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					                 HARNETT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                                   Minutes of Regular Meeting
                                         May 18, 2009

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 18th, 2009,
in the Commissioners Meeting Room, County Administrative Building, 102 East Front Street,
Lillington, North Carolina.

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

Staff present:          Scott Sauer, County Manager
                        Wm. A. (Tony) Wilder, Assistant County Manager
                        Dwight W. Snow, County Attorney
                        Sylvia Blinson, Finance Officer
                        Kay S. Blanchard, Clerk to the Board
                        Gina Daniel, Assistant to County Manager

Chairman McNeill called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and Vice-Chairman Hill led the pledge
of allegiance and invocation.

Chairman McNeill called for additions and deletions to the published agenda. Commissioner
House move to allow Thomas Ellis and Elizabeth Crudup with Harnett Historical Association to
address the board for up to 7 minutes. The full Board of Commissioners approved this addition
as 6a. under Agenda Item 6. Appointments.

Vice-Chairman Hill moved to approve the agenda as amended. Commissioner House seconded
the motion and it was passed unanimously.

Commissioner House moved to approve consent agenda as published. Commissioner Burgin
seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved the following items on the consent
agenda:

       1. Minutes: Regular Meeting, May 4th, 2009

       2. Budget amendments:

                 363 Special Districts (Fund 242 – Special Districts)
                 Code 242-8008-420.82-20 Boone Trail – Delinquent              2,000 increase
                       242-8009-420.82-10 Buies Creek – Current               20,000 increase
                       242-0000-311.10-00 Current Taxes                       20,000 increase
                       242-0000-311.20-00 Delinquent Taxes                     2,000 increase




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364 Tax Collection Agency (Fund 722 – Tax Collection Agency)
Code 722-8026-419.82-01 Town of Angier – Current             75,000 increase
      722-0000-311.10-00 Current Taxes                       75,000 increase

365 Solid Waste (Fund 580 – Solid Waste)
Code 580-6600-461.74-71 Capital Outlay – Land                66,960 increase
       580-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated          66,960 increase

366 Jail (Fund 110 – General)
Code 110-5120-420.11-00 Salaries & Wages                    334,500 increase
       110-5120-420.21-00 Group Insurance Expense            63,613 increase
       110-5120-420.22-00 FICA Tax Expense                   20,983 increase
       110-5120-420.23-00 Regular Retirement                 16,423 increase
       110-5120-420.23-01 Supplemental Retirement             9,500 decrease
       110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated         426,019 increase

370 Boone Trail Elementary School Project (Fund 313 – “CPO706”)
Code 313-8300-480.45-22 Issuance Cost                      456,841 increase
      313-8300-480.45-80 Contingency                       456,841 decrease

373 Aging – Family Caregiver Support (Fund 110 – General)
Code 110-7501-441.32-11 Family Caregiver Support                100 increase
      110-0000-353.75-01 Contributions – Family Caregiver
                                  Support                       100 increase

375 Aging – Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (Fund 110 – General)
Code 110-7510-441.32-13 Special Projects                      1,450 increase
      110-0000-353.15-00 Contributions – RSVP                 1,450 increase

378 Worker’s Compensation (Fund 110 – General)
Code 270-4000-410.32-90 Worker’s Compensation               563,285 increase
      270-0000-389.30-00 Interfund Transfer                 507,791 increase
      270-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated           55,494 increase

380 Sheriff (Fund 110 – General)
Code 110-5100-420.12-00 Salaries & Wages – Part-time          3,000 increase
      110-5100-420.32-56 Crime Prevention                     1,000 decrease
      110-5100-420.43-16 Maintenance & Repair Equipment       1,000 decrease
      110-5100-420.43-21 Maintenance & Repair Auto            1,000 decrease

381 Interfund Transfer (Fund 110 – General)
Code 110-8701-490.90-22 Interfund Transfer – Worker’s
                                    Comp.                   500,000 increase
       110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated         500,000 increase




