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CRAVEN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Agenda Date: February 17, 2020

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AGENDA CRAVEN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR SESSION MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020

8:30.M.

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVE AGENDA

1. CONSENT AGENDA A. Minutes of February 3, 2020 B. Tax Releases and Refunds C. Sheriff K-9 Donations Budget Amendment

Tagged Interests: budget, taxes, Taxes, donation, public safety, and Donation

2. CHILDREN S ADVOCACY CENTER UPDATE: Christopher Jernigan, Director of Southmountain Children and Family Services

Tagged Interests: services and family services

3. COASTAL CAROLINA REGIONAL AIRPORT SEMI-ANNUAL UPDATE: Andrew Shorter, Airport Director; Charles Meekins, CCRAA Chairman

Tagged Interests: airport

DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS

4. EMERGENCY SERVICES: Jean Matthews, Captain, Cove City Rescue; Stanley Kite, Emergency Services Director A. Purchase of New Ambulance B. City of

New Bern Fire and Rescue First Responder Application
Tagged Interests: services, emergency, and purchasing

5. PLANNING: Chip Bartlett, Project Manager, Holland Consulting Planners; Don Baumgardner, Planning Director A. Hurricane Florence Hazard Mitigation

Public Assistance Project Policies
Tagged Interests: planning, services, health insurance, manager, and disaster management

Packet Designated Agent Resolution B. CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program-Engineering Services Award C. Subdivision for Approval Perrytown

Estates Phase 1 Final
Tagged Interests: subdivision, services, program, cdbg, and neighborhood

6. RECREATION APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENT AND AWARD CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF RECREATION ADMINISTRATION BUILDING: Gene Hodges, Assistant County

Manager; Craig Warren, Finance Director
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, construction, finance, budget, contract, administrator, manager, and recreation

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7. CONVENTION CENTER APPROVE BUDGET AND PROJECT ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS AND AWARD CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE TWO OF THE CONVENTION

CENTER RENOVATIONS: Gene Hodges, Assistant County Manager
Tagged Interests: ordinance, construction, budget, contract, conventions, administrator, and manager

8. APPOINTMENTS

Tagged Interests: appointments

9. COUNTY ATTORNEY S REPORT: Arey Grady

Tagged Interests: legal

10. COUNTY MANAGER S REPORT: Jack Veit

Tagged Interests: administrator and manager

11. COMMISSIONERS REPORTS

12. RECESS TO WORK SESSION

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Presenter: Agenda Item No. 1 Board Action Required or Considered: Yes

CONSENT AGENDA

A. MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 3, 2020

The Board will be requested to approve the minutes of February 3, 2020, as shown in Attachment 1.A.

B. TAX RELEASES AND REFUNDS

Tagged Interests: taxes and Taxes

The Board will be requested to approve the tax releases and refunds, as shown in Attachment 1.B.

Tagged Interests: taxes and Taxes

C. SHERIFF K-9 DONATIONS BUDGET AMENDMENT

Tagged Interests: budget, donation, public safety, and Donation

The Board will be requested to approve the budget amendment, shown as Attachment 1.C, authorizing donations to be used for the K-9 program at the

Sheriff s Department.
Tagged Interests: budget, donation, public safety, Donation, and program

Board Action: A roll call vote is needed to approve consent agenda items

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Presenter: Christopher Jernigan Agenda Item No. 2 Board Action Required or Considered: No

CHILDREN S ADVOCACY CENTER UPDATE

Christopher Jernigan, Director of Southmountain Children and Family Services, will provide the Board of County Commissioners an update related to the

Children's Advocacy Center. The Children's Advocacy Centers play a vital role in the assistance with Child Abuse investigations in the Law Enforcement and Social Services arenas. In a case of child abuse these centers provide vital forensic interviewing and medical exams that greatly assist with making informed outcomes that maintain the safety and well -being of the children involved in these cases. Currently, we are served by TEDI BEAR in Greenville, NC. We believe that TEDI BEAR is doing the best that they can to accommodate the needs of the 29 counties they serve; however, the demand is too high to be able to do this in a timely fashion. We currently have to wait weeks and sometimes months prior to obtaining an appointment for a child to be seen at TEDI BEAR. Failure to get a timely interview and medical exam could have serious consequences to the child, family and outcome of the case. It also requires individuals in our cases whom may have difficulty with transportation to travel great distances to be seen. In trying to improve outcomes for children and families who have been victims of child abuse we began the journey of trying to establish a center that would serve the 4th Prosecutorial District. After discussions with the other counties in the 4th Prosecutorial District we ve determined that a center to serve only Craven and Pamlico counties could survive, along with a sister center in Carteret County. Southmountain Children and Family Services maintain a 20 year history of setting up and overseeing these services.
Tagged Interests: appointments, social services, travel, public safety, transportation, services, family services, child abuse, and history

Board Action: Information only

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Presenters: Andrew Shorter and Charles Meekins Agenda Item No. 3 Board Action Required or Considered: No

COASTAL CAROLINA REGIONAL AIRPORT SEMI-ANNUAL UPDATE

Tagged Interests: airport

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Director, Andrew Shorter, and CCRAA Chairman, Charles Meekins, will provide a status update on current (open) FAA

Airport Improvement grants and their associated projects. Mr. Shorter will brief the pending five-year Airport Capital Improvement Program after the airport s recent meeting with the FAA s Airport District Office.
Tagged Interests: grant, airport, capital spending, Capital Spending, and program

Board Action: Information only

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Presenters: Jean Matthews and Stanley Kite Agenda Item No. 4 Board Action Required or Considered: Yes

DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS: EMERGENCY SERVICES

Tagged Interests: services and emergency

A. PURCHASE OF NEW AMBULANCE

Tagged Interests: purchasing

Cove City Rescue Captain, Jean Matthews, will inform the Board, per County contract, of their plan to purchase a new Ambulance to replace their 2003

Ford Ambulance. Details are shown as Attachment 4.A.
Tagged Interests: contract and purchasing

Board Action: Information only

B. CITY OF NEW BERN FIRE RESCUE FIRST RESPONDER

Craven County EMS Advisory Council recommends the approval of the City of New Bern Fire Rescue application for the First Responder Franchise to

change level of care from Medical Responder to EMT Basic Level of care. The application also has endorsement from CarolinaEast EMS and the EMS System Medical Director, Stanley Koontz. (See Attachment 4.B.).
Tagged Interests: council and EMS

At the consensus of the Board this item was tabled from the February 3, 2020 meeting.

Board Action: Approve application

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Presenters: Chip Bartlett and Don Baumgardner Agenda Item No. 5 Board Action Required or Considered: Yes

Tagged Interests: health insurance

DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS: PLANNING

Tagged Interests: planning

A. HURRICANE FLORENCE HAZARD MITIGATION PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROJECT POLICIES PACKET DESIGNATED AGENT RESOLUTION

Tagged Interests: disaster management

Chip Bartlett, Project Manager, Holland Consulting Planners, will notify the Board that Craven County has received a Hazard Mitigation Public

Assistance Grant to be used for the expedited acquisition and demolition of 6 (six) residential structures. Those structures are located in a repetitive loss area of Craven County and received substantial damage from Hurricane Florence. The structures are located on Scotts Creek Drive, Howell Road and Frank Avenue. This project will be 100 grant funding; 75 Federal and 25 State. In order to move forward with activities associated with this grant funding, we ask the Board of Commissioners to authorize the chairman to adopt and sign the Policies Packet and Designated Agent Resolution, shown as Attachment 5.A.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, streets, services, health insurance, demolition, manager, and disaster management

Board Action: A vote to adopt and authorize the Chairman to sign the Policies Packet and Designated Agent Resolution.

B. CDGB NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM ENGINEERING

Tagged Interests: program and neighborhood

SERVICES AWARD

Tagged Interests: services

Mr. Bartlett will inform the- Board that Craven County has received CDBG- Neighborhood Revitalization (CDBG-NR) funds to assist 4 to 6 storm damaged

owner- occupied homes. In January 2020, we solicited proposals from a number of engineering firms to provide the required elevation design services required to implement this program. We have reviewed both proposals received, and I am providing the Board with the following recommendations for contract awards:
Tagged Interests: funding, contract, services, program, cdbg, and neighborhood

Engineering Services (required for structural evaluation and foundation design for elevations)

Tagged Interests: services

Proposals were received from:

The Adams Company Appian Consulting Engineers

Tagged Interests: services

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Both firms are professionally licensed and have experience with CDBG/HMGP/FMA Programs as well as experience with the feasibility and design involved

with the elevation/retrofitting of homes. Appian has provided engineering services to all of the County s most recent FMA/HMGP Elevation Programs. They have shown the ability to respond to the concerns of the County on an immediate basis, to provide plans and specifications with a minimum of change orders, to interpret both local and state codes and to limit the homeowner s and contractor s liability during construction. In addition, their active involvement on our other local projects will allow them to provide efficient and cost-effective service. (See Attachment 5.B)
Tagged Interests: contractor, construction, services, program, license, and cdbg

Board Action: A vote to approve the contract award as needed in order to move forward with the proposed activities of these programs.

Tagged Interests: contract and program

C. SUBDIVISION FOR APPROVAL PERRYTOWN ESTATES PHASE 1 FINAL

Tagged Interests: subdivision

The Planning Board met on January 23rd, 2020 and recommended the following subdivision for approval:

Tagged Interests: planning and subdivision

Perrytown Estates Phase I Final -Property is owned by B H Enterprise of New Bern, LLC and surveyed by Thomas Engineering, P.A. -Property is located

within Twp. 7 off of Perrytown Road -Parcel ID 7-101-22003, 7-101-22004, 7-101-22006, 7-101-22002, 7-101-22005, 7-101-081 -Subdivision contains 18 lots on 18.75 acres -Lots will be served by Craven County Water and individual septic systems (EOP) *12 off-site systems -New road name: Featherstone Lane
Tagged Interests: streets, utility, Utility, subdivision, water, and property

Maps of the subdivision are shown as Attachment 5.C.

Tagged Interests: subdivision

Board Action: A vote to approve subdivision is needed

Tagged Interests: subdivision

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Presenters: Gene Hodges and Craig Warren Agenda Item No. 6 Board Action Required or Considered: Yes

DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS: RECREATION APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENT AND AWARD CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF RECREATION

Tagged Interests: construction, budget, contract, and recreation

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder

On September 23, 2019, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to move forward with plans to construct a new Recreation Administration facility at

Creekside Park. On October 21, 2019, Oakley Collier Architects was selected as the design team for this project. (Plans and renderings are included as Attachment 6) This project was advertised on December 30, 2019 and a pre-bid meeting was held on January 7, 2020. Bids were opened on January 21, 2020. Eight firms submitted bids for this project with IMEC Group LLC being the low bidder with a base bid of 492,600. The bid tab is included as part of Attachment 6.1. After notification that IMEC was the low bidder it was requested that they review their price for Alternate Item G-1: paving of the parking lot for the building. They were able to revise this price down to 17,739. We recommend moving forward with this project and awarding the contract to IMEC Group, LLC in the amount of 510,339. Craven County has experience working with IMEC Group in the past with Hazard Mitigation Projects.
Tagged Interests: rfp, Homebuilder, RFP, facility, contract, advertising, disaster management, parking, and recreation

