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ROWAN COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA

ROWAN COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA September 3, 2019 - 3:00 PM J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room

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J.
Newton Cohen, Sr. Rowan County Administration Building 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

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Call to Order

Invocation Provided By: Chaplain Michael Taylor

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. Consider Approval of the Minutes: August 5, 2019 and August 19, 2019
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Consider Approval of Consent Agenda

A.
Permission To Apply To Walmart Foundation For Grant For Shop With A Cop

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Environmental Health Tort Claim C. Request for Public Hearing to Consider Revisions to Personnel Ordinance

and Approval of Resolution D. 2019 Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation Grant Request E. Schedule Quasi-judicial hearing for CUP 03-19 Five Year Vested Rights Request for September 16, 2019 F. Permission to Apply for The Foundation For The Carolinas Grant for Night Vision Goggles G. Permission to Apply for The Foundation For The Carolinas Grant for Shop With A Cop

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Mt. Mitchell FD Approval and Written Contract I. Rowan-Salisbury School System - School Nursing Services Contract J. Nazareth Child and Family Connections - Foster Care Contract K. Schedule Public Hearing Regarding Intent to Enact a Six Month Moratorium

for Establishing or Expanding Ground Mounted Solar Energy Systems for October 7, 2019

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Proclamation for Patriot Day - A Day of Remembrance - September 11, 2001

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Custodial Worker Positions N. Purchase of Vehicles for Sheriff's Office

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Public Comment Period

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Public Hearing for ZTA STA 01-19 4 Request for Approval of Grant Documents - Chewy Sewer Project 5 2019 Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund Grant Application 6 Landscape Design Airport Task Order 7 West End Plaza Renovations - Next Steps 8 Budget Amendment 9 Consider Approval of Board Appointments

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Closed Session

To Consider Approval of Closed Session Minutes: March 18, 2019, July 1, 2019 and August 19, 2019

For Attorney-Client Privileged Communication Regarding Pending Litigation

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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 three days prior to the meeting by calling (704) 216-8180.

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ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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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: August 26, 2019 SUBJECT: Consider Approval of the Minutes: August 5, 2019 and August 19, 2019

ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type August 5, 2019 Minutes 8/26/2019 Cover Memo August 19, 2019 Minutes 8/27/2019 Cover Memo

Greg Edds, Chairman Aaron Church, County Manager

Jim Greene, Vice- Chairman Carolyn Barger, Clerk to the Board Mike Caskey John W. Dees, II, County Attorney Judy Klusman Craig Pierce Rowan County Board of Commissioners 130 West Innes Street Salisbury, NC 28144 Telephone 704-216-8180 Fax 704-216-8195 Equal Opportunity Employer

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

J.
NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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Present: Greg Edds, Chairman

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

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Absent: Mike Caskey, Member

County Manager Aaron Church, Clerk to the Board Carolyn Barger, County Attorney Jay Dees and Assistant County Manager/Finance Director Leslie Heidrick were present. Chairman Edds convened the meeting at 3:00 p.m.

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Chaplain Michael Taylor provided the Invocation.

Chairman Edds led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSIDER ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

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Chairman Edds pulled Consent Agenda item AB (Proclamation Honoring The Woodleaf Tomato Festival) and placed it on the regular agenda as Item 2b.

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Chairman Edds added a request to Grant 5,000 For Rowan Regional Little League Softball World Series to the Consent Agenda as Item AD.

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CONSIDER DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA There were no deletions from the agenda.

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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to approve the agenda, as amended, passed unanimously (4-0).

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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES Commissioner Klusman moved approval of the minutes of the Commission Meetings held on July 1, 2019 and July 29, 2015. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously (4-0).

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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 (4-0).

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The Consent Agenda consisted of the following:

A.
Proclamation for Rowan Creek Week

WHEREAS, the Chairman and Board Commissioners of the County of Rowan, as a representative, public entity, acknowledges the importance of water quality and water supply as an essential resource for achieving and

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maintaining community health, economic stability, and long-term community prosperity; and

WHEREAS, access to clean waterways, creeks, streams, rivers and lakes for recreational, scenic, agricultural and economic development purposes is a fundamental component of community life; and WHEREAS, the County of Rowan aspires to the continued health and economic welfare of its citizens who value clean water for domestic consumption, agricultural use and as an industrial resource; and WHEREAS, the County of Rowan acknowledges the importance of good stewardship and proper management of

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water resources through thoughtful land development, deliberate and on-going efforts to reduce sources of pollution,

and responsible consumption; and WHEREAS, a variety of public agencies, advocacy groups, environmental educators and citizens have organized and intend to implement a week-long celebration to promote water quality, conservation and general awareness of the indispensable nature of clean water through education and proactive community engagement.

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NOW, THEREFORE, the Chairman and Board of Commissioners of the County of Rowan, firmly and unanimously

adopt this proclamation recognizing CREEK WEEK In Rowan County, North Carolina for the week of August 17 24, 2019 and encourages all citizens to participate in activities and programs to address the important issues confronting water quality and water supply. B. Grant Application for First United Methodist Church of Christ Foundation C. DHHS Memorandum of Understanding D. Tax Settlement Statement Fiscal Year 2019

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BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Rowan County that the following documents attached

hereto are received and approved, consisting of the following:

(1) Tax Collections Manager s Cumulative Collections Tax Report (2) Tax Collections Manager s Collections Summary (3) Tax Collections Manager s Real and Personal Property Tax Report (4) Tax Collections Manager s Utility Tax Report (5) Tax Collections Manager s Vehicle Tax Report (6) Tax Collections Manager s Table of Insolvents (2008)

E. Tax Refunds for Approval F. Grants Acceptance (Emergency Management) G. Matrix Consulting Group Contract

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H. Centers for Prevention Services Contract I. NCDOT Grant Agreement for Enhanced Mobility Services J. Carolina Family Connections Contract K. Baptist Children s Homes of NC Contract L. Abundant Living Adult Day Services Contract M. Mid-Carolina Aviation, Inc. Contract N. Schedule Public Hearing for Z 06-19 for August 19, 2019 O. Grant Application To Host United States Holocaust Memorial P. School Financing Documents Q. Schedule Public Hearing: STA 01-18 and ZTA 04-18 R. Summit Corporate Center Amended Declaration for New Convenience Center

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Site S. Schedule Quasi-judicial Hearing for CUP 01-19 for August 19, 2019 T. Request for Public Hearing Revised Incentives for Project Special U. Public Hearing to Consider Revisions to the Personnel Ordinance V. Remodel of Ellis Park Kitchen and Banquet Area W. Request for Public Hearing Incentives for Empire Hotel Project X. Proclamation Honoring Dari Caldwell

WHEREAS, Dari Caldwell has served as the distinguished and respected President and Chief Operating Officer of Novant Health Rowan Medical Center (Center) for the past nine (9) years; and WHEREAS, during Dari s tenure, the Center has achieved significant growth and brought many needed services to the community, earning some of the nation s top honors in quality care, baby-friendly designation, and more; and WHEREAS, under Dari s tireless and stellar leadership, the Center has built and opened the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House; achieved accreditation and won many awards for newly added programs in Bariatric Surgery, and Wound Care, as well as achieved designation as a comprehensive community Cancer Center; Chest Pain accreditation with the Center s STEMI Program; Primary Stroke Center accreditation and a Kid-Friendly ED; and WHEREAS, Dari has selflessly devoted her time to ensure that community needs were not only heard but addressed and resolved; and WHEREAS, Dari s significant contributions to the Center, the medical community, her volunteerism on advisory boards and her dedication to those in need of medical services will continue to shape and touch lives for many years to come. NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners expresses its heartfelt gratitude in recognition of Dari Caldwell s dedication to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and the citizens of Rowan County and wishes her continued success in her new role as a Novant Health Foundation Vice President.

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Governor s Crime Commission Grant for Opioid Addiction Program Z. Donation of Surplus Equipment to Town of East Spencer

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WHEREAS, G.S. 160A-280 allows the Board of Commissioners to donate surplus equipment to another governmental unit upon adoption of a resolution approving the donation;

WHEREAS, a used refrigerator in the Rowan County Planning Department was declared surplus on August 5, 2019 by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners and the Town of East Spencer has requested the refrigerator be donated to the Town of East Spencer;

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners that a used refrigerator in the Rowan County Planning Department be donated to the Town of East Spencer in accordance with G.S. 160A-280. A public notice was posted at least five days prior to the adoption of this Resolution as required by G.S. 160A-280.

