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					      THE ANSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS convened for their regular
monthly meeting Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. in Courtroom #1 located in the
Anson County Courthouse.

       Commissioners present:        Bobby Moore, Chair
                                     Steve Lear, Vice Chair
                                     Michael Livingston
                                     Dr. Jim Sims
                                     Ross Streater
                                     Bill Thacker

       Staff members present:        Chris Wease, County Manager
                                     Bonnie M. Huntley, CMC, Clerk to the Board
                                     James Bennett, Human Resource/Assistant Manager
                                     Dorothy Tyson, Finance Officer


       Chairman Moore called the meeting to Order, welcoming those present. Reverend Tony
High of Mineral Springs Baptist Church delivered the Invocation.

        Presentation of Award: Jim Roosen, Health Director, presented Thomas Williams with
the Animal Control Officer of the Year award. This is a statewide award. Mr. Roosen feels this
is one of the most difficult jobs in the county and Mr. Williams does an excellent job solving
problems between the animal owner and the county.

       Approval of the Agenda by Commissioners: Vice Chair Lear asked to add an item
under Commissioner Concerns. County Manager Wease asked to add the appointment of a
department head under Administrative Matters. Commissioner Thacker asked to add an item
under Commissioner Concerns. Motion by Commissioner Streater, seconded by Commissioner
Thacker, to approve the Agenda as presented with the additions. Motion carried unanimously.

       Public Hearing: Motion by Vice Chair Lear, seconded by Commissioner Thacker, to
open the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.

       Chairman Moore announced the rezoning request comes from Lynn Godwin. The
property is presently zoned Light Industrial (LI) and Mr. Godwin is requesting it be changed to
R-8, Residential-Multiple Dwelling. Mr. Godwin explained that when he first purchased the
property, it was zoned R-20 and he asked that it be changed to LI, thinking he would build his
shop on the property. He has since purchased the Polkton Shirt Factory and will not build on the
property and is asking the Board to return it to the original zoning, which was residential.
Chairman Moore asked the purpose of wanting R-8 with Mr. Godwin answering he just wants
residential. Commissioner Sims commented that with Union County growing so rapid ly and our
growth coming from that direction, it may be best to leave the property zoned for industrial
development. Board members were of the impression the request was to allow for a housing
development to be placed on the property. R-8 zoning would allow for 8,000 sq. ft lots and R-20
would allow for one- half acre lots. Chairman Moore asked if anyone else would like to speak to
the issue. Haskell Tarlton, an adjoining property owner, asked the Board to deny the request.
He cited the already overcrowded school as one reason to deny. Jarvis Woodburn, Planning
Board member, offered that the initial request was for R-6 zoning as it provides a smaller lot size
and makes the project more feasible. Carroll Anderson, Realtor, commented that subdivisions
must be economical to the buyer. Specifying a lot size does not mean that all lots will be that
size. You have to figure in loss of land due to wet lands, contours of the land and providing curb
and guttering. Richard Pinkston noted that land is cheaper in Anson County than Union County
and suggested subdivisions charge more for houses to compensate for the larger lot. There were
no other comments. Motion by Commissioner Streater, seconded by Commissioner Thacker, to
close the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.

        In regular session, Commissioner Sims commented that while Lynn Godwin is a fine
citizen and has done much for the community, there may be a time in the future that he wants the
property zoned residential for a more appropriate development and encouraged Mr. Godwin to
come back to the Board at that time. Motion by Commissioner Sims, seconded by Commissioner
Thacker, that for the present time, the Light Industrial zoning be retained for this property.
Motion carried 5 to 1 with Commissioner Livingston opposed.

