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COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

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

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1.
MOTION TO ADOPT THE PROPOSED AGENDA

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

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2.
CITIZEN RECOGNITION

The citizen recognition portion of the meeting is an opportunity for persons wishing to appear before the Commission to do so. Each presentation will be limited to three (3) minutes. In the event a group of persons supporting or opposing the same position desiring to be heard, the Board Chair may require the group to designate a spokesperson for the group. Speakers shall be courteous in their language and presentation and are prohibited from verbal personal attacks on Commissioners or Cleveland County employees. The Board is interested in hearing citizen concerns, yet speakers should not expect comment, action, or deliberation on subject matter brought up during this segment. Topics requiring further investigation will be referred to the appropriate county agency.

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3.
CONSENT AGENDA

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

A.
Minutes Minutes from the June 2 and June 16, 2020 Regular Commissioners Meeting

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B.
Economic Development

No additional detail provided

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Budget Amendment (BNA 001)

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C.
Register of Deeds

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Budget Amendment (BNA 002)

No additional detail provided

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D.
Planning Department

Set Public Hearing for Case 20-03; Text Amendment for Kennels and Animal Boarding Facilities

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E.
Commissioners NCACC Voting Delegates F. Commissioners NACo Voting Delegates

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

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4.
Small Business Incentive Grant - AC Indigo Properties, LLC

Chris Green, Tax Assessor REGULAR AGENDA

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5.
Building/Permitting Update

Paul Ezell, Chief Building Inspector BOARD APPOINTMENTS

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6.
Cleveland County Commission for Women

Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board 7. Child Fatality Prevention Team Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board 8. Cleveland County Historic Preservation Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board 9. Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board 10. Cleveland County Nursing Home Advisory Board Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board 11. Cleveland County Planning Board Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board 12. City of Shelby Planning and Zoning Board Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board 13. Ruby C Hunt YMCA Library Advisory Board Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board COMMISSIONER REPORTS

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RECESS TO RECONVENE

Recess to Reconvene to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 6:00pm in the Commissioners Chambers located at 311 E. Marion Street, Shelby for a Regular Commissioners Meeting.
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COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

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

No Attachments Available

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA

AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

Minutes from the June 2 and June 16, 2020 Regular Commissioners Meeting

Department: Minutes

Agenda Title: Minutes from the June 2 and June 16, 2020 Regular Commissioners Meeting

Agenda Summary: Proposed Action: ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description 06-16-2020_Minutes.pdf 06162020 Minutes 06-02-2020_Minutes.pdf 06022020 Minutes Cleveland County Board of Commissioners The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners met in a regular session on this date, at the hour of 6:00

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

PRESENT: Susan Allen, Chairman Ronnie Whetstine, Vice-Chair Johnny Hutchins, Commissioner Doug Bridges, Commissioner Deb Hardin, Commissioner
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Tim Moore, County Attorney via Conference Call

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

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Elliot Engstrom, Deputy County Attorney

Chris Green, Tax Assessor Allison Mauny, Human Resources Director
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Betsy Harnage, Register of Deeds

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CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Allen called the meeting to order and Betsy Harnage, Register of Deeds provided the invocation

and led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA ADOPTION

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

approved by the Board to, approve the agenda as presented. CITIZEN RECOGNITION
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Benjamin Schaeffer, 1403 Lackey Street, Shelby spoke about racism and moving public safety fund

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allocations for the removal of the confederate monument located in uptown Shelby.

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Suzan Parris, Shelby thanked the Commissioners for their support and efforts in celebrating the

Cleveland County 2020 graduating seniors. Noah Terry, 1442 Arlee Drive 32, Shelby suggested ideas on how to give information, such as town hall meetings, to the members of the community who do not have internet access. Isabella Yodice, 713 East Martin Street, Chapel Hill - spoke in opposition about the confederate monument located in uptown Shelby. Marcus Strong, 113 Brooke View Drive, Shelby spoke in opposition about the confederate statue located in uptown Shelby and possibly renaming Dixon Boulevard.

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Keelyn Surratt, 1721 Kings Road, Shelby spoke about racism in the community and renaming Dixon

Boulevard. CONSENT AGENDA TAX COLLECTOR S MONTHLY REPORT The Tax Collector provided Commissioners with the following detailed written report regarding taxes collected during May 2020.

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TAX ABATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS AND PENDING REFUNDS/RELEASES

The Tax Assessor provided Commissioners with a detailed written report regarding tax abatements and supplements during May 2020. The monthly grand total of tax abatements was listed as ( 1,781.82) and monthly grand total for tax supplements was listed as 4,375.00. HEALTH DEPARTMENT: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 066)
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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

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

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012.533.4.810.00 Adult Health/Contribution Donations 2,000.00

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012.533.5.790.00 Adult Health/Contribution Donations 2,000.00

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Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation 2,000 in donations received from High Point University for

Pharmacy Student Internship Stipend affiliation agreement with the Cleveland County Health Department Pharmacy to cover pharmacy expenses.
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SHERIFF S OFFICE: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 067)

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

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

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010.441.4.741.01 Sheriff s Dept/Sale of Scrap Metal 1,047.00 010.441.5.340.00 Sheriff s Dept/Maint Bldg - Grounds 1,047.00 Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation for 1,047 in funds received from Morris Scrap Metal for the brass

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shells from the Sheriff s Office firing range. These funds will be used to add gravel to the parking lot and firing lines erosion issues at the Sheriff s Office firing range.