AA. Prepayment Option for RSS and RCCC 7.1 Million Financing AB. Proclamation Honoring The Woodleaf Tomato Festival (this item was

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placed on the regular agenda as item 2b

WHEREAS, North Carolina's agricultural industry is of great importance to the State. Including food, fiber and forestry, it contributes more than 87 billion annually to the State's economy, accounts for 17 of the State's income, and employs 17 of the work force; and WHEREAS, there is a rich agricultural history in Rowan County, which results in approximately 76 million in total cash receipts annually; and WHEREAS, Rowan County ranks third in the State for tomato production with an estimated 34 million annually from the harvest of 240 acres of tomatoes; and WHEREAS, Unity Presbyterian Church in the Woodleaf Community started the tradition of the Woodleaf Tomato Festival thirteen years ago to pay homage to the fruit; and WHEREAS, the Woodleaf Tomato Festival is a time where the community and visitors alike come together with a shared love and appreciation for farmers, farming, and to pay homage to all things tomato. NOW, THEREFORE THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DOES HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of August as Tomato Month in honor of the Woodleaf Tomato Festival and encourages citizens to attend the Festival on August 17, 2019 and celebrate Rowan County farming at its best.
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AC. Building Reuse Authorizing Resolution for Project Special and Application

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WHEREAS, The North Carolina General Assembly has authorized funds to stimulate economic development and job creation in distressed areas through constructing critical water and wastewater facilities, addressing technology needs, renovating vacant buildings, and implementing research and demonstration projects, and

WHEREAS, the County has need for and intends to assist in the renovation of a vacant building in a project described as Project Special ; and WHEREAS, the County intends to request funding assistance from the North Carolina Department of Commerce from its Building Reuse Program for the project; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: That the County is in full support of the application and the project, if funding is received, and That the County will arrange for a local match that will meet or exceed the required 5 of the grant amount, currently anticipated to be 15,000, in the form of a property tax incentive grant to the company, and That the County has substantially complied or will substantially comply with all State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances applicable to the project and to the grants pertaining thereto, and that Aaron Church, County Manager, is authorized to execute any additional documents pertaining to the grant application as requested by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
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AD. Grant 5,000 For Rowan Regional Little League Softball World Series (Addition to the Consent Agenda)

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2. SPECIAL RECOGNITION RETIRING BOARD OF ELECTIONS DIRECTOR NANCY EVANS Chairman Edds recognized Nancy Evans, Board of Elections Director, who retired on July 31, 2019. Chairman Edds said Ms. Evans had served as the Elections Director for over 27 years and the Board was proud of Ms. Evans and the great job she had done.

Chairman Edds asked Ms. Evans to join the Board in front of the dais where she was presented with a plaque. Each Commissioner took the opportunity to express appreciation for Ms. Evans, as well as the advice and guidance she had provided to them while they were running for office.
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round of applause followed the presentation.

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2b. PROCLAMATION FOR TOMATO FESTIVAL (This item was pulled from the Consent Agenda).

Chairman Edds said the Woodleaf Community held a Tomato Festival (Festival) each year and that Our State Magazine had recently published a story about the Festival. Chairman Edds asked those in attendance who were representing the Festival to please join the Board in front of the dais. Chairman Edds read the Proclamation Honoring the Woodleaf Tomato Festival as follows: WHEREAS, North Carolina's agricultural industry is of great importance to the State. Including food, fiber and forestry, it contributes more than 87 billion annually to the State's economy, accounts for 17 of the State's income, and employs 17 of the work force; and WHEREAS, there is a rich agricultural history in Rowan County, which results in approximately 76 million in total cash receipts annually; and WHEREAS, Rowan County ranks third in the State for tomato production with an estimated 34 million annually from the harvest of 240 acres of tomatoes; and WHEREAS, Unity Presbyterian Church in the Woodleaf Community started the tradition of the Woodleaf Tomato Festival thirteen years ago to pay homage to the fruit; and WHEREAS, the Woodleaf Tomato Festival is a time where the community and visitors alike come together with a shared love and appreciation for farmers, farming, and to pay homage to all things tomato. NOW, THEREFORE THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DOES HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of August as Tomato Month in honor of the Woodleaf Tomato Festival and encourages citizens to attend the Festival on August 17, 2019 and celebrate Rowan County farming at its best. Following the reading and presentation of the Proclamation, the Board was presented with a basket of tomatoes, which the Chairman announced would be donated to Rowan Helping Ministries. A round of applause followed the presentation.
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Chairman Edds moved to approve the Proclamation as read. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and passed unanimously (4-0).

Chairman Edds took a moment to mention the Rowan Little League girls were on their way to Oregon for the fourth time in five (5) years to compete for the World Series Championship. Chairman Edds displayed a photo of the team wearing Rowan Original tee-shirts and asked everyone to pray for their safety and he expressed hope they would bring home another championship. Chairman Edds welcomed new Salisbury Post reporter, Terrence Jeffries, to the meeting. Chairman Edds wished Mr. Jeffries success as he reported on politics and government for the newspaper.
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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Chairman Edds opened the Public Comment Period to receive comments from any citizens wishing to address the Board. With no one coming forward, Chairman Edds closed the Public Comment Period.

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PRESENTATION BY ROWAN COUNTY UNITED WAY REGARDING COMMUNITY IMPACT MODEL Jenny Lee, United Way Executive Director, reported the Rowan County 2018 Community Health and Human Service Needs Assessment had been completed. Ms. Lee updated the Commissioners regarding business changes that had occurred with United Way, as a result. The complete executive summary and proposed action plans were included in the Board of Commissioners agenda packet.

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Ms. Lee briefly highlighted the data collection and findings, as well as the priorities and action plans. The priorities were noted as follows:

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Substance Abuse 2. Mental Health 3. Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors.

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brief question and answer period followed the presentation and at the conclusion, Chairman Edds thanked Ms. Lee for the update.

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WEST ROWAN LIBRARY FLOOR PLANS AND DESIGN Library Director Jeff Hall and Architect Bill Burgin presented the floor plans and design for the West Rowan Library in the Town of Cleveland.

Mr. Burgin discussed the three (3) components to the plan (library, auditorium and educational rooms with bathroom area). The bid opening was scheduled for August 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Commissioner Greene inquired as to whether County staff had been to any Town Hall Meetings in Cleveland to receive input from the community. Mr. Hall explained that

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Staff had been to Cleveland a couple of times to discuss the plans and as a result, the Town had made a 100,000 contribution. Mr. Hall said an event was also held in the Town last fall in where community input was sought.

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Commissioner Greene pointed out the facility would not only fulfill a library need but the meeting hall was needed for civic activities. Commissioner Greene was of the opinion the facility would be a terrific asset to the Cleveland Community.

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Commissioner Greene moved approval of the plans and design as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and passed unanimously (4-0).

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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF SNIA 03-19: TERAMORE CONSTRUCTION Assistant Planning Director Shane Stewart reported that Planning Staff received a Special Non-Residential Intensity Allocation (SNIA) request from Teramore Construction LLC (Teramore) to build a 9,182 square foot retail store at the southeast corner of Woodleaf Road and NC 801 Highway in Woodleaf. Approval of the request would allow the project to exceed the administrative allowance of 24 built-upon area limitation requirement of the Yadkin River watershed and allow up to seventy (70) percent built- upon for the project.

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Mr. Stewart provided a power point to depict the elevation plans for the Dollar General planned for the location.

Joe Strickland with Teramore came forward to address questions from the Board regarding the exterior fa ade of the proposed Dollar General. Mr. Strickland explained that Dollar General would take the Commissioners concerns regarding the metal siding under consideration. Mr. Strickland explained that the area was mostly fields, which was the reason the Teramore did not look at upgrading the siding materials. Commissioner Klusman said there was a tremendous amount of traffic for the area under discussion and her desire was to see Teramore keep with the design of the recently approved Rockwell location, including the interior and landscaping.

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Chairman Edds asked for the sides to match, include a monument sign and for Teramore to work with Planning Staff on a landscape design.

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Commissioner Klusman requested that Teramore should use the Rockwell store as a model and standard for stores built in the County.

Chairman Edds moved to approve SNIA 03-19 with upgrades to three (3) sides, a monument sign and for Teramore to work with the Planning Department on a landscape plan. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed 3-1 with Commissioner Klusman dissenting.

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7. NEW CLEVELAND EMS STATION SITE PLAN APPROVAL Architect Pete Bogle with Bogle Architecture provided a power point presentation as he discussed the site plan for the new Cleveland EMS Station.

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In response to an inquiry from County Manager Aaron Church, Mr. Bogle discussed bid alternates. Mr. Bogle described where existing casement windows in poor condition were being removed and where the roof needed to be redone. Mr. Bogle said the only alternate left would possibly be lighting and some paint, which he added would not move the needle much . Mr. Bogle stated one other bid alternate was for a drive isle for which there would be an alternate price.

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Mr. Church asked if the asbestos windows had already been removed and Mr. Bogle said yes. Mr. Church then asked if that particular half of the building could be demolished without remediation. Mr. Bogle said yes, but he felt the County would spend almost as much for the demolition. Mr. Church said the decision would be up to the Board.

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Mr. Bogle continued with the power point.

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Commissioner Pierce called Chris Soliz, Chief of Emergency Services, and Lennie Cooper, EMS Division Chief, forward and asked if they were happy with the plans. Mr. Soliz responded yes. Mr. Soliz said one item he would add for consideration pertained to the parking area. Mr. Soliz said he preferred one-way traffic flow to avoid the potential of someone backing in/out of a parking space while an ambulance was departing.

Mr. Cooper confirmed to Commissioner Pierce that he was in agreement with Mr. Soliz.

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Commissioner Pierce moved approval of the site plan as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously (4-0).

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REQUEST TO APPROVE SIGNING BONUS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH POSITIONS Human Resources Director Kelly Natoli and Health Department Director Nina Oliver reviewed the request for the County to offer one-time signing bonuses of up to 5,000 per vacancy to assist in filling critical need positions in the Environmental Health Department (Department). It was noted in the agenda packet that Environmental Health Specialist positions play important roles in public health, as well as the County and building community.