A Budget Amendment in the amount of 638,339 has been prepared that includes the following costs: (See Attachment 6.2)

Tagged Interests: budget

510,339 (Construction) 47,000 (Design and Engineering) 30,000 (Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment) 51,000 (Contingency)

Tagged Interests: construction and equipment

Staff recommends the Board approve the Budget Amendment and authorize staff to contract with IMEC Group, LLC for construction of a Recreation

Administration facility at Creekside Park.
Tagged Interests: construction, facility, budget, contract, parks, and recreation

Board Action: Approve the Budget Amendment and Award Contract for the construction of the Recreation Administration facility at Creekside Park and to

(i) authorize the management team to prepare a contract to serve the purposes and needs as presented/discussed and (ii) authorize the Chairman, the Vice- Chairman, Manager and Clerk to execute and deliver the contract, once prepared, and any other ancillary documents which may be required to fully implement the contract.
Tagged Interests: construction, facility, budget, contract, parks, manager, and recreation

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Presenter: Gene Hodges Agenda Item No. 7 Board Action Required or Considered: Yes

DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS: CONVENTION CENTER APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENT AND PROJECT ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS AND AWARD

Tagged Interests: ordinance, budget, and conventions

CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE TWO OF THE CONVENTION CENTER RENOVATIONS

Tagged Interests: construction, contract, and conventions

On July 18, 2019, the Board of Commissioners awarded a contract to Barnhill Contracting to complete the first phase of repairs and enhancements to

the Craven County Convention Center. The project was broken into phases to allow more time to design the more complicated parts of the project while still opening up the Center for events in October. This first phase has included, among other things, new floor surfaces, wall coverings, extensive painting, a large amount of electrical work, and lighting upgrades. The second phase of the project will include installation of enhanced lighting in the ballroom, a redesigned veranda, and enhanced pre-function space in the back areas of Heritage Hall. Renderings of these new elements are attached as Attachment 7.
Tagged Interests: arts, contract, events, and conventions

The initial bid from Barnhill for the Phase 2 work was over 4 million. Through deeper analysis and reviewing design alternatives, this bid was

reduced to 3,614,300. During Phase 1 of the project, we have achieved 562,253 in project credits that when applied to this new revised bid, puts the total cost for Phase 2 at 3,052,046 (See Attachment 7.1). Staff recommends that we issue a change order to Barnhill that will amend their current contract to include this new amount and finish the project.
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, and contract

A Project Ordinance and Budget Amendment are included as Attachment 7.2, and must be adopted to award this change. These amendments include costs

associated with the balance of the design and engineering fees: 149,850, furniture and fixtures budget: 250,000, and a project contingency: 361,000 for the remainder of this project.
Tagged Interests: impact fee, ordinance, and budget

Board Action: Approve the Project Ordinance and Budget Amendment and authorize staff to issue a change order to complete the second phase of the

Convention Center remodel.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, budget, and conventions

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Presenter: Agenda Item No. 8 Board Action Required or Considered: Yes

APPOINTMENTS

Tagged Interests: appointments

A. PENDING B. CURRENT C. UPCOMING

Board Action: Appointments will be effective immediately, unless otherwise specified.

Tagged Interests: appointments

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A. PENDING APPOINTMENTS

Tagged Interests: appointments

Adult Care Home Advisory Committee: (5 vacancies) Nursing Home Advisory Committee: (3 vacancies) Senior Legislative Tarheel Alternate: (1 vacancy)

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council: (1 mental health position) Recreation Advisory Committee: (District 5 vacancy) Craven Community Child Protection Team: (vacancy) Craven County Clean Sweep: (vacancy)
Tagged Interests: health, council, seniors, mental health, crime, and recreation

B. CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Tagged Interests: appointments

Craven Aging Planning Board: Lydia Brown wishes to be reappointed.

Tagged Interests: planning and appointments

Nursing Home Advisory Board: David Deitz wishes to be reappointed.

Tagged Interests: appointments and seniors

Craven County Health Board: Dwayne Alligood wishes to be reappointed.

Tagged Interests: health and appointments

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council: Gracie McCarthy has submitted the application shown as Attachment 8.B., seeking appointment to the JCPC to fill

the student position. Jennifer Dacey, Chair, is in support of this appointment.
Tagged Interests: council, appointments, and crime

C. UPCOMING APPOINTMENTS

Tagged Interests: appointments

Craven Aging Planning Board Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

Tagged Interests: planning, council, services, and emergency

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Presenter: Arey Grady Agenda Item No. 9 Board Action Required or Considered: Yes

COUNTY ATTORNEY S REPORT INITIAL OFFER TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY 318 CRESCENT ST., NEW BERN (PARCEL 8-004-048)

Tagged Interests: legal, purchasing, and property

County Attorney, Arey Grady, will present an offer received by Craven County and the City of New Bern in the amount of 3,800.00 for the property

located at 318 Crescent Street, New Bern, which was acquired through a tax foreclosure. The total taxes and costs that were foreclosed on were 9,687.35. The current tax value is 7,600.00. Attachment 9 contains copies of the Offer to Purchase, Foreclosure Deed, GIS information, and proposed resolution.
Tagged Interests: legal, streets, taxes, Taxes, GIS, purchasing, and property

In accordance with historical practice, the County allows the municipality jointly owning foreclosed property to take the lead in situations

involving jointly owned property, meaning the County allows the municipality to make the decision on the suitability of an initial offer, and in turn, assuming County approval, the municipality prepares the necessary contract, deed and upset bid advertisement. Finally, assuming final approval by the municipality and the County after the expiration of the bid process, the municipality attends to the recordation of the deed to the high bidder, collects the purchase price and remits the County s share. As noted above, in the present case the City of New Bern has approved the initial bid and requested the County to do the same.
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, historical, contract, advertising, purchasing, and property

Should the County accept this Offer, then the property will be advertised for upset bids by the City of New Bern in accordance with the General

Statutes. Once no further upset bids are timely received, the County and City may accept or reject the final offer.
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, advertising, and property

Board Action: Adopt resolution to accept initial offer and advertise for upset bids.

Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, and advertising

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Presenter: Jack Veit Agenda Item No. 10

COUNTY MANAGER S REPORT

Tagged Interests: administrator and manager

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Presenter: Agenda Item No. 11

COMMISSIONERS REPORTS

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Presenter: Agenda Item No. 12

RECESS TO WORK SESSION

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1 THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF CRAVEN MET IN 2 REGULAR SESSION IN DISTRICT COURTROOM 4 OF THE CRAVEN COUNTY 3 COURTHOUSE, 302 BROAD

STREET, NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, ON 4 FEBRUARY 3, 2020. THE MEETING CONVENED AT 7:00 P.M. 5 6 MEMBERS PRESENT: 7 Chairman Thomas F. Mark 8 Vice Chairman Jason R. Jones 9 Commissioner Denny Bucher
Tagged Interests: streets

10 Commissioner George S. Liner 11 Commissioner Theron L. McCabe 12 Commissioner E. T. Mitchell 13 Commissioner Johnnie Sampson, Jr. 14 15 STAFF

PRESENT: 16 Jack B. Veit III, County Manager 17 Gene Hodges, Assistant County Manager 18 Craig Warren, Finance Director 19 Amber Parker, Human Resources Director 20 Nan Holton, Clerk to the Board 21 Arey Grady, County Attorney 22 23 Following the Pledge of Allegiance, County Attorney, Arey Grady, recited the following 24 invocation: 25 26 .A(migfity ana eterna( (joa, Jou fiave 6(essea us witli creation ana maae us fe((ow 27 wor/i,ers in 6ringing a6out lour kingaom. 28 29 So araw our hearts to Jou, so guiae our minds, so Jiff our imaginations, tliat we may 30 fiave insiglit into lour yuryoses for Craven County ana wisaom ana aetermination in 31 yroviding for its future, tliat in a(( our works 6egun, continuea, ana enaea in Jou, we 32 may gforify Jou in our care for a((your yeoy(e. 33 34 .A(( tliis we as/i, in lour fio(y name. 35 36 .Amen. 37 38 'Baser uyon tfie oyening yrayer given by 'Reverend' Cara Syaccarera for tlie January 7, 39 2014 session of tlie 'Uniter States :J- ouse of 'Reyresentatives. 40 41 Chairman Liner moved to amend the agenda by removing Agenda Item 4, Trillium 42 Presentation, and Agenda Item 13, Commissioners' Repo11s. Commissioner Mitchell seconded 43 the motion which carried unanimously. 44 45 46 47
Tagged Interests: finance, legal, administrator, manager, and human resources

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48 49 PETITIONS OF CITIZENS (AGENDA TOPICS) 50 51 The following citizens addressed the Board: 52 53 1. Raynor James, 305 Calico Drive, New Bern 54 2.

Hal James, 305 Calico Drive, New Bern 55 3. David Tripp, 1810 Butler Ford Road, Vanceboro 56 4. Rick Day, 204 Neuse Harbour Blvd, New Bern 57 5. Kate Blakefield, 3706 Darby Rd., Trent Woods 58 6. Larry Conley, 1301 Forest Drive, New Bern 59 7. Ceil Wasserman, 305 Augusta Ct., New Bern 60 8. Michaela Hampton, 4077 Reunion Pointe Lane 61 9. Cory Hunter, 501 Craven Street, New Bern 62 10. Helen Robinson, 1906 Cayenne Ct., New Bern 63 11. Valeria Truitt, 2407 Brice's Creek Rd., New Bern 64 12. Bill Hampton, 4077 Reunion Point Lane 65 13. Glenn Fink, 646 Goose Creek Rd., New Bern 66 14. Bill Harper, 4414 Old Cherry Pt. Rd., New Bern 67 15. Kevin Helmick, 396 Old Vanceboro Rd., New Bern 68 16. Chadwick Howard, 104 Trevino Lane 69 17. Guy Smith, 2523 Hickory St., New Bern 70 18. Catherine Stash, 211 Easterly Drive, New Bern 71 19. Ray Griffin, 1981 Streets Ferry Rd., Vanceoboro 72 20. Doug Furgason, 4108 Edwards Way 73 21 . Rep. Keith Kidwell, 53 Elks Rd., Chocowinity 74 22. Rep. Mike Speciale, 803 Stately Pines Rd., New Bern 75 23. Jim Kohr, 331 Miller Blvd., Havelock 76 24. Marty Dzioba, 2124 Royal Pines Drive, New Bern 77 25. Jerry Schill, 1406 Oxford Lane, New Bern 78 26. Linda Wahnsiedler, 1981 Acorn Drive, New Bern 79 27. Randall Siler, 3103 Side Saddle Lane, Trent Woods 80 28. Juan Arevale, 1300 Hills Neck Road, Ernul 81 29. Joshua Kohr, 331 Miller Blvd., Havelock 82 30. Susan Cools, 1230 Brices Creek Rd., New Bern 83 31. William Lentz, PO Box 846, Havelock 84 32. Tike Adams, 1380 Spring Garden Rd., New Bern 85 86 CONSENT AGENDA 87 88 Commissioner Liner motioned to approve the consent agenda, inclusive of the minutes of 89 January 21, 2020, Resolution Recognizing Pastor John Watford, Tax Releases Refunds and 90 Township 9 Fire Rescue Budget Amendment. Commissioner Mitchell seconded the motion 91 which was approved 7-0 in a roll call vote. 92
Tagged Interests: recognition, streets, budget, taxes, Taxes, Public Transit, ferry, and FERRY

