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WAYNE COUNTY

      The Wayne County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday,
September 1, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Wayne County
Courthouse Annex, Goldsboro, North Carolina.

       Members present: Roland M. Gray, Chairman; Wilbur E. Anderson; John M. Bell; J. D.
Evans; Steve Keen and Sandra R. McCullen.

       Members absent: C. Munroe Best, Jr., Vice-Chairman.

Work Session

     During the scheduled briefing and prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of
Commissioners held a work session to discuss the items of business on the agenda.

Invocation

       Commissioner J. D. Evans gave the invocation.

        The Board of Commissioners and staff expressed their deepest sympathy to the family
and friends of Brandy Moody, a Public Health Nurse with the Wayne County Health
Department.

Pledge of Allegiance

        Chairman Roland M. Gray led the Board of Commissioners in the Pledge of Allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America.

Approval of Minutes

       Upon motion of Commissioner John M. Bell, the Board of Commissioners unanimously
approved the minutes of the regular session of the Board of Commissioners on August 18, 2009.

Discussion/Adjustment of Agenda

       Chairman Roland M. Gray adjusted the agenda by adding Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Recovery Month Proclamation to New Business and by adding Health-Bioterrorism
Preparedness Program and Sheriff’s Office (2) budget amendments to the Consent Agenda.

Special Recognition

       The Board of Commissioners recognized the Wayne County Finance Office for receiving
the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive
annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. The Certificate of Achievement
for Excellence in Financial Reporting is presented by the Government Finance Officers
Association of the United States and Canada to government units and public employee
retirement systems whose comprehensive annual financial reports achieve the highest standards
in government accounting and financial reporting.

        County Manager W. Lee Smith, III congratulated the Board of Commissioners on being
one of the four counties in North Carolina with over 351 hours of leadership development and
education training in fiscal year 2008-2009.

Upcoming Appointments

        The Appointment Committee announced the following person was under consideration
for reappointment:
     Wayne County Transportation Committee – Dean Gurley
Appointment – Wayne County Latino Council

        Upon motion of Commissioner Wilbur E. Anderson, the Board of Commissioners
unanimously reappointed Genell Nava and James Roosen to the Wayne County Latino Council
and appointed Sheriff Carey A. Winders to the Wayne County Latino Council. Mrs. Nava’s term
will expire on September 18, 2012. Mr. Roosen’s term will expire on September 4, 2012.
Sheriff Winders’ term will expire on August 31, 2012.

Appointment – Wayne County Planning Board

      Upon motion of Commissioner Wilbur E. Anderson, the Board of Commissioners
unanimously reappointed Jo Ann Summerlin to the Wayne County Planning Board. Mrs.
Summerlin’s term will expire on August 14, 2012.

Board of Commissioners Comments

        Commissioner Sandra R. McCullen stated the Board of Health is providing public
awareness of the H1N1 virus, which is expected to be a major health issue. The Board of Health
is preparing for the smoking ban in restaurants and bars beginning January 2010.

       Commissioner J.D. Evans stated he attended the North Carolina Association of County
Commissioners annual conference last week and looked for ideas to improve Wayne County.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so
constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them. Sustainability initiatives
may include solid waste audits, green fleet, small initiatives, LEED certification, mentoring,
green purchasing, 4-day work week, and a financial sustainability plan.

        Commissioner John M. Bell stated Eastpointe is in good financial shape. Unknown cuts
by the state are anticipated in the future.

Public Hearing – Request from Young’s Auto Salvage to Rezone a Tract in Brogden
Township from Residential-Agriculture 20 to Heavy Industry

        At 9:19 a.m., the Board of Commissioners held a public hearing to receive comments on
a request from Young’s Auto Salvage to rezone an approximate 11.98 acre tract in Brogden
Township from Residential-Agriculture 20 to Heavy Industry. The property is located on the
west side of US Highway 117 South Alternate, approximately 3,500 feet north of O’Berry Road.
The current use of the property is vacant land and woodland. The property is bordered on the
north by a salvage yard, on the east and south by vacant land and on the west by woodland.
Access to the property is through the existing salvage yard. The parcel number is
022585515109. A map of the property is attached hereto as Attachment A.