Ms. Natoli said the issue was not unique to Rowan County and the Department was experiencing a shortage of individuals qualified to serve as Environmental Health Specialists and Environmental Health Program Specialists. Ms. Natoli reported that Rowan County struggled to fill these critical need vacancies.

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Ms. Natoli said Human Resources had studied the salaries of surrounding counties and concluded the pay range assigned was competitive.

County Manager Aaron Church said the issue had been largely consumer driven. Mr. Church said the County was receiving a lot of complaints due to the backlog. Mr. Church said the effort proposed was a way to respond to the need of finding qualified employees to fill such a technical job. Ms. Oliver said the Environmental Health Department was broken up into two (2) divisions and she highlighted the responsibilities of each. Ms. Oliver said the Department was currently struggling to keep up with the demand. Ms. Oliver continued by explaining the Department had three (3) fulltime positions; however, two (2) employees with over 30+ years of experience retired last year, leaving the Department with one (1) fulltime employee. Ms. Oliver said the one (1) employee was covering the entire county performing on-site evaluations and was 3.5 weeks behind. Ms. Oliver said the County would pay the signing bonus up front and require the new employees to remain with the County for at least one (1) year.
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Mr. Church added that the bonus would not apply to employees who had been employed with the County in the past year.

Ms. Oliver said the County was currently contracting with other counties for people to come in on weekends and during the evening to help until the other positions could be filled. Chairman Edds expressed appreciation to Mr. Church and to Ms. Oliver for their leadership.

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Chairman Edds moved approval of the one-time signing bonuses for Environmental Health positions up to 5,000; the employees would be required to work for the County at least one (1) year, and the applicants would not be eligible if they had worked for Rowan County in the past year. The motion was seconded Commissioner Klusman and passed unanimously (4-0).

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

Health Department Distribution of new funds from Community Health Grant - 66,000
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Library Appropriate funds for the Library Services and Technology Act 2019- 20 EZ Grant Award - 20,188

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Finance Budget the NC Tier II Grant, MOA 1952, awarded to Emergency Services by the NC Department of Public Safety for supporting hazardous material preparedness activities - 1,000

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Finance Budget the NC Tier II Grant, MOA 1982 awarded to Emergency Services by the NC Department of Public Safety for supporting hazardous material preparedness activities - 10,000

Rowan Transit Increase to budget for newly awarded 5310 Rural Elderly and Disabled Transportation Program Grant - 77,672 Health LCME Cash Balance in excess of three (3) months operating reserves CC4C - 134,130 Finance To appropriate additional reserves for the Cooperative Extension 4-H Program - 10,000
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Commissioner Pierce moved approval of the budget amendments as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously (4-0).

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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF BOARD APPOINTMENTS

EAST GOLD HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE COMMISSIONER William Shannon Chesney applied for a two (2) year term that will expire on June 30, 2021. ENOCHVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE COMMISSIONER Kevin Joines applied for reappointment for a two (2) year term that will expire on August 31, 2021. Commissioner Pierce moved the appointments for William Chesney and Kevin Joines as request. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously (4-0).

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TOWN OF GRANITE QUARRY PLANNING BOARD The Town of Granite Quarry requested the reappointment of Reverend David Trexler as an ETJ member of its Planning Board. The term would be for two (2) years and expire July 31, 2021.

Commissioner Pierce moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to reappoint Reverend Trexler carried unanimously (4-0). MILLER FERRY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE COMMISSIONERS Ricky Dale Fesperman applied for a two (2) year term that will expire on June 30, 2021. Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Pierce seconded and the vote to appoint Ricky Fesperman passed unanimously (4-0). NURSING HOME ADVISORY COMMITTEE Barbara Mallet applied for reappointment for a three (3) year term. Ms. Mallet s term expired June 30, 2018; however, she has continued to be an active member
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of the Committee. The Board is asked to consider making the appointment retroactive to avoid a lapse in her service. The term would be effective from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

Commissioner Klusman moved the reappointment of Barbara Mallet with a retroactive term effective from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and carried unanimously (4-0).

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ROWAN TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD Edward Hailey (Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor) applied to fill the Therapeutic Recreation Division seat.

Mr. Hailey is not a resident of Rowan County; however he will be serving by virtue of his position as Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor. There is no term ending date for this seat. Commissioner Klusman moved the appointment of Edward Hailey. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and carried unanimously (4-0).

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Amy Smith applied to fill a vacancy for a member of the Rowan County Health Department. There is no term ending date for this seat since Ms. Smith will also serve by virtue of her position with the Health Department.

Commissioner Klusman moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to appoint Amy Smith passed unanimously (4-0).
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ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Klusman moved to adjourn at 4:27 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously (4-0).

Respectfully Submitted, Carolyn Barger, MMC, NCMCC Clerk to the Board

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Greg Edds, Chairman Aaron Church, County Manager

Jim Greene, Vice- Chairman Carolyn Barger, Clerk to the Board Mike Caskey John W. Dees, II, County Attorney Judy Klusman Craig Pierce Rowan County Board of Commissioners 130 West Innes Street Salisbury, NC 28144 Telephone 704-216-8180 Fax 704-216-8195 Equal Opportunity Employer

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

J.
NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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Present: Greg Edds, Chairman

Jim Greene, Vice-Chairman Mike Caskey, Member Judy Klusman, Member Craig Pierce, Member County Manager Aaron Church, Clerk to the Board Carolyn Barger, County Attorney Jay Dees and Assistant County Manager/Finance Director Leslie Heidrick were present. Chairman Edds convened the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

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Chaplain Michael Taylor provided the Invocation.

Chairman Edds led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSIDER ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

Chairman Edds added a Closed Session added as item 12a pertaining to a filed lawsuit regarding Topaz Development LLC versus Cabarrus County and Rowan County

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Chairman Edds added a memorandum to reschedule the public hearing related to the personnel ordinance revisions (added to the Consent Agenda as Item O)

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CONSIDER DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA There were no deletions from the agenda.

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

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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.

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The Consent Agenda consisted of the following: A. Library Card Sign Up Month Proclamation

WHEREAS, a library card is the most important tool an individual can have;
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WHEREAS, signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning;

WHEREAS, libraries play an important role in the education and development of children; WHEREAS, library programs serve Rowan County residents of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens; WHEREAS, librarians lead the way in creating inclusive spaces and developing diverse collections for children and people of all backgrounds to connect and learn together; WHEREAS, libraries bridge the digital divide by providing a full range of information and services to children and adult learners; WHEREAS, libraries continue to transform and expand their services in ways that meet the needs of the communities they serve; WHEREAS, libraries open a world of infinite possibilities through resources and services to help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond; and

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WHEREAS, libraries have served the citizens of Rowan County for over a century;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners does hereby proclaim September 2019 as Library Card Sign-up Month in Rowan County, North Carolina and encourages everyone to sign up for their own library card today.

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Task Order 14 Julian Road Convenience Center Additional Building

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Improvements C. Airport Conference Room Fee Schedule D. FY 2021 Transportation Grant Applications Public Hearing Request E. 4-H NRA Grant for Shooting Sports Program F. Tax Refunds for Approval G. FY 2019 Local Justice Assistance Grant Application Request H. Waive Term Limits for Fire Commissioner for Enochville VFD I. Omni Visions Contract J. American Children s Home Contract K. NCDOT CTP 5311 Grant Agreement L. Set Public Hearing for ZTA STA 01-19 for September 3, 2019 M. Purchase Requisition for Northwoods Software Support N. Purchase of Landfill Compactor for Environmental Management O. (added to the Consent Agenda as Item O)

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION STORM READY DESIGNATION Chris Soliz, Chief of Emergency Services and TJ Brown, Battalion Chief, were present for the special recognition. Mr. Brown said one of the goals of Emergency Services had been to increase the community s ability to bounce back from a disaster.

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Mr. Brown continued by saying staff was present to celebrate a significant achievement that would increase the community s resilience for weather events. Mr. Brown then introduced Trisha Palmer, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, with the National Weather Service in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Ms. Palmer announced that Rowan County was one of 46 counties covered by her forecasting and warning area. Ms. Palmer explained that Storm Ready was a national program run by the Weather Service, which recognized communities, universities, etc. for efforts to improve their emergency and first responder and community preparedness for natural disasters and high impact weather events.

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Ms. Palmer said it was an honor to inform the Board of Commissioners that as of today, August 19, 2019, Rowan County was a Storm Ready County. Ms. Palmer presented the Board with a certificate for the achievement.

The Board joined Ms. Palmer, Mr. Brown and Mr. Soliz in front of the dais to accept the certificate and for a photograph to honor the recognition.

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round of applause followed the presentation.

Mr. Soliz thanked the Commissioners for their continued support and also Mr. Brown for his work over the past year to achieve the Storm Ready designation. Chairman Edds praised the Emergency Services Staff and said the County was in good hands with them.

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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:

Rod Crider, President and CEO of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) discussed a new program instituted by the EDC called Rowan Rock Star Awards for Economic Development. Mr. Crider said the Board was the first recipient of the public sector award. Mr. Crider thanked the Board for its economic development efforts and for investments in infrastructure, workforce, and for increasing the EDC s ability to reach out to businesses. As a result of the Commissioners efforts, Mr. Crider said the County had seen some very high profile businesses locate in Rowan County and that there were other investments in the pipeline. Mr. Crider concluded by presenting the Commissioners with the award.