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93 Clerk to the Board, Nan Holton, read the resolution recognizing Pastor John Watford aloud for 94 the record. 95

Tagged Interests: recognition

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97 RESOLUTION 98 R CO6NIZIN6 PASTOR JOHN WATFORD 99

100 WHEREAS, John Watford was raised in North Carolina by his mother, along with three 101 sisters, after his father was killed in the line of duty

as a police officer in Columbia, SC in 1957; 102 and 103 104 WHEREAS, John Watford met the love of his life, Bonnie, and married her on 105 September 18, 1977; he and Bonnie had two beautiful daughters, who God used to teach him 106 about unconditional love and gentleness; and 107 108 WHEREAS, he was assigned his first pastorate at the Church of God, in New Orleans, 109 Louisiana on July 10, 1977 and served there until 1997; and 110 111 WHEREAS, while in New Orleans, Pastor John completed his B.A. in Theology; 112 founded a private Christian school which grew to 650 students; oversaw three major church 113 building projects; led his church on its first international crusade to the Philippines in 1986; 114 conducted mass crusades in fifty plus countries; and built orphanages in India; and 115 116 WHEREAS, Pastor John Watford also was a Restoration Mentor for pastors; was a 117 contributing writer for international Christian magazines and newspapers; had a radio ministry; 118 piloted the Discipleship Program for International Denomination (Timothy Program); and served 119 as a hmTicane/flood disaster coordinator; and 120 121 WHEREAS, from 1997-2001 he helped plant and pastor a church in Dahlongea, GA, 122 where he led crusades to South Africa and India; completed his B.S. in Education and his M.A. 123 in Education; and coordinated disaster relief for HmTicane Katrina; and 124 125 WHEREAS, in 2002 he moved to New Bern, NC with the intent ofretiring, but instead 126 taught classes at the community college, faithfully attended his home church Cornerstone 127 Assembly and assisted Pastor Jim Hogan however he requested; and 128 129 WHEREAS, in 2006 John Watford was elected to serve as the Lead Pastor of 130 Cornerstone Assembly, where he will serve until February 23, 2020; and 131 132 WHEREAS, while Lead Pastor at Cornerstone Assembly, he completed building 133 projects; began a Five Star After-School program; began summer camp programs; established a 134 Celebrate Recovery program; served as the Presbyter three times; oversaw twenty plus churches, 135 pastors and many credentialed ministers; established a Cornerstone Campus in Morehead City, 136 NC; and served as Coach/Mentor to Jake and Jessica Korkian; and 137
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, radio, public safety, program, church, flooding, plant, university, education, students, and recreation

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WHEREAS, in addition, Pastor Watford assisted churches in First Responder Training and in development of security teams; served as the Disaster

Relief Coordinator for the North Carolina Assemblies of God; coordinated relief supplies through local and federal relief agencies, providing life giving supplies for the communities in need; coordinated first responders, Christ in Action, in the aftermath of HmTicane Florence; coordinated with the Fuller Center for Disaster Rebuild, housing volunteers doing relief and repair in the community; and served on the Craven County Regional Disaster Recovery Board, helping coordinate the rebuilding of homes for those without financial means to do so.
Tagged Interests: finance, security, development, church, training, Development, information technology, volunteer, Information Technology, and housing

NOW, THEREFORE, the Craven County Board of Commissioners acknowledges Pastor John Watford for his great love and service to God, his congregants, and

his community.

Adopted this 3rd day of February, 2020.

Tax Releases and Refunds

Tagged Interests: taxes and Taxes

Credits

TAXPAYER NAME

CARISA, ANDREW SCOTT MILITARY EXEMPT

Tagged Interests: military

HARRELL, VINCON DONTE DID NOT OWN JANUARY 1

HART, OLIN JAMES IV DID NOT OWN JANUARY 1

TICKET

2019-402121

2019-211497

2019-211500

JONES, SYLVIA BERNICE MCLAWHORN HRS 2019-3023 RECYCLE FEE CORRECTION

KNISLEY, SHIRLEY L DID NOT OWN JANUARY 1

MCDAVID, WILLIAM JR RECYCLE FEE CORRECTION

MOORE, OLIVER S III CHRISTINE M NOT TAXABLE TO CRAVEN COUNTY

2019-202132

2018-38588

2019-207395

MORGAN, TYLER CHRISTOPHER 2019-402316 CORRECTED DISCOVERED PROPERTY VALUE

Tagged Interests: property

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AMOUNT

72.87

11.37

37.03

60.00

85.28

39.96

1 ,110.17

126.62

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184 NATURE BASKET INC 2019-203946 28.27 185 DID NOT OWN JANUARY 1 186 187 T T PIZZA INC 2019-401244 1,447.15 188 DID NOT OWN JANUARY 1 189 190 T T

