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					                 HARNETT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                                  Minutes of Regular Meeting
                                       January 9, 2012

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, January 9,
2012, in the Commissioners Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 102 East Front
Street, Lillington, North Carolina.

Members present:      Timothy B. McNeill, Chairman
                      Beatrice B. Hill, Vice Chairman
                      Dan B. Andrews, Commissioner
                      Gary House, Commissioner
                      Jim Burgin, Commissioner

Staff present:        Scott Sauer, County Manager
                      Tony Wilder, Deputy County Manager
                      Dwight Snow, Staff Attorney
                      Sylvia Blinson, Finance Officer
                      Margaret Regina Wheeler, Clerk to the Board

Chairman McNeill called the meeting to order at 9:00 am. Commissioner Andrews led the
pledge of allegiance and invocation.

Chairman McNeill called for additions and deletions to the published agenda. Vice Chairman
Hill moved to approve the agenda as published. Commissioner Burgin seconded the motion
which passed unanimously.

Commissioner Burgin requested the removal for consideration from the consent agenda Parks
and Recreation’s request for approval of usage fees for county managed tennis facilities until
more information could be provided.

Regarding the County Engineer’s request for approval of increasing change order #5 in the
amount of $54,336.49 for the Brightwater Science and Technology Campus Phase 1
Infrastructure project subject to EDA approval; Commissioner Burgin requested the total amount
the County has spent on the Brightwater Park.

Commissioner Andrews moved to approve the items on the revised consent agenda.
Commissioner Burgin seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved the following
items on the consent agenda:

   1. Minutes:        December 19, 2011 Special Session
                      December 5, 2011 Regular Meeting


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2. Budget Amendments

   150 General Services - Solid Waste Fund
   Code 580-6600-461.35-47 Post Closure                               200,000 increase
         580-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated                 200,000 increase

   157 General Services - Transportation Budget
   Code 110-4650-410.43-16 Operating/Maintenance & Repair                 700 increase
         110-0000-354.01-01 Sale of Vans                                  700 increase

   158 JCPC Improving Outcomes for Our Youth
   Code 110-5899-420.35-50 Improving Outcomes for our Youth             2,000 increase
         110-0000-331.58-03 Improving Outcomes for our Youth            2,000 increase

   159 Public Safety
   Code 110-5899-420.35-51 Healthy Choice Family Enrichment      50,000 increase
   Code 110-0000-334.58-04 JCPC–Healthy Choice Family Enrichment 50,000 increase

   160 JCPC Administrative Funds
   Code 110-5899-420.32-61 JCPC Adm.                                    7,825 increase
         110-0000-331.79-01 JCPC Adm.                                   7,825 increase

   161 Information Technology Department
   Code 110-4910-410.11-06 Salaries & Wage – Comp Time Payout              90 increase
          110-4910-410.26-08 Worker’s Compensation                         90 increase

   162 Sheriff’s Office
   Code 110-5100-420.74-74 Capital Outlay                              19,334 increase
         110-0000-336.16-00 Asset Forfeiture                           19,334 increase

   163 Public Safety
   Code 110-5899-420.32-64 Healthy Choice                             $15,000 increase
         110-0000-334.41-08 Healthy Choice                            $15,000 increase

   164 Health Department
   Code 110-7600-441.60-33 Materials & Supplies                           191 increase
         110-0000-331.76-18 Summer Food Service                           191 increase

   167 General Services Department
   Code 110-4600-410.43-21 Vehicle Repair/Maintenance                     457 increase
         110-0000-356.30-00 Insurance Reimbursement                       457 increase

   168 General Services Department
   Code 110-4600-410.43-21 Vehicle Repair/Maintenance                   1,500 increase
         110-0000-356.30-00 Insurance Reimbursement                     1,500 increase


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171 Health Department
Code 110-7500-441.33-45    Contracted Services                      11,986 increase
      110-7500-441.33-45   Contracted Services                      20,288 increase
      110-0000-331.77-03   Human Services/Title III/Home & Comm.    11,986 increase
      110-0000-331.75-52   Aging/HCCBG/Nutrition                    20,288 increase

173 Sheriff’s Office
Code 110-5100-420.11-00 Salaries & Wages Ft                            807 increase
      110-0000-336.23-01 Federal Inmate transport cost                 807 increase

174 Sheriff’s Office
Code 110-5100-420.32-27    Drug Fund                                   604 increase
      110-5100-420.74-74   Capital Outlay                           15,181 increase
      110-0000-336.15-00   Controlled Substance Tax                    604 increase
      110-0000-336.16-00   Asset Forfeitures                        15,181 increase

