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COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

6:00 PM County Commissioners Chamber
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Call to Order and Determination of a Quorum - Commission Chair Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation (Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and remain standing for the Invocation) Recognition of Elected Officials Recognition of Veterans Recognition of Law Enforcement Recognition of County Department Heads

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1.
MOTION TO ADOPT THE PROPOSED AGENDA

(Only emergency items shall be added to the agenda. Upon approval of the Commission Chair and County Commission, the item will be added.)

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2.
CITIZEN RECOGNITION

The citizen recognition portion of the meeting is an opportunity for persons wishing to appear before the Commission to do so. Each presentation will be limited to three (3) minutes. The Board is interested in hearing citizen concerns, yet speakers should not expect comment, action, or deliberation on subject matter brought up during this segment. Topics requiring further investigation will be referred to the appropriate county agency.

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3.
CONSENT AGENDA

Motion to approve the following Consent Agenda items: (Consent items will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner.)

A.
Minutes Minutes from the June 4 and June 18, 2019 Regular

Commissioners Meeting B. Tax

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Administration Order of Collections 2019

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C.
Emergency Management

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Budget Amendment (BNA 006)

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D.
Sheriff's Department

No additional detail provided

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Budget Amendment (BNA 007)

No additional detail provided

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E.
Health Department

No additional detail provided

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Budget Amendment (BNA 008)

No additional detail provided

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F.
Health Department

No additional detail provided

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Budget Amendment (BNA 009)

No additional detail provided

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G.
Finance Amendment to Audit Contract H. Legal Ratification of Nondisclosure Agreement

PUBLIC HEARINGS After the public hearing has been opened, persons wishing to speak for or against the proposition will be asked to come forward and first state his or her name and address. All comments from the public are to be directed to the board. There are no comments directed at other members of the audience. If a speaker has a question, that question is to be directed to the Chair. No one will be allowed to speak at the hearing more than once unless the Chair recognizes a speaker a second time for rebuttal of information brought forth after the speaker has spoken. The original presentation by a speaker will be limited to no more than five (5) minutes. The rebuttal presentation will be limited to no more than three (3) minutes.

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4.
Mountainside Drive Road Paving Assessment

Chris Martin, Senior Planner 5. Case 19-09: Request to Rezone Property at 735 Winn Road from Residential (R) to General Business (GB) Chris Martin, Senior Planner REGULAR AGENDA

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6.
Final Resolution Installment Financing and Building Acquisition

Brian Epley, County Manager COMMISSIONER REPORTS ADJOURN The next meeting of the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Commissioners Chamber.

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COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Citizen Recognition Department: Agenda Title: Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description

No Attachments Available

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Minutes Department: Minutes

Agenda Title: Minutes from the June 4 and June 18, 2019 Regular Commissioners Meeting

Agenda Summary: Proposed Action: ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description 06-04-2019_Minutes.pdf 06042019 Minutes 06-18-2019_Minutes.pdf 06182019 Minutes Cleveland County Board of Commissioners The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners met in a regular session on this date, at the hour of 6:00

p.m. in the Commission Chamber of the Cleveland County Administrative Offices.

PRESENT: Ronnie Whetstine, Vice-Chair Johnny Hutchins, Commissioner Doug Bridges, Commissioner Deb Hardin, Commissioner Brian Epley, County Manager
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Tim Moore, County Attorney

Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board
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Kerri Melton, Assistant County Manager

Chris Green, Tax Administrator
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Elliot Engstrom, Senior Staff Attorney

Allison Mauney, Human Resources Director Perry Davis, Emergency Management Director/Fire Marshal

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Lorie Poston, E-911 Communications Director

Ryan Wilmoth, Emergency Medical Services Director Marty Gold, Information Technology Director Jane Shooter, Interim Social Services Director Greg Traywick, Ag Extension Director Scott Bowman, Maintenance Director

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Jason Falls, LeGrand Center Director

Sandra Orvig, Range Director

Betsy Harnage, Register of Deeds

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ABSENT: Susan Allen, Chairman

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CALL TO ORDER

Vice-Chairman Whetstine called the meeting to order and Commissioner Bridges provided the invocation

and led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA ADOPTION

ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges and unanimously

approved by the Board to, approve the agenda as presented. SPECIAL PRESENTATION

2018 EXTENSION AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION UPDATE

Vice-Chairman Whetstine called Pat Farley, Extension and Community Association (ECA) County Council
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President to the podium to present the ECA update. Mrs. Farley stated there are three ECA clubs in Cleveland

County located in Belwood, Boiling Springs and Lawndale with a total of twenty-eight members. Cleveland County s ECA chapter has recently completed their North Carolina Annual Report for 2018 which reviews the

numerous events held in Cleveland County and documents the volunteer hours given by the ECA members. In

2018, the local ECA chapter had 3,470 volunteer ECA hours and 4,267 hours in other community service which totals 7,737 in volunteer hours. Mrs. Farley detailed the various projects and programs ECA members participate in throughout the county such as promoting safety and healthy environments, building healthy and strong families and
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fostering community and family resilience. She introduced several members from ECA who were present. The

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Board thanked the ECA members for all they continue to do for the citizens of Cleveland County.

