HARNETT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Minutes of Regular Meeting February 19, 2007 The Harnett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 19, 2007, in the County 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 Kay S. Blanchard, Clerk to the Board Chairman Byrd called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. and Commissioner House led the pledge of allegiance and prayer. Vice Chairman Hill moved to approve the agenda as published with the addition to the regular agenda, consideration to apply for a grant from the Department of Labor “Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development-WIRED”. 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, February 5, 2007 2. Budget amendments: 255 Fort Bragg NTA Housing Project (Fund 561-“PU0601”) Code 561-9100-431.45-45 Construction-Billings & Garrett 71,746. increase 561-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 71,746. decrease 257 Harnett Criminal Justice Partnership Project (Fund 110-General) Code 110-0000-334.51-02 Harnett CJPP 7,376. increase 110-5102-420.58-01 Training & Meetings 400. increase 110-5102-420.58-14 Travel 500. increase 110-5102-420.60-33 Materials & Supplies 6,476. increase 259 One-On-One (Fund 110-General) Code 110-0000-353.09-00 Contri. & Donations/One-on-One 220. increase 110-7931-441.55-12 Printing & Binding 220. increase 260 Revenues (Fund 110-General) Code 110-0000-334.83-02 Industrial Park 13,212. increase 110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated 13,212. decrease 261 Fort Bragg Water & Wastewater Project (Fund 568-“PU0704”) Code 568-9100-431.45-47 Transition Cost 30,000. increase 568-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 30,000. decrease 262 Revenues (Fund 110-General) Code 110-0000-331.82-01 Senior Citizen Outreach 840. increase 110-0000-331.82-02 Senior Citizen Operation 6,778. increase 110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated 7,618. decrease 265 COPS 2002 Capital Project (Fund 311-“CP0202”) Code 311-0000-361.50-00 Interest on Investments 55,000. increase 311-8311-410.90-10 Interfund Transfer-Gen. Fund 55,000. increase 266 Transportation Facility Design Project (Fund 312-“CP0306”) Code 312-8300-410.60-57 Miscellaneous Expense 2,500. increase 312-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 2,500. increase 267 Law Enforce. Expansion & Detention Facility Project (Fund 313-“CP0401”) Code 313-8300-410.45-80 Contingency 14,680. increase 313-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 14,680. increase 268 Airport Runway Preliminary Construction Project (Fund 366-“CP0304”) Code 366-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 11,681. increase 366-8360-465.45-80 Contingency 11,681. increase 269 Airport Old Stage Road Project (Fund 367-“CP0305”) Code 367-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 9,552. increase 367-0000-314.50-00 Sales Tax Refund 600. increase 367-8360-465.45-80 Contingency 10,152. increase 270 Airport Runway & Taxi Extension Project (Fund 368-“CP0307”) Code 368-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 3,500. increase 368-8360-465.45-80 Contingency 3,500. increase 271 Lockhart/Shawtown Community Dev. Capital Project (Fund 369-“CP0404”) Code 369-8369-465.85-05 Rehabilitation 1,503. increase 369-0000-314.50-00 Sales Tax Refunds 1,503. increase 272 Agri. Center/Animal Control Capital Project (Fund 370-“CP0501”) Code 370-8301-465.90-26 Interfd. Trans.-Admin. Renovation 24,500. increase 370-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 24,500. increase 273 Airport Site Prep II Capital Project (Fund 372-“CP0503”) Code 372-8360-465.45-67 Inspection & Quality Assurance 4,307. increase 372-8360-465.45-89 Contingency 3,893. increase 372-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 8,200. increase 274 Dunn/Erwin Trail Capital Project (Fund 376-“CP0602”) Code 376-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 2,500. increase 376-8306-465.45-80 Contingency 2,500. increase 275 Airport Runway & Parallel Ext. Capital Project (Fund 377-“CP0603”) Code 377-8306-465.45-80 Contingency 1,400. increase 377-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 1,400. increase 276 Finance Renovations Capital Project (Fund 378-“CP0604”) Code 378-0000-314.50-00 Sales Tax Refund 1,851. increase 378-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 1,731. increase 378-8300-310.45-33 Materials & Supplies 3,582. increase 277 Administrative Renovations Capital Project (Fund 380-“CP0703”) Code 380-8300-410.45-33 Materials & Supplies 100. increase 380-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 100. increase 278 Human Resources/Veterans Renov. Capital Project (Fund 382-“CP0701”) Code 382-8300-410.45-30 Technical 3,630. increase 382-8300-410.45-33 Materials & Supplies 3,418. increase 382-0000-314.30-00 Sales Tax 3,369. increase 382-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 9. increase 382-0000-389.14-00 Interfund