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TAX ADMINISTRATION: RE-SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT (Re-Schedule

Public Hearing for July 7, 2020) AC Indigo Properties, LLC has made application for participation in the Small Business Investment Grant

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Program. Under the Program, a qualifying net new investment of 50,000 to 1,000,000 would be eligible for a

grant equal to 50 of taxes paid on the new taxable investment for three years. Grant amount will be calculated on 0.57 per 100 of net new taxable investment. The applicant has met the listing and investment requirements. Taxes have been paid and there are no unresolved appeals. The deadline to publish the legal advertisement was missed and the public hearing needs to be rescheduled.
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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve re-scheduling the public hearing for July 7, 2020. LEGAL: PERSONNEL ACTIONS DURING COVID-19 RESOLUTION On May 5, 2020, the County authorized employees to take leave from whichever source and in any order, they choose during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff is requesting the Board rescind that action via resolution and all

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relevant provisions Cleveland County Personnel Ordinance as written will therefore govern the absences for county

employees as everyone is back to duty full time.
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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board to, approve the Resolution modifying certain personnel actions in response to the COVID-

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19
pandemic.

PUBLIC HEARINGS PLANNING DEPARTMENT CASE 20-04: REQUEST TO REZONE PROPERTY AT 863 STONY POINT ROAD FROM RESIDENTIAL (R) TO GENERAL BUSINESS CONDITIONAL USE (GB - CU)

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Chairman Allen called Henry Earle, Zoning Administrator, to the podium to present Planning Department

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Case 20-04: Request to Rezone Property at 863 Stony Point Road from Residential (R) to General Business

Conditional Use (GB-CU). Conditional Use rezoning allows boards to set terms and conditions on a particular use on a property, not a general rezoning that would allow any uses on that property. An applicant submits a rezoning application stating their specific intentions and plans with the property. Humphries Property Management LLC is requesting to rezone property at 863 Stony Point Road from

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Residential (R) to General Business Conditional Use (GB-CU). The property is 2.94 acres and is zoned as

Residential (R) from east and south. To the west and north, the property is zoned Restricted Residential (RR). The

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area has mostly residential uses except for several businesses located along the intersection of Stony Point and Oak

Grove Road to the South. Mr. Humphries is requesting to rezone this property to establish an RV and boat storage
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facility on the property. He is not requesting to establish an RV park. In accordance with the Cleveland County

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Unified Development Ordinance 12-34, Mr. Humphries has submitted a site plan showing the number and location

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of RV storage sites he plans to install on the property. His plan includes twenty-four RV pads with several having a

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cover. When a piece of property is zoned General Business (GB) and abuts residential property, the County s

ordinance states type B screening is required against the residential property. Planning staff has surveyed the property and there is natural screening already in place that would satisfy the type B screening requirement. Mr. Humphries has also proposed to place trees in the front of the property even though the County s ordinance does
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not require it. Part of the property is in the flood plain and Mr. Humphries will have all of his construction above

the plain. Included in his application are signatures from surrounding property owners supporting his application. The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approving the rezoning request from Residential (R)
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to General Business-Conditional Use (GB-CU). They felt the proposed use was low impact and would be

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compatible with the surrounding area. Also, the applicant had signatures of support from surrounding neighbors.

North Carolina General Statute 160D-605 states, governing boards shall approve a statement describing whether its action is consistent or inconsistent with the adopted Land Use Plan. Chairman Allen opened the Public Hearing at 6:28 pm for anyone wanting to speak for or against Planning Department Case 20-04: Request to Rezone Property at 863 Stony Point Road from Residential (R) to General
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Business Conditional Use (GB-CU). (Legal Notice was published in the Shelby Star on Friday, June 5 and Friday,

Hearing no comments, Chairman Allen closed the Public Hearing at 6:29 pm. Chairman Allen opened the floor to the Board for discussion and questions. Commissioner Hutchins stated

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for clarification, the proposed twenty-four storage sites would be for RV storage only. He wanted to clarify that no

one would be living in in the RVs. Mr. Earle advised that was correct, it is only for RV and boat storage. Commissioner Hutchins added this RV and boat storage would be good for the area and the community.
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Commissioner Whetstine commented on the difficult limitations of storing recreational vehicles in Home Owner

Association neighborhoods and the demand is high for storage space for things like boats and RVs. Although the
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proposed General Business (GB) district is not consistent with the 2005 Land Use Map, the proposed use of

recreational vehicle storage can be a benefit and will serve a need for the community and is reasonable.

