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									          HARNETT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                               Minutes of Regular Meeting
                                  September 4, 2007

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday,
September 4, 2007, in the Commissioners Meeting Room, County Administration
Building, 102 East Front Street, Lillington, North Carolina.

Members present:       Teddy J. Byrd, Chairman
                       Beatrice B. Hill, Vice Chairman
                       Dan B. Andrews
                       Tim McNeill
                       Gary House

Staff present:         Neil Emory, County Manager
                       Wm. A. (Tony) Wilder, Assistant County Manager
                       Dwight W. Snow, County Attorney
                       Vanessa W. Young, County Finance Officer
                       Kay S. Blanchard, Clerk to the Board

Chairman Byrd called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and Commissioner McNeill led
the pledge of allegiance and prayer.

Vice Chairman Hill moved to approve the agenda as published. Commissioner Andrews
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Upon motion by Commissioner McNeill and seconded by Commissioner House, the
Board unanimously approved the following items on the consent agenda:

1. Minutes:      Regular Meeting, August 20, 2007

2. Budget amendments:

       50 Youth Services – Restitution (Fund 110 – General)
       Code 110-0000-331.77-02 Grant-CBA Juvenile Restitution           9,000. decrease
             110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated               9,000. increase

       51 Interfund Transfer (Fund 110-General)
       Code 110-0000-389.43-09 Interfd. Transfer-Airport Old
                                    Stage Road                     500,000. increase
               110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Apropriated         500,000. decrease

       53 Public Utilities (Fund 531-HCDPU)
       Code 531-9025-431.43-19 Distribution-Maintenance &
                                     Repair System                  160,000. increase
                531-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated                 160,000. increase

        56 General Services (Fund 110-General)
        Code 110-0000-356.30-00 Insurance Reimbursement                          588. increase
              110-4600-410.43-21 Maintenance & Repair – Auto                     588. increase

        58 EMS (Fund 110-General)
        Code 110-5400-420.74-75 Capital Outlay                                23,500. increase
             110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated                     23,500. increase

3. Tax Refunds (Attachment 1)

4. Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging budget amendment #2 to facilitate the
movement of funds necessary for Closeout of FY 2006-2007. The amendment includes
the movement of funds within Harnett County Department on Aging and Harnett County
Department of Social Services as well as the addition of funds released to Harnett County
from Cumberland and Sampson Counties:
      County Services Summary, DOA-731, Amendment #2
      Provider Services Summaries, DOA-732 (4 total)

5. Authorized waiver of building permit fees associated with the construction of a house
to be built by the Construction Technology Class at Western Harnett High School.

6. Resolution to participate in the North Carolina Local Government Debt Setoff
Program (Attachment 2)

7. Agreement with Tim McKinnie & Associates, Inc. to complete the FY 2007
Emergency Medicaid Cost Report. The County agrees to pay the consultant a sum not to
exceed $450.00 for the services, which shall include all expenses incurred.

8. Authorize award of bid for six law enforcement vehicles to Capital Ford, Raleigh.
The Sheriff’s Department requested bids from five dealerships in Harnett County and
Capital Ford in Raleigh. Three dealerships responded:
       Capital Ford, Raleigh         $20,600. each for a total of $123,600.
       Dunn Benson Ford, Dunn         22,772. each for a total of $136,632.
       John Hiester, Lillington       25,399. each for a total of $152,394.

9. Pay Tel Communications, Inc. - Inmate Telephone Agreement Addendum Number 1:
3.1 Term. The current term ended December 3, 2006 and will be extended five years, to
and including December 3, 2011. At the end of the then current term this agreement shall
be automatically renewed for five years unless written notice of intent to terminate is
given by either party no more that 120 days and not less than 60 days prior to the
expiration of the then current term. Such notice shall be given in strict conformance with
Paragraph 8.1 of the Agreement.
4.0 Commissions. The commission payment shall be the following percentages of gross
billable revenues: thirty-five percent of the local collect calls, thirty-five percent of intra-
lata collect calls, thirty-five percent of the inter-lata intra-state calls, and thirty-five
percent of the inter-lata inter-state calls.

10. Change order for Park Construction Contract A2 – decreasing in the amount of
$7,213.18. This is the final adjusting change order for this contract and adjusts the
quantities of pipe and other appurtenances. (Harnett/Fuquay project)

11. Resolution to add roads in Richmond Park Subdivision to state road system
(Attachment 3)

Informal comments were provided by the following citizens:
- Eric Stevenson, Spring Lake, noted concerns regarding conversations with Sheriff’s
  Department employees concerning a recent break-in at his home.
- Beverly Brookhart, Tingen Road, Carolina Lakes area, noted concerns with odor from
   a spray field in her neighborhood.
- Gareth Brookhart, Tingen Road, Carolina Lakes area, same subject as Mrs. Brookhart
- Gary Ross, Forest Ridge Subdivision, expressed his concerns regarding issues
   associated with Forest Ridge Subdivision.