       The applicant is requesting the change in zoning to allow the expansion of the existing
salvage yard. He anticipates having to hire three additional employees when the expansion is
complete. The current zoning allows single family dwellings, mobile homes, churches and
schools. The proposed zoning would allow multiple industrial uses including heavy
manufacturing, cotton gins, feed mills, fertilizer plants and meat processing plants. Salvage
yards may be allowed upon the issuance of a Special Use Permit.

       Ray Best, Jr. spoke against the request by Young’s Auto Salvage to rezone a tract in
Brogden Township from Residential-Agriculture 20 to Heavy Industry. He stated his property
value would decrease. He would be unable to develop his property as a strip mall. The
machinery at the salvage yard makes loud noises, which can be heard at the post office. The
mining operation could be filled in, rather than adding additional property for the salvage yard
operation.

        Jeanette Perry spoke against the request by Young’s Auto Salvage to rezone a tract in
Brogden Township from Residential-Agriculture 20 to Heavy Industry. She stated Young’s
Salvage is not in compliance with the ordinance, which is not being enforced. Her property
should be protected from fire and robbery. Jeanette Perry stated she did not object to the salvage
yard’s operation, but objected to her treatment. Ricky Young installed a fence around her
property. Vehicles are stacked above the six foot fence.
       Johnnie Perry, Jr. spoke against the request by Young’s Auto Salvage to rezone a tract in
Brogden Township from Residential-Agriculture 20 to Heavy Industry. He stated Young’s Auto
Salvage was the largest of its kind in North Carolina. The mining operation on the Young
property operates with heavy trucks.

        Steve Wiggins, Manager of Young’s Auto Salvage, stated fences were installed to
conceal the salvage from the road. There is a used car lot in the front of the property. Vehicles
are stored in a holding area elsewhere on the property until they are ready for sale. The loaders
used in the operation are required by law to have a backup noise. The rezoning request would
allow for expansion of the operation, which would add jobs.

        Ricky Young, owner of Young’s Auto Salvage, stated the auto salvage business is a
highly regulated industry. He was proud of the clean yard and was in compliance with every
known law. He encouraged the Board of Commissioners to visit the property. He stressed to his
employees that the neighbors should be treated well. He installed fences to protect his property.

      Tom Drew spoke in favor of the request by Young’s Auto Salvage to rezone a tract in
Brogden Township from Residential-Agriculture 20 to Heavy Industry.

       At 9:34 a.m., Chairman Roland M. Gray adjourned the public hearing.

Board of Commissioners Comments

         Commissioner Wilbur E. Anderson stated the membership of the Defense/Aerospace
Advisory Committee of North Carolina's Eastern Region will include North Carolina's Eastern
Region board members, industry representatives, academia, government officials and other
business associates with relevant interests. A workforce must be developed in North Carolina's
Eastern Region, which is continually prepared to meet industry demands in order to satisfy the
needs of existing companies or to attract new companies and keep them competitive. Networks
must be developed to promote collaboration among government, industry, and academia so as to
facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise needed to foster the growth of this industry in
North Carolina's Eastern Region. The committee will address the development of infrastructure,
strategies for entrepreneurship, business incentives, and access to capital in order to expand the
supply chain and create a business climate conducive to the development of the industry. Wayne
County will be very involved on this committee. Commissioner Wilbur E. Anderson stated he
attended the citizens informational workshop for the proposed widening of US Highway 13 from
SR 1560 (Royall Avenue) to north of SR 1003 (New Hope Road)

       Commissioner Sandra R. McCullen stated North Carolina is a member of the Military
Compact. The School of Engineering in the Wayne County Public Schools is growing its own
through its curriculum. She attended the citizens informational workshop for the proposed
widening of US Highway 13 from SR 1560 (Royall Avenue) to north of SR 1003 (New Hope
Road). The widening project is scheduled to begin this winter.