CITIZEN RECOGNITION
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Dr. Alden Sproull, Shelby spoke about his concerns of firearm safety in Cleveland County. He spoke of

his experiences as a doctor and several patients who were victims of firearms. Dr. Sproull discussed a recent

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incident in the Pebble Creek area where he resides. Dr. Sproull was standing in his back yard and heard two loud

bangs which sounded like a firearm being discharged. Several weeks later, he was in his backyard and heard a
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volley of what sounded like firearms. Dr. Sproull contacted the Sheriff s Office and was advised there is no county

ordinance regarding this matter. He concluded by stating he is not speaking about gun control but rather gun safety with respect to the proximity of homes and schools to gun ranges. Lois Smith, 202 W. Zion Church Road, Unit 3, Shelby spoke about issues at Cleveland County Animal Services shelter where she volunteers. Ms. Smith discussed the large number of animals that are being held in the
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shelter until their cases are processed through the court system. These holds are contributing to the over population

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of unadoptable animals at the shelter. Ms. Smith asked the Board for their assistance and guidance in having these

and future court cases processed more quickly through the system. CONSENT AGENDA MONTHLY MANAGER S REPORT Cleveland County has been selected by the Office of the State Auditor to have an additional attest engagement performed on our participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System. The County auditors, Thompson, Price, Scott, and Adams (TPSA), will examine the information requested along with reviewing the census data of Cleveland County as of December 31, 2018. The objectives of the examination are to (1) obtain reasonable assurance about whether the census data that was entered into the State retirement system is

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free from material misstatement based on information provided by the Office of the State Auditor; and (2) to

express and opinion as to whether the census data is presented, in all material respects, in accordance with criteria set by the Retirement System s Handbook revised January 2018. TPSA should have this engagement completed by SERVICE WEAPON REMOVAL FOR RETIRING DEPUTY DAVID BRAMLETT Sheriff Alan Norman requested retiring Deputy David Bramlett be presented his departmental service weapon. Deputy Bramlett will retire on June 30, 2019 after 21 years of full-time law enforcement service with the Cleveland County Sheriff s Office. The service weapon requested to be removed from inventory is a Glock 9mm,
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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to approve the request to remove the service weapon from County inventory

and issue to Deputy David Bramlett.

SERVICE WEAPON REMOVAL FOR RETIRING DEPUTY RICK SHUFORD Sheriff Alan Norman requested retiring Deputy Rick Shuford be presented his departmental service weapon. Deputy Shuford will retire on June 30, 2019 after 20 years of full-time law enforcement service with the Cleveland County Sheriff s Office. The service weapon requested to be removed from inventory is a Glock 9mm, Model 17, serial number BDKT-779 and County asset number 201255.

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to approve the request to remove the service weapon from County inventory

and issue to Deputy Rick Shuford.

SERVICE WEAPON REMOVAL FOR RETIRING CAPTAIN RICHARD ACUFF Sheriff Alan Norman requested retiring Captain Richard Acuff be presented his departmental service weapon. Captain Acuff will retire on July 15, 2019 after 28 years of full-time law enforcement service with the Cleveland County Sheriff s Office. The service weapon requested to be removed from inventory is a Glock 9mm,

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to approve the request to remove the service weapon from County inventory

and issue to Captain Richard Acuff.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 042)

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the following budget amendment: Account Number Project Code Department/Account Name Increase Decrease

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012.539.4.800.00 Fam Planning/Misc Revenue 600.00

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012.539.5.420.00 Fam Planning/Contracted Services 600.00

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Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation for 600 the Health Department has received from Gardner-Webb

University for providing a clinical rotation for their students in the Family Planning Clinic. The money will be used to support additional expenses for the Family Planning Program.
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SHERIFF S OFFICE: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 043)

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the following budget amendment: Account Number Project Code Department/Account Name Increase Decrease 010.438.4.310.00 16607-P438 Sheriff s Office Grants/Fed Gov t Grants 5,497.00 010.438.5.211.00 16607-P438 Sheriff s Office Grants/Controlled Equipment 5,497.00 Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation for 5,497 in funds received from the 2018 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant.

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SHERIFF S OFFICE: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 044)

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the following budget amendment: Account Number Project Code Department/Account Name Increase Decrease 010.438.4.310.00 16607-P438 Sheriff s Office Grants/Fed Gov t Grants 8,605.80 010.438.5.211.00 16607-P438 Sheriff s Office Grants/Controlled Equipment 8,605.80 Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation for 8,605.80 in funds received from the 2017 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant.

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REGISTER OF DEEDS: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 045)

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the following budget amendment: Account Number Project Code Department/Account Name Increase Decrease 010.419.4.510.00 Register of Deeds/State-Other Revenues 1,000.00

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010.419.5.322.00 Register of Deeds/Capital Equipment 1,000.00

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Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation for 1,000 in additional revenues received over budgeted revenue to

cover the increase of postage fees due to new passport program.
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LEGAL: EASEMENT FOR SHELBY STREETSCAPE PROJECT

The County owns a property located at 103 South Lafayette Street in Uptown Shelby, Cleveland County Parcel Number 17081, commonly known as the Courthouse Square. The City of Shelby has requested permanent
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and construction easements on the corner portions of this piece of property. The purpose of the easements is to

facilitate the City of Shelby s continued work to beautify and develop Uptown Shelby. The exact portions of the
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property are included in the grant of easement.

