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ROWAN COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA

ROWAN COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA November 4, 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.

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Consider Approval of the Minutes: October 21, 2019 and October 25, 2019

1 Consider Approval of Consent Agenda

A. Add Performance Road in Atwell Township to the State Secondary Road System

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B. Interstate Roofing Company Contract - Administration Building Roofing Renovation

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C. City of Concord Grant Agreement - Enhanced Mobility D. Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Grant Proposal E. Request for Public

Hearing to Consider Incentives for 'Project Bay' F. Approval of Revised Personnel Policy Manual G. REI Engineers Amendment to Master Service Agreement H. Summit Corporate Center Amended Declaration I. National Guard Road Natural Gas Easement J. Adopt Resolution Making Preliminary Findings Relating to General
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Obligation Community College Bonds K. Adopt Resolution Providing for Publication of Notice of Intent to File

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Application With Respect to up to 45,000,000 General Obligation Community College Bonds With Local Government Commission

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L. Purchase of Two Ambulances M. Bogle Firm Architecture - Dan Nicholas Park Office and Concessions N. Vertex Construction Company, LLC - Cleveland

EMS Station Project
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2 Public Comment Period

3 Construction Agreement - Shelter Guardians 4 Budget Amendments 5 Consider Approval of Board Appointments

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6 Adjournment

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

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

ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: Provided By: Chaplain Michael Taylor

ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type No Attachments Available

ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Carolyn Barger, Clerk to the Board DATE: October 30, 2019 SUBJECT: Consider Approval of the Minutes: October 21, 2019 and October 25, 2019

ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type October 21, 2019 Minutes 10/30/2019 Cover Memo October 25, 2019 Minutes - Special Meeting 10/30/2019 Cover

Memo

Greg Edds, Chairman Aaron Church, County Manager

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

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Judy Klusman

Craig Pierce

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

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Equal Opportunity Employer

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

October 21, 2019 6:00 PM J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROOM

J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

Present: Greg Edds, Chairman

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

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Absent: Judy Klusman, 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.
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Chairman Edds convened the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Chaplain Michael Taylor provided the Invocation.

Chairman Edds led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSIDER ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

Chairman Edds added a Closed Session as agenda item 6a for a personnel matter.

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Chairman Edds added a report from Rowan County Educators as agenda item 4a.

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

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Commissioner Pierce 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 Greene moved, Commissioner Pierce seconded and the vote to approve the minutes of the September 16,

2019 Commission Meetings passed unanimously (4- 0).
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Commissioner Greene moved approval of the October 7, 2019 minutes followed by a second from Commissioner Pierce. The motion carried unanimously

(4-0).
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1. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Commissioner Pierce moved approval of the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and

passed unanimously (4-0).
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The Consent Agenda consisted of the following:

A. NCDOT Request to Add Providence Church Road to the State Secondary Road System

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B. Brant Acceptance Hazmat Training C. Approval of 2019 JAG Grant MOUT with Salisbury City D. Permission To Apply For North Carolina Health and Human

Services Grant,
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Community Linkages to Care for Overdose Prevention and Response E. Request Permission for Rowan County To Be Lead Agency In Enhancing Board

of Elections Security F. Tax Refunds for Approval G. Bayada Home Health Care Contract H. R-Care/Comfort Keepers Contract I. Coltrane LIFE Center

Contract J. Debt Write-Off for the Health Department K. Gilbert Engineering Contract Town Creek Sanitary Sewer Outfall L. DSS Contract with RTS M. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Amendment and Contract N. To Close The Public Hearing and Accept The Notice of Withdrawal From China
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Grove Solar, LLC Dated the 7th Day of October, 2019 O. Thanksgiving Office Hours

2. SPECIAL RECOGNITION A. Recognition of Retiring Library Director Jeff Hall Chairman Edds called Jeff Hall, Director of Rowan Public Library

(Library), forward where he was joined by the Board of Commissioners in front of the dais.
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Chairman Edds said Mr. Hall was retiring with over thirty-one (31) years of service with the Library. Mr. Hall was hired March 1, 1988 as a

Circulations Librarian Trainee and was reclassified several times throughout his career with the Library. In 2007, Mr. Hall was promoted to Library Director and served in this capacity for over twelve (12) years.
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Chairman Edds expressed appreciation to Mr. Hall for all he had done for Rowan County, for the Library, and for his passion for learning and reading.