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

adopted by the Board, to approve the Request to Rezone Property at 863 Stony Point Road from Residential (R) to General Business Conditional Use (GB-CU). REGULAR AGENDA
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SALE OF COUNTY PROPERTY PARCEL 25684

Chairman Allen recognized Assistant County Manager Kerri Melton to present the sale of county property
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parcel 25684. The County owns parcel 25684, located on at 1334 Spake Circle. The County has subdivided out a

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portion of this property that it would be willing to sell. Michael R. Spake has offered to purchase this subdivided

portion, amounting to 5.822 acres, for Thirty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ( 30,000.00). North Carolina General Statute 153A-176 authorizes the County to dispose of property according to the procedures proscribed in Chapter 160A, Article 12 of the General Statutes. Under North Carolina General Statute 160A-269, the County may receive an offer to purchase property and advertise it for upset bids. Staff proposes using this procedure to carry out the sale of this property. As the County currently owns parcel 25684, it is not taxable, it costs the County money to maintain the property and the County is held liable should anything happen on the property. Mrs. Melton reviewed the following PowerPoint to the Board. Chairman Allen opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Commissioner Hutchins stated parcel 25684 has no benefit to the County for economic development and it is a good idea to sell the property. The
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sale of the property would help cut costs to the County and it could go back on the tax books. Commissioner

Hardin clarified if anyone else was interested in purchasing the property, the proposed process would be fair and
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allow for others to offer a bid. Mrs. Melton stated that was correct. Commissioner Whetstine echoed Commissioner

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Hutchins comments regarding Parcel 25684.

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

unanimously adopted by the Board, to approve the offer made on the subdivided portion of parcel 25684 and authorize County staff to begin the upset bid processes. HUMAN RESOURCES MODERNIZATION

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Chairman Allen called Allison Mauny, Human Resources Director, to the podium to discuss Human

Resources Modernization strategies the County has been working on over the last several years. She began by giving information about what work has already been completed including a Comprehensive Pay and Classification

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Study, modernizing the payroll system and technology, and updates to the County Personnel Ordinance and the

Standard Employee Recruitment Process. One policy currently being addressed is the compensation time policy. This applies to non-exempt
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employees. The law allows compensatory time in leu of overtime pay with a requirement that comp time if over

two and forty hours or four hundred eighty hours for law enforcement personnel be paid out. The new policy requires non-exempt employees to accrue no more than one hundred hours of compensatory time. All employees
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must have their comp balance below one hundred hours by December 31, 2020.

Currently, Cleveland County operates with twenty-four semi-monthly pay periods. This causes several times per year where employees go three weeks between pay-checks. Employee payroll is calculated and paid real time versus in arrears. Paying in arrears is a more common practice and allows for greater efficiency. Ninety percent of all Cleveland County employees earn non-exempt / hourly wages and this will allow for increased accuracy when the county moves to electronic time keeping in 2021. Mrs. Mauny reviewed the following PowerPoint to Commissioners. Chairman Allen opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Commissioner Hutchins
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commented on the proposed pay period changes stating this plan falls in line with how other companies pay their

employees. Mrs. Mauny agreed. She advised the proposed plan is a much more common practice and it will better align with other employers should an employee decide to transition to another place of employment. Commissioner Whetstine inquired if the new pay period will have any effect on employee taxes. Mrs. Mauny replied, the new plan would have no bearing on employee taxes. Commissioners had an open discussion regarding the proposed plan and the positive benefits it will have for County employees.
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ACTION: Commissioner Bridges made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to approve the HR Modernization strategies as presented. BOARD APPOINTMENTS CLEVELAND COUNTY ADULT HOME CARE ADVISORY BOARD
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ACTION: Commissioner Bridges made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hutchins, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Tina McNeilly to serve as a member of this board, for a period of two-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2022. CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Whetstine, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Dr. Lamont Littlejohn Jr. to serve as a member of this board, for a period of four-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2024. CLEVELAND COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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ACTION: Commissioner Hardin made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Mark Hudson and Miranda Hyland to serve as members of this board, for a

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period of three-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2023.

CLEVELAND COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD
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ACTION: Commissioner Whetstine made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hutchins, and

unanimously adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Lendra Phillips and appoint Allison Gragg to serve as members

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of this board, for a period of four-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2024.

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NO. 3 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT COMMISSION

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

adopted by the Board, to re-appoint David Austin, James Gibson and Neal Stroup to serve as members of this board, for a period of two-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2022. RURAL FIRE COMMISSION

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

unanimously adopted by the Board, to re-appoint Chris Poole, Floyd Queen, Marvin Hutchinson, Thomas Hartis and William Davis to serve as members of this board, for a period of three-years, scheduled to conclude June 30, 2023.
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COMMISSIONER REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENTS

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ACTION: Chairman Allen made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously adopted

by the Board, to re-appoint Commissioner Hutchins to serve on the Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees, to re-appoint Commissioner Hardin to serve on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and re-appoint
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Commissioner Hutchins and Commissioner Whetstine to serve on the Metropolitan Planning Organization

(MPO) Board. COMMISSIONER REPORTS Commissioner Hardin thanked everyone who attended the meeting. Commissioner Hutchins has attended several board meetings in which he serves virtually. He thanked all the county staff for what they do and the hard work they have put in since COVID-19.