PIZZA INC 2019-401243 1,034.10 191 DID NOT OWN JANUARY 1 192 193 WHITFIELD, ROSANA HEIRS 2019-202641 61.20 194 DWELLING VA CANT 195 196 12 - CREDIT MEMO (S) 4,114.02 197 198 199 200 Refunds 201 202 DRED MITCHELL RENTAL PROPERTIES 2019-208415 129.48 203 DOUBLE BILLED 204 205 FORNES, DOROTHY 2019-204860 2.47 206 DOUBLE BILLED 207 208 MABRY, LESSIE LUCILLE 2019-48406 61.20 209 DWELLING VACANT 210 211 MAXWELL, ANNA M 2019-201026 61.20 212 DWELLING VACANT 213 214 MCDAVID, WILLIAM JR 2016-38332 37.26 215 RECYCLE FEE CORRECTION 216 217 MCDAVID, WILLIAM JR 2017-38612 36.00 218 RECYCLE FEE CORRECTION 219 220 TOLER, SHELTON P TOLER, STEVIE J 2019-2668 310.46 221 DOUBLE BILLED 222 223 7 - REFUND (S) 638.07 224 225 226 227 228 229
Tagged Interests: rental

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Township 9 Fire Rescue Budget Amendment

Tagged Interests: budget

Fire Department

Tagged Interests: fire departments and districts

REVENUES AMOUNT EXPENDITURES AMOUNT

2090000-29999 520.00 2094340-441104 520.00 Fund Balance - No. 9 Twp. W /C No. 9 Twp. VFD

Tagged Interests: fire departments and districts

TOTAL 520.00 TOTAL 520.00

Justification: To cover shortage for Worker Compensation Line items for an additional premium of 520 for No. 9 Township Fire Rescue.

Tagged Interests: compensation

CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY EASEMENT

Tagged Interests: education and easement

Matt Montanye, Public Works Director with the City of New Bern, reported that the City will begin construction soon on improvement to Old Airport

Road between Taberna Circle and Landscape Drive. As part of this project the City will be relocating the existing power poles and overhead powerlines back to the existing right-of-way line, as well as realigning the drainage way along Old Airpo1t Road to make room for a wider and safer road that will include a center turning lane and bike lanes on each side.
Tagged Interests: construction, airport, streets, Public Works, public works, buildings and grounds, Bicycles, pole, bicycles, and stormwater

To complete this project the City of New Bern is in need of two easements along the front of the Creekside Elementary School. These easements are

described as follows:
Tagged Interests: education and easement

1. A 10-foot drainage and utility easement for the relocation and maintenance of the existing power poles and the existing drainage ditch along Old

Airpmt Road.
Tagged Interests: streets, utility, Utility, pole, easement, and stormwater

2. A 10-foot temporary construction easement that will only exist during construction to allow for construction activities to take place within the

existing right-of-way.
Tagged Interests: construction and easement

262 As part of this project any area disturbed during construction will be repaired back to its original 263 condition. 264 265 Commissioner McCabe

motioned to approve the easements, as requested, seconded by 266 Commissioner Mitchell and carried unanimously. 267 268 2ND AMENDMENT RESOLUTION 269 270 Clerk to the Board, Nan Holton, read the 2nd Amendment Resolution aloud for the record. 271 Chairman Mark invited Sheriff Chip Hughes to speak on the topic. Sheriff Hughes thanked the 272 public for participating in the debate and read aloud the oath of office he was given when sworn 273 in as Sheriff. He stated that he would never use County resources to seize weapons that are 274 lawfully obtained by citizens. 275
Tagged Interests: construction, public safety, health insurance, and easement

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276 Commissioner Bucher motioned to adopt the 2nd Amendment Resolution as presented. His 277 motion was seconded by Commissioner Liner and approved

in a 7-0 roll call vote. 278 279 COUNTYOF CRAVEN 280 281 RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR 282 CRAVEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA IN SUPPORT OF 283 RIGHTS AFFORDED BY THE 284 SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION 285 286 287 WHEREAS, the Craven County Board of Commissioners supports the United States 288 Bill of Rights reinforcing guarantees of individual rights and limitations of federal and 289 state governments; and 290 291 WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that 292 [A] well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the 293 people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed ; and 294 295 WHEREAS, similarly Article 1, Section 30 of the Constitution of North Carolina 296 provides in part that [A] well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free 297 State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed .... ; and 298 299 WHEREAS, in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 470 (2008), the United 300 States Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to 301 possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that firearm for 302 traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, and in McDonald v. 303 City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), the United States Supreme Court held that the 304 right of an individual to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment 305 applies to individual States; and 306 307 WHEREAS, the Craven County Board of Commissioners is concerned about any 308 effort by the North Carolina General Assembly or United States Congress to enact 309 legislation unconstitutionally infringing upon a citizen's individual right to possess a 310 firearm and to use a firearm for traditional lawful purposes as the United States 311 Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution; and 312 313 WHEREAS, the Craven County Board of Commissioners supports the decisions of 314 the United States Supreme Court that interpret the Second Amendment as giving 315 individuals the right to bear arms and use firearms for traditionally lawful purposes. 316 317 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners for 318 Craven County, North Carolina that: 319 320 Section 1. The Craven County Board of Commissioners supports the Second 321 Amendment right of citizens to possess firearms and to use firearms for traditionally 322 lawful purposes.
Tagged Interests: gun control, legal, security, Gun Control, human rights, and court