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       382 Cooperative Extension – Adolescent Parenting Program (Fund 110– General)
       Code 110-7319.465-11-00 Salaries & Wages                       2,826 increase
             110-7319-465.21-00 Group Insurance Expense                 556 increase
             110-7319-465.22-00 FICA Tax Expense                        216 increase
             110-7319-465.23-00 Regular Retirement                      138 increase
             110-7319-465.23-01 Supplemental Retirement                  57 increase
             110-7319-465.26-08 Workers Compensation                     42 increase
             110-0000-331.73-19 Adolescent Parenting Program          3,835 increase

       384 Airport Runway & Parallel Extension Project (Fund 377 – “CP0603”)
       Code 377-8306-465.45-01 Construction                         359,375 increase
              377-8306-465.45-33 Technical                          349,703 decrease
              377-8306-465.45-46 Preliminary Engineering              6,172 decrease
              377-8306-465.45-57 Miscellaneous Expense                3,500 decrease

3. Tax refunds and releases (Attachment 1)

4. Resolution to add Lee’s Place Drive to the state system (Attachment 2)

5. Resolution opposing the “Public Health Improvement Plan” as contained in Senate
   Bill 202. The Harnett County Board of Commissioners is opposed to Section 10.26
   of Senate Bill 202 or any other budget provision entitled Public Health Improvement
   Plan and stands opposed to any efforts to reform public health absent appropriate
   planning and input from local government officials and local public health
   professionals. (Attachment 3)

6. Resolution opposing Senate Bill 758 Transfer Secondary Roads to Counties. Harnett
   County opposes S.B. 758 and the transfer of secondary road responsibility to North
   Carolina counties and requests that Senator Blake, Representative Jimmy L. Love, Sr.
   and Representative David R. Lewis also oppose and take all action within their
   authority and power to ensure defeat of S.B. 758. (Attachment 4)

7. Resolution Authorizing Condemnation To Acquire Certain Real Property of Colan
   Randolph Collins and Wife, Allene B. Collins. (Attachment 5)

8. Utility Service Agreement between the County of Harnett and the Town of Linden.
   This is a renewal agreement for a term of five years. The Town of Linden has
   requested that the Harnett County Department of Public Utilities perform certain
   tasks for fees; including water supply, meter reading, new water tap installation
   service, twenty-four hour emergency repair service, water cut off and cut on service,
   operations and maintenance service for the chlorination system located at the meter
   facility and billing.

9. USDA Bond Resolution – South Central Water and Sewer District (Attachment 6)




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       10. Amended Memorandum of Understanding for cooperative, comprehensive and
           continuing transportation planning and the establishment of a rural transportation
           planning organization for the counties of Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson,
           comprising the Regional M Planning Area, and the Municipalities contained therein,
           excluding Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Spring Lake, and the North Carolina
           Department of Transportation

Informal Comments

       1. Dave Rogers, Johnson Road, Coats
          Mr. Rogers discussed taxes, tax revaluation and the county’s budget. He asked that
          any and all expenditures be immediately available to commissioners and that all
          moneys spent by the county to be chartable. Chairman McNeill told Mr. Rogers that
          records would be immediately available to him regarding Harnett Forward Together
          Committee and funds in their account.

       2. Dr. Harold Dixon, Coats
          Mr. Dixon discussed the revaluation and effects of the current economy. He both
          thanked the commissioners and challenged them to use last years tax values. Mr.
          Dixon thanked Kay Blanchard for her service and wished her well in her retirement.

Commissioner Andrews moved to appoint Margaret Regina “Gina” Daniel as Acting Clerk to the
Harnett County Board of Commissioners. Vice-Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it was
passed unanimously. Chairman McNeill administered the oath of office to Gina Daniel as she
was sworn in.

Thomas Ellis and Elizabeth Crudup, Harnett Historical Association, addressed the Board
regarding the Overhill’s Estate now owned by the military. Board was asked again to enter into
a memorandum of understanding with Harnett Historical Association to manage a proposed
project to move buildings onto property owned by the County. Mrs. Crudup spoke about the
importance of grass root efforts, preserving history in Harnett County and making sure we don’t
lose our culture as we move forward. Mrs. Crudup explained that staff at Fort Bragg was willing
to move several historical buildings as part of a training exercise to Harnett County property
prior to land transferal which would take place in June. Commissioner House informed Mrs.
Crudup that the Board was not ready to sign the requested MOU but he volunteered to meet with
Mrs. Crudup and others regarding this project.