       Consent Agenda: Motion by Commissioner Streater, seconded by Vice Chair Lear, to
approve as follows:
        Approval of Mi nutes: Approved minutes of regular sessions October 3 and 23, 2000 and closed session
minutes of October 3, 2000.
        Tax Releases: Approved as follows

             Vehicle Tax Releases
              Oct-00


              Allen, Ju lian Ceaser Jr   2000        13.99       Value
             Allen, Shirley Victoria     2000         5.99       Situs
                   Anderson, Olin Jr     2000         1.62       Situs
            Bailey, Rodney Eugene        2000        25.12       Situs
              Bennett, Elillian Long     2000        29.86       Situs
           Bennett, Jeffery Lamont       1999       132.29   Double Billed
           Bennett, Kenneth Alvin        2000        32.78       Situs
           Bennett, Kenneth Alvin        2000        52.50     Proration
                          Bond, Ralph    2000       204.18   Billing Erro r
                          Brooks, L P    2000       125.40     Proration
                       Brooks, Leslie    2000         2.30     Proration
                       Brooks, Leslie    2000         2.30     Proration
       Caro lina Anson Health Care       2000       147.48      Exempt
          Carpenter, Gregory Scott       2000        40.66       Situs
                 Cash, Lisa McCray       1999        19.59     Proration
                  Clark, Robert Lee      2000         9.63       Situs
                   Cureton, Heather      1999        11.22     Proration
             Downer, Mandy Marie         2000         7.76     Proration
              Drake, Ashley Turner       2000        53.40       Situs
           Faulkner, Jason Shelton       2000         6.51       Situs
               Feagin, Smithy Boyd       1999         9.20       Value
               Feizzell, Robert John     2000        35.15       Value
          Goodwin, Jobie Dawkins         1999         4.58     Proration
          Goodwin, Robert Walter         2000        25.00     Proration
       Griffin 88 Stores Inc    2000   205.63   Proration
     Griggs, Kevin Lindsey      2000     6.92     Situs
             Hancock, Linda     1999    78.93     Situs
             Hancock, Linda     1999   168.67     Situs
       Harrington, Linda W      1999    10.45   Proration
         Helms, Patsy Watts     2000   158.06     Situs
   Hildreth, Phyllis Deaton     1999    22.20     Situs
   Hildreth, Phyllis Deaton     1999    38.83   Proration
   Hildreth, Phyllis Deaton     2000    74.26     Situs
        Horne, A my Jarman      2000     2.16     Situs
           Horne, Stanley D     1999    16.38   Proration
          Huneycutt, Teddy      1999    17.82   Proration
 Huneycutt, Teddy Lindsey       1999   107.54   Proration
   Huntley, Frank Little III    2000     2.06     Situs
     Jackson, Vanessa Dale      2000     1.25     Situs
     Johnson, James Joshua      1999   104.06     Situs
    Jones, Margaret Jeffery     1999     9.89     Situs
          Kelley, Joann Jean    2000     1.59     Situs
     Krall, Gail Vanderbout     1999    70.51     Situs
     Krall, Gail Vanderbout     1999    19.94     Situs
     Krall, Gail Vanderbout     1999    30.71     Situs
    Leamon, James Ed ward       2000     1.35     Situs
          Lee, Cheryl Elaine    2000     0.97     Situs
                 Lewis, Ray     2000    11.99     Situs
Livingston, James Houston       2000    33.27     Value
       Lowery, Lonnie R Jr      2000    36.74     Value
             Martin, Katie H    1999    37.38   Proration
        McCormick, Joseph       2000    61.55     Situs
       McLendon, Luther Jr      2000    32.46     Situs
       McLendon, Takeshia       2000     0.09     Situs
         Mills, Frank Fetzer    2000    68.09   Proration
            Moore, David C      2000    20.80   Proration
         Mullis, Marcus Lee     1999    92.45     Value
        Parks, Lloyd Rogers     2000    92.16   Proration
   Pisano, Michael Donald       1999    10.26     Situs
    Powell, James Fredrick      1999    42.79     Value
      Preslar, Dav id Russell   2000     2.70     Situs
       Preston, Nannie Ruth     2000    34.28     Situs
               Ratliff, Leroy   2000     0.17     Situs
             Ross, Leonidas     2000     1.05     Situs
            Shaw, Gary Lee      2000   181.62   Proration
   Sheppard, Elgie Gardner      1999     8.28     Value
        Sims, Jason Charles     1999    76.93     Situs
        Sims, James Vernon      1999    53.54     Value
      Stanback, Turkesha K      1999    30.41   Proration
     Tarlton, Frances Usrey     2000     1.20     Situs
    Townsend, Leatha Ann        2000    28.51     Situs
Tucker, Saundra Huneycutt       1999   187.10     Situs
  Turner, Brenda Carpenter      2000     9.67     Value
         Tyson, John Henry      1999    33.68   Proration
              Vernon, Jack S    1999   131.60     Situs
           Watts, Joe Neil Jr   2000     1.62     Situs
        Weaver, Holly Jean      1999    23.42   Proration
       Whitley, Billy Dan iel   2000    58.38     Value
         Williams, Maynard      2000    21.00     Value
  Williams, Russell Carv in     2000    94.19     Value
    Williams, Thomas Wyatt         1999               5.45       Proration