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Commissioner Whetstine attended the Board of Health meeting virtually. He thanked all the healthcare

workers and everyone at the Health Department who have been working every day since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Commissioner Bridges went to the traditional graduation held for Burns High School. He echoed

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Commissioner Whetstine and Commissioner Hutchins comments about the hard work put in by county staff.

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Chairman Allen- thanked everyone who attended the Commissioner s Meeting and encouraged everyone to

get involved in their community. She reviewed several avenues of how to get involved and points of contact. ADJOURN There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, Commissioner Hardin made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously adopted by the Board, to adjourn the meeting. The next
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meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Chamber.

___________________________________________ Susan Allen, Chairman Cleveland County Board of Commissioners _____________________________________ Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Cleveland County Board of Commissioners Cleveland County Board of Commissioners The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners met in a regular session on this date, at the hour of 6:00
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p.m. in the Commission Chamber of the Cleveland County Administrative Offices.

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

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April Crotts, Deputy Clerk

Kerri Melton, Assistant County Manager

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Elliot Engstrom, Deputy County Attorney

Lucas Jackson, Finance Director Daryl Sando, Electronic Maintenance Director
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Clifton Philbeck, Board of Elections Director

Tommy McNeilly, EMS Director

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Jason Falls, LeGrand Center Director

Perry Davis, Emergency Management Director Sandra Orvig, Shooting Range Director
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Betsy Harnage, Register of Deeds

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CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Allen called the meeting to order and Commissioner Hutchins, provided the invocation and led the

audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA ADOPTION

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

approved by the Board to, approve the agenda as presented. CITIZEN RECOGNITION Mot Davis, 504 West Warren Street, Shelby came before the Board to ask the Board for support for the

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2020 senior classes. She stated the decision by the School Board to have a drive through with one car only

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graduation is not what the students want it also brings up other issues. Ms. Davis said When we asked the school

board to postpone into July or August they would refuse to talk to us. Ms. Davis stated she would like the

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Commissioners support to hold traditional graduation services that would be held on a football field with attendees

being spaced 6ft apart, using hand sanitizer and wearing facemasks. Commissioner Hardin asked the County Attorney if he could speak on this subject. County Attorney Tim Moore stated The executive order exempts education traditional activities. If that is the case, it would appear they could do it if they provide the appropriate social distancing recommendations and precautions. Attorney Moore also said There is nothing this commission can do, this is jurisdiction of the School Board. Jesse Hughes 651-1 Dixon School Road, Kings Mountain- is the Senior Class President of Kings Mountain High School. Mr. Hughes said I have come here today on behalf of my fellow seniors both at my school and across this county. I believe we can and need to have a traditional graduation with social distancing guidelines.

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Susan Parris 5 Brad Place, Shelby- came before the commissioners to ask them to attend an event she has

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organized on Thursday evening from 3:30pm-5:00pm at the Cleveland County School Administration Building in

support of a traditional graduation. Amy Beaver, Kings Mountain- came before the board on behalf of her daughter and all the 2020 graduates. She stated these graduates deserve to graduate together. They have spent the last 13 years preparing for this moment and this gives them the chance to congratulate each other for their accomplishments . Ms. Beaver asked for the commissioner s support. Danny Blanton- 1827 Creek Ridge Rd. Mr. Blanton said I am a School Board Member and I have been pushing for these kids. Mr. Blanton stated the Governor, exempted schools and government bodies from Executive order 141. I carried this information back to the Chair of the School Board. She said we have to listen to the
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Governor. Mr. Blanton felt a plan can be put together for these kids to have this. They have missed their prom and

had everything taken away from them. The least we could do for them is to give them a graduation. CONSENT AGENDA

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The Clerk to the Board included the Minutes from the May 19, 2020 regular meeting, in board members packets.
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ACTION: Vice-Chair Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and passed

unanimously by the Board to, approve the minutes as written.

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TAX ABATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS

The Tax Assessor provided Commissioners with a detailed written report regarding tax abatements and supplements during March 2020. The monthly grand total of tax abatements was listed as ( 3,072.85) and monthly grand total for tax supplements was listed as ( 21,490.63). The Tax Assessor also provided Commissioners with a detailed written report regarding tax abatements and supplements during April 2020. The monthly grand total of tax abatements was listed as 0.00 and monthly grand total for tax supplements was listed as ( 191,085.48).
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ACTION: Vice-Chair Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

adopted by the Board, to approve the Abatements and Supplements as submitted by the Tax Assessor. HEALTH DEPARTMETN: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 061)

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

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

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012.533.4.310.19 Adult Health/ FED GRT-COVID 19 Crisis Res 96,503.00

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012.533.5.121.00 Adult Health/ Salaries/ Reg 96,503.00

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Explanation of Revisions: NCDHHS thru the CDC has allocated 96,503 to support public health emergency

response to COVID 19. Responses include to carryout surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communication and other preparedness and response capabilities. Funds will cover existing salaries.
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LIBRARY: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 062)