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Chairman Edds thanked EDC Staff for their hard work and for the positive growth occurring in the County.

Brad Jenkins said he was running for House District 83, which encompassed a portion of Rowan County. Mr. Jenkins felt it vital for the citizens to have someone in Raleigh working for them. Mr. Jenkins praised the work of the Commissioners and said his desire was to be effective and take the County s voice to the State level.
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With no one else coming forward, Chairman Edds closed the Public Comment Period.

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PUBLIC HEARING REQUEST FOR REVISED INCENTIVE AGREEMENT PROJECT SPECIAL Scott Shelton, Vice-President of the Economic Development Commission (EDC), said the Commissioners approved a Level 1 incentive grant for Project Special on April 15, 2019. Mr. Shelton said the company behind Project Special was an existing employer that was considering Rowan County for a potential expansion, which would lead to the creation of many well-paying new jobs, as well as a substantial increase to the County s tax base.

Mr. Shelton stated since the grant approval, the project parameters had changed. Originally, the Project would see the creation of 35 new jobs and an 18 million dollar capital investment. The revised project now proposed the creation of 30 new jobs with an 11.75 million dollar capital investment.

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Mr. Shelton was optimistic the State would select the Project and felt if so, Rowan County would be selected.

Mr. Shelton said the EDC was requesting the Board consider approval of the revised incentive agreement that reflected the changes. Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to consider the request for the revised incentive agreement for Project Special. With no one coming forward to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed the public hearing. Commissioner Pierce moved, Commissioner Greene seconded and the vote to approve the revised incentive agreement for Project Special passed unanimously.

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PUBLIC HEARING INCENTIVE REQUEST EMPIRE HOTEL PROJECT Scott Shelton, Vice President of Operations for the Economic Development Commission (EDC), asked the Board to consider an incentive request for the Empire Hotel (Hotel) redevelopment project. One of the Black Point Investments (BPI) partners, Britt Weaver, was in attendance, as well.

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Mr. Shelton provided a brief history of the Hotel and reported that BPI had entered into a purchase and sale agreement with plans to develop the Empire Hotel into market-rate apartments. Mr. Shelton said BPI also planned to provide for the development of retail storefronts along South Main Street as part of the project.

The Empire Hotel property had not generated any tax revenue for the County or the City of Salisbury (Salisbury) since it was acquired by Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) in 2007. The current assessed value of the property was 984,414.

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Mr. Shelton said it was estimated that once the Hotel property was fully redeveloped by BPI, its value would increase to 13 million. It would also become a tax revenue generating property for the County, as well as a potential catalyst for further growth in the community. The net tax revenue was estimated at 277,793 over the next ten (10) years.

Under BPI s current proposal, there would be 62 market rate apartments and 6 small retail spaces fronting South Main Street. Mr. Shelton said another 22,000 feet of retail space would be created in main floor and basement areas. The City was also being asked to consider incentives.
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Mr. Shelton said both the County and City previously approved historic landmark status for the Hotel.

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The EDC requested approval of a 5-year tax incentive equal to 25 of the taxes paid as a result of the redevelopment project. During the five (5) incentivized years, Rowan County would collect 427,375. Over a 10-year horizon, the County would stand to collect an estimated 769,275 in revenue.

The project was unique compared to other projects brought to the Board.
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Commissioner Caskey asked if there were examples of other projects approved by the Board that were not specifically tied to jobs and Mr. Shelton said no.

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Commissioner Greene asked if the Board was being asked provide tax credits for a building in a 501c (3) or other tax shielded group. Mr. Shelton responded yes and that it was owned by a non-profit organization. Mr. Shelton said no tax revenue was being generated; however, once it was changed to private ownership, it would receive a permanent 50 tax reduction through historic landmark status.

Commissioner Klusman questioned the number of new jobs to be created and Mr. Shelton said 75 retail jobs were estimated in a study done by the City. Mr. Shelton reported the EDC was also running revised numbers through the Charlotte Business Alliance but more time was needed to obtain the information.

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In response to an inquiry from Commissioner Caskey, Mr. Shelton discussed the clawback provision for the grant, which was not tied to jobs due to its retail nature.

County Attorney Jay Dees added that the 25 discount only came into effect once the improvements were made to the baseline value. Mr. Shelton confirmed to Chairman Edds the incentive would be on the improvements. The estimated value of the property would rise to 13 million once completed and a tax grant would be received on the 13 million.

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Mr. Weaver came forward to discuss the historic project and the ongoing challenges. Mr. Weaver said BPI had been working since 2016 to make the project happen. Mr. Weaver said he did not rely on government grants in his estimates until the support was received.

Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input regarding the incentive request and the following individuals came forward: Evelyn Medina, DSI board member spoke in favor of the project.
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Diane Young, Vice Chair of DSI spoke in favor of the project.

With no one else wishing to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed the public hearing. Commissioner Klusman moved to approve the incentive grant followed by a second from Commissioner Greene. Commissioner Pierce said he had no problem helping downtown Salisbury; however, he did not wish to set a precedent of not being able to offer the same incentives for other projects that would bring jobs and increase the County s tax.
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Commissioner Caskey asked if the Board was creating a new incentive not offered before and if it would apply to other projects. Mr. Shelton said there was a potential for someone to ask for the incentive in the future. Mr. Shelton reiterated the uniqueness of the project and that the EDC would consider projects on a case-by-case basis.

Commissioner Caskey agreed with Commissioner Pierce pertaining to the impact to the County. Commissioner Caskey said he did not like the perception of creating something new for a specific group. Mr. Shelton confirmed to Commissioner Caskey that if another project of 12- 13 million came forth, the EDC would strongly consider bringing the project to the Commissioners. Chairman Edds asked if jobs were the issue. Mr. Dees said the statutes redefined the economic benefit and lessened the burden on the minimum number of jobs. Mr. Dees said the County did not have a minimum number of jobs listed in the current program. Mr. Dees said 5 million was the minimum threshold for the investment amount regardless of the number of jobs. Mr. Dees said legislature redefined the economic benefit a few years ago to include general economic benefits to the community. Mr. Dees said the baseline answer was that over 5 million of investment automatically qualified the project for consideration in the program. Mr. Dees said he understood the EDC would review the project and determine if the EDC supported bringing the project to the Board with a recommendation.

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Commissioner Caskey said he would like for the EDC to work on a more formalized policy that would better fit similar projects in the future.

Mr. Shelton said the EDC recognized the uniqueness of the project and the overall impact to the County. The main focus was the tax incentives and growth to the County s tax base. Upon being put to a vote, the motion on the floor to approve the request passed unanimously.

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PUBLIC HEARING FOR Z 06-19 Planner Aaron Poplin provided a power point as he presented the staff report for Z 06- 19. Mr. Poplin stated Francisco Ortiz was requesting a rezoning of his 8.35 acre parcel further identified as Tax Parcel (408 086) from 85-ED-2 to Commercial Business Industrial (CBI). Mr. Poplin. The property was located at the 1000 block of Chuck Taylor Lane.

Parcel 408 086 was located in the I-85 and US 29 industrial corridor of the Eastern Area Land Use Plan. The plan recommended infill commercial development in the area. The site was one (1) of three (3) parcels on Chuck Taylor Ln that had not been developed; however, the other two (2) sites were owned by companies that had developed sites adjoining the properties. Mr. Poplin said the Planning Board met on June 24, 2019 and adopted the following Statements of Reasonableness and Consistency:

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Reasonableness: Z-06-19 is reasonable because it is adjacent to a CBI district the parcel is too small to be developed as a Planed Unit Development, and CBI is a better transitional district to the adjacent RR district.

Consistency: Z 06-19 is consistent and CBI is appropriate zoning due to the adjacency of the existing CBI district and due to CBI being a better transitional district from RR. The Planning Board recommended adding the adjoining 3.2 acre 85-ED-2 zoned parcel (408 409) to the request. Chairman Edds opened the public hearing to receive citizen input regarding Z 06-19. With no one wishing to address the Board, Chairman Edds closed the public hearing. Chairman Edds moved to approve the Statement of Reasonableness as follows: Z-06- 19 is reasonable because it is adjacent to a CBI district the parcel is too small to be developed as a Planed Unit Development, and CBI is a better transitional district to the

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adjacent RR district. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously.

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Edds moved to approve the Statement of Consistency as follows: Z-06-19 is consistent and CBI is appropriate zoning due to the adjacency of the existing CBI district and due to CBI being a better transitional district from RR. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and passed unanimously.

Commissioner Pierce moved to approve Z 06-19, which included the 3.2 acres on Parcel 408 409. Commissioner Klusman seconded and the vote passed unanimously.

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PUBLIC HEARING FOR STA 01-14 AND ZTA 04-18 Planning Director Ed Muire explained that based on anticipated development of properties adjacent to a completed I-85/Old Beatty Ford Road Interchange, the Planning Board studied options for maintaining development densities in the Coldwater Creek/Lake Fisher (WS-IV) watershed through use of stormwater control structures. Although a significant majority of the project area was scheduled for municipal annexation, the remainder of the watershed and other WS-IV areas may well benefit from the increase densities afforded through the use of stormwater control measures (SCM).