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to approve the easement for the Shelby Streetscape Project.
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LEGAL: TRANSFER OF PARCEL 18685 TO THE CITY OF SHELBY

The County owns a property located at 602 E. Warren Street in Shelby, Cleveland County Parcel Number
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18685. This property is of no use to the County and it would be difficult to sell the property for any substantial

value, as the property is subject to numerous liens from the City of Shelby. Transferring this property to the City of Shelby for no consideration would avoid a lengthy selling process. Staff from the City of Shelby have suggested that the city may use the property as part of its revitalization efforts.
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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to approve the transfer of parcel 18685 to the City of Shelby. PUBLIC HEARINGS FY 2019 2020 COUNTY MANAGER S RECOMMENDED BUDGET
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Vice-Chairman Whetstine called County Manager Brian Epley to the podium to present the FY 2019 2020

County Manager s Recommended Budget. Mr. Epley reminded the Board the budget has been available for public
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review over the last two weeks. The Board continues to maintain a very aggressive strategic plan that is updated

each year. Staff s goal is to have a priority-based budget that aligns with the Commissioner s strategic plan. It is important to recognize there are competing priorities in the FY 2019 2020 budget. A priority setting methodology allows the Board and staff to recognize where we are and where we need to be. In developing a priority-based budget element such as essential services, emerging issues and supporting community partners must be looked at. In doing this, the budget will be balanced and priority based in helping our community move forward. County Manager Epley presented a more detailed budget at the May 21, 2019 Commissioners Meeting. Mr. Epley reviewed the following PowerPoint to the Board. The general fund is budgeted at 116.8 million dollars. Fifty-six percent of the county s total revenue in the FY 2019-2020 budget comes from ad valorem property taxes; that percentage compares favorably to peer counties. Additional revenues are generated from restricted intergovernmental revenues (19 ) and 14 from local option
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sales tax. The budget is balanced on a .57 cent property tax rate with no recommendation for a tax rate increase.

Health and Human Services continues to be the largest expense allocation in the budget. Approximately .31 cents
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out of every dollar spent goes to Health and Human Services. Mr. Epley reported there has been a 2.5 decrease in

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the overall Human Services budget since 2014. Education and Public Safety are the other top expense allocations

in Cleveland County as they are in every other county in the state. Public school funding maintains a .15 cent tax rate which generates 13.4 million dollars in revenue with
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roughly 14,500 students in the county s public-school system. Currently, there are 118 local education authorities

in North Carolina; Cleveland County is ranked in the top fifty in local funding when compared to other counties across the state. The total FY 2019 2020 budget for Cleveland County Public Schools will be roughly 30.2 million dollars, equaling to an average of 2,000 per student. Mr. Epley then reviewed the local funding for

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Cleveland Community College and the proposed five-year funding plan to the Board which includes operational

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money for the Advanced Manufacturing Center and new curriculums that will be onboarded over the next few

years.
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Commissioner s Strategic Goal focus areas Fiscal Sustainability, Economic Development, Citizen

Engagement, Community Wellness and Public Safety over lap and inter connect with one other. In the area of Fiscal Sustainability the County will focus on: Finalize implementation of software system upgrade and identify improved business intelligence, efficiencies and customer service Continued redevelopment of Personnel Ordinance Position Cleveland County as employer of choice w/ sustainable competitive pay and employee wellness fund Fund Balance of at least 18 Re-engineering Innovation Implementation Facility Master Plan Process Long-Term Capital Planning Fiscal Sustainability is measured by four metrics; re-engineering, personnel requests, employee compensation and
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employee wellness. Three recommendations for re-engineering include an employee wellness dependent audit,

LeGrand Center Culinary Program and automation and redesign (FTE Management). The first recommendation is an employee wellness dependent audit. Cleveland County is self-insured for the employee wellness fund. A lot of
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time, money and effort are invested into building a culture of wellness in the organization to include case

management and wellness strategies to assist people make better health choices. A dependent audit is recommended to ensure the people on the county s health plan are eligible to be on the plan thus protecting the

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integrity of the health care plan and ultimately saving the county money.

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Twelve new full-time employee requests (FTE) were received from the Sheriff s Office for the FY 2019

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2020 budget. Included in the budget is three FTE Detention Officers at a cost of 138,000 per year. Mr. Epley

reminded the Board this is year two of a staffing analysis in the Detention Center. If the three new positions are approved, this will make a total of eleven new positions in that department over the last twelve months. The Board s commitment to multi-year strategies for the growth of Public Safety has increased the funding to 25 of the county s budget. Employee compensation is included in the budget. A 2 increase (1.5 COLA, a .5 compression relief) across the organization is recommended. Also included in the budget is a 3 market adjustment for the Sheriff s Office. These increases will help keep Cleveland County competitive in the employment market. The health fund is approaching 10 million dollars. Medical inflation in this region continues to be in the
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double digits. Moving into the FY 2019 2020 budget year, an 8 increase is recommended which will take the

monthly premiums from 835 to 900 per employee. The County will maintain a 100 employer contribution and dependent rates will remain flat, dependent rates, HSA contribution rates and an 80/20 health care plan. The strategic goal of Economic Development continues to be important to the Board. A key focus is to maintain the momentum built in this area over the last several years with a specific focus on workforce development and readiness. Other avenues to keep the drive going include: Analyze current property, prepare site due diligence and product development Support CCEDP existing industry Determine ways to assist the agriculture community in their efforts to promote agriculture as an economic development opportunity

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Dover Mill - Highest Best Use Develop a strategic plan for Travel and Tourism to market and promote Cleveland County as

destination location Analyze current retail environment and develop retail recruitment strategies Avenues to achieve the strategic goal of the Board is Public Safety include:

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Development of options for a jail expansion which would improve efficiencies by co-location, manage increased capacity and consider other long-term capital needs in the County.