Solid Waste Presentation

       Solid Waste Director Tim Rogers stated improvements have been made at the landfill and
convenience centers. The white goods area at the landfill has been expanded to include two
boxes for household waste and two boxes for construction and demolition debris. The ramps at
the convenience centers have been widened by four feet for more ease in disposing of waste in
the boxes. Metal cable has also been added on both sides of the ramp. A new outbound scale
has been installed for a more accurate weight of vehicles leaving the landfill. All of the
improvements at the landfill and convenience centers have benefited the public.

        Code Enforcement Officer/Recycling Coordinator Jeff Sparrow reviewed the history of
the disposal bans at landfills in North Carolina. In 1989 Senate Bill 111 banned lead acid
batteries, used oil, tires, yard waste and white goods. Senate Bill 59 further banned aluminum
cans and antifreeze from landfills. House Bill 1518 required certain ABC permit holders to
recycle beverage containers and included a disposal ban on these containers effective January 1,
2008. Effective October 1, 2009 House Bill 1465 banned the disposal of wooden pallets, oil
filters, oyster shells (the oyster shell ban was later accelerated to January 1, 2007), and rigid
plastic containers (bottles). Wooden pallets disposed in the construction and demolition landfills
are exempt from the ban; however, only construction and demolition waste can enter
construction and demolition landfills. The plastic bottle ban excluded motor oils and pesticide
bottles. In 2008 House Bill 81 banned televisions and computers from the landfill effective
January 1, 2011.

         Code Enforcement Officer/Recycling Coordinator Jeff Sparrow stated the demand on
plastic bottles is rising worldwide. There are a broad range of product applications for plastic
bottles. The United States is competing with China for the plastic bottle supply. The long-term
rise in petroleum and natural gas costs will keep increasing reliance on post-consumer resin. The
southeastern United States has numerous plastic bottle processing facilities. The United States is
only utilizing 69% of its HDPE reclamation capacity. North Carolina generates 288 million
pounds of plastic bottles and has a recovery rate of 16% through local programs. The North
Carolina General Assembly is paying attention more and more to the commodity aspect of bans.
Markets and capacity will help the state attain its waste reduction goals. The creation of jobs and
businesses from material recovery is becoming paramount. Everyone needs to be aware of the
plastic bottle ban.

        Code Enforcement Officer/Recycling Coordinator Jeff Sparrow stated Wayne County
will continue to separate #1 plastic due to higher market prices. Wayne County will comingle
#2-7 plastics. Wayne County will take rigid plastics only. Wayne County will not take plastic
grocery bags, motor oil or pesticide containers. Pesticide containers can be disposed of at
designated locations.

       In response to Commissioner Steve Keen’s question, Solid Waste Director Tim Rogers
stated Wayne County is serious about enforcement of the Solid Waste Ordinance. Code
Enforcement Officer/Recycling Coordinator Jeff Sparrow investigates illegal dumping. He
reminded citizens white goods may be disposed at the landfill without a charge.

         Commission Steve Keen suggested directional traffic signs at the convenience center
ramps.

       In response to Commissioner Sandra R. McCullen’s question, Solid Waste Director Tim
Rogers stated he was working on an organic waste program.

Sickle Cell Awareness Month Proclamation

       Upon motion of Commissioner J. D. Evans, the Board of Commissioners unanimously
proclaimed the month of September 2009 as Sickle Cell Awareness Month in Wayne County,
attached hereto as Attachment B.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Proclamation

       Upon motion of Commissioner John M. Bell, the Board of Commissioners unanimously
proclaimed the month of September 2009 as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in
Wayne County, attached hereto as Attachment C.

Consent Agenda

      Upon motion of Commissioner Sandra R. McCullen, the Board of Commissioners
unanimously approved and authorized the following items under the consent agenda:
   1. Goldsboro-Wayne Airport fuel and hangar rate structure as of October 1, 2009, attached
      hereto as Attachment D
   2. Budget amendments
          a. Highway 70 Corridor
          b. Community Development Block Grant
          c. County Capital Projects
          d. Goldsboro-Wayne Airport
          e. Economic Development
          f. Health-Bioterrorism Preparedness Program
           g. Sheriff’s Office
           h. Sheriff’s Office

Board of Commissioners’ Comments

       Commissioner Steve Keen invited everyone to attend the Wayne County Planning Board
meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Commissioners Meeting Room to give comments on proposed
amendments to the Wayne County Subdivision Ordinance.