Chairman Edds also expressed appreciation for the leadership Mr. Hall and the Friends of Rowan Public Library had shown in bringing a new library to the Town of Cleveland. Chairman Edds felt Mr. Hall s mark would be left for generations to come for all he had done to help ensure success with reading and education.
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Commissioner Caskey said he, too, appreciated all Mr. Hall had done for the Library. Commissioner Caskey said so much of what the Library did was

important to the community. Commissioner Caskey said the employees he had talked with had described Mr. Hall as a great boss. Commissioner Caskey felt Mr. Hall had been a good servant to the people of Rowan County.
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Commissioner Pierce said the Library in Cleveland would not have happened without Mr. Hall. Commissioner Pierce said as a former resident and student

at Cleveland Elementary he remembered a small library that probably only held 500 books. Commissioner Pierce thanked Mr. Hall for his work and persistence and wished him well in retirement.
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Commissioner Greene shared that he had been Mr. Hall s 6th grade teacher. Commissioner Greene said he was very proud of Mr. Hall and that he had been

a wonderful asset to the County. Commissioner Greene said he had enjoyed working with Mr. Hall over the past five (5) years.

Chairman Edds presented Mr. Hall with a plaque of appreciation for his dedication and many years of service. A standing ovation and round of applause

followed the recognition.
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Mr. Hall thanked the Board and County Manager for their support. Mr. Hall also thanked the Staff of Rowan Public Library. Mr. Hall said he had stayed

with the County because of the great staff. Mr. Hall said he had been truly blessed and he thanked the Board again for the special recognition.
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Another round of applause followed Mr. Hall s comments.

B. Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award Lennie Cooper, EMS Division Chief, along with staff members Bradley Dean, Battalion Chief for Emergency services, and

EMS Battalion Chief Daniel Robinson, were in attendance to present awards.
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At this point, Mr. Dean explained the American Heart Association (AHA) Mission Lifeline was an effective program that saved and improved lives. Mr.

Dean discussed the program and the agencies that were positively affected by the program. Mr. Dean discussed the requirements for achieving the Gold Plus Award and presented representatives from the following agencies with a certificate for their contributions in
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helping Rowan County achieve the 2019 Mission Lifeline Gold Plus EMS Achievement Award.

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Franchise Agencies: Rowan County Rescue; NuCare Carolina, Rowan Division; and Rowan County 911 Communications

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First Responder Agencies: Salisbury Fire Department; Richfield Misenheimer Fire Department; Atwell Fire Department; Bostian Heights Fire Department;

China Grove Fire Department; Cleveland Community Fire Department; East Gold Hill Fire Department; East Spencer Fire Department; Ellis Cross Country Fire Department; Enochville Fire and Rescue; Faith Fire Department; Franklin Fire Department; Granite Quarry Fire Department; Landis Fire Department; Liberty Fire Department; Locke Fire Department; Millers Ferry Fire Department; West Rowan Fire Department; Pooletown Fire Department; Rockwell City Fire Department; Rockwell Rural Fire Department; Rowan-Iredell Fire Department; Scotch-Irish Fire Department; South Salisbury Fire Department; Spencer Fire Department; Union Fire Department; Woodleaf Fire Department; and, Kannapolis Fire Department.
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Mr. Robinson said without the assistance of the above agencies, the County would not be able to provide the services for many of the patients.

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Chairman Edds said the County was responsible for many roles; however, life and public safety for the citizens was number one. Chairman Edds said

many of the folks present for the award represented a small part of the emergency service community. Chairman Edds expressed appreciation for the individuals and volunteers who sacrifice their time when emergency calls are received.
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Commissioner Greene said he would like to reiterate the comments made by Chairman Edds. Commissioner Greene thanked the agencies and volunteers for

their service, especially during an age when it was so hard to find both dedicated employees and volunteers. Commissioner Greene said the recognition was well earned.
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Commissioner Pierce said he was appreciative of the dedication for such a difficult job, as well as a commitment for the training required.

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Commissioner Caskey said the group reminded him of what the country was founded on and of the patriotism for the sacrifices made. Commissioner Caskey

said most folks did not understand the strain on families and the situations the agencies and volunteers had to go through. Commissioner Caskey thanked everyone for their service and said they made him very proud of the County.
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A standing ovation and round of applause followed the recognition.