Transfer-Capital Projects 3,670. increase 279 Harnett/Fuquay Wastewater Project (Fund 551-“PU012B”) Code 551-0000-314.50-00 Sales Tax Refund 215,000. increase 551-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments-Centura 34,901. increase 551-0000-361.40-00 Interest on Investments-Wachovia 7,412. increase 551-9100-431.45-70 Interest During Construction 257,313. increase 280 Titan Wastewater Extension Project (Fund 554-“PU021B”) Code 554-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 8,000. increase 554-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 7,000. increase 554-0000-314.50-00 Sales Tax Refund 1,000. increase 281 Raw Water Intake Upgrade Project (Fund 557-PU0401”) Code 557-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 6,009. increase 557-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 6,009. increase 282 Carolina Lakes Sprayfield Extension Project (Fund 560-“PU0501”) Code 560-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 500. increase 560-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 500. increase 283 Fort Bragg NTA Housing Water & WW Ext. Project (Fund 561-“PU0601”) Code 561-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments-Centura 3,300. increase 561-0000-314.50-00 Sales Tax Refunds 50,000. increase 561-0000-361.40-00 Interest on Investments/Wachovia 28,000. increase 561-9100-431.45-70 Interest During Construction 81,300. increase 284 Public Utilities Davis Tract Project (Fund 562-“PU0602”) Code 562-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 300. increase 562-0000-361.70-01 Interest on Investments-Centura 400. increase 562-9100-431.45-70 Interest During Construction 700. increase 285 Public Utilities McKoy Town Road Project (Fund 563-“PU0603”) Code 563-9100-431.60-57 Miscellaneous Expense 1,800. increase 563-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 1,800. increase 286 Lafayette School/Hwy 421 Sewer Ext. Project (Fund 565-“PU0701”) Code 565-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 16,700. decrease 565-9100-431.45-70 Interest During Construction 25,500. increase 565-9100-361.10-00 Interest on Investments/Centura 1,800. increase 565-0000-361.40-00 Interest on Invest./Wachovia 7,000. increase 565-0000-370.82-02 Revenue Bonds 1,010,089. decrease 565-0000-370.10-00 Loan Proceeds 1,010,089. increase 287 Chatham County Transmission Project (Fund 566-“PU0702”) Code 566-9100-431.45-70 Interest During Construction 9,000. increase 566-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 9,000. increase 288 East Central Water Improvements Project (Fund 567-“PU0703”) Code 567-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 98,625. decrease 567-9100-431.45-70 Interest During Construction 99,433. increase 567-0000-361.10-00 Interest on Investments 808. increase 289 Fort Bragg Water Supply & WW Treatment Project (Fund 568-“PU0704”) Code 568-0000-314.50-00 Sales Tax Refund 800. increase 568-9100-431.45-80 Contingency 800. increase 291 South Central Wastewater Project (Fund 553-“PU014B”) Code 553-0000-361.10-00 Centura-Interest on Investments 5,000. increase 553-0000-361.40-00 Wachovia-Interest on Investments 44,584. increase 553-0000-389.50-00 Interfund Transfer-HCDPU 50,000. increase 553-9100-431.45-70 Interest During Construction 99,584. increase 292 Public Utilities (Fund 531-HCDPU) Code 531-9000-431.90-60 Interfund Transfer-SC WW Proj. 50,000. increase 531-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated 50,000. increase 293 Gang Specialist Project Grant (Fund 110-General) Code 110-0000-399.00-00 Fund Balance Appropriated 5,551. increase 110-0000-334.51-08 Gang Project Specialist Grant 16,652. increase 110-5108-420.11-00 Salaries & Wages 16,873. increase 110-5108-420.21-00 Group Insurance Expense 2,149. increase 110-5108-420.22-00 FICA Tax Expense 1,276. increase 110-5108-420.23-02 LEO Regular Retirement 807. increase 110-5108-420.23-05 LEO Supplemental Retirement 844. increase 110-5108-420.26-08 Worker’s Compensation 254. increase 295 Fort Bragg NTA Housing Project (Fund 561-“PU0601”) Code 561-9100-431.45-50 Odell A. Smith Properties 183,552. increase 561-0000-353.90-02 Ft. Bragg Communities 183,552. increase 3. Tax refunds (Attachment 1) 4. Write-offs of delinquent Emergency Medical Services accounts for the month of January, 2007, in the total amount of $34,211.02. 5. Increasing change order for Temple Grading & Construction Company for the Harnett/Fuquay Wastewater project in the amount of $104,450. This increase is due to delays and specific work procedures required by the contractor to negotiate a 3-inch gas line crossing. The increase will be paid out of the project contingency fund. 6. Increasing change order for T.A. Loving Company for the Harnett/Fuquay Wastewater Project in the amount of $3,100,732.82. This increase is for additional capacity upgrades and various modifications made to the North Harnett Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to facilitate the inclusion of Angier into the regional partnership. The facility also had to be enlarged to assume the flow from the Erwin facility which is scheduled to be shut down in FY 2008-09. The Town of Angier will pay approximately $2,1 million for this upgrade with the Harnett County Department of Public Utilities paying for the balance. 