Commissioner McNeill moved for the appointments listed below. Commissioner
Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

        Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee
        Diane Sisk (nominated by Vice Chairman Hill) for a 3-year term
        to expire 9-30-10

        Mid-Carolina Workforce Development Board
        Russell Hieb (nominated by Commissioner Andrews) for a 2-year term
        To expire 9-30-08

Joseph Jeffries, Planning Director, presented a proposed Zoning Ordinance text
amendment:
       - Article VI districts & Regulations, Sections 4.0-8.0, 10.0
           (compatibility design concept)
Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing and opened the meeting for comments
from the public. General comments regarding the proposed amendment were received
from the following citizens:
1. Joe Godwin, Benson
2. Mickey Bennett, Lillington
3. Gary Ross, Forest Ridge Subdivision
4. Dale Short, Fayetteville
5. Billy Wellons, Fayetteville
There being no further comments, Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing.
Commissioner McNeill moved to adopt a resolution approving the Zoning Ordinance
amendment as presented. Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed 4 to
1 with Commissioner House casting the dissenting vote. (Attachment 4)
Mr. Jeffries presented a proposed Zoning Ordinance text amendment:
       - Article X Planned Unit Development, Sections 1.0-4.0 (design standards)
Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing and opened the meeting for comments
from the public. Comments regarding the proposed amendment were received from
Rebecca Davidson, attorney representing David Levinson, Anderson Creek Club, who
asked that the records reflect that the Anderson Creek Club has gone beyond the
requirements and the proposed changes will not affect Anderson Creek Club plans.
There being no further comments, Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing.
Commissioner Andrews moved to adopt a resolution approving the Zoning Ordinance
amendments as presented. Vice Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it passed 4 to 1
with Commissioner House casting the dissenting vote.
(Attachment 5)

Mr. Jeffries presented a proposed amendment to the Subdivision Ordinance:
        - Article VI, Improvements, Section 6.1.4, Article V, Design Standards,
          Sections 5.12.5.15 (open space, recreation, etc.)
Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing and opened the meeting for comments
from the public. Comments regarding the proposed amendment were received from the
following citizens:
1. Mickey Bennett, Lillington
2. Craig Matthews, Coats
3. Billy Wellons, Fayetteville
There being no further comments, Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing.
Commissioner McNeill moved to adopt a resolution approving the Subdivision
Ordinance amendment as presented with deletion of tree requirement on residential
streets. Trees will be required on major entrance streets only. Vice Chairman Hill
seconded the motion and it passed 4 to 1 with Commissioner House casting the dissenting
vote. (Attachment 6)

Mr. Jeffries presented a proposed amendment to the Water Supply Watershed
Management and Protection Ordinance:
        - Article 200, Section 202.A (number of dwelling units per acre)
Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing and opened the meeting for comments
from the public. No comments were offered and Chairman Byrd closed the public
hearing. Commissioner Andrews moved to adopt a resolution approving the amendment
as presented. Vice Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
(Attachment 7)

Jerry Blanchard, General Services Director, stated that a public hearing was held
regarding Harnett Area Rural Transit System (HARTS) funding on July 2, 2007. A
second public hearing is required by state and federal regulations for supplemental funds
that were not included in the original application. Allocated funds total $189,209.00 with
10% match for rural general public funds. Chairman Byrd called to order a public
hearing and opened the meeting for comments from the public. No comments were
offered and Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing.
Marshall Page, Chairman, Lillington Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board, noted
that the Town of Lillington plans to build a new building for the ABC store. They are
requesting that permit fees related to the project be waived (approximately $4,000). The
matter will be placed on the agenda for consideration at the next Board of Commissioners
meeting.

Neil Emory, County Manager, presented a request from the Sheriff’s Department for
reclassification of a current position, Corporal, pay grade 68, to be changed to Sergeant,
pay grade 70. Commissioner Andrews moved to approve the request. Commissioner
McNeill seconded the motion and it passed 4 to 1 with Vice Chairman Hill casting the
dissenting vote.

Mr. Emory presented a request from the Library to reclassify a current Part-time Regular
position Library Assistant, Grade 57 to Part-time Regular Library Specialist, Grade 61 to
serve as the Branch Manager of the Coats Library, as a part of the agreement with Town
of Coats for operation of that municipal library. Commissioner McNeill moved to
approve the request. Commissioner House seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously.

Mr. Emory presented a proposed amendment to the Personnel Ordinance, Article VI.
Leaves of Absence to include accrual rates for Emergency Medical Service 9 hour and 10
hour shifts (Section 6 & 13) and to remove 240 hour cap of vacation payout upon
termination, retirement or death (Sections 7, 10, & 11). Commissioner McNeill moved to
approve the amendments as presented. Commissioner House seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.

Mr. Emory presented an updated Classification and Grade Table to implement changes
suggested by MAPS Classification Study regarding salaries. Employees in positions that
are reclassified to a higher grade will receive a 5% per grade increase. Commissioner
McNeill moved to approve the updated Classification and Grade Table as presented.
Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Departmental reports were filed with the Board from Veterans Service and Finance
Office. (Attachment 8)

Mr. Emory announced the annual NC Department of Transportation Litter Sweep
Roadside Clean-up, September 15-29.

Vice Chairman Hill moved that the Board go into closed session for the following
purpose: To instruct the County staff concerning the position to be taken by the County
in negotiating a contract for the acquisition of real property. This motion is made
pursuant to N.C. General Statute Section 143-318.11 (a) (5). Commissioner Andrews
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner McNeill moved for the Board to come out of closed session. Vice
Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

There being no further business, Commissioner McNeill moved to adjourn. Vice
Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The Harnett County
Board of Commissioners regular meeting, September 4, 2007, adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

								
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