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The Board of Commissioners posed for a photograph with those receiving the Award.

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3. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Chairman Edds opened the Public Comment Period to entertain comments from any citizens wishing to address the Board. With no

one signed up to speak, Chairman Edds closed the Public Comment Period.

4. FINANCIAL REPORTS Assistant County Manager/Finance Director presented financial graphs that depicted the following information:

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Annual Cumulative Revenue Comparisons as of September FY 2020- 53,642,846

Annual Cumulative Expenditure Comparisons as of September FY 2020- 31,561,355

Annual Cumulative Current Year Property Tax Comparisons as of August FY 2020 - 46,825,645

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Annual Cumulative Sales Tax Comparisons as of June in FY 2019 - 26,614,717

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Monthly Sales Tax Comparisons as of June in FY 2019 - 2,383,194

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ADDITION 4a. Report from Rowan County Educators Carl Short, Chair of the Rowan Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) Board of Trustees (Trustees),

provided the Board with an update regarding RCCC s efforts to move the County forward. Mr. Short said RCCC s leadership continued to be forward- thinking, anticipating the needs of the community and making the most of its limited resources.
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Mr. Short said RCCC remained committed to its mission of building sustainable futures

through the power of learning. RCCC hosted a strategic conversation with many

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community stakeholders from the Rowan Education Collaborative to discuss moving the

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County forward in today s competitive and ever-changing market.

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Mr. Short reported that over the last several months, the Trustees and administration

held discussions with administration and members of the Board of Commissioners, the

administration and Board of Education for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools, the County s

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two (2) private colleges and economic development professionals about aligning

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aspirations and opportunities for the future.

According to Mr. Short, the scope of the project under consideration included an estimated 105,000 square feet of new construction and renovated

space, which leveraged land currently held by the north campus of RCCC. It was anticipated the complex would be completed in the fall of 2024 at a cost of approximately 45 million.
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Mr. Short introduced a ratified resolution of support from the Trustees, as follows: THEREFORE, the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of

Trustees requests the Rowan County Board of Commissioners place a bond referendum on the March 2020 ballot for construction of North Campus facilities projects in support of expansion
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for career and technical education programs, which includes a technology education complex for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

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Mr. Short sought the Commissioners support for a new technology education complex that would address the community s career and technical education

needs through a bond referendum.
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Dr. Carol Spalding, President of RCCC, stated that RCCC was committed to preparing the work force for the future and helping the citizens become more

prosperous. Dr. Spalding said RCCC was the 8th largest community college of the 58 community colleges around the State. Dr. Spalding discussed the importance of higher education for jobs. Dr. Spalding explained that RCCC had been limited in its ability to offer trade/vocational education due to its inadequate capacity and facilities.
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Dr. Spalding said the region had a great need for technical trades in automotive careers, machine and welding to mention a few. Dr. Spalding said

RCCC had limited resources for training for these types of high-paying jobs.
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Dr. Spalding recalled the last classroom funded at RCCC by the County was 43 years ago. Dr. Spalding pointed out the bond amount for the new complex

would cost less than what would be spent for a new high school. The return would be much more immediate as the graduates would be able to get local jobs in a short period of time. The cost of tuition at any community college was less the 3,000/year and students at RCCC were able to graduate free of debt. In closing, Dr. Spalding said the new complex would be a symbol of a new and better future.
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Craig Lamb, Vice President of Corporate and Continuing Education, provided a power point and talked about workforce development. Mr. Lamb said RCCC

had been working with different groups to align the educational strategies for the County. Mr. Lamb reviewed the goals of the Rowan County Education Collaborative as follows:
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Exceed national rates of educational attainment

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Double the number of occupational and career education completers

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Career-focused engagement opportunities for all students

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Increase placement rate of graduates with Rowan County Employers

Leverage Rowan County s community assets to foster a culture of education

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Continuing with the power point, Mr. Lamb reviewed the student markets and talked about expanding the community competitiveness to compete for new

firms, retain existing firms, attracting next generation firms. Mr. Lamb pointed out the workforce was a key decision factor in being competitive.
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Mr. Lamb discussed the benefits of expanding Career and Technical Education Academies and also the types of demand-driven technical careers.