******     TOTA L     ******                     $3,673.52

         Vehicle Tax Adjustments
            Oct-00


                       Allen, Shirley     2000                0.56    Situs
                   Anderson, Olin Jr      2000                0.15    Situs
              Bennett, Elillian Long      2000                3.11    Situs
            Bennett, Kenneth Alvin        2000                3.42    Situs
           Carpenter, Gregory Scott       2000               18.83    Situs
                   Clark, Robert Lee      2000                1.89    Situs
              Drake, Ashley Turner        2000                4.80    Situs
            Faulkner, Jason Shelton       2000                7.16    Situs
             Griggs, Kevin Lindsey        2000                6.30    Situs
            Hildreth, Phyllis Deaton      1999                2.52    Situs
            Hildreth, Phyllis Deaton      2000                8.51    Situs
                Horne, A my Jarman        2000                0.22    Situs
            Huntley, Frank Little III     2000                3.77    Situs
             Jackson, Vanessa Dale        2000                2.70    Situs
                     Jones, Margaret      2000                1.31    Situs
                Kelley, Joanne Jean       2000                1.74    Situs
            Leamon, James Ed ward         2000                1.48    Situs
                  Lee, Cherly Elaine      2000                5.41    Situs
                          Lewis, Ray      2000                1.11    Situs
                McCormick, Joseph         1999                6.32    Situs
              McLendon, Luther JR         2000               51.94    Situs
               McLendon, Takeshia         2000                1.41    Situs
            Pisano, Michael Donald        1999                1.03    Situs
           Powell, James Frederick        1999                1.25    Situs
              Preslar, Dav id Russell     2000                1.25    Situs
               Preston, Nannie Ruth       2000               38.39    Situs
                       Ratliff, Leroy     2000                0.15    Situs
               Ross, Leonidas Little      2000                0.19    Situs
             Tarlton, Frances Usrey       2000                1.09    Situs
             Townsend, Leatha Ann         2000                2.64    Situs
                        Vernon, Jack      2000               12.19    Situs
                   Watts, Joe Neil Jr     2000                0.75    Situs

    ******        TOTA L    ******                       193.59

         Vehicle Tax Refunds
         Oct-00


               Allen, Diane B      1999             34.78      Proration
   Beachum, Harvey George          1999             10.38      Proration
              Bennett, Nelson      2000             22.89        Situs
               Brooks, Leslie      1999             29.54      Proration
  Carpenter, Roger & Sandra        1999             84.72      Proration
    Gilmo re, Walter Beeman        1999             27.23      Proration
  Harrington, Eloise Johnson       1999             40.39      Proration
  Hildreth, Clyde L & Ruth S       2000             54.56      Proration
            Horton, David W illiam        1999         11.67     Proration
                      Hough, Mary         1999         35.70     Proration
               Jackson, Alex Clyde        1999          7.76     Proration
                  Mathis, Charles T       1999         21.25     Proration
           Overcash, Daniel Vance         2000         31.86     Proration
           Scarborough, Landon Jr         1999          3.40     Proration
             Slatt, George Fredrick       1999         72.60     Proration
            Venator, Den ise Marie        1999          4.30     Proration
            Venator, Den ise Marie        1999          1.90     Proration
            Waddell, Leon Bennett         1999         14.25     Proration
            Waddell, Leon Bennett         1999         20.84     Proration