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

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

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010.611.4.810.07 Library/ Donations Special Blanton 3,213.00

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010.611.5.790.07 Library/ Donations Special Blanton 3,213.00

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Explanation of Revisions: To budget Donations Special Blanton received 3,213 on 1/14/20 over the original

budget amount. To cover expenses to be incurred for a digital sign. HEALTH DEPARTMENT: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 063)
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ACTION: Vice-Chair Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

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

Tagged Interests: bridge, boards and commissions, and budget

012.532.4.810.00 TB/STD/CD Donations Contributions 120.00

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012.532.5.790.00 TB/STD/CD Donations Contributions 120.00

Explanation of Revisions: Cleveland County Health Department received a donation in the amount of 120.00 from a local charity towards the purchase of Tracfone wireless phone cards for a TB patient. This will allow correspondence between nurses and patient. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 064)
Tagged Interests: health, budget, donation, Donation, emergency, purchasing, wireless, foundation, Wireless, and charity

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

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

Tagged Interests: bridge, boards and commissions, and budget

028.452.4.991.00 Volunteer Fire Dept/ Fund Bal Appropriated 35,666.00

Tagged Interests: volunteer

028.452.5.231.00 Volunteer Fire Dept/Pharmacy Fees 255.00

No additional detail provided

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028.452.5.430.00 Volunteer Fire Dept/Insurance/ Bonding 35,328.00

No additional detail provided

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028.452.5.490.00 Volunteer Fire Dept/Professional Servs 83.00

No additional detail provided

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Explanation of Revisions: Budget additional fire tax to cover increased operational year to date.

HEATLH DEPARTMENT: BUDGET AMENDMENT (BNA 065)
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ACTION: Vice-Chair Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously

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

Tagged Interests: bridge, boards and commissions, and budget

012.533.4.800.00 Adult Health/ Misc. Revenue 500.00

No additional detail provided

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012.533.5.800.00 Adult Health/ Misc. Revenue 500.00

No additional detail provided

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Explanation of Revisions: Budget allocation for 500 in monies received from Wingate University for Pharmacy

Tagged Interests: budget, pharmacy, and university

Student Internship Stipend Contract with Cleveland County Health Department Pharmacy to cover various

department expenses.

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PLANNING DEPARTMENT: REQUEST TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR CASE 20-04, REZONING

FROM RESIDENTIAL (R) TO GENERAL BUSINESS CONDITIONAL USE (GB-CU) AT 863 STONY POINT ROAD
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Request to set a Public Hearing for Case 20-04, Rezoning from Residential to General Business Conditional

Use (R-GBCU) at 863 Stony Point Road at the next Board of Commissioners Regular Scheduled Meeting for June 16, 2020. Humphries Property Management LLC is requesting to rezone property at 863 Stony Point Road from

Tagged Interests: road, business, boards and commissions, streets, zoning, property, and hearing

Residential (R) to General Business Conditional Use (GB-CU).

No additional detail provided

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

adopted by the Board to, set a Public Hearing for Case 20-04 at the next Board of Commissioners Regular Scheduled Meeting on June 16, 2020. TAX ADMINISTRATION: SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 16, 2020 FOR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT AC Indigo Properties, LLC has made application for participation in the Small Business Investment Grant

Tagged Interests: bridge, grant, business, boards and commissions, taxes, Taxes, small business, investment, and hearing

Program. Under the Program, a qualifying net new investment of 50,000 to 1,000,000 would be eligible for a

grant equal to 50 of taxes paid on the new taxable investment for three years. Grant amount will be calculated on 0.57 per 100 of net new taxable investment. The applicant has met the listing and investment requirements. Taxes have been paid and there are no unresolved appeals. Per G.S. 158-7.1(c), any appropriation or expenditure pursuant to this section (158-7.1) must be approved by the county after a public hearing.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, taxes, Taxes, program, investment, and hearing

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

adopted by the Board to, set a Public Hearing for Small Business Grant at the next Board of Commissioners

Tagged Interests: bridge, grant, business, boards and commissions, small business, and hearing

Regular Scheduled Meeting on June 16, 2020.

REGULAR AGENDA

COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING PLAN

Chairman Allen asked Assistant County Manager Kerri Melton to present the Covid-19 Relief Funding Plan. Mrs. Melton reviewed the following Powerpoint.
Tagged Interests: coronavirus, funding, administrator, and manager

Mrs. Melton began by thanking the board for allowing her to present the COVID-10 Relief Funding Plan.

Mrs. Melton gave a brief update of the current COVID-19 cases. As of yesterday we have 98 positive test, total tests are 2474, 54 recovered, 42 active and unfortunately 2 deaths. We have four cases that were announced today and only have two current hospitalizations. We are conducting approximately 100 tests per day so the number of
Tagged Interests: coronavirus, funding, and boards and commissions

cases is rising, 3 tested are coming back positive. A majority of cases are asymptomatic.