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Updates to allow use of SCMs involve changes to the Subdivision Ordinance for administration of the installation and maintenance of SCMs, while the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments dictate when the use of SCMs will be applicable. Deletions of sections or text appear as strikethrough text and additions appear as bold underlined text. Only the pages of the ordinances affected by the amendments were included in the agenda packet.

Using a power point, Mr. Muire highlighted the proposed changes for the WS-IV areas that were approved and recommended by the Planning Board. Mr. Muire also reviewed an additional recommendation (item b.) Commissioner Pierce felt the text was a good standard for municipalities to consider adopting and Mr. Muire said the Town of China Gove had adopted something similar last year. Chairman Edds opened the public hearing for STA 01-18 and ZTA 04-18. With no one wishing to address the Board regarding the proposed text amendments, Chairman Edds closed the public hearing.
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Mr. Muire asked the Board to consider including the one amendment he had discussed, which was found on page 124 of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance (but was not included in the agenda packet).

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Chairman Edds moved approval of the Statement of Consistency as follows: STA 01-19 and ZTA 04-18 are consistent with each of the adopted Rowan County Land Use Plans through utilization of property and retention measures. Furthermore, the amendments meet North Carolina guidelines. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously.

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Chairman Edds moved approval of STA 01-18 and ZTA 04-18 and to include text changes (as presented by Mr. Muire from page 124 of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance) to state, If approved by the Board, a High Density Development Permit shall be forwarded to the Subdivision Review Committee (SRC) for review pursuant to Section 22-56 of the Rowan County Subdivision Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously.

The Subdivision text amendments were approved as follows: Amendments to Chapter 22: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
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Article I. In General Sec. 22-1. Title. Sec. 22-2. Purpose. Sec. 22-3. Authority. Sec. 22-4. Jurisdiction. Sec. 22-5. Compliance with ordinances, plans and maps. Sec. 22-6. Subdivision Defined. Sec. 22-7. Minor subdivision defined. Sec. 22-8. Major subdivision defined. Sec. 22-9. Family subdivision defined. Sec. 22-10. Other definitions. Sec. 22-11. Word interpretation. Secs 22-12--22-25. Reserved.

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Article II. Administration Sec. 22-26. General procedures for plat approval. Sec. 22-27. Statement of owner. Sec. 22-28. Issuance of building permits on subdivision lots. Sec. 22-29. Administration and enforcement. Sec. 22-30. Exceptions to the subdivision ordinance certification. Sec. 22-31. Vested Rights. Sec. 22-32 Retention of Consultant. Secs. 22-323--22-50. Reserved.

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Article III. Procedure For Review And Approval Of Subdivision Plats Sec. 22-51. Plat shall be required on any subdivision of land. Sec. 22-52. Approval prerequisite to plat recordation. Sec. 22-53. Appeals and variances. Sec. 22-54. Waivers; family subdivisions. Sec. 22-55. Optional sketch plan. Sec. 22-56. Major subdivision; preliminary Preliminary Plat and Stormwater Control Measure (SCM)

submission and review. Sec. 22-57. Final Plat subdivision requirements. Sec. 22-58. Planned development subdivision (PDS). Sec. 22-59. Certifications and notations required on plats. Sec. 22-60. Phased development for major subdivisions. Sec. 22-61. Required information for preliminary and final plats. Sec. 22-62. Recombination of land. Sec. 22-63. Resubdivision procedure. Secs. 22-64--22-75. Reserved.
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Article IV. Required Improvements, Dedications, Reservations, Minimum Standards Of Design Sec. 22-76. General.

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Sec. 22-77. Suitability of land. Sec. 22-78. Name and street duplication. Sec. 22-79. Subdivision design. Sec. 22-80. Road standards. Secs. 22-81--22-100. Reserved.

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Article V. Utilities Sec. 22-101. Utility ownership and easement rights. Sec. 22-102. Subdivisions serviced by or having the potential to be serviced by public water or sewer systems. Sec. 22-103. Sewage disposal facilities required. Sec. 22-104. Determining compliance with section 22-103. Sec. 22-105. Water supply system required. Sec. 22-106. Determining compliance with section 22-105. Sec. 22-107. Electrical, telephone, cable television and other utilities. Sec. 22-108. Utilities to be consistent with internal and external development. Sec. 22-109. Stormwater drainage system. Stormwater: Drainage Systems, Control Measures and Maintenance Plans

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Sec. 22-110. Other requirements. Sec. 22-111. Water point sources. Secs. 22-112. Stormwater Control Measures: Operation, Maintenance and Inspections Secs. 22-113--22-125. Reserved.

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Article VI. Schedule Of Fees Sec. 22-126. Fee schedule. Secs. 22-127--22-150. Reserved.

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Article VII. Legal Provisions Sec. 22-151. Penalties for violation. Sec. 22-152. Civil penalties. Sec. 22-153. Separability. Sec. 22-154. Amendments. Sec. 22-155. Abrogation.

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ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

Section 22-1. Title. This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the Subdivision Ordinance of Rowan County, North Carolina , and may be referred to as the Subdivision Regulations . Section 22-2. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to establish procedures and standards for the development and subdivision of land within the territorial jurisdiction of the County of Rowan, North Carolina. It is further designed to provide for the orderly growth and development of the County; for the coordination of streets and highways within proposed subdivision with existing or planned streets and highways and with other public facilities; for the dedication or reservation of recreation areas serving residents of the immediate neighborhood within the subdivision and of rights- of-way or easements for street and utility purposes; and for the distribution of population and traffic in a manner that will avoid congestion and overcrowding and will create conditions essential to public health, safety, and the general welfare. This ordinance is designed to further facilitate adequate provisions of water, sewerage, parks, open space, schools, and playgrounds, and also to facilitate the further resubdivision of larger tracts into smaller parcels of land. Section 22-3. Authority. This ordinance is hereby adopted under the authority and provisions of the General Statutes of North Carolina, Chapter 153A, Article 18, Part 2. Section 22-4. Jurisdiction. The regulations contained herein, as provided in G.S. 153A, Article 18 shall govern every subdivision within Rowan County outside of the jurisdiction of any incorporated municipality and any municipal extraterritorial planning jurisdiction established under G.S. 160A-360.

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Section 22-5. Compliance With Ordinances, Plans and Maps.

All proposed subdivisions shall comply with the standards and requirements of any officially adopted ordinances, plans or maps of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. School sites may be reserved as provided in G.S. 153A-331. Section 22-6. Subdivision Defined. For the purpose of this ordinance, Subdivision means all division of a tract or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, building sites, or other divisions when any one (1) or more of those divisions are created for the purpose of sale or building development (whether immediate or future) and shall include all divisions of land involving the dedication of a new street or a change in existing streets; but the following shall not be included within this definition nor be subject to any regulations enacted pursuant to this ordinance.

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(a) The combination or recombination of portions of previously subdivided and recorded lots where the total number of lots is not increased and the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of Rowan County as shown in this ordinance.

(b) The division of land into parcels greater than ten (10) acres where no street or private or public street right- of-way dedication is involved. (c) The public acquisition by purchase of strips of land for the widening or opening of streets. (d) The division of a tract in single ownership whose entire area is not greater than two (2) acres into not more than three (3) lots, where no street right-of-way dedication is involved and where the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of Rowan County as shown in this ordinance. (e) The division of a tract into plots or lots used as a cemetery. (f) Land divided by a will or the courts for the purpose of dividing up a deceased persons property. (Amend. of 2-20-06(2)) Section 22-7. Minor Subdivision Defined. A minor subdivision is defined as a subdivision where:
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(a) No new roads are proposed, or road rights-of-way dedicated, and

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(b) Where eight (8) or fewer lots will result after the subdivision is completed.

Section 22-8. Major Subdivision Defined. A major subdivision is defined as a subdivision where: (a) New roads are proposed or rights-of-way are dedicated, or

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(b) More than eight (8) lots are created after the subdivision is completed.

(c) For purposes of compliance with section 22-111, Water Point Sources, a major subdivision shall be considered as a proposal creating fourteen (14) or more lots. (Amend. of 7-16-07(2)) Section 22-9. Family Subdivision Defined. (a) Purpose. Minimum access standards for new lots are one of several primary objectives of this ordinance. To achieve this, all lots subdivided after the effective date of this ordinance are required to have frontage on either an existing or proposed road meeting the right of way and construction standards established by NCDOT. However, Rowan County recognizes a residential lot created for conveyance to an immediate family member, where access is provided by a private road, is a reasonable alternative to requiring the construction of a new public road. (b) Intent. Family subdivision lots are typically conveyed as gift deeds or for nominal consideration in circumstances where the existing parcel does not contain the required road frontage to qualify as a minor subdivision and would otherwise be required to construct a new public road for access. The standards set forth in this ordinance for family subdivisions are designed to promote:
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The transfer of ownership of the newly subdivided lots to immediate family members;

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b. Compliance with all other applicable ordinance standards related to dimensional and design criteria; and

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Recognition that necessary maintenance associated with private roads is coordinated among family members.

(c) Definition. A family subdivision is defined as a subdivision of not more than three (3) lots plus the residual lot conveyed by the property owner to members of his / her immediate family as defined in this ordinance. A family member may only receive one (1) lot under this provision.