Continued focus on Animal Services to increase the number of unwanted births of animals. Review existing ordinance and current enforcement practices.

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Continuation of goals from VFD Strategic Plan. Evaluate Options for expanding broadband services to areas of the County which are not served

Community Wellness is a new focus area for the Commissioners. Staff and Board members have worked hard to develop opportunities focusing on community health to lower Cleveland County s health ranking and
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identify innovative placemaking strategies that enhance resident s quality of life. The Board has intentional focus

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on actively engaging in the fight against the opioid epidemic and continues support of the Partnering for

Community Prosperity Project. The last focus area is Citizen Engagement. More effort is being made to engage and educate the people in

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the community. Other techniques for citizen engagement include:

Continued support of youth programs which provide life coaching, career assistance and education that ensures our youth become productive adults.
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Increase communication through sharing of information about programs and services offered by Cleveland County.

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Identify ways to increase Veterans support services by collaborating with Veterans support agencies in the County.

Support municipal collaboration and dialogue through Mayor s Roundtable. Expansion and continuation of programs and educational materials to encourage a cleaner community In next year s budget, there is continuation of the municipal grant program. It is the intention of the Board to continue working with the county s municipalities for citizen engagement and promoting a healthy county. The county is entering into Phase III of the solid waste fee schedule which was originally approved in the

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2013 budget year. Phase III increases the tipping fees and the household fees. The solid waste department operates

on a 8.9 million-dollar revenue/expense budget. Several convenience center site improvements are in the budget including lighting, safety features and parking lots. The landfill is undergoing an expansion on Airport Road which
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will add an additional twenty to thirty years of life to the facility. This will save the county money long term as

new sites will not need to be created. Vice-Chairman Whetstine opened the floor to the Board for questions and comments. Commissioner Bridges thanked Mr. Epley and his staff for the many hours and hard work that went into creating the FY 2019 2020 budget. Vice-Chairman Whetstine opened the Public Hearing at 6:52 pm for anyone wanting to speak for or against the FY 2019 2020 County Manager s Recommended Budget. (Legal Notice was published in the Shelby Star on Friday, May 24, 2019 and Friday, May 31, 2019). Lois Smith, 202 W. Zion Church Road, Unit 3, Shelby spoke neither for or against the recommended

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budget but thanked Mr. Epley for the items in the budget pertaining to Animal Services. She inquired if more funds

could be added to Animal Services to assist in raising the salaries of the employees, hire more employees, public education and fund additional shelter needs. Ms. Smith expressed her concerns regarding Animal Services and thanked the Commissioners for the consideration in this matter.
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Hearing no further comments, Vice-Chairman Whetstine closed the Public Hearing at 6:57 pm.

Vice-Chairman Whetstine opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Commissioner Hutchins remarked about the growth of the County and the future plans and funding intended for departments such as the library, animal services and sheriff s department. Staff has worked diligently to ensure goals are met and monies are budgeted to achieve these goals.
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ACTION: Commissioner Hardin made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and passed

unanimously by the Board to, approve the presented FY 2019 2020 County Manager s Recommended Budget. REGULAR AGENDA CLEVELAND COUNTY FAIR LANDSCAPE AND FENCE ENHANCEMENT PROJECT Vice-Chairman Whetstine recognized Kerri Melton, Assistant County Manager, to present the Cleveland

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County Fair Landscape and Enhancement Project. Mrs. Melton reminded the Board this project was presented to

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them at their January work session. Staff began working on this endeavor three years ago to ensure funding was in

place. Cleveland County Government has partnered with the Cleveland County Fair Association on a landscape
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and fencing project on the East Marion Street side of the Fairgrounds property. The Fairgrounds Property is owned

by Cleveland County and leased to the Cleveland County Fair Association. The Fair Association received a grant from the State of North Carolina for several projects on the property. One of those projects included replacement of the fence along Marion Street. The LeGrand Center and Cleveland Community College are located directly
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across from the fairgrounds. As Marion Street is a gateway into our community, it is important that the streetscape

be consistent with that area on both sides of the road. The project includes lighting and irrigation, a six-foot fence with rock columns and natural screening. In 2018, Cleveland County contracted with the Dodd Studio to complete design and bidding of the proposed project. Bids were opened on May 29, 2019. Two bids were received on the project:
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Shelby Nursery 303,506

TC Strickland 357,340

Dodd Studio, LLC is recommending the project be awarded to Shelby Nursery in the amount of 303,506.00. The

total project is expected to cost 303,506. Cleveland County has budgeted 150,000 for this project and the remaining funds will be provided by the Cleveland County Fair Association. Mrs. Melton reviewed the following

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PowerPoint to the Board.