Mrs. Melton spoke about House Bill 1043. House Bill 1043 allocates 150 million to North Carolina counties

based on guidelines from the CARES Act. Four of the largest counties, with populations over 500,000, received

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direct distributions, other distribution is based on population. Cleveland County will receive 1,843,630. The plan

is due to the state by June 15.

Mrs. Melton stated there are very strict guidelines for what the funding can be used for. It cannot be used to

replace revenue. For example, our sales tax revenues are down, this funding cannot be used to replace this lost revenue. These funds must be used to respond to COVID-19. The cares act provides funding be used to cover costs

Tagged Interests: coronavirus, funding, sale, taxes, and Taxes

of unnecessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency of Coronavirus 19. The funding may only

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cover cost not accounted for in the budget most recently approved. Lastly, funding may only be used to cover costs

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that are incurred during the period that begins March 1, 2020 and ends December 30, 2020.

Mrs. Melton noted, we have met with community Partners; Public Health Center and Emergency Management, as a team, to discuss what we have spent money on and what the needs of our community are. The first item is sanitation stations. Most of our municipal partners have not had as many expenses as the county, because they don t offer public health services. The county plans to share funding with our municipal partners. Cleveland County set aside 75,000 soon after COVID-19 came to North Carolina to help with mortgages and car payments. This funding was allocated to the United Way as a Community Relief Fund. It is our intention to begin a

Tagged Interests: coronavirus, funding, health, solid waste, services, and emergency

similar program to help our local businesses.

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We are assisting our community on how to open safely and giving them materials. Mr. Melton reviewed the

Plan breakdown for the Board. Mrs. Melton invited Emergency Management Director Perry Davis to the podium to recognize a community business leader who participated in our You Can Count On Us program material distribution. Perry Davis invited Rodney Paulson with Advent Lutheran Church to join him at the podium. Advent Lutheran Church donated 350 buckets with cleaning supplies to the program. Overall, Mr. Paulson has donated over 500 buckets to Cleveland County businesses. Mr. Davis said, without these resources, I am not sure if we could have found items for these events. I am very honored that our citizens have been taken care of due to the help of Mr. Paulson. The Board commended Mr. Paulson.
Tagged Interests: recognition, business, boards and commissions, materials, events, program, emergency, and church

ACTION: Vice-Chair Whetstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bridges, and unanimously adopted

by the Board to, approve the COVID-19 Relief Funding Plan. (see below) Sanitation Stations 25,000

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Municipal Sharing 60,000

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Community Relief Fund

A) Personal .. 75,000

B) Business 325,000

PPE Procurement A) Business Safe Re-Opening . 85,000

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B) Internal Operations 20,000

C) Other Misc. 40,000 Increased Testing . 100,000

Fall Re-Engagement/ Vaccine 125,000

Operation Reimbursement

A) Technology 550,000

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B) Payroll . 400,000

Outreach Marketing 40,000

PUBLIC HEARING FY 2020-2021 COUNTY MANAGER S RECOMMENDED BUDGET

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Chairman Allen called on Brian Epley to present on the FY 20-21 Budget.

Mr. Epley reviewed the following PowerPoint. Mr. Epley thanked the board for allowing him to present a condensed version of his recommended budget. The full budget was presented at the May 19th Commissioners Meeting. Over the past two weeks copies of the budget and budget message have been placed online and throughout library s in the community.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, budget, and library

Mr. Epley stated The budget is modeled using a react, rethink, rebuild model. The foundation of this year s

budget is directly related to the commissioner strategic goals. Mr. Epley reviewed the react, rethink, rebuild plan

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located on slide 3 of the PowerPoint. He also included in the PowerPoint a timeline of events from November

2019-December 2021. Mr. Epley reviewed the pre-Covid budget summary that was presented to the board in January. This included additional available dollars of 3,245,000, total allocation of 3,007,000 with 238,000 available for Prioritization. The Covid-19 pandemic began and the budget had to be reset. Mr. Epley reviewed post-Covid budget summary with available dollars of 4,507,000. This includes a strategic fund balance drawdown of 1,126,459 with a total allocation of 4,507,000, including a revenue loss of 2,000,000. Mr. Epley reviewed the goals and objectives of this year s budget including evaluating federal and state
Tagged Interests: coronavirus, strategic, boards and commissions, budget, and events

economic outlook, the react re-build, rethink strategies and emerging issues. Mr. Epley discussed economic

indicators such as personal income decreases, decreased car and trucks sales, unemployment rates and purchasing managers index. All these items negatively effect our tax base.
Tagged Interests: sale, taxes, Taxes, transportation, purchasing, manager, and rates

Mr. Epley reviewed possible recovering models, he expects the dip and rebound model which is a quick

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rebound after the crisis releasing demand that was squeezed during the epidemic. He compared the COVID-19

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recession revenue loss and the great recession revenue loss. He thanked the board for their planning of the

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unreserved fund balance to maintain above 18 . It is currently at 18.2 .