175 Emergency Medical Services Department
Code 110-5400-420.11-00 Salaries & Wages                            39,593 increase
      110-5400-420.11-05 Salaries & Wages – Overtime                23,984 increase
      110-5400-420.21-00 Group Insurance Expense                     9,046 increase
      110-5400-420.21-02 Group Insurance Expense/HRA                 1,800 increase
      110-5400-420.22-00 FICA Tax Expense                            4,864 increase
      110-5400-420.23-00 Regular Retirement                          4,432 increase
      110-5400-420.26-08 Worker’s Compensation                       2,308 increase
      110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated                  86,027 increase

176 Information Technology Department
Code 110-5900-420.33-45 Contracted Services                          5,000 increase
       110-5900-420.60-61 Road Signs/Materials                       5,000 increase
       110-5901-420.43-16 Maint. & Repair Equipment                100,000 increase
       110-0000-356.90-03 Reimbursements/E911                      426,850 increase
       110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated                316,850 decrease

177 Emergency Telephone E-911 Fund
Code 240-5900-420.33-45 Contracted Services                        426,850 increase
      240-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated                 426,850 increase

179 Various Departments
Code 110-4300-410.25-10    Unemployment – Board of Elections            35 increase
      110-4400-410.25-10   Unemployment – Finance                   17,903 decrease
      110-4650-410.25-10   Unemployment – Transportation             5,069 increase
      110-4800-410.25-10   Unemployment – Register of Deeds          4,800 increase
      110-5100-420.25-10   Unemployment – Sheriff                    3,200 decrease
      110-5110-420.25-10   Unemployment – Communications            10,000 decrease
      110-5120-420.25-10   Unemployment – Jail                      29,245 increase
      110-5400-420.25-10   Unemployment – EMS                       10,488 decrease

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   179 Various Departments continued
         110-5401-420.25-10 Unemployment – EMS Transport                   15,000 decrease
         110-5500-420.25-10 Unemployment – Animal Control                   7,254 increase
         110-7300-465.25-10 Unemployment – Cooperative Extension              499 increase
         110-7500-441.25-10 Unemployment – Aging                              237 increase
         110-7600-441.25-10 Unemployment – Health                           7,328 increase
         110-7930-441.25-10 Unemployment – Restitution                      2,124 increase

   181 Public Utilities Department, PU 1003 Brightwater Infrastructure
   Code 575-9100-431.45-01 Construction                                    54,337 increase
         575-9100-431.45-80 Contingency                                    54,337 decrease

   182 Cooperative Extension
   Code 110-7300-465.35-52 Dare to Dream Leadership                  7,950 increase
         110-0000-353.73-21 Dare to Dream Leadership Prog. – Revenue 7,950 increase

   183 Public Utilities Department, PU0704 Ft Bragg W&WW
   Code 568-9100-431.33-48 American Water Op & Maint.                    2,277,182 increase
         568-9100-431.45-80 Contingency                                  2,277,182 decrease

3. Tax refunds, rebates and releases (Attachment 1)

4. Resolutions to add roads to state system (Attachment 2)

5. Cooperative Extension 4-H requested permission to apply for a Wal-Mart Local
   Community Contribution Grant in the amount of $1,000 to support the Girls Are Great
   program to be held in spring of 2012. No matching funds required. Girls Are Great is a
   program conducted by Cooperative Extension designed for girls ages 9 – 14 and their
   mothers or adult female guardians. The program discusses in a fun and friendly setting
   the special emotional and physical changes experienced by adolescent girls.

6. Cooperative Extension requested permission to accept $7,950 from Harnett County
   Joblink Workforce Development Investment Act Program (WIA) to provide leadership
   development training and workshops targeting 30 participants in the Joblink program.

7. County Engineer requested approval of increasing change order #5 in the amount of
   $54,336.49 for the Brightwater Science and Technology Campus Phase 1 Infrastructure
   project subject to EDA approval.

8. Public Utilities requested approval of the American Water Subcontract Agreement for
   Operation of Fort Bragg WWTP for 2012. American Water has operated Fort Bragg
   Wastewater Treatment Plant as a subcontractor to Harnett County Public Utilities since
   2007. This will be the final year of this contract as construction will be completed in
   2012 to allow all wastewater from Fort Bragg to be treated by HC DPU at the South
   Harnett Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The United States Government funds all
   expenses related to this subcontract agreement.

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   9. Sheriff Rollins requested approval of resolution to award service side arm Glock Model
      17C Serial Number KCS784 to Deputy Lieutenant Jesse Neighbors for one dollar upon
      his retirement. (Attachment 3)

   10. Sheriff Rollins requested approval of resolution to award service side arm Glock Model
       22 Serial Number CPT622 to Deputy Larry Smith for one dollar upon his retirement.
       (Attachment 4)

   11. Sheriff Rollins requested approval to register and place a seized 2006 Dodge Truck in the
       Sheriff’s Office vehicle inventory.