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(Ord. of 2-1-99(2); Amend. of 11-2-09; Amend. of 9.06.16)

Section 22-10. Other Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance, certain words or terms used herein shall be defined as follows: Block. A piece of land bounded on one or more sides by streets or roads.
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Board of Commissioners. County Board of Commissioners of Rowan County, North Carolina.

Building Setback Line--Front. A line establishing minimum allowable distance between the wall of the principal building and the street or road right-of-way line when measured perpendicularly from the right-of-way. Covered porches, decks, uncovered porches or landings, etc., but not including steps whether covered or not, shall be considered as part of the principal building and shall not project into the required yard. Building Setback Line--Side or Rear. A line establishing minimum allowable distance between the wall of the principal building and the side or rear property lines. Covered porches, decks, uncovered porches or landings, etc., but not including steps whether covered or not, shall be considered as part of the principal building and shall not project into the required yard.
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Cluster Subdivision. A subdivision of land that the subdivider requests and is approved to subdivide an original tract into lots smaller than those specified in this ordinance, provided that the land saved is reserved for permanent common use, usually in the form of open space.

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Curb Outlet System means curb and gutter with breaks or other outlets used to convey stormwater runoff to vegetated conveyances or other vegetated areas.

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County Manager. County Manager of Rowan County, North Carolina.

Crosswalk. A specially paved or marked path for pedestrians crossing a road.
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Dedication. A gift, by the owner or a right to the use of land for a specified purpose or purposes. Because a transfer of property rights is entailed, dedication must be by written instrument.

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Developer. Any person, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation, engaged in development or proposed development activities.

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Development. Any land disturbing activity that adds to or changes the amount of impervious or partially impervious cover on a land area, or which otherwise decreases the infiltration of precipitation into the soil.

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Dry Hydrant. An arrangement of pipe permanently connected to a water point source other than a piped, pressurized water supply system, that provides a ready means of water supply for firefighting purposes and that utilizes the drafting (suction) capability of fire department pumpers.

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Easements. A grant by the property owner to the public, a corporation, or persons, of the right to use a specified portion of a tract or tracts of land for a specified purpose.

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Existing impervious development Consists of any structure(s) or operational area(s) that has either

been: 1. In existence and continuous operation prior to the effective date of the Rowan County Water
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Supply Watershed Ordinance on January 1, 1994 (since codified in the RCZO); or, 2. Lawfully permitted prior to the effective date (February 16, 1998) of the Rowan County Zoning

Ordinance; or, 3. Lawfully permitted in accordance with the standards of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance prior to the effective date of the High Density amendments contained in Section 21-33(f) of the RCZO.

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Family, Immediate means an individual s grandparents, step-grandparents, parents, step-parents, sibling (full, half,

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or step), children, step-children, grandchildren, and step-grandchildren, whether natural or legal.

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). An official map of a community, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on which both the Special Flood Hazard Areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community are delineated.

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Flood Insurance Study (FIS). An examination, evaluation, and determination of flood hazards, corresponding water surface elevations (if appropriate), flood hazard risk zones, and other flood data in a community issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Flood Insurance Study report includes Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps (FBFMs), if published.

Fire Marshal. Fire Division Manager of the Rowan County Department of Emergency Services or his designee.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, risk, services, emergency, water, insurance, flooding, and manager

Improvements. Refers to all infrastructure or amenities required by this ordinance including, but not limited to, all aspects of road construction, sidewalks, water lines, sewer lines, drainage and stormwater facilities, utility lines,

water point sources and other related matters associated with the development of undeveloped land into building sites.

Tagged Passions:ordinance, construction, sewer, sites, streets, utility, development, Utility, water, Development, Pedestrian, and stormwater

Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an independent organization that serves insurance companies, fire departments, insurance regulators and others by providing information about property and liability risk. ISO's statistical, actuarial, and underwriting information is a resource used by insurers, government regulators, other companies and organizations and the use of their standardized policy language is the foundation on which many insurers build their coverage programs.

Lot. A portion of a tract of land to be subdivided for the purposes of transfer of ownership or development or both.

Tagged Passions:development, fire departments and districts, risk, services, program, insurance, Development, property, and policy

Lot of Record. A lot which is part of a subdivision, a plat of which has been recorded in office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, or a lot described by metes and bounds, the description of which has been so recorded prior to the adoption of this ordinance.

Lot Types:
Tagged Passions:ordinance, zoning, and subdivision

Corner Lot. A lot located at the intersection of two (2) or more roads. A lot abutting on a curved road or roads shall be considered a corner lot if straight lines drawn from the foremost point of the lot meet at an interior angle of less than one hundred thirty (130) degrees.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets

Double Frontage Lot. (i.e., through lot) Any lot having access by water and street right-of-way or by having

Tagged Passions:streets, utility, Utility, zoning, and water

access on two (2) street right-of-ways. This does not include corner lots.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets

Interior Lot. A lot other than a corner lot with only one (1) frontage on a street.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets and zoning

Panhandle Lot. A lot other than one having access on a cul-de-sac, which contains a narrow strip providing street access.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets

Reverse Frontage Lot. A through lot which is not accessible from one (1) of the parallel or nonintersecting street upon which it fronts.

Tagged Passions:streets and zoning

Single-tier Lot. A lot which backs upon a limited access highway, a railroad, a physical barrier, or another type of land use and to which access from the rear is usually prohibited.

Through Lot. See Double Frontage Lot.

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Utility lot. A lot that serves unmanned utility facilities such as pump / lift stations, wireless facilities and support structure and septic tank drain fields. A utility lot is not to be used as parking, vehicle storage or accommodation for residential or commercial structures.

Minimum Design Criteria or MDC means the requirements set forth in this Chapter for siting, site preparation, design and construction, and post-construction monitoring and evaluation necessary for Rowan County or NC Department of Environmental Quality to issue stormwater permits that comply with State water quality standards adopted pursuant to G.S. 143-214.1. Mobile Water Supply Apparatus. A vehicle designed primarily for transporting (pickup, transporting, and delivering) water to fire emergency scenes to be applied by other vehicles or pumping equipment. Multi-connection. Any water supply furnishing potable water to two (2) to fourteen (14) connections of residences or businesses, or any combination thereof, from one (1) well that is not owned and operated by a public entity.

Tagged Passions:construction, business, equipment, utility, Utility, emergency, water, environment, commercial, wireless, Wireless, parking, and stormwater

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Municipal Type Water System. A system having water pumps serving hydrants and designed to furnish, over and above domestic consumption, a minimum flow of 250 gpm (946L/min) at 20psi (139 kPa) residual pressure for a 2- hour duration

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Established in 1896, the NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. NFPA's mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA has developed three hundred (300) codes and standards that influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries. NFPA 22 Standards for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection. This standard provides the minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of tanks and accessory equipment that supply water for private fire protection, including the following: (1) Gravity tanks, suction tanks, pressure tanks, and embankment- supported coated fabric suction tanks; (2) Towers; (3) Foundations; (4) Pipe connections and fittings; (5) Valve enclosures; (6) Tank filling; (7) Protection against freezing; version 2007 or latest amendment thereof.

Tagged Passions:construction, equipment, utility, Utility, public safety, cell tower, Cell tower, water, training, and education

NFPA 1142 Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting. This standard identifies a method of

determining the minimum requirements for alternative water supplies for structural firefighting purposes in areas where the authority having jurisdiction determines that adequate and reliable water supply systems for firefighting purposes do not otherwise exist; version 2007 or latest amendment thereof.
Tagged Passions:rural, utility, Utility, and water

Observed right-of-way. The area recognized in the Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization (CRMPO)

Tagged Passions:planning and recognition

2002-2030 Long Range Transportation Plan and referenced in Appendix A that may be utilized for future transportation improvements.

Official Maps or Plans. Any maps or plans officially adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Rowan County.
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Open Space. An area of land and/or water generally lacking in manmade structures and reserved for enjoyment in

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its unaltered state.

Operational area means the dedicated or utilized area necessary for a business function and is characterized by, but not limited to, buildings or warehouses, storage areas or stockpiles, parking and loading areas, sediment ponds and detention areas, etc. Operation and Maintenance Agreement. An agreement between a developer or owning entity of a stormwater control measure (SCM) and either Rowan County or NC DEQ depending on permitting authority. The agreement requires the developer or owning entity to maintain, repair, or reconstruct the SCMs in accordance with the approved design plans and the Operation and Maintenance Plan. The agreement shall be recorded with the Rowan County Register of Deeds so as to appear in the chain of title for all subsequent purchasers. Operation and Maintenance Plan. Document specifying all operation and maintenance work necessary for the function of all stormwater control measure (SCM) components, including the stormwater conveyance system, perimeter of the device, inlet(s), pretreatment measures, main treatment area, outlet, vegetation, and discharge point. The operation and maintenance plan shall specify methods to be used to maintain or restore the SCMs to design specifications in the event of failure.
Tagged Passions:business, events, detention, parking, and stormwater

Owning Entity. Any person, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation, having ownership or controlling interest in development or improvements regulated by this Chapter or Chapter 21 of the Rowan County Code of Ordinances (Rowan County Zoning Ordinance).