Vice-Chairman Whetstine opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Commissioners took

turns discussing the screening and vegetation that will go around the fair grounds. Mrs. Melton reviewed the

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guidelines of the upkeep and maintenance of the vegetation outlined in the contract to the Board.

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ACTION: Commissioner Bridges made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the Fair Landscape and Fence Enhancement Project and award the lowest responsible bid to Shelby Nursery, Inc in the amount of 303,506. COMMISSIONERS REPORT Commissioner Hardin attended several events in the county such as the Shelby High School Graduation. She also attended the JCPC Board meeting.
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Commissioner Bridges commented on the recent job fair that was held at the LeGrand Center. Over one

hundred companies were in attendance to accept applications. Commissioner Hutchins gave an update on the upcoming veteran s memorial services. He also attended
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several board meetings in that he serves on; The Council on Aging, MPO, Veteran s Advisory Board and the

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Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees. He gave an update on the Foothills Shooting Complex

expansion. Commissioner Whetstine attended the EMS Employee Recognition breakfast with several other
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Commissioners. Commissioners also visited the Department of Social Services to meet the new Director, Katie

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Swanson. Ms. Swanson will on board with the county on June 17, 2019. He also commented on the upcoming

Distinguished Women s Banquet hosted by the Commission for Women. ADJOURN There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, Commissioner Hardin made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Hutchins, and unanimously adopted by the Board, to adjourn the meeting. The next

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meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners

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Chambers located at 311 E. Marion St., Shelby.

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Ronnie Whetstine, Vice- Chairman

Cleveland County Board of Commissioners ___________________________________ Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Cleveland County Board of Commissioners Cleveland County Board of Commissioners The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners met in a regular session on this date, at the hour of 6:00

p.m. in the Commission Chamber of the Cleveland County Administrative Offices.

PRESENT: Susan Allen, Chairman Ronnie Whetstine, Vice-Chair Johnny Hutchins, Commissioner Doug Bridges, Commissioner Deb Hardin, Commissioner Brian Epley, County Manager
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Tim Moore, County Attorney

Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board
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Kerri Melton, Assistant County Manager

Chris Green, Tax Administrator
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Elliot Engstrom, Senior Staff Attorney

Allison Mauney, Human Resources Director Perry Davis, Emergency Management Director/Fire Marshal

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Lorie Poston, E-911 Communications Director

Daryl Sando, Electronic Maintenance Director

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Dorothea Wyant, Health Department Director

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Katie Swanson, Social Services Director

Scott Bowman, Maintenance Director Sandra Orvig, Range Director Clifton Philbeck, Elections Director
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Betsy Harnage, Register of Deeds

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CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Allen called the meeting to order and Tax administrator Chris Green provided the invocation and led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. AGENDA ADOPTION
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ACTION: Commissioner Hardin made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges and unanimously

approved by the Board to, approve the agenda as presented. CITIZEN RECOGNITION

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Larry Beam, 106 Lariat Lane, Lawndale advised there is a shooting range located close to his house.

(Mr. Beam presented a map to the Commissioners showing the proximity he is referring to). Mr. Beam voiced his

concerns regarding the amount of ammunition that is being used and the nuisance of the loud noise the range

produces. He thanked the Board for their time and consideration in this matter.
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Chairman Allen thanked Mr. Beam for his comments and advised the Planning Board has done their due

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diligence in regards to Sportsman s Dream Shooting Range. The business has been in operation for the last thirteen

years and are properly zoned to operate. Emanuel Hunt, Jr., 810 Pleasant Drive, Shelby lives in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of Shelby and has great concerns about the lack of code enforcement and inspections in the ETJs. Mr. Hunt stated he lives in a hazardous condition and contacted the County and the City of Shelby asking for someone to come out and do an inspection. He was advised by both agencies they do not enforce any codes due to his residence being in the ETJ.

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Mr. Hunt asked the Board to look into this matter and resolve the issues in the county s ETJs.

CONSENT AGENDA TAX COLLECTOR S MONTHLY REPORT The Tax Collector provided Commissioners with the following detailed written report regarding taxes collected during May 2019.

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TAX ABATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS

The Tax Assessor provided Commissioners with a detailed written report regarding tax abatements and supplements during May 2019. The monthly grand total of tax abatements was listed as ( 1,100.31) and monthly grand total for tax supplements was listed as 4,063.64. FOOTHILLS SHOOTING COMPLEX: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 046)
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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the following budget amendment: Account Number Project Code Department/Account Name Increase Decrease 010.470.4.410.00 Shooting Range/Local Other Grants 768.00

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010.470.5.210.00 Shooting Range/Departmental Supplies 768.00

Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation for 768.00 in grant award from the NRA Foundation for clay targets.

The grant is also awarding the following merchandise: Winchester Light 12 gauge Shot Shells, Winchester 20 Gauge Shotgun Shells, Winchester 22LR High Velocity 36 grain copper plated Hp, Savage Stevens 555 O/U 20GA
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, Savage Stevens 55 O/U 12GA 28 , Ruger 10/22 Carbine Autoloading Rifle 22LR, Echo-Sigma Trauma Kit and a thank you banner.