   12. Emergency Services requested acceptance of the interlocal agreement for debris removal
       for Town of Lillington with Harnett County and Unified Recovery - Group, LLC. The
       Town of Lillington wishes to enter into this interlocal agreement with the County in order
       to provide for the town’s participation under the County’s Debris Removal Agreement in
       the event of a disaster occurrence.

   13. Emergency Services requested acceptance of the interlocal agreement for debris removal
       for Harnett County Board of Education with Harnett County and Unified Recovery
       Group, LLC. Harnett County Board of Education wishes to enter into this interlocal
       agreement with the County in order to provide for the Board of Education’s participation
       under the County’s Debris Removal Agreement in the event of a disaster occurrence.

Chairman McNeill opened the floor for informal comments by the public, allowing up to 3
minutes for each presentation up to 30 minutes.

   -   Ed McCormick of Lillington presented a tribute to Cornelius Harnett, Pride of the Cape
       Fear, and requested approval for the displayed of three framed sketched of historical
       events involving Cornelius Harnett with a brief description of each to be displayed on the
       wall of the second floor of the Harnett County courthouse.

Commissioner Andrews moved to approve the request. Commissioner Burgin seconded the
motion which passed unanimously.

   -   Jimmy Johnson of Angier spoke on behalf of the Harnett Area Board of Realtors
       regarding the current sign ordinance stating the ordinance could be detrimental or
       harmful as directional and onsite signage is the most effective form of advertising for the
       real estate industry. Mr. Johnson also distributed a paper requesting clarification or
       review of several sections of the ordinance. Chairman McNeill directed the Planning
       staff to discuss these issues further with Mr. Johnson.
   -   Jim Thomas of Lillington spoke in support of the services provided by the Harnett
       County Library and the need to fully fund the library. He said cutting funding to the
       central library changes the quality of life for some citizens, especially senior citizens.



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   -   Cathy Clifton, Harnett County Library Director, requested an extension to keep the Coats
       and Anderson Creek Libraries open until the end of the fiscal year noting she had lapse
       salaries in her budget to do so. Commissioner Burgin requested the total amount of
       funding reductions from the library this fiscal year. Mrs. Clifton also read letters of
       support from Betsy McCormick and Virginia Moore, who could not be present.
   -   Anne McCormick of Lillington spoke in support of the Harnett County Library and
       asked the Board to consider restoring full funding.
   -   Lawrence Taylor of Cameron, and speaking on behalf of Friends of Public Library, asked
       commissioners to ensure no more cuts made to the budget of Harnett County Library.
   -   Betty Darrick of Bunnlevel spoke about the many services of the library and asked that
       everything possible be done to fund it.
   -   Jennifer Hodges of Lillington spoke in support of fully funding the Harnett County
       Library saying it is a needed resource for citizens. As a recent Campbell graduate, Ms
       Hodges said closure of the library on Fridays could mean the difference between
       someone getting a job interview or not.

Vice Chairman Hill moved to approve the appointments listed below. Commissioner Andrews
seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

       HARNETT COUNTY AIRPORT COMMITTEE
       Staff was asked to verify if Mr. Kenneth S. Murchison and Mr. Otis Butler were
       interested in continuing to serve on the Airport Committee as their 2011 attendance was
       less than 25% of meetings.

       HARNETT COUNTY PLANNING BOARD
       Curtis Bullion (nominated by Commissioner Andrews) was reappointed to serve on this
       board for a term of 3 years ending January 31, 2015.

       SOUTHEASTERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
       Commissioner Dan B. Andrews (nominated by Commissioner House) was reappointed to
       serve on this commission for a term of 4 years ending January 1, 2016.

       TOWN OF ANGIER
       Angie Ellington (nominated by Commissioner Andrews) was reappointed to serve on the
       Town of Angier Library Board for a term of 3 years ending December 31, 2014.

       Everett Blake (nominated by Commissioner Andrews) was reappointed to serve on the
       Town of Angier Planning Board as an Extraterritorial Jurisdiction member for a term of 2
       years ending December 31, 2013.




Barry Blevins, Airport Administrator, petitioned the Board to approve the proposed Harnett
Regional Jetport Fee Schedule. The fee schedule will provide structured user fees for parking,

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facility use, and for business operations on site. Staff researched various airports in this region
and found fee schedules are very common. The Airport Committee considered and
recommended approval of the following proposed fee schedule:

       Type                                           Fee
       FBO – Full Service                             Negotiated
       FBO/SASO – Aircraft Maintenance                $75 month or $900 per year
       FBO/SASO – Flight Training                     $75 month or $900 per year
       FBO/SASO – Aircraft Charter or Tax             $75 month or $900 per year
       FBO/SASO – Aircraft Rental                     $75 month or $900 per year
       FBO/SASO – Ground Services                     $75 month or $900 per year
                       (cleaning, servicing)
       Facility Fee                                   Not to exceed $25.00
       Fee assessed based upon service provided for commercial aviation
       Fee can be waived based upon other qualified purchases such as
       Fuel, aviation fuel/oil products, navigation aids and other KHRJ provided products
       Parking Fee Per Day                            $10.00
       Parking Fee Per Month                          $25.00
       After-Hours Call Out Service Fee - not to exceed $100
               Fee assessed based upon service provided and qualified purchases

Commissioner Burgin noted complaints about the fuel price at the airport. Mr. Blevins reported
that under the current contract the FBO (Bass Air Service) receives the profit from fuel sales at
the airport. Staff has discussed the need to be more competitive with Bass Air Service whose
contract ends in 2013.