Package Treatment Plant. A self-contained sewage treatment facility built to serve the subdivision. Plan, site specific development means a plan meeting the requirements of G.S. 153A-344.1, as amended, for approval of a vesting right under that statute.

Tagged Passions:ordinance, facility, development, zoning, subdivision, plant, and Development

Planning Board. County Planning Board of Rowan County, North Carolina.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:planning

Planning Department. The Planning Division of the Rowan County Planning and Development Department.

Tagged Passions:planning, development, and Development

Planned Unit Developments (PUD). An area planned as a single entity containing one (1) or more residential, commercial or mixed use clusters that is subdivided into lots that do not meet the requirements of this ordinance. In a PUD the subdivider request an increase in density of property development for additional project amenities and relaxed public improvement standards in return for better subdivision design or for more affordable housing

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:ordinance, development, zoning, subdivision, Development, property, commercial, and housing

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opportunities.

Plat. A map or plan of a parcel of land which is to be or has been subdivided showing such subdivision. Primary SCM means a wet pond, stormwater wetland, infiltration system, sand filter, bioretention cell, permeable pavement, green roof, rainwater harvesting, or an approved new stormwater technology that is designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with the MDC.

Tagged Passions:zoning, subdivision, Technology, technology, property, and stormwater

Private Road. A dedicated right-of-way or ingress and egress easement to the public, forty-five (45) feet or greater in width containing a roadway which provides or is used primarily for vehicular circulation and is available for use by the general public or by residents of the development but is not maintained by NCDOT or any municipality in Rowan County.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets, development, Development, and easement

Private Individual Sewage Disposal System. A sewage disposal system serving one (1) connection which is usually owned and controlled by a private single entity.

No additional detail provided

Private Individual Water Supply System. A water supply system having one (1) service connection whose water supply comes from a single source, usually limited to a well or spring.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and water

Public Road. A dedicated road right-of-way meeting all minimum construction standards of NCDOT or is maintained by the NCDOT Road Maintenance Program and available for use by the general public.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:construction, streets, and program

Public or Private Sewer System. A means of collecting, transporting and treatment of sewage by a public entity (e.g., city, town, county, sewer district), or other public body created, pursuant to State, Federal and local laws, or any combination thereof acting cooperatively or jointly, or a privately owned state licensed sewer system, for profit or non- profit firm or corporation. A package treatment plant shall be considered part of a public sewer system if owned by a City, Town, County, Sewer District, etc., otherwise shall be considered as a private sewer system.

Tagged Passions:sewer, utility, Utility, plant, and license

Public or Private Water System. The provision to the public of piped water by a system with fifteen (15) or more connections or twenty-five (25) or more year round residents owned and operated by a municipality, county or other public entity or a privately owned licensed water supply, for profit or non-profit firm or corporation. This includes the term community water supply system.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, water, and license

Public Protection Classification (PPC) Program. Developed and implemented by ISO, this program helps insurance companies measure and evaluate the effectiveness of fire-mitigation services throughout the country. The program rates a fire department on a scale of 1--10, with one (1) being the best and ten (10) not meeting the minimum criteria for rating. To determine the fire department's class rating ISO evaluators utilize the manual called the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule.

Recreation Area or Park. An area of land or combination of land and water resources that is developed for active and/or passive recreation pursuits with various manmade features that accommodates such activities.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, fire departments and districts, services, program, water, insurance, parks, rates, and recreation

Required storm depth means the minimum amount of rainfall that shall be used to calculate the required treatment volume or to evaluate whether a project has achieved runoff volume match.

No additional detail provided

Right-of-way. The base setback line that is the greater of either the line dividing the public right-of-way currently or a line thirty (30) feet measured in a perpendicular distance and parallel to the centerline of the street pavement, superseded by the observed right-of-way or the area recognized in the Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan (CRMPO) 2002-2030 Long Range Transportation Plan and referenced in Appendix A that may be utilized for future transportation improvements.

Road. A dedicated public right-of-way for vehicular traffic (or a private road when permitted by this ordinance). The word road includes, but is not limited to, street, freeway, highway, expressway, drive, avenue, court, way, place, circle, lane, boulevard, and thoroughfare.
Tagged Passions:ordinance, recognition, legal, streets, transportation, traffic, and court

Classifications of Roads:

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Local road. A local road serves primarily to provide access to adjacent land and for travel over relatively short

distance.

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Major collector. A road which serves major intracounty travel corridors and traffic generators and provides

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets, travel, corridor, and traffic

access to the arterial system.

Major thoroughfares. Major thoroughfares consist of interstate, other freeway, expressway, or parkway roads,

and major streets that provide for the expeditious movement of high volumes of traffic within and through urban areas.

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Minor arterial. A rural roadway joining cities and larger towns and providing intrastate and inner-county service at relatively high overall travel speeds with minimum interference to through movement.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:rural and travel

Minor collector. A road which serves small local communities and links locally important traffic generators with

their rural hinterland. Minor thoroughfares. Minor thoroughfares perform the function of collecting traffic from local access streets and carrying it to the major thoroughfare system. Minor thoroughfares may be used to supplement the major thoroughfare system by facilitating minor through-traffic movements and may also serve abutting property.

Tagged Passions:rural, streets, property, and traffic

Principal arterial. A rural link in a highway system serving travel, and having characteristics indicative of,

substantial statewide or interstate travel and existing solely to serve traffic. This highway system would consist of interstate routes and other routes designed as principal arterials.

Tagged Passions:rural, travel, transportation, and traffic

Service road. A road that runs parallel to a principal arterial or interstate and provides indirect access to and

from properties or facilities abutting the interstate principle arterial via an interchange. Specific Type Roads: Alley. A strip of land, owned publicly or privately, set aside primarily for vehicular service access to the back or

Tagged Passions:streets and transportation

side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.

Cul-de-sac. A short street having but one end open to traffic and the other end being permanently terminated and a vehicular turnaround provided. Freeways, Expressway or Parkway. Divided multilane roadways designed to carry large volumes of traffic at relatively high speeds. A freeway is a divided highway providing for continuous flow of vehicles with no direct access to abutting property or streets and with access to selected crossroads provided via connecting ramps. An expressway is a divided highway with full or partial control of access and with grade separations at major intersection. A parkway is a highway for noncommercial traffic, with full or partial control of access, and usually located within a park or a ribbon of park development.
Tagged Passions:streets, development, parks, Development, property, and traffic

Frontage Road. A local street or road that is parallel to a full or partial access controlled facility and functions to provide access to adjacent land.

Local Residential Road. Cul-de-sacs, loop streets less than two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet in length, or

Tagged Passions:facility, streets, and zoning

streets less than one (1) mile in length that do not connect thoroughfares, or serve major traffic generators, and do not collect traffic for more than one hundred (100) dwellings units.

Residential Collector Road. A local access street which serves as a connector street between local residential streets and the thoroughfare system. Residential collector streets typically collect traffic from one hundred (100) to four hundred (400) dwelling units.
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Road mile. Linear distance of vehicular travel as measured along a road from any given location to another location

Tagged Passions:streets and travel

Rowan County Zoning Ordinance or RCZO means the ordinance and maps adopted by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners on January 19, 1998; effective February 16, 1998 and any amendments thereto that have established planning and zoning requirements and procedures for zoning in the unincorporated areas of Rowan County outside the zoning jurisdiction of municipalities.

Tagged Passions:planning, ordinance, zoning, and procedure

Runoff treatment means that the volume of stormwater runoff generated from all of the built-upon area of a project at build-out during a storm of the required storm depth is treated in one or more primary SCMs or a combination of Primary and Secondary SCMs that provides equal or better treatment.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:stormwater

Runoff volume match means that the annual runoff volume after development shall not be more than ten percent higher than the annual runoff volume before development.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:development and Development

Sanitary Sewage System. A complete system of sewage collection, treatment and disposal including privies, septic

tank systems, connection to public or community sewage system, sewage reuse or recycle systems, mechanical or biological treatment system, or other such systems.

Secondary SCM means an SCM that does not achieve the annual reduction of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) of a Primary SCM but may be used in a treatment train with a primary SCM or other Secondary SCMs to provide pre-treatment, hydraulic benefits, or a portion of the required TSS removal.

Sewage. The waste water and its contents from kitchen, bathroom, toilet, lavatory and laundry of any residence, business establishment, industrial plant, institution, or any public building.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business, utility, industrial, Utility, water, and plant

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Stormwater Control Measure or SCM, also known as Best Management Practice or BMP, means a permanent structural device that is designed, constructed, and maintained to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff by promoting settling or filtration; or to mimic the natural hydrologic cycle by promoting infiltration, evapo-transpiration, post-filtration discharge, reuse of stormwater, or a combination thereof.

No additional detail provided

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Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The land in the floodplain subject to a one percent (1 ) or greater chance of being flooded in any given year, as determined in Section 9-7 of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

Subdivider. Any person, firm or corporation who subdivides or develops any land judged to be a subdivision as herein defined.
Tagged Passions:ordinance, legal, subdivision, flooding, and judge

Subdivision. See section 22-6 of this ordinance.