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Chairman Edds talked about the importance of education alignment. Chairman Edds said Dr. Lynn Moody, Superintendent of RSSS, and Dr. Carol Spalding

had pulled together decision makers from RCCC and RSSS, the Economic Development Commission, the private sector, Catawba and Livingstone Colleges to have a discussion as to how to align the County s educational goals. Chairman Edds stated that topics being taught were employer demand-driven. Chairman Edds said the issue was about a new mindset to change the education culture in Rowan County. Chairman Edds stated companies visited Rowan County as a potential location for their operations; however, it was discovered the County was not aligned with what some of the companies were looking for. Chairman Edds said in order to have higher paying jobs the County must have highly trained students. Chairman Edds said the project being presented was in response to the changes needed to move the County forward.
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Commissioner Greene talked about the Better Jobs for Better Lives in Rowan County Project. Commissioner Greene discussed the difficulty in helping

people understand that their circumstances were temporary and through education they could do whatever they liked. Commissioner Greene said the County was trying to raise the educational level in the County and the schools/colleges working were working together to let kids see college was possible for everyone. Commissioner Greene said the County could bring in better jobs in the future with an educated workforce and he felt the proposed complex was a good first step in the process.
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Commissioner Caskey expressed enthusiasm for the opportunities the proposed project would provide for the County. Commissioner Caskey felt it

important to continue to learn throughout life. Commissioner Caskey agreed the County needed more citizens with trained skills to in order to make Rowan County more competitive. Commissioner Caskey said the bond project would be presented to the citizens on the ballot. In closing, Commissioner Caskey thanked those who had worked to bring the project to the Board of Commissioners.
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Chairman Edds distributed a letter from bond counsel, McGuire Woods, and also a timeline for the bond process.

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Commissioner Pierce moved to direct staff to work with McGuire Woods to have a bond resolution ready for the first meeting in November for the Board

to vote on. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously (4-0).
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5. DISCUSSION TO AMEND CONTRACT WITH ADW ARCHITECTS Commissioner Pierce explained that he had no problem with what had been submitted to ADW

Architects with the initial contract for renovations for the Agricultural Offices. Commissioner Pierce shared concerns with the limited funding; however, and the ability to move part of the Sheriff s Department to the West End Plaza (WEP). Commissioner Pierce said while he did not want to short the Ag community with their needs, he did not see the funds available for both projects. Commissioner Pierce said he was seeking a secondary bid that would provide the Ag facility at least 13,000 square feet of meeting
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space just in case the figures did not come back to allow completion of all the projects that had been discussed. Commissioner Pierce referred to the

layout in the agenda packet of the WEP and said he would like to see the cost of utilizing these spaces as an alternate option for the Ag upfit if the initial option was not within the budget.
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Commissioner Caskey said he did not have a problem considering information; however, he did not want to impede the process already underway.

Commissioner Pierce reiterated he had no problem with the initial plan but said he wanted to see how the proposed option would compare cost-wise to

the cost of the initial meeting area.
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Commissioner Pierce clarified to Commissioner Caskey he was looking for an alternative plan/cost to the original meeting space that was estimated at

7.6 million.
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Commissioner Caskey said it would be difficult to vote if the architect was not present to ask questions of. Commissioner Caskey was uncertain the

Board had enough information to consider the request.

Commissioner Pierce said he was simply trying to provide an alternative to the meeting area if the Board was going to expend all the funds available

for the initial project.
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Commissioner Greene said the plans were broken down into three (3) areas with set amounts for each. Commissioner Greene said if those plans were not

acceptable, the Board could then consider what Commissioner Pierce was proposing.
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Commissioner Pierce said if ADW came back with plans the County could not afford, the Board would be back at ground zero.

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Chairman Edds said the Sheriff had a list of priorities with the first being space for evidence storage. Chairman Edds mentioned the County might

also be faced with building jail space. Chairman Edds said the Sheriff was not asking to move to the WEP. Chairman Edds said if the Sheriff needed new office space, the County could begin to study those space needs. Chairman Edds said the County had performed a space needs study and also a master plan for WEP. Chairman Edds said stakeholders across the County had identified the former Belk building as an asset and to create space for events and meetings. Chairman Edds did not support taking the focus off the former Belk space for purposes other than an events/meeting space.
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Further discussion ensued regarding the options that had been presented in the master plan for the Belk space. Following the conversation,

Commissioner Pierce withdrew his request due to lack of support.
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6. APPROVAL OF KITCHEN DESIGN AT ELLIS PARK Commissioner Pierce passed out a design from Architect Natalie Morgan for an upfit to the kitchen at

Ellis Park. Commissioner Pierce said the rendering showed how the finished product would look. Commissioner Pierce said Ms. Morgan had met with staff as to the requirements for the space.
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Facilities and Parks Director Don Bringle said he appreciated Commissioner Pierce requesting funding in the budget for the needs at Ellis Park. Mr.