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323 324 Section 2. In support of the citizenry's Second Amendment rights, the Craven 325 County Board of Commissioners will take all necessary steps

within its power to ensure 326 that legislative bodies do not enact legislation unconstitutionally infringing the Second 327 Amendment right of citizens to bear arms and use firearms for traditionally lawful 328 purposes, such action including but not limited to lobbying of legislative delegations and 329 intervention in litigation challenging such legislation. 330 331 Section 3. As further indicia of support for rights afforded citizens by the Second 332 Amendment, the Craven County Board of Commissioners declares Craven County to be 333 a Second Amendment Refuge . 334 335 ADOPTED the 3rd day of February, 2020. 336 337 A two minute recess was taken to allow citizens to leave the meeting if they desired. 338 339 DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS: TAX-REPORT OF UNPAID 2019 TAXES TAX 340 LIEN ADVERTISEMENT DATE 341 342 Tax Administrator, Ronnie Antry, stated that NCGS 105-369(a) requires that he present a report 343 on the amount of 2019 taxes that remain unpaid. Mr. Antry reported that 2,117,273.41 remains 344 unpaid which are a lien upon real estate. He attributed this to the delay in mailing out notices 345 due to transitioning into new software. The statue also requires the Board to order the Tax 346 Administrator to adve1tise the liens for 2019 in a newspaper of general circulation in the county. 347 Mr. Antry requested the liens be advertised in The Sun Journal on April 13, 2020. 348 349 Commissioner Liner motioned to receive the report and to order the Tax Administrator to 350 advertise the liens, seconded by Commissioner Mitchell and approved unanimously. 351 352 DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS: EMERGENCY SERVICES 353 354 City of New Bern Fire Rescue First Responder 355 356 Emergency Services Director, Stanley Kite stated that the Craven County EMS Advisory 357 Council recommends the approval of the City of New Bern Fire Rescue application for the 358 First Responder Franchise to change the level of care from Medical Responder to EMT Basic 359 Level of care. The application also has endorsement from CarolinaEast EMS and the EMS 360 System Medical Director, Stanley Koontz. 361 362 Commissioner Mitchell motioned to approve the application, as recommended, seconded by 363 Commissioner McCabe. 364 365 Commissioner Liner invited Alderman Jeffrey Odham to speak on the topic. Alderman Odham 366 requested that the Board table the topic until he had time to discuss with his peers. After some 367 discussion, Commissioners Mitchell and McCabe withdrew their motions. 368
Tagged Interests: gun control, council, legal, taxes, Taxes, advertising, services, emergency, administrator, EMS, Gun Control, information technology, lobbying, and Information Technology

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369 Commissioner Liner motioned to table the application for the City of New Bern Fire Rescue 370 First Responder application until the meeting on

February 17, 2020. His motion was seconded 371 by Commissioner Mitchell and approved unanimously. 372 3 73 City of Havelock Communication - Emergency Medical Dispatch 374 375 Mr. Kite stated that the Craven County EMS Advisory Council recommends the approval of the 376 City of Havelock Communications application for the 911 Center to implement the Emergency 377 Medical Dispatch (EMO) Protocols and Procedures with Priority Dispatch. This will allow 378 Havelock Communications to give pre-hospital instructions to the citizens. 379 380 Commissioner Jones motioned to approve the application, as recommended, seconded by 381 Commissioner Bucher and approved unanimously. 382 383 Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance (CCDRA) 384 385 John Robinson, Disaster Recovery Chairman, stated that the CCDRA is up against a deadline as 386 FEMA is closing out their housing program in the middle of March. 387 388 He stated that Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance would like to enter into an agreement 389 with Craven County to purchase five (5) FEMA trailers for disaster recovery construction. 390 CCDRA does not qualify to purchase the trailers directly from FEMA and would like for the 391 County to enter into an agreement and purchase the trailers. CCDRA has grant funding that 392 would be used to purchase the travel trailers and other costs associated with these units. Based 393 on requirements from NC-Emergency Management Office, the travel trailers must be purchased 394 by a county government and held as an asset by the County for two years. 395 396 Commissioner Mitchell motioned to approve the purchase of five trailers at 5,000 each and 397 enter into a use agreement with CCDRA. Commissioner Liner seconded the motion which 398 carried 7-0 in a roll call vote. 399 400 DEPARTMENT AL MATTERS: SHERIFF 401 402 School Resource Officers (SRO) Budget Amendment 403 404 County Manager, Jack Veit, reviewed that at the January 21, 2020 meeting the Board was made 405 aware of three SRO positions obtained through a grant and that the Sheriffs Office would be 406 receiving two of those positions. Sheriff Hughes presented the Board with total costs for the two 407 SRO's, broken down into individual and specific categories. Salary related costs were 408 35,478.00 and SRO equipment costs were 105,782.00 for a total overall budget amendment of 409 141,260.00. 410 411 Commissioner Liner motioned to approve the following budget amendment, as requested, 412 seconded by Commissioner Bucher and in a roll call vote approved 7-0. 413 414
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, construction, equipment, council, hospital, 911, budget, travel, public safety, procedure, program, emergency, purchasing, healthcare, communications, administrator, manager, EMS, education, Communications, information technology, FEMA, instruction, Information Technology, and housing

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Tagged Interests: public safety

REVENUES

1010000-39901

AMOUNT

141,260.00 Fund Balance Cunent Year

TOTAL 141,260.00

DRAFT

EXPENDITURES

1014310-41002 Full-time Salaries 1014310-41101 Fica 1014310-41102 Retirement 1014310-41105 401K LEO 1 014 3 1 0-411 04 Workers Comp 1 0 14 3 1

0-41106 Health 1014310-41107 Dental 1014310-41108 Life 1014310-41109 Disability 1014310-43502 Uniforms 1014310-4 7321 Capital Outlay 500- 4,999 1014310-4 7301 Capital Outlay over 5,000
Tagged Interests: health, retirement, disability, and seniors

TOTAL

AMOUNT

24,878.00

1,904.00

2,414.00

1,244.00

740.00

3,972.00

294.00

12.00

20.00

4,310.00

14,036.00

87,436.00

141,260.00

Justification: This budget amendment will support the salary/benefits and necessary equipment purchase to fund two (2) SRO positions for the Craven

County Sheriffs Office.
Tagged Interests: equipment, budget, public safety, and purchasing

There was discussion regarding 98,000 being refunded back to the County.