Subdivision, Major. See section 22-8 of this ordinance. Subdivision, Minor. See section 22-7 of this ordinance. Subdivision Review Committee. An advisory committee to the Rowan County Board of Commissioners to review all major subdivision preliminary and final plats and to make recommendations to the Subdivision Administrator for the Board of Commissioners to approve, approve with conditions or disapprove. The committee shall consist of one (1) or more representatives from the following agencies or officials:
Tagged Passions:ordinance, zoning, subdivision, and administrator

1.
Rowan County Health Department.

No additional detail provided

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2.
Rowan County Environmental Management, Soil Sedimentation Control Staff.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:environment

3.
Rowan County Planning Department.

No additional detail provided

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4.
N.C. Department of Transportation, Division 9, District 1, office.

Tagged Passions:transportation

5.
Rowan County Emergency Services, Fire Division.

Suction Points. Any given point or location on a water point source at which fire department pumping apparatus is able to acquire, through drafting operations, water from that source for use in suppressing a fire. This term may also include generic terms such as dry hydrant, float dock, etc. Tract. A piece of property upon which a subdivision is proposed.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, fire departments and districts, subdivision, services, emergency, water, boating, and property

Vegetated conveyance means a permanent, designed waterway lined with vegetation that is used to convey stormwater runoff at a non-erosive velocity within or away from a developed area.

Vegetated setback means an area of natural or established vegetation adjacent to surface waters, through which stormwater runoff flows in a diffuse manner to protect surface waters from degradation due to development activities.

Tagged Passions:utility, development, Utility, water, Development, and stormwater

Water Point Source (WPS). An adequate and reliable water delivery system used for fire protection that is available three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year and has the ability to provide two hundred fifty (250) gallons per minute (gpm) for a two-hour duration. For purposes of this definition, a wps may include but not be limited to facilities such as a pond, cistern, underground or aboveground storage tanks, etc.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and water

(Amend. of 7-16-07(2); Amend. of 6-16-08; Amend. of 11-2-09; Amend. of 4-21-14; Amend. of 9-6-16; Amend. of 2- 6-17)

Section 22-11. Word Interpretation. For the purpose of this chapter, certain words shall be interpreted as follows: The word used for shall include the meaning designed for. The word structure shall include the word building. The word lot shall include the words plot, parcel, or tract. All words not specifically defined in this ordinance shall be assigned their customary dictionary definitions. Secs 22-12 22-25. Reserved.
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ARTICLE II. ADMINISTRATION

Section 22-26. General Procedures For Plat Approval.
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After the effective date of this ordinance, no subdivision plat of land within the County's jurisdiction shall be filed or recorded unless it meets the requirements of sections 22-51 and 22-52.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:ordinance, zoning, and subdivision

Section 22-27. Statement of Owner.

The owner of land shown on a subdivision plat submitted for recording, or his authorized power of attorney, shall sign a statement on the plat stating whether or not any land shown thereon is within the subdivision-regulation jurisdiction of Rowan County or any municipality's jurisdiction within Rowan County.

Tagged Passions:regulation, legal, zoning, and subdivision

Section 22-28. Issuance of Building Permits on Subdivision Lots.

No building permit shall be issued for the erection of any building on any lot within a proposed subdivision until a final plat of said subdivision is recorded at the Rowan County Register of Deeds office.

Tagged Passions:zoning and subdivision

Section 22-29. Administration and Enforcement.

This ordinance shall be administered and enforced by the Subdivision Administrator who shall be assigned by the County Manager of Rowan County. Duties may be assigned by the administrator to other county personnel to conduct inspections and other duties of administration. Section 22-30. Exceptions to the Subdivision Ordinance Certification. When requested by the Rowan County Register of Deeds, the Subdivision Administrator may certify that a
Tagged Passions:ordinance, personnel, subdivision, administrator, and manager

subdivision intended to be recorded is an exception to the Subdivision Ordinance as described in section 22-6, Subdivision Defined. Certification of a subdivision exception shall appear on all copies of the subdivision plat for recordation as follows:

I hereby certify that this subdivision plat for recordation is an exception to the Subdivision Ordinance of Rowan County, North Carolina as defined in section 22-6.

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Date Subdivision Administrator Rowan County, North Carolina

Section 22-31. Vested Rights. Pursuant to G.S. 153A-344.1, a vested right to undertake and complete the development and use of property under the documented terms, any associated conditions, and approved site plan(s) may be established subject to chapter 21 section 11 of the Zoning Ordinance. (Amend. 4-21-14)
Tagged Passions:ordinance, development, zoning, subdivision, Development, property, and administrator

Secs 22-32. Retention of Consultant. Rowan County may elect to retain a consultant or professional services to review and provide a determination(s) or recommendation(s) as to whether any proposed subdivision improvement(s) complies with the standards of this ordinance and applicable state and federal rules and regulations. The subdivider, developer or applicant shall pay any expense for consulting or professional services in excess of the application fee. Rowan County shall require any consultant(s) to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and to hold confidential any proprietary information supplied by the applicant.

Secs 22-33 22-50. Reserved

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ARTICLE III. PROCEDURE FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF SUBDIVISION PLATS

Section 22-51. Plat Shall Be Required On Any Subdivision of Land. Pursuant to G.S. 153A-332, a final plat shall be prepared, approved, and recorded pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance whenever any subdivision of land takes place, except as herein provided. Section 22-52. Approval Prerequisite to Plat Recordation.

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Pursuant to G.S. 153A-332, no final plat of a subdivision within the jurisdiction of the County of Rowan as established in section 22-4 of this ordinance shall be recorded by the Register of Deeds of Rowan County until it has been approved by the Subdivision Administrator or Board of Commissioners as provided herein. This approval shall be certified by the Subdivision Administrator on the final plat before recordation. To secure such approval of a final plat, the subdivider shall follow the procedures established in this article.

Section 22-53. Appeals and Variances. Any decision of the Subdivision Administrator or Subdivision Review Committee made in regard to this ordinance may be appealed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII Section 21-331 of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance. Requests for variances from the requirements of this ordinance shall be heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII Section 21-332 of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance. (Ord. of 2-1-99(2); Amend. of 2-20-06(2); Amend. of 7-16-07(2)) Section 22-54. Waivers; Family Subdivisions. The Board of Commissioners may authorize a waiver from the family subdivision requirements to allow the creation of more than three (3) lots or conveyance to a family member that does not meet the definition of immediate family when, in its opinion, undue hardship may result from strict compliance. All other requests to deviate from the requirements herein are subject to a variance in accordance with section 21-332 of the Zoning Ordinance. In granting any waiver, the Board of Commissioners shall consider the nature of the proposed subdivision, the existing use of the land in the vicinity, the number of persons to reside or work in the proposed subdivision and the probable effect of the proposed subdivision upon traffic conditions in the vicinity. The waiver shall be granted only when it has been determined that such waiver shall not be detrimental to the county and the area surrounding the subdivision. (Ord. of 2-1-99(2); Amend. of 9-6-16) Section 22-55. Optional Sketch Plan.

Tagged Passions:grant, ordinance, zoning, subdivision, procedure, administrator, compliance, and traffic

Prior to the submission of a preliminary or final plat, the subdivider may submit to the Subdivision Administrator three (3) copies of the proposed subdivision. The sketch plan will be reviewed by appropriate county staff and NCDOT representatives to insure compliance with all applicable regulations. If the proposed subdivision is not in compliance the subdivider shall be notified of specific areas of noncompliance by the subdivision administrator. The sketch plan should contain the following information:

(1) A sketch vicinity map showing the location of the subdivision in relation to neighboring tracts, subdivision, roads, and waterways;
Tagged Passions:regulation, streets, zoning, subdivision, administrator, and compliance

(2) North arrow, scale of plat, graphic scale bar and name of person who prepared the plat;

(3) The boundaries of the tract and the portion of the tract to be subdivided;
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(4) The total acreage to be subdivided;

(5) The existing and proposed uses of the land within the subdivision and the existing uses of land adjoining it;
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(6) The proposed street layout with approximate pavement and right-of-way width, lot layout including dimensions and area of each lot;

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(7) The name, mailing address, and telephone number of the owner;

(8) The name of the proposed subdivision;
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(9) Streets and lots of adjacent developed or platted properties;

No additional detail provided

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(10) The zoning classification of the tract and of adjacent properties;

(11) Tax map and parcel number, recorded deed book and page number of subdivided tract.
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(12) As applicable, location of water point source or description of method used for providing a water point source.

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(Amend. of 7-16-07(2); Amend. of 9-6-16)

Section 22-56. Major Subdivision; Preliminary Plat and Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) Submission and
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Review.

(a) Submission Procedure The subdivider or developer shall submit a preliminary plat application for all major subdivisions or SCM plan application for all high density watershed projects which shall be reviewed by the Subdivision Review Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee ). Upon receipt of said a complete application the Subdivision Administrator shall schedule a Committee meeting within fourteen (14) days. The Committee shall have authority to approve the plat or plan before any construction or installation of improvements may begin. Failure to submit all items required by this subsection shall constitute an incomplete application and no review or approval by the Committee shall be issued. A preliminary plat application shall include:

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1.
Eight (8) copies of the preliminary plat containing all items outlined in section 22-61(a) submitted to the Subdivision Administrator.

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2.
Two (2) copies of a sedimentation and erosion control plan (or waiver).

3.
Application for a residential driveway permit submitted to the Division 9 District 1 North Carolina Department of Transportation office.

No additional detail provided

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