Bringle said the banquet hall and kitchen were used every weekend out of the year and there were steps that could be taken to make it a better space for the community to utilize. Mr. Bringle said the project was time sensitive and time had been reserved in January and February for the renovations. Mr. Bringle sought the Board s approval of the design and added that staff would bring the bid process back to the Board so work could begin in January.
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Ms. Morgan, a native of Rowan County, reviewed the plans and talked about the needed upgrade for appliances and plumbing, etc. Ms. Morgan said the

new configuration would be more efficient and also provide accessibility with lower counters. There would also be a secured pantry for staff to be able to secure supplies.

Following a brief discussion with Ms. Morgan, Commissioner Pierce moved to accept the floor plan as shown and to ask the Architect to go out for bid.

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Caskey and passed unanimously (4-0).
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ADDITION 6a. CLOSED SESSION Chairman Edds moved at 7:41 p.m. for the Board to enter Closed Session pursuant to North Carolina General Statute

143-318.11(a)(6) for a personnel matter.
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The Board returned to Open Session at 8:18 p.m. No action was taken.

7. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Pierce moved to adjourn at 8:18 p.m. The motion was seconded by

Commissioner Caskey and passed unanimously (4-0).
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Respectfully Submitted,

Carolyn Barger, MMC, NCMCC Clerk to the Board

Greg Edds, Chairman Aaron Church, County Manager

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

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Judy Klusman

Craig Pierce

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

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Equal Opportunity Employer

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ROWAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

October 25, 2019 3:00 PM J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROOM

J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

Present: Greg Edds, Chairman (arrived at 3:10 p.m.)

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

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

Heidrick were present.
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Vice-Chairman Greene convened the meeting at 3:00 p.m.

Chaplain Michael Taylor provided the Invocation.

Vice-Chairman Greene led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

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1. CLOSED SESSION Vice-Chairman Greene moved at 3:03 p.m. for the Board to enter Closed Session pursuant to North Carolina General Statute

143-318.11(a)(6) for a personnel matter. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Klusman and passed unanimously (4-0).
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The Board returned to Open Session at 3:32 p.m. The following actions were taken:

1. Commissioner Klusman moved to accept the resignation of Kelvin Byrd as Tax Administrator. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and

passed unanimously (5-0).
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2. Commissioner Klusman moved to approve the severance package for Mr. Byrd followed by a second from Commissioner Pierce. The motion passed

unanimously (5-0).
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3. Commissioner Klusman moved to appoint Tonya Parnell as the Rowan County Tax Collector at a salary of 86,000/year for the prior Tax Administrator s

term. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously (5-0).
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4. Commissioner Klusman moved to appoint Phyllis Adams as the Interim Tax Assessor for the remainder of Mr. Byrd s term at 4100 for 80 hours per

month and any time over 80 hours to be paid at 45/hour. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Caskey and passed unanimously (5-0).
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5. Commissioner Caskey moved to allow County Manager Aaron Church to enroll in the University of Notre Dame, Executive Certificate in Leadership and

Management Program for Professional Development, at a cost of 7,500. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously (5-0).
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2. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Klusman moved to adjourn at 3:34 p.m. The motion was seconded

by Commissioner Greene and passed unanimously (5-0).
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Respectfully Submitted,

Carolyn Barger, MMC, NCMCC Clerk to the Board

ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Carolyn Barger, Clerk to the Board DATE: October 28, 2019 SUBJECT: Add Performance Road in Atwell Township to the State Secondary Road System

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type DOT Request 10/28/2019 Cover Memo DOT Performance Road Petition 10/28/2019 Cover Memo DOT Map 10/28/2019

Cover Memo
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Mailing Address:

NC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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DIVISION 9 DISTRICT 1

4770 SOUTH MAIN STREET

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SALISBURY, NC 28147

Telephone: (704)-630-3200

Fax: (704)-639-7566

Customer Service: 1-877-368-4968

Website: www.ncdot.gov

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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ROY COOPER JAMES H. TROGDON, III GOVERNOR SECRETARY

October 16, 2019

Rowan County

Subject: Request for Addition

Mr. Greg Edds, Chairman

Rowan County Board of Commissioners

Attn: Ms. Carolyn Barger, Co. Mgr.

