event standbys, disaster response and other EMS System participation.
The Rowan County 4H Program would like to accept a grant of 1500.00 from the Blanche and Julian Robertson Foundation. The funds will be used to
purchase new incubators, and other supplies for the Embryology program. Embryology includes curriculum for 2nd and 7th grade science objectives. In 2019, forty classes of RSSS, private, charter and homeschool students learned about the life cycle and development of chickens. This program fits 2nd and 7th essential standards. The incubators we have now are 10 years old and need to be replaced, this grant will help us replace them.
On April 18th, one day after Chewy announced plans to build a 700,000 square foot fulfillment center on the Trevey Site and bring 1,200 jobs to our
community, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved up to 1.5 million dollars in CBDG funding for Rowan County to build a sewer line to serve the new facility. Salisbury-Rowan Utilities has studied the site and recommends running an approximately 16 gravity sewer line under Interstate 85. Salisbury- Rowan Utilities estimates the total cost of this project not to exceed 1.5 million dollars.