7. Increasing change order for Billings & Garrett, Inc. contract for the Fort Bragg Housing Northern Training Area (NTA) Project in the amount of $71,745.63. This change order reflects additional construction costs due the contractor because of construction delays associated with the wastewater forcemain construction on this project. Most of the delays derived from environmental permitting problems with the route of the forcemain on federal property. The increase will be paid from the project’s contingency funds. 8. Construction Agreement (WBS41086) between the County and NC Department of Transportation for NC DOT to provide $400,000.00 to grade, drain, base and pave approximately 3800 linear feet on Butler Farm Road in Western Harnett Industrial Park. Bidding, construction, reporting and acceptance of road into the state system will be managed by Volkert and Associates, Inc., who has been selected through a competitive bid process as the consulting engineers. 9. Resolution authorizing grant application from Harnett County Department of Public Utilities to the Clean Water Management Trust Fund for the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Project (Attachment 2) During the informal comment period, Don Stinson, 110 Melody Lane and Gary Ross, 1148 Melody Lane, Cameron, expressed concerns regarding issues associated with Forest Ridge Subdivision. Mary B. Johnson, Buies Creek, requested clarification regarding Fort Bragg’s input associated with development in Harnett County. Commissioner Andrews moved for the appointments listed below. Commissioner McNeill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee Golda Bailey for a 3-year term to expire 2/28/10 nominated by Chairman Byrd Historic Properties Commission Elizabeth Crudup for a 2-year term to expire 1/31/09 nominated by Commissioner House Averasboro Township Tourism Development Authority Commissioner Gary House to serve ex officio Nominated by Chairman Byrd Harnett county Airport Committee Commissioner Gary House to serve ex officio nominated by Chairman Byrd Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action Board of Directors Ursela McLean re-appointed for a 2-year term to expire 2/28/09 nominated by Vice Chairman Hill Harnett County Board of Adjustment Kenneth Shaw re-appointed as an alternate member Rick L. Foster re-appointed as a regular member Both terms are for 3 years to expire 3/31/10 nominated by Commissioner McNeill Sheriff Larry Rollins noted that the Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from the Governor’s Crime Commission. The grant funds will be used to fund a Gang Specialist position. The grant will fund 75% of the personnel costs for two years. Harnett County will receive $75,661.55 from the state and the County match will be $25,220.52 over two years. Commissioner McNeill moved to authorize acceptance of the grant funds and to create a new detective position, pay grade 69. Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Christi Barthelme, Planner, presented a zoning change request: landowner – Chris & Greg Cameron; applicant – Jeff Beal, from RA-20R to Commercial Zoning District, 18.6 acres, Hwy. 27 W, Barbecue Township. The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request based on favorable finds of facts A-E as stated in the Harnett County Zoning Ordinance. Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing regarding the requested zoning change and opened the meeting for comments from the public. No comments were offered and Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing. Commissioner McNeill moved to approve the zoning change for Chris & Greg Cameron as presented. Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Christi Barthelme, Planner, presented a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance: Article X, Section 1.4, 8.1, B, J & K, 9.0, 9.1, 12. The purpose for the proposed text amendment is to delete patio homes from being identified as a Specialized Residential Use within Planned Unit Developments, Setback Requirements and Zero Lot Lines. The patio home regulations have been used in subdivision design to increase the density in a development. That is not the intent of this regulation and therefore staff recommends revising language pertaining to patio homes. The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request. Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing and opened the meeting for comments from the public. Garry Ross, 1148 Melody Lane, requested that the Planned Unit Developments that have been approved but not yet built be stopped. There being no further comments, Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing. Commissioner Andrews moved to adopt a resolution approving the Zoning Ordinance text amendment as presented. Vice Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. (Attachment 3) Christi Barthelme, Planner, presented a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance: Article XVI Definitions. The purpose of the proposed text amendment is to identify certain language for clarity of interpretation of context by including definitions found in Moskowitz, Harvey S. and Carl G. Lindbloom - The Latest Illustrated Book of Development Definitions, New Expanded Edition. The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request. 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 McNeill moved to adopt a resolution approving the Zoning Ordinance text amendment as presented. Commissioner House seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. (Attachment 4) Christi Barthelme, Planner, presented a proposed text amendment to the Subdivision Ordinance: Article V. Sections 5.2.1, 5.2.5, 5.2.10. The purpose of the proposed text amendment is to improve the safety and quality of residential development in Harnett County by allowing additional points of ingress and egress. This would allow more access for emergency services as well as provide increased connectivity between developments. The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the amendment. Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing and opened the meeting for comments from the public. Mariann Stinson, 110 Melody Lane, Cameron, and Vincent Schimmoller, 758 Carolina Way, Carolina Lakes, expressed concerns with how the amendment might relate to their neighborhoods and communities. There being no further comments, Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing. Commissioner McNeill moved to adopt a resolution approving the Subdivision Ordinance text amendment as presented. Commissioner House seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. (Attachment 5) Christi Barthelme, Planner, presented a proposed text amendment to the Subdivision Ordinance: Article I, Sections 1.5 & 2.2. The purpose of the proposed text amendment is to remove the “Division of Heirs” clause which is not longer permitted in Harnett County due to special legislation. The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the amendment. Chairman Byrd called to order a public hearing and opened the meeting for comments from the public. Mary B. Johnson, Buies Creek, asked the Board to postpone consideration of the proposed text amendment. There being no further comments, Chairman Byrd closed the public hearing. Commissioner McNeill moved to adopt a resolution approving the Subdivision Ordinance text amendment as presented. Vice Chairman Hill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. (Attachment 6) Commissioner McNeill moved to authorize submission of a proposed grant application for the Department of Labor “Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development – WIRED” and to fund up to $11,000 to hire a firm to prepare a competitive application. Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. This round of WIRED is a $65 Million program and regions selected for these grants will receive $5 Million over a three year period to help transform their economies. This is related to the Base Relocation and Closing (BRAC). Departmental reports were filed with the Board from the Health Department, Sheriff’s Department, Planning Department and Finance Office. (Attachment 7) Mr. Emory presented a request from Planning Services for authorization to apply for 2007-2008 NC DENR Adopt-A-Trail grant in the amount of $5,000. Grant monies will be used in conjunction with Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail Authority to repair identified erosion control measures on the rail trail. No matching funds would be required. Vice Chairman Hill moved to authorize submission of the application. Commissioner Andrews seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Mr. Emory presented proposed Amendment #2 to The Wooten Company engineering services contract dated December 6, 2004, for the Lockhart/Shawtown CDBG project. The additional engineering services is required for the design of additional utilities improvements not included in the original scope of services. Compensation for the increased scope of work: Construction Administration (Lump Sum) $2,750.00; and Construction Observation (Per Diem) $2,381.22. Vice Chairman Hill moved to approve Amendment #2 as presented. Commissioner McNeill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. There being no further business, Vice Chairman Hill moved to adjourn. Commissioner House seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The Harnett County Board of Commissioners regular meeting, February 19 2007 adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
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