Office 130 West Innes Street

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Salisbury, NC 28144

Dear Mr. Edds:

I am attaching a location map and petition requesting that Performance Rd., in the Atwell Township, be Added to

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the State Secondary Road System.

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We would, therefore, appreciate it very much if you would have the County Commissioners act on this request and

forward to us the proper Abandonment Form for our further handling.

Thanking you in advance for your assistance in this matter, and if I may be of further assistance, please advise.

Thank you,

Mezak Tucker, PE

District Engineer

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ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Finance Department DATE: October 17, 2019 SUBJECT: Interstate Roofing Company Contract - Administration Building Roofing Renovation

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Please see the attached contract.

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Please approve the attached contract with Interstate Roofing Company to replace the roof on the J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Rowan County Administration

Building. The bid was accepted by the Board of Commissioners on October 7, 2019.
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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Interstate Roofing Contract - Administration Building Roofing Renovation 10/17/2019 Cover Memo

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ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Finance Department DATE: October 17, 2019 SUBJECT: City of Concord Grant Agreement - Enhanced Mobility

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Please see the attached grant agreement.

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Please approve the attached grant agreement with the City of Concord for Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. The grant

application was approved by the Board on October 15, 2018.
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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type City of Concord Grant Agreement - Enhanced Mobility 10/17/2019 Cover Memo

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ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Amy-Lynn Albertson DATE: 10/25/2019 SUBJECT: Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Grant Proposal

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Rowan County Agricultural Advisory Board would like to apply for a 10,000.00 grant with a 30 County match from the NC Department of Agriculture and

Consumer Services Agriculture Development Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This grant would assist the Agriculture Advisory Board in the creation of a Farmland Protection Plan for Rowan County. The funds would be used to hire a consultant to help gather data, create a baseline documentation report, environmental assessment, and develop a plan for County to review. A Farmland Protection Plan is defined as a plan that satisfies the following requirements:
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1. The countywide farmland protections plan shall contain a list and description of existing agricultural activity in the county.

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2. The countywide farmland protection plan shall contain a list of existing challenges to continued family farming in the county.

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3. The countywide farmland protection plan shall contain a list of opportunities for maintaining or enhancing small, family-owned farms and the local

agricultural economy.
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4. The countywide farmland protection plan shall describe how the county plant to maintain a viable agricultural community and shall address farmland

preservation tools, such as agricultural economic development, including farm diversification and marketing assistance; other kinds of agricultural technical assistance, such as farm infrastructure financing, farmland purchasing, linking younger farmers, and estate planning; the desirability and feasibility of donating agricultural conservation easements, and entering into voluntary agricultural districts.
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5. The countywide farmland protection plan shall contain a schedule for implementing the plan and an identification of possible funding sources for

the long-term support of the plan.
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The deadline for the application of this grant is December 13, 2019. If grant is awarded, the county will be notified in July of 2020.

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Please contact Amy-Lynn Albertson, Rowan County Extension Director with questions.

Thank you, Kim Starnes, Chair Rowan County Agricultural Advisory Board

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type No Attachments Available

ROWAN COUNTY A COUNTY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

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

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MEMO TO COMMISSIONERS:

FROM: Scott Shelton DATE: October 25, 2019 SUBJECT: Request for Public Hearing to Consider Incentives for 'Project Bay'

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The Rowan EDC requests that the Board of Commissioners schedule a public hearing for November 18, 2019 to consider an incentive request from Project

Bay.
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The Company would be a new employer in Rowan County that would create 161 jobs over the next four years.

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While these numbers are preliminary, the Company estimates that it will invest approximately 21.4 million dollars in new construction and equipment

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Memo - Request to Set Public Hearing 10/25/2019 Cover Memo

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204 E. Innes St., Ste. 220, Salisbury, NC 28144 704.637.5526 info@rowanedc.com www.rowanedc.com

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Date: October 25, 2019 To: Greg Edds, Chairman Cc: Aaron Church, County Manager

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