Chairman McNeill called to order a public hearing on the matter and opened the meeting for
comments from the public.

Daniel Clark of Anderson Creek and also the President of Executive Flight Training, noted the
fees seemed reasonable and said they had no issues with the fees as proposed assuming fees were
collected fairly.

Seeing no one else move, Chairman McNeill closed the public hearing. Commissioner Andrews
moved to approve the proposed fee schedule. Commissioner Burgin seconded the motion which
passed unanimously.

Mr. Jerry Blanchard, Director of General Services, introduced Ms. Dionne White who had
recently been promoted to the Transit Service Manager position following Ralph Thurman’s
retirement.

Dionne White petitioned the Board for a public hearing regarding the Harnett Area Rural Transit
System’s proposed Harnett County Community Transportation Program Application to be
submitted to NC Department of Transportation.



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Ms. White reported the Community Transportation Program provides assistance to coordinate
existing transportation programs operating in Harnett County as well as provides transportation
options and services for the communities within this service area. These services are currently
provided using demand-response and subscription routes. Services rendered by center-aisle, lift-
equipped, minivans, and light transit vehicles. The total estimated amount of requested for the
period July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 is $334,534 with a local share of $44,038.

Chairman McNeill called to order a public hearing on the matter and opened the meeting for
comments from the public. Seeing no one move, Chairman McNeill closed the public hearing.

County Attorney Dwight Snow, petition the Board pursuant to Section 153A-158.2 of the N.C.
General Statutes, for a public hearing regarding Central Carolina Community College (CCCC)
Board of Trustees’ request to Harnett County to provide a Health Sciences Building to be located
at the Brightwater Science and Technology Campus for CCCC health science education training.

Chairman McNeill called to order a public hearing on the matter and opened the meeting for
comments from the public.

Bill Tyson, Provost of the Harnett County CCCC Campus, spoke in favor of this request and
project. Seeing no one else move, Chairman McNeill closed the public hearing.

Commissioner Burgin stated he supports this project and believes the building will be a great
asset to the county but he is against the county paying $800,000 for the land which includes a
turn lane.

Mr. Sauer presented the following report:
               November 2011 Public Health Activities Summary
               December 2011 Veterans Affairs Activities Report
               December 2011 Landfill Billing Report
               Internal Budget Amendments

It was the consensus of the Board to reschedule their January 17, 2012 special session to
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 9:00 am.

Mr. Snow gave the group an update on redistricting efforts noting the hope to receive
preclearance from the U.S. Department of Justice within the next few weeks. Mr. Snow also
requested approval to retain the services of Adam Mitchell of Tharrington Smith LLP, at the rate
of $250 an hour, to complete this process in Federal District Court following preclearance. Mr.
Snow also noted the lawsuit would have to be amended with a name change. Commissioner
Burgin moved to retain Adam Mitchell, Tharrington Smith LLP, to complete the redistricting
process. In Commissioner Burgin’s original motion but later removed, he requested an
agreement in the future that once Harnett County’s plan is precleared that it is automatically
accepted and that we try to remove ourselves from the lawsuit. Commissioner House seconded
the motion offering an amendment that the Harnett County Board of Education pay half of the
additional cost for these services. The motion passed unanimously.


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Commissioner House moved that the Board go in to closed session to discuss certain personnel
matters. This motion is made pursuant to N.C. General Statute Section 143-318.11(a)(6).
Vice Chairman Hill seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Vice Chairman Hill moved that the Board come out of closed session. Commissioner Andrews
seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Chairman McNeill called for any new business. Commissioner House questioned if information
pertaining to the Randy Roger’s recordings and Public Utilities investigation had been forwarded
to the US Attorney General as previously voted on by the Board. Staff was asked again to
forward this information to the US Attorney General.

Commissioner Burgin asked to discuss a potential budget allocation to S.A.F.E. at the next
special session as well as discussing library funding.

Commissioner Burgin moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 am. Vice Chairman Hill seconded
the motion which passed unanimously.


________________________________                    ____________________________________
Timothy B. McNeill, Chairman                        Margaret Regina Wheeler, Clerk




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