He outlined and challenges for the fiscal year 2021 budget. The opportunities include tax base growth,

Tagged Interests: budget, taxes, Taxes, and growth

mostly from Clearwater Paper Corporation, stabilized equity, affordable cost strategies and operational

reengineering. The challenges include revenue reduction, capital improvement planning, personnel management

and risk management. Budget revenues for FY 20/21 total 116,936,518 with 58 of revenues from Ad valorem taxes. The net total change in assessed value for 2020 is 3.8 . Included are Clearwater Phase II increase 2.20 , a natural base
Tagged Interests: planning, budget, taxes, Taxes, capital spending, personnel, Capital Spending, risk, and ad valorem

growth of 1.89 and a decrease from the Department of Revenue of 1.01 .

Currently 28 of funding expenses are for human services, 25 expenses are of Public Safety and 28 funding allocation for education. Cleveland County has had a two-year cost avoidance of 1.2 million through position justification. The Early retirement incentive program phase I included 39 participants from health and social services. This reduced full-time positions by 20 and reduced salaries by 1.5 million.
Tagged Interests: funding, health, retirement, social services, public safety, seniors, services, program, education, incentive, and growth

Energy optimization has an estimated annual savings of 100,000 for this budget year with a one-time cost

replacement of 39,500. Included in this budget is an increase in room rentals of the LeGrand Center, increase cost of home inspections, trade permits ,and commercial multipliers. Also included in this budget an increase in daily rate cost from 10- 12 at the shooting complex. In the employee wellness category, there will be no family insurance coverage changes. This will be the 11th year with no increase in family coverage. The county s average monthly healthcare cost for 2020 are 574,136. This year s budget recommends to add three additional detention officers at a cost of 145,000.
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Mr. Epley recommended a performance bonus of 2.5 based upon the performance bonus schedule included

on slide 42. Also included is an employee base compensation increase of 1 for full-time employees effective revenue collections exceed expectations between July and December 2020. The recommended total public safety budget for fiscal year 2020-21 is 25,443,527 and the total allotment for Volunteer Fire departments is 4,150,000.

Tagged Interests: compensation, budget, public safety, fire departments and districts, performance, and volunteer

Mr. Epley reviewed this year s budgets emerging issues including policy development, operations, risk

management, economic management, and major capital improvement planning. Lastly, the solid waste budget summary for this year is total revenue and expenses of 10,694,026. Mr. Epley highlighted the solid waste capital projects for 2020.

Tagged Interests: planning, budget, utility, development, capital spending, solid waste, Utility, Capital Spending, risk, Development, and policy

. Mr. Epley thanked the board for allowing him to present this year s budget and asked if there were any

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questions at this time.

Chairman Allen thanked Mr. Epley for his presentation. She opened the floor to the Board for questions at

this time. Chairman Allen opened the Public Hearing at 7:29pm for anyone wanting to speak for or against the FY
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2020 2021 County Manager s Recommended Budget. (Legal Notice was published in the Shelby Star on Friday,

May 22, 2020 and Friday, May 29, 2020). Hearing no comments, Chairman Allen closed the Public Hearing at

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6:57 pm.

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and passed

unanimously by the Board to, approve the presented FY 2020 2021 County Manager s Recommended Budget. COMMISSIONER REPORTS Commissioner Hardin thanked everyone who came to speak at the meeting tonight and supports traditional graduation 100 .

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Commissioner Whetstine thanked staff on all of their hard work, especially during Covid-19 and the

Budget. Commissioner is excited about the future of Cleveland County Government. He also stated he believes that the School Board can work to have traditional graduations.

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Commissioner Hutchins thanked everyone for their hard work during Covid-19. He asked county staff to

write a letter to School Board on behalf of the Commissioners, in support of traditional Graduations.
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Commissioner Bridges thanked staff for their work and agrees on a letter of support from the Board of

Commissioners.
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Chairman Allen- thanked everyone for coming and staying through the budget presentation.

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ACTION: Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and passed

unanimously by the Board to, send a letter to the Board of Education in support of traditional graduations. ADJOURN There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, Commissioner Hutchins made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Hardin, and unanimously adopted by the Board, to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Chamber. ___________________________________________ Susan Allen, Chairman Cleveland County Board of Commissioners _____________________________________

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April Crotts, Deputy Clerk

Cleveland County Board of Commissioners
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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

Economic Development:Budget Amendment (BNA 001)

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Department: Economic Development

Agenda Title: Budget Amendment (BNA 001) Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:

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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description BNA001_07.07.20.pdf Economic Development:Budget Amendment (BNA 001)

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

Register of Deeds:Budget Amendment (BNA 002)

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Department: Register of Deeds

Agenda Title: Budget Amendment (BNA 002) Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:

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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description BNA002_06.15.20.pdf Register of Deeds:Budget Amendment (BNA 002)

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Planning Department: Set Public Hearing for Case 20-03
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Department: Planning Department

Agenda Title: Set Public Hearing for Case 20-03; Text Amendment for Kennels and Animal Boarding Facilities Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:

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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description 20-03_Staff_Report.pdf Staff Report 20-03_Recommendation.pdf Recommendation Proposal_for_Kennels_June_30_2020.pdf Proposal