SOCIAL SEVICES: ENERGY OUTREACH PLAN

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The Energy Outreach Plan is an Annual Plan the Department of Social Services sends to the state for a

No additional detail provided

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federally funded block grant for Energy Programs Outreach regarding Crisis and Low-Income Home Energy

Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the Energy Outreach Plan. PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING DEPARTMENT: CASE 19-07; CODE TEXT AMENDMENT

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Chairman Allen recognized Chris Martin, Senior Planner, to present case 19-07; code text amendment. Jay

and Deborah Carpenter have filed a petition to amend Section 12-138 and 12-21 of the Cleveland County Unified

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Development Ordinance to allow accessory structures on lots without a residence. Currently, accessory structures

such as private garages and storage buildings are only allowed on lots with a primary structure such as a house or

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commercial office. Section 12-21 of the Code states that an accessory building is a minor building that is

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located on the same lot as a principal building and that it is used incidentally to a principal building . Garages,

carports and storage sheds are common urban accessory structures. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter have requested to

add language that will allow accessory structures on lots without a primary structure if they meet the following

criteria:

Residential zoning districts only

Accessory building lot is no more than 660 feet (1/8 mile) from landowner s house lot Accessory building lot must be on the same road as the house lot Both accessory building lot and the house lot must have the same owner The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend denying the code amendment request 19-07 as
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written. The Board expressed concern about allowing an amendment that lessened the established Residential

zoning restrictions across the entirety of Cleveland County. There was also concern about the potential creation of
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nonconforming lots and of businesses being established in accessory buildings placed on vacant residential lots.

Planning Staff sent this case to Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (IPDC) for a recommendation.

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IPDC s determination was the Planning Board was correct to recommend denying the proposed text amendment.

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They believe the cons of approving the text amendment greatly outweigh the pros. The primary reason they

recommended denying this text amendment is, by allowing it may create non conforming structures when one of

the associated lots is sold individually. Additionally, allowing accessory structures to occupy lots without primary structures may pose a great risk to surrounding residential property values and may encourage unpermitted non residential uses in residential districts. Staff also reached out to counties in the region to inquire if they allow
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accessory type buildings on vacant lots. Below are the responses received:

Chairman Allen opened the floor to the Board for discussion. Commissioners took turns commenting and
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questioning regarding the presented map and placement of accessory buildings on vacant property that does not

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adjoin primary residences. Commissioner Whetstine inquired if this case could be presented to the Board of

Adjustment. Mr. Martin advised there is a process for variances. The Board of Adjustment has items they need to consider as defined by case law such as showing there is a hardship on the property. Mr. Martin also reminded the
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Board, if this text amendment were to pass, it would affect the entire county, not just the petitioner s property.

Chairman Allen opened the Public Hearing at 6:22 pm for anyone wanting to speak for or against case 19- 07; code text amendment. (Legal Notice was published in the Shelby Star on Friday, June 7, 2019 and Friday,
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Deborah Carpenter, 740 Winn Road, Mooresboro is the land owner of 740 Winn Road and spoke in

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favor of the approving the code amendment. She advised, the property in question was purchased six months ago

and stated it is very close to the primary residence. They do not need another dwelling nor the money to build one but they do need a storage building. Mrs. Carpenter detailed the conditions of the other residences in her neighborhood and stated she knows the amendment would affect the whole county. She thanked the Board for their
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consideration in the matter.

Jay Carpenter, 740 Winn Road, Mooresboro is the other land owner of 740 Winn Road and spoke in

No additional detail provided

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favor of the approving the code amendment. Mr. Carpenter stated he and his wife purchased the property with the

intent to build a building on it. He continued, there is no room in his back yard to build the structure due to the
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location of the septic system. He went to the Planning Department for a permit and was advised a dwelling

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would be required on the property in order to build an accessory building. Mr. Carpenter explained his frustration

with the current code amendment and asked for the Commissioners assistance in resolving their dilemma.
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Beth Triplett, 106 Robert s Court, Boiling Springs spoke in favor of approving the code amendment

No additional detail provided

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and read the following letter to the Board:

Scott Skinner, 163 Guffey Drive, Shelby spoke in favor of approving the code amendment. Mr. Skinner

stated he understands the importance of checks and balances however, since the Carpenters live in a rural area of the county, they should be allowed to build their storage building. Frank Houser, 1228 Lake Allen Road, Mooresboro spoke in favor of approving the code amendment.

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Mr. Houser advised he also lives in a rural area of the county and doesn t understand why an accessory building

can t be built on property he owns and pays taxes on. Jeff Fitzgerald, 1209 W. Zion Church Road, Shelby spoke in favor of approving the code amendment.

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He also detailed his frustration with the lack of clarity in the current ordinance code and how it affects the entire

county. He thanked the Board for their time and attention in the matter.
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Hearing no further comments, Chairman Allen closed the Public Hearing at 6:36 pm.

Chairman Allen opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Commissioner Hutchins stated the Planning Board does an excellent job however he would like more clarification regarding Section 12-138 and
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12-21 of the Cleveland County Unified Development Ordinance. Commissioner Hardin agreed with Commissioner

Hutchins and asked for further explanation on certain definitions that are laid out in the ordinance. Chairman Allen
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asked Mr. Martin to further explain county zoning. Mr. Martin advised the county has several types of residential

No additional detail provided

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zoning. The most common is plain residential and it is applied to the majority of the rural areas in the county.

