B. Technical Change to Policy 5.8 Guidelines for Pay Adjustments C. Schedule Public Hearing for Z 10-19 for January 6, 2020 D. Schedule Public
Hearing for Z 09-19 for January 6, 2020 E. 2019 Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation Grant Acceptance F. Tax Refunds for Approval G. Rowan Public Library West Branch Change Order H. HDR Engineering Task Order Landfill Gas Monitoring and Reporting I. Purchase of Vehicle Equipment and Body Armor for Sheriff s Office J. Agreement for Services for Sheriff s Department Chaplain (deleted from the
With no one else coming forward, Chairman Edds closed the Public Comment Period.
3. PUBLIC HEARING BOND ORDER AND RESOLUTION FOR THE ADOPTION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS Chairman Edds said before the Board opened the public
hearing for the Bond Order he would like to restate the rules the Commissioners had previously adopted. Chairman Edds said during the public hearing, the length of comment for each speaker would be limited to three (3) minutes to address the Board and comments would be restricted to the subject of the hearing as advertised.
Commissioner Greene noted the County had not built any new buildings at RCCC s north campus for 42 years, yet RCCC was one of the largest community
colleges in the State. Commissioner Greene discussed the importance of having a qualified workforce for businesses who considered locating in Rowan County. Commissioner Greene also mentioned the importance of funding for the Early College Program that was included in the proposed bond. Commissioner Greene felt the matter before the Board would be one of the most important votes he would make in his six (6) years as a County Commissioner.
Commissioner Caskey said he had been a student at RCCC for various courses and he felt that community colleges were very important. Commissioner
Caskey mentioned the national student debt from other colleges and universities and said he thought future generations would look at more economical ways to continue their education. Commissioner Caskey talked about the importance of the course offerings that would
Chairman Edds discussed the education collaborative that had occurred over the past eight (8) months, which had also included the Rowan County
Economic Development Commission. Chairman Edds reiterated the significance of the proposed complex at RCCC and the aspirations of everyone involved to raise the ceiling for education in Rowan County. Chairman Edds said companies would not consider locating in Rowan County if there were no workers to fill the jobs. Chairman Edds stressed the importance to provide educational opportunities for much-needed trade jobs to keep students in Rowan County.
WHEREAS, on December 2, 2019, the Board of Commissioners (the Board ) of the County of Rowan, North Carolina (the County ) introduced a bond order
entitled BOND ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF ROWAN IN THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 45,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING, IN PART, THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, RENOVATION AND EQUIPPING OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES OF ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (the Bond Order ), and called for a public hearing with respect to the Bond Order; and
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of the County, meeting in regular session on December 16, 2019, does the following:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE COUNTY OF ROWAN, NORTH CAROLINA:
1. The Bond Order entitled BOND ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF ROWAN IN THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT OF 45,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING, IN PART, THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, RENOVATION AND EQUIPPING OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES OF ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE is hereby adopted.
Shall the order of the County of Rowan authorizing 45,000,000 general obligation bonds plus interest, for the purpose of financing, in part, the
acquisition, construction, installation, renovation and equipping of educational facilities of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds be approved?
Mr. Bringle sought the Commissioners approval to award the Ellis Park kitchen renovations contract to AGS Contracting, LLC. The original bid opening
was November 20, 2019 with one (1) bid received. The project was re-advertised with two (2) bids submitted and opened on December 4, 2019. Mr. Bringle requested that the base amount, plus alternates 1 and 2 be completed. The budgeted amount was 65,000; however, the total needed was 100,471 (shortfall of 35,471). Mr. Bringle said there would be architectural fees added, as well.
7. CLOSED SESSION Chairman Edds moved at 7:33 p.m. for the Board to enter Closed Session pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(1)
to consider approval of the Closed Session Minutes for September 3, 2019; September 16, 2019; October 21, 2019; October 25, 2019; November 4, 2019; and 143-318.11(a)(3) for attorney-client privileged communication regarding personnel matters. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pierce and passed unanimously (4-0).
The NC Department of Transportation has released the application for the FY 20 Rural Operating Assistance Program [ROAP], which is funded by the NC
General Assembly. This program consolidates three different state transportation programs into a single application making Rowan County eligible to apply for 259,495.78 in transit operating funds. The Board of Commissioners is the only eligible applicant with the decision-making authority on how ROAP funding will be used in Rowan County.
These funds must be used to provide general public transportation for rural county residents who travel to any public destination. RGP is used for
our RITA service. Passengers are picked up at their home for trips to doctors, pharmacies, grocery shopping, bill paying, post offices, public agency appointments, dialysis, and some recreational locations. Public passengers under 60 years of age pay a 2.00 fare that helps pay the program match. The balance of matching funds from the county is in the approved RTS Operating Budget.
Back in 2013 parcels 542 045 and 542 044 were rezoned from RA to a CBI-CUD with the only allowed use being auto sales. There were no extra conditions
attached to the zoning district, and the parcels still have this zoning classification. Parcel 542 030 is zoned RA and has been vacant since approximately 2013; the last use of the property was for a mobile home, which was removed around 2013.
Commercial, Business, Industrial, CBI. This zone allows for a wide range of commercial, business and light to medium industrial activities which
support both the local and / or regional economies. The CBI district is generally appropriate in areas identified by an adopted land use plan that recommend highway business along identified NC and US highways; community / regional / potential development nodes -
commercial corridors; and existing commercial areas. Areas served by public water / sewer represent significant public investment to foster tax base
growth and employment opportunities for the citizens, which could be served through CBI designation. The CBI district may also exist or be created in an area other than listed in this subsection if the existing or proposed development is compatible with the surrounding area and the overall public good is served.
Compatibility of uses: All three proposed uses (Auto Sales, Auto Repair, Used Tire Sales) are uses that would be allowed in the RA as a Rural Home
occupation. However, the uses can not be permitted on the RA zoned property now because the owners do not live on the property. The existing auto sales business is over 300 from the nearest residence which exceeds the need for screening. The proposed use will come within 200 of a residence, which will require Type A Screening.
Decision Making: In addition to the above criteria, sec. 21-362 (c) of the Zoning Ordinance indicates the primary question before the Planning Board
/ Board of Commissioners in a rezoning decision is whether the proposed change advances the public health, safety, or welfare as well as the intent and spirit of the ordinance. Additionally, the boards shall not regard as controlling any advantages or disadvantages to the individual requesting the change but shall consider the impact of the proposed zoning change on the public at large.
Procedures: The Planning Board must develop a statement of consistency describing whether its action is consistent with any adopted comprehensive
plans and indicate why their action is reasonable and in the public interest [sec. 21-362 (j)]. A statement analyzing the reasonableness of the decision is also necessary. See enclosed checklist as a guide in developing these statements.
Planning Staff met with Bobby Harrison, representative with the museum, in the summer of 2018 regarding the museum s desire to add a 4,800 sq.ft.
building to store additional memorabilia. Staff indicated the property would need to be rezoned to INST since the RA district does not permit the current use. Since this meeting, the museum purchased the property from RSSS.
The Price of Freedom Museum Inc. and Kenneth Seagle are requesting a rezoning for the following 6.39 acres associated with their tax parcels: 207-007
(Museum) 5.81 AC from Rural Agricultural (RA) to Institutional (INST) and .29 AC from RA to Rural Residential (RR); 207-052 (Seagle) .29 AC from RR to INST. The museum is located at 2420 Weaver Road China Grove.