STAFF REPORT

To: The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners Date: June 30, 2020

From: Chris Martin, Senior Planner
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Subject: Text Amendment: Kennels, Case 20-03

Summary Statement: Daniel Blanton has requested an amendment to the Cleveland County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to allow boarding and kennels in various residential districts. Review: Currently, kennels and animal boarding facilities are classified in the UDO table of uses under Other Personal Services and are only allowed in General Business. This requested amendment would allow this use to be placed in the Rural Agriculture, Residential, Manufactured Home Park and Neighborhood Business district as well as create standards for future kennels. Standards proposed under this requested amendment would be a minimum two acre parcel and fifty foot setbacks for all indoor and outdoor uses associated with the kennel. Pros:
Tagged Interests: rural, ordinance, business, boards and commissions, agriculture, development, services, parks, Development, property, UDO, and neighborhood

Allows kennels to be located in more areas throughout the county.

Develops standards for the orderly placement of these uses. Cons: Potential noise impact in more populated areas Fiscal Impact: None

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Planning Board Recommendation: The Planning Board unanimously recommended approval of the proposed amendment with the inclusion of the use being a conditional use in all residential districts.

No additional detail provided

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TEXT AMENDMENT - CASE 20-03 Kennels and Boarding Facilities

Planning Board Recommendation APPROVE The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approving the text amendment request

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for Kennels and Boarding Facilities with the use amended to be a conditional use in the

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residential districts. The Board felt as though the intended use would be compatible in the

proposed zones following the proposed conditions. Tom Spurling, Chairman Cleveland County Planning Board Kennels Section 12-20. Definitions

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Kennel: A commercial operation that:

1. Provides food and shelter and care of animals for purposes not primarily related to medical care (veterinarian): or 2. Engages in the breeding of animals for sale.
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Section 12-124. Table of Permitted Uses

OTHER SERVICES NAICS RA RR R RM NB GB CP LI HI

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Kennels/Animal Boarding 812910 C C C C Z

Section 12-162. Kennels Kennels shall be allowed pursuant to section 12-124 and are subject to the following standards.
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A.
No kennel shall exist on a single parcel that is less than two (2) acres in size.

B. All buildings shall be fully enclosed and all outdoor uses, including kennels and runs, shall be completely enclosed with a fence.

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C.
Setbacks

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a.
A setback of fifty (50) feet shall be required from all public or private rights-

of-way.

b.
A setback of fifty (50) feet shall be required from all other property lines.

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY NCACC Voting Delegates Department: Commissioners Agenda Title: NCACC Voting Delegates Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY NACo Voting Delegates Department: Commissioners Agenda Title: NACo Voting Delegates Agenda Summary: Proposed Action:
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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

Small Business Incentive Grant - AC Indigo Properties, LLC

Department:

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Agenda Title: Small Business Incentive Grant - AC Indigo Properties, LLC

Agenda Summary: Chris Green, Tax Assessor Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description StaffRpt._SBG_A.C._Indigo.pdf SBG Staff Report

STAFF REPORT To: County Commissioners Meeting Date: 6/16/2020 (Consent Agenda)

Via: Brian Epley, County Manager

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From: Chris Green, Tax Administrator

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Subject: Public Hearing for Small Business Incentive Grant

No additional detail provided

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Summary Statement: A public hearing is requested to allow comment on a Small Business Incentive Grant for AC Indigo Properties, LLC.

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Review: AC Indigo Properties, LLC has made application for participation in the Small Business Investment Grant Program. Under the Program, a qualifying net new investment of 50,000 to 1,000,000 would be eligible for a grant equal to 50 of taxes paid on the new taxable investment for three years. Grant amount will be calculated on 0.57 per 100 of net new taxable investment. The applicant has met the listing and investment requirements. Taxes have been paid and there are no unresolved appeals.

Per G.S. 158-7.1(c), any appropriation or expenditure pursuant to this section (158-7.1) must be approved by the county after a public hearing. We request that a public hearing be set for 6:00 PM, July 7, 2020. Pros:
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Compliance with statutory requirement for public hearing.

Cons: None noted.
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Fiscal Impact: 2,850

Recommendation: Schedule public hearing as required per G.S. 158-7.1(c).

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

Building/Permitting Update

Department: Agenda Title: Building/Permitting Update Agenda Summary: Paul Ezell, Chief Building Inspector Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Cleveland County Commission for Women Department:
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Agenda Title: Cleveland County Commission for Women

Agenda Summary: Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Child Fatality Prevention Team Department: Agenda Title: Child Fatality Prevention Team Agenda Summary: Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Cleveland County Historic Preservation Department:
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Agenda Title: Cleveland County Historic Preservation

Agenda Summary: Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Department:
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Agenda Title: Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Agenda Summary: Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description

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AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Cleveland County Nursing Home Advisory Board Department:
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Agenda Title: Cleveland County Nursing Home Advisory Board

Agenda Summary: Phyllis Nowlen, Clerk to the Board Proposed Action:
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ATTACHMENTS: File Name Description