There is not necessarily a difference between the rural areas and the developed neighborhoods, they are all zoned
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residential. Within the residential zoning district there are development standards that have to be met. Examples of

these include set backs from property lines and where accessory buildings can be located. The definition of an accessory building in the county s ordinance states it is a building that is on the same lot as a principal building. It further goes on to explain accessory buildings include garages, carports and sheds. Commissioner Hutchins inquired, when this particular type of zoning was implemented. Mr. Martin stated the residential zoning district was set when the County adopted zoning. Commissioner Whetstine asked about
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agricultural zoning and its restrictions. Mr. Martin explained buildings zoned as agricultural are primarily used for

No additional detail provided

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that purpose and it would not apply in this situation.

No additional detail provided

ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin and passed 4-1 by

the Board (Commissioner Whetstine opposed) to, postpone the decision until the August 6, 2019 regular

Commissioners meeting to allow the Board time to gather further information.

REGULAR AGENDA ACCELERATE CLEVELAND

Chairman Allen called Hugh Sandoe, Analytics and Optimization Coordinator, to the podium to present

Accelerate Cleveland. Accelerate Cleveland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is a public-private partnership between

Cleveland County, Cleveland Community College, and private industries. The program receives funding from the

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county, as well as the partnering industries in order to pay tuition fees, and an hourly stipend to program

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participants. Accelerate Cleveland also solicits contributions from foundations and other community agencies.

Upon completion of the program, participants are not guaranteed a job, but are given an opportunity to interview with each of the industry partners. This program is to give motivated, underemployed individuals a pathway to an
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entry level career in the manufacturing field. With over 9,000 individuals in Cleveland County employed full time

but making less than a living wage, the goal of the program is to identify individuals who are trapped in their current economic situation, and provide a pathway to opportunity. As they do not have the supports needed to quit

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their job and receive training, participants receive an hourly wage of 10 during the course of the program. This

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allows them to quit their job to return to school for a short period of time, bettering their opportunities while

meeting the urgent need for a skilled workforce in Cleveland County. The curriculum combines three core components: soft skills training, Certified Production Technician (CPT), and the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). The core curriculum, the CPT, consists of four modules: Safety

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Quality practices and measurement

Manufacturing processes Maintenance awareness The 10-15 student initial class size will be hands on, and will also include tours of the partnering industries. This

will allow candidates to understand job roles and expectations with each firm, and help them to make informed

decisions regarding their employment at the end of the program. Mr. Sandoe presented the following PowerPoint. Chairman Allen opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Each Commissioner commented on the positive affects this program will have on the citizens of the county.

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ANIMAL LICENSING ORDINANCE UPDATE

Chairman Allen recognized Assistant County Manager Kerri Melton to present the Animal Licensing

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Ordinance Update. In 2013, the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners asked that an Animal Control Task

Force be formed to address animal overpopulation in Cleveland County. The consensus of the task force members was to develop and implement Animal Registration Fees/Privilege License Fees for Cleveland County. An ordinance was developed in 2015 with recommended implementation in 2016. After concerns from the public,

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implementation of the ordinance has been delayed several times, most recently with the July, 2017 budget. The

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proposed license structure was developed to provide a financial incentive to owners of unaltered animals to opt for

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spaying/neutering. The proposed licensing/registration fee program allows the individual to make the decision to

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alter or not alter their animal, but fees are set at a higher rate for those who opt not to alter as the unaltered animals

contribute to the overpopulation of animals. Over the last three years, Cleveland County has worked to look for

alternative ways to reduce the overpopulation of animals. One of those strategies is development of a low cost

No additional detail provided

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spay/neuter program. All animals that become property of Cleveland County are spay/neutered prior to adoption.

The county has also been very successful in creation of a Cat Diversion program which has significantly decreased the overpopulation of cats in the county. At their January work session, Commissioners directed staff to develop a committee to look at updating Chapter 3- Animals of the Cleveland County Code of Ordinances. This committee has met several times and will be making recommendations to the Board later this year. It is most appropriate to delay implementation of the Licensing/Registration program to ensure the program aligns with the revised

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ordinance. Mrs. Melton reviewed the following PowerPoint to the Board.

Chairman Allen opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Commissioner Hutchins stated he was on the first animal control committee and the original ordinance was not given a unanimous vote. He agrees

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with having an animal licensing ordinance but disagrees with the method, fee amount and purpose of the

ordinance. He continued by suggesting the purposed ordinance be sent to the Animal Services Steering Committee

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for review and a recommendation. Commissioner Bridges echoed Commissioner Hutchins thoughts and comments.

No additional detail provided

Commissioner Hardin stated this ordinance is several years old and much has changed since then. She also

suggested to send the purposed ordinance to the committee for evaluation and recommendation.