Acquisition of Surplus Equipment

Tagged Interests: equipment and surplus

Chief Bobby West presented the Board with information on the MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protection) asset. He stated that the Craven County Sheriffs

Office is requesting approval to acquire an MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protection) asset which will allow the Sheriffs Office to conduct safety of life rescue missions, continue outstanding partnership with Emergency Management during disasters, traverse high water during disasters, provide protection against rescues conducted in high heat (wildfires), and provide a secure platform from which to launch law enforcement specific rescue missions.
Tagged Interests: utility, Utility, public safety, emergency, and water

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461 The primary purpose of this vehicle is to provide protection to the citizens of Craven County and 462 prevent the loss of life with which no

dollar value can be placed. 463 464 This opportunity has been granted through the Federal Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Law 465 Enforcement Supp011 Office Program in coordination with the State Coordinator for Law 466 Enforcement Suppm1 Services (LESS) office in Raleigh. The LESS office acts as the state level 467 coordinator of this program and is located within the North Carolina Department of Public 468 Safety. 469 470 He commented that this vehicle normally cost approximately 500,000- 700,000 to procure 471 (depending on the variant). If accepted, the Sheriffs Office would receive this vehicle at no cost 4 72 beyond the cost of transporting the vehicle from the location of acquisition, applying agency 473 logos, replacing batteries, and any additional equipment needed for missions. Chief West 474 highlighted the following statistics: 475 476 Normal cost of these awarded vehicles: 4 77 Shipping usually cost 6,000 + 478 Re-painting usually cost 6,000 + 4 79 Replacing fluids cost approx. 1,000. 480 These vehicles normally ship out of either Red River, TX or Sierra, CA. (which causes 481 the shipping cost to be extensive) 482 483 The following arrangements have been secured for delivery of this vehicle: 484 This vehicle is located in Charleston, SC which reduces transp011 cost. 485 Transpmtation has been secured for approx. 1400.00. (round trip) 486 MRAP's which have been dispersed out of the Charleston site to date have been 487 averaging 95-100 miles on the odometer. (these vehicles are relatively unused) 488 The fluids are still in the vehicle due to it being fairly unused. 489 We have been given permission to place our agency logo, badge and ID on the vehicle 490 which will complete the painting requirement (saves 6,000 + ) 491 Nominal cost for miscellaneous items such as batteries, or equipment needed for missions 492 This vehicle operates on commercial diesel fuel 493 494 Commissioner Liner stated that last month this topic was tabled until the February 17, 2020 work 495 session and he requested the Board to look at their Rules of Procedures about not authorizing 496 funding that is not an emergency. Others commented on the safety of the officers, the need of 497 the public being aware of barricade situations after they happen, and the need of protecting 498 children through SROs. 499 500 Commissioner Bucher motioned to approve the acquisition of an MRAP, as requested, seconded 501 by Commissioner Mitchell and in a roll call vote approved with six (6) ayes , there being one 502 (1) nay from Commissioner Liner. 503 504
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, equipment, arts, public safety, procedure, services, program, emergency, watershed, commercial, information technology, and Information Technology

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505 APPOINTMENTS 506 507 Chairman Mark reviewed the following pending appointments: 508 509 Adult Care Home Advisory Committee 510 Nursing Home

Advisory Committee 511 Senior Legislative Tarheel Alternate 512 Board of Equalization and Review 513 Juvenile Crime Prevention Council 514 Recreation Advisory Committee 515 516 Vice Chairman Jones stated he has received an application from Rodney Russell to serve on the 51 7 Board of Equalization and Review and was recommending him for appointment. Mr. Russell 518 was appointed by acclamation. 519 520 Upcoming Appointments 521 522 Chairman Mark reviewed the following upcoming appointments: 523 524 Craven Aging Planning Board 525 Nursing Home Advisory Board 526 Craven County Health Board 527 528 There was no County Attorney report. 529 530 PETITIONS OF CITIZENS (GENERAL TOPICS) 531 532 The following citizen spoke: 533 534 1. Kelli Muse, North Ridge Rd., New Bern 535 536 COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT 537 538 County Manager, Jack Veit, repo1ted on the Recovery Alliance Symposium held last Thursday at 539 the Convention Center and information shared between the participants. He also repo1ted that 540 the Hwy. 17/64 meeting would be held at the Convention Center on April 29th and invited the 541 Commissioners to attend if they are able. Mr. Veit informed the Board that the 2021 Budget was 542 kicked off in the morning and reminded them of the upcoming work session following their 543 regular meeting on February 1 i 11 He indicated that it would be a long day and that lunch would 544 be provided. 545 546 CLOSED SESSION 547 548 At 9:41 p.m. Commissioner Liner motioned to enter into Closed Session pursuant to NCGS 143- 549 318.11 (a)(6) for a personnel matter. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Mitchell and 550 approved unanimously.
Tagged Interests: planning, health, council, legal, budget, appointments, personnel, seniors, conventions, administrator, manager, crime, and recreation

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551 552 At 9:55 p.m. Vice Chairman Jones motioned to return to Open Session; seconded by 553 Commissioner McCabe and canied unanimously. 554 555

There was nothing to rep01t. 556 557 At 9:56 p.m. Commissioner Jones motioned to adjourn; seconded by Commissioner Mitchell and 558 carried unanimously.

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