Samantha Ficzko, Planner, presented a proposed zoning text amendment. Article VI, Zoning
Districts & Regulations, Section 11.0 Use & Structure Regulations. Addition: Swimming Pools:
A – H. The proposed amendment will update the Harnett County Zoning Ordinance to
correspond with the North Carolina Building Code regarding swimming pool regulations.
The Planning Board reviewed the request May 4, 2009 and unanimously recommends approval
of the proposed amendment. Chairman McNeill called to order a public hearing on the matter
and opened the meeting for comments from the public. Dave Rogers from Coats asked for
clarification regarding the text amendment. There being no further comments, Chairman



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McNeill closed the public hearing. Commissioner House moved to approve the zoning text
amendment as presented. Commissioner Burgin seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. (Attachment 7)

Samantha Ficzko, Planner, presented a proposed zoning text amendment. Article VI, Section
11.0 Use Types and Regulations – Update Article XVI Definitions – Additions. The proposed
amendments will add new uses to the Harnett County Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Board
reviewed the request May 4, 2009 and unanimously recommends approval of the proposed
amendment. Chairman McNeill called to order a public hearing on the matter and opened the
meeting for comments from the public. No comments were offered and Chairman McNeill
closed the public hearing. Commissioner Andrews moved to approve the zoning text
amendment as presented. Vice-Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
(Attachment 8)

Samantha Ficzko, Planner, presented proposed zoning changes regarding Michael N. Shaw,
Shaw Construction Co. Inc., From RA-20M to Commercial Zoning District, SR2048-Bethel
Baptist Road, .94 acres, Anderson Creek Township. The Planning Board reviewed the request
May 4, 2009 and unanimously recommends denial of the request based on several of the the
Small Scale Rezoning factors. Chairman McNeill called to order a public hearing on the matter
and opened the meeting for comments from the public. Mr. Michael N. Shaw spoke on his own
behalf, stating his business has been in existence for 18 years and prior to the storage facility
located nearby. Mr. Shaw said he currently employees 35 employees of which 11 are Harnett
County citizens. There being no further comments, Chairman McNeill closed the public hearing.

Chairman McNeill and Commissioner Andrews both said they know of the business and of the
Shaw family and believe the business very beneficial to the county, especially during such
economic times. Chairman McNeill moved to approve the zoning changes citing the impact is
reasonable and benefits of the rezoning outweigh any potential inconvenience, the request in
zoning district is compatible with the existing land uses around it and the proposal does enhance
and maintain the public, health, safety and general welfare. Chairman McNeill said that the
request for this small scale rezoning is reasonable and the first, he believes, of many businesses
in that area to be rezoned commercial which was echoed by Commissioner House.
Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Samantha Ficzko, Planner, presented proposed zoning changes regarding John & Martha Sauls
and Frank & Leslie Oldham, From RA-20R to Commercial Zoning District, SR1113-Hwy 87,
9.0 Acres, Barbecue Township. The Planning Board reviewed the request May 4, 2009 and
recommends approval with a unanimous vote based on favorable findings. Chairman McNeill
called to order a public hearing on the matter and opened the meeting for comments from the
public. Mr. John Sauls spoke on his own behalf. There being no further comments, Chairman
McNeill closed the public hearing. Vice-Chairman Hill moved to approve the proposed zoning
changes. Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously

The Board adopted a resolution honoring Kay S. Blanchard, Clerk to the Board. Mrs. Blanchard
will be retiring at the end of May after 28 years of service to the county. The Resolution was
read and presented to Mrs. Blanchard who was also presented a letter from Congressman Bob
Etheridge. (Attachment 9)



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Mrs. Blanchard addressed the Board of Commissioners and the audience which included many
family and friends. Mrs. Blanchard reminisced over the past 28 years of service and thanked the
commissioners, her family, friends and co-workers.

County Manager Scott Sauer presented the Health Department Activities Summary. Mr. Sauer
also updated the commissioners on efforts regarding the county’s health benefit package. The
Commissioners asked for more details to be provided to them prior to the meeting the following
night.

Commissioner Andrews moved to recess this meeting until 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2009
at Nonna’s Restaurant, 11 West Front Street, Lillington, NC. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner House and the board recessed at 8:08 pm.




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