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin and unanimously

approved by the Board to, delay implementation of the Animal Licensing Ordinance for further review by the
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Animal Services Steering Committee.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS
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BOILING SPRINGS PLANNING AND ADJUSTMENT BOARD

No additional detail provided

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Pat Hamrick to serve as a member of this board, for a period of three-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2022. CLEVELAND COUNTY ADULT HOME CARE ADVISORY BOARD
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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to appoint Tina McNeilly to serve as a member of this board, for a period of one-year, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2020. CLEVELAND COUNTY CHILD FATALITY PREVENTION BOARD

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ACTION: Commissioner Bridges made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Whetstine, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to appoint DSS Director Katie Swanson and EMS Director Ryan Wilmoth to
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serve as non-expiring members of this board, and appoint Katie Baker to serve as a member of this board for a

period of two-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2021. COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK
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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to appoint Nancy Abaisekong to serve as a member of this board, for a period of two-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2021. CLEVELAND COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to move Alva Finney and Beverly Shuford to non-voting ex-officio status and appoint
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Betsy Harnage to serve the unexpired term of Alva Finney whose term is scheduled to conclude on June 30,

2020 and appoint Patti Alexander to serve the unexpired term of Beverly Shuford whose term is scheduled to

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conclude on December 31, 2020.

CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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ACTION: Commissioner Bridges made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hutchins, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Craig DeBrew and Larry Hamrick Jr. to serve as members of this board, for a period of one-year, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2020. CLEVELAND COUNTY JURY COMMISSION BOARD
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ACTION: Commissioner Hardin made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to appoint Melissa Curtis to serve as a member of this board, for a period of two-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2021. CLEVELAND COUNTY JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL

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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hutchins, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Dr. Gregory Grier, Phil Weathers and Cathy Robertson to serve as members of this board, for a period of two-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2021. CLEVELAND COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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ACTION: Commissioner Hardin made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Michelle Garey to serve as a member of this board, for a period of three-

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years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2022.

CLEVELAND COUNTY NURSING HOME ADVISORY BOARD

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ACTION: Commissioner Hardin made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hutchins, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to appoint Wanda Robinson and re-appoint Karen Waldrop to serve as members of this board, for a period of three-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2022. CLEVELAND COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD

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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Susan Allen and Mary Accor to serve as members of this board, for a period of four-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2023. CLEVELAND COUNTY VETERAN S ADVISORY BOARD

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ACTION: Commissioner Hardin made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hutchins, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Marty Pendergraft to serve as a member of this board, for a period of three-

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years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2022.

No additional detail provided

REGION C WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to re-appoint David Pharr and Vince Reese to serve as a member of this board, for a period of three-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2022.

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CLOSED SESSION

ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to go into closed session per N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with an

attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege regarding Wal-Mart s tax appeal. (Copy of closed

session minutes are sealed and found in Closed Session Minute Book). RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, reconvene in open session. Chairman Allen announced while in closed session, the Board gave direction to the attorney regarding the pending tax appeal by Wal-Mart, Inc. ADJOURN There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and unanimously adopted by the Board, to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners
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Chambers located at 311 E. Marion St., Shelby.

________________________________________ Susan Allen, Chairman Cleveland County Board of Commissioners ___________________________________ Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Cleveland County Board of Commissioners

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Order of Collections 2019

Department: Tax Administration

Agenda Title: Order of Collections 2019 Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description Order_of_Collection_2019___StaffReport_(1).pdf Order of Collections

STAFF REPORT To: County Commissioners Date: August 26, 2019

Via: Brian Epley, County Manager

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From: Chris Green, Tax Administrator

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Subject: Order of Collection (Consent Agenda)

Summary Statement: Adoption of Order directing the Tax Collector to collect taxes for 2019 and prior years. Review: Please include the following Order under the consent agenda for your regular meeting scheduled for September 3, 2019. This Order is set forth in accordance with N.C.G.S. 105-321(b) and shall have the force and effect of a judgment and execution against real and personal property. Pros: Cons: Fiscal Impact: Recommendation: Adoption of Order (statutory requirement).

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Attachment: Order

State of North Carolina

County of Cleveland

Order of Collection To Necole Richard, Tax Collector: You are hereby authorized, empowered, and commanded to collect the taxes set forth in the tax
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records for the year 2019, and all taxes outstanding for tax years 2009 through 2018, as filed in the

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office of the Tax Collector and in the tax receipts herewith delivered to you, in the amounts and from

the taxpayers likewise therein set forth. Such taxes are hereby declared to be a first lien upon all real
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property of the respective taxpayers in Cleveland County and this order shall be a full and sufficient

authority to direct, require, and enable you to levy on and sell any real or personal property of such
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taxpayers, for and on account thereof, and to use or cause to be used, all remedies provided by law.

No additional detail provided

Adopted this, the 3rd day of September, 2019.

_____________________________________ Susan Allen, Chair Cleveland County Board of Commissioners

Attest: ________________________ Phyllis Nowlen Cleveland County Clerk

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

Emergency Management:Budget Amendment (BNA 006)

Department: Emergency Management Agenda Title: Budget Amendment (BNA 006) Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description bna006_09.03.19.pdf Emergency Management: Budget Amendment (BNA 006)

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COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Sheriff's Department: Budget Amendment (BNA 007)
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Department: Sheriff's Department

Agenda Title: Budget Amendment (BNA 007) Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:

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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description BNA007_09.03.19.pdf Sheriff Dept Budget Amendment (BNA 007)

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COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Health Department: Budget Amendment (BNA 008)
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Department: Health Department

Agenda Title: Budget Amendment (BNA 008) Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:

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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description BNA008_09.03.19.pdf Health Dept WIC Budget Amendment (BNA 008)

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COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Health Department: Budget Amendment (BNA 009)
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Department: Health Department

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