        Chairman Roland M. Gray stated he appointed Planning Board members Malcolm David
Quick and Hattie Frederick to serve on the committee to study An Ordinance for the
Establishment of a Planning Board for Wayne County. The committee has not met at this time.

        Commissioner Steve Keen moved to instruct the County Attorney to draft a code of
ethics in accordance with House Bill 1452 and present it to the Board of Commissioners by
March 1, 2010.
        Voting “Aye”: Steve Keen.
        Voting “Nay”: Wilbur E. Anderson, John M. Bell, J. D. Evans, Roland M. Gray and
Sandra R. McCullen.
        The motion failed.

       Commissioner Steve Keen requested his mail on the county website go directly to his
personal email address.

       Commissioner Sandra R. McCullen stated a mentor/tutor orientation for local
government volunteers would be held on September 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at Dillard Middle
School. The mentor/tutor training will be held on September 10, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at Brogden
Middle School.

Public Comments

        Malcom David Quick stated car wash businesses get customers depositing plastic drink
bottles in the trash containers. He had separate containers for recyclables, but they were not
used. He did not know how to prevent plastic bottles from going into the landfill.

        Tom Drew requested the Board of Commissioners remove the metal embellishments
from the brick walls in front of the Jeffreys Building. He stated he wrote an essay about being a
page at the North Carolina General Assembly to better understand state government. He stated
he was concerned about democracy.

Tour of Jeffreys Building

       The Board of Commissioners toured the Jeffreys Building following its regularly
scheduled business meeting.

Board of Commissioners' Information

       The Board of Commissioners was advised of the following personnel changes:
        1. Emergency Medical Services
           Name of Employee – Thomas Lewis
           Date of Employment – August 31, 2009
           Classification – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Part-time
           Salary – $11.63 per hour
        2. Social Services
           Name of Employee – Lori Brantley
           Date of Employment – August 17, 2009
           Classification – Processing Assistant III, Full-time
           Salary – $20,200 per year
  3. Social Services
     Name of Employee – Dorothy Poole
     Date of Employment – August 31, 2009
     Classification – Social Worker II (work against Social Worker IAT), Full-time
     Salary – $32,903 per year
  4. Social Services
     Name of Employee – Mary Brown
     Date of Employment – August 24, 2009
     Classification – Income Maintenance Caseworker II, Full-time
     Salary – $28,440 per year
  5. 4-H
     Name of Employee – Karrie Leigh Johnson
     Date of Employment – August 20, 2009
     Classification – 4-H After School Staff, Part-time
     Salary - $9.00 per hour
  6. 4-H
     Name of Employee – Megan Bartlett
     Date of Employment – August 20, 2009
     Classification – 4-H After School Staff, Part-time
     Salary – $8.00 per hour
 7. Sheriff
     Name of Employee – Travis James Cox
     Date of Employment – August 31, 2009
     Classification – Special Deputy, Part-time
     Salary – $10.64 per hour
 8. Services on Aging
     Name of Employee – Amy Leigh Albaugh
     Date of Employment – August 18, 2009
     Classification – Certified Nursing Assistant, Part-time
     Salary – $8.18 per hour
 9. Social Services
     Name of Employee – Sylester Henderson
     Date of Employment – August 31, 2009
     Classification – Social Worker III, Full-time
     Salary – $41,043 per year
10. Planning
     Name of Employee – Malcolm David Quick
     Date of Employment – July 1, 2009
     Classification – Planning Board Member, Part-time
     Salary – $20.00 per meeting
11. Detention
     Name of Employee – Tanya Denise Bryant
     Date of Employment – September 1, 2009
     Classification – Detention Officer II, Full-time
     Salary – $27,780 per year
12. Services on Aging
     Name of Employee – Erica Medford
     Date of Employment – August 24, 2009
     Classification – Pharmacist, Part-time
     Salary – $40.00 per hour

				
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