     ******     TOTA L      ******                   $530.02

              Property Tax Releases
                Oct-00


          Allen, John Calv in & Mary       2000           4.36    Listing Error
                      Cowick, Ellis H      2000          13.40    Listing Error
                                   CSX     2000        1431.41        Value
                                   CSX     2000        1236.16        Value
                  Eddins, Dorothy LE       2000         211.20       Exempt
                Helms, O J & Glenda        2000         558.04    Listing Error
            Kiker, Fo restry & Realty      2000         304.30        Situs
                           Little, Rosa    1999         530.31    Double Billed
                           Little, Rosa    2000         520.55    Double Billed
                   McLendon, Gladys        2000         100.98       Exempt
                    Newton, Floyd JR       2000          88.13    Listing Error
                   Peguese, Elizabeth      2000         175.13       Exempt
                     Perry, William G      2000           3.36    Double Listed
                         Teal, Fred Jr     2000         105.24    Double Listed

       ******     TOTA L      ******                 $5,282.57

           Property Tax Refunds
              Oct-00


                     Hinson, Maria        1999        232.91 Listing Error
                     Hinson, Maria        1998        229.80 Listing Error
                 Luther, Dorothy B        2000         41.00 Listing Error

     ******     TOTA L      ******                   $503.71

           Dispatcher Job Description: Approved as submitted. Copy on file in the Clerk’s office and by reference
made a part of these minutes.
           Natural Resource Conservati onist-Job Description Changes: Approved as submitted with a copy on
file in the Clerk’s office and by reference made a part of these minutes.
           Ani mal Cruelty Investigator Badge: Approved as submitted by the Humane Society.
           Budget Amendments: The first amendment accepts $1500 in additional grant money for ACTS.
                                                    AMENDM ENT
                              ANSON COUNTY BUDGET ORDINANCE FY 2000/2001
           BE IT ORDA INED by the Anson County Board of Co mmissioners that the 2000-2001 FY Budget
Ordinance be amended as follo ws:
         Section 1. Expenditures:
                  Increase                   11-4521-23                 $ 1,500.00
                                    Total Increase                      $ 1,500.00
         Section 2. Revenues:
                  Increase                  11-3452                     $ 1,500.00
                                   Total Increase                       $ 1,500.00
         Adopted this 14th day of November, 2000.

        The second amendment outlines $1325 and $21,174 additional grant dollars for the sheriff’s depart ment,
$2,675 donation to Parks and Rec. and shifts $5,000 in maintenance and repair fro m the Belk bu ild ing budget to the
DEC building budget.
                                                  AMENDM ENT
                           ANSON COUNTY BUDGET ORDINANCE FY 2000/2001
        BE IT ORDA INED by the Anson County Board of Co mmissioners that the 2000/2001 FY Budget
Ordinance be amended as follo ws:
        Section 1. Expenditures:
                 Increase                    11-4330                  $ 1,325.00
                 Increase                    11-4310                  $21,174.00
                 Increase                    11-6120                  $ 2,675.00
                 Increase                    11-4265                  $ 5,000.00
                 Decrease                    11-4264                  $ 5,000,.00
                                   Total Increase                     $25,174.00
        Section 2. Revenues:
                 Increase                    11-4330                  $ 1,325.00
                 Increase                    11-4310                  $21,174.00
                 Increase                    11-6120                  $ 2,675.00
                                   Total Increase                     $25,174.
        Adopted this 14th day of November, 2000.

         Aerial Photography Resale Agreement: This document governs our relat ionship with Kimball &
Associates regarding the sale of our aerial photos. The agreement allows the company to sell copies of our photos to
anyone who may request them. The request will be made d irectly to the co mpany as they are able to rep roduce a
higher quality photo and we will receive a portion of the proceeds. Copy on file in the Clerk’s office and by
reference made a part o f these minutes.
         Economic Development Report: Approved as presented.
         Revenue & Expense Report: Approved as presented.

        Administrative Matters:
        County Manager Wease announced that several months ago, Scott Rowell was made
Interim Director of ACTS. Mr. Rowell has done a fantastic job with the department and County
Manager Wease and James Bennett are recommending the Board approve Mr. Rowell as the
department head of ACTS. Motion by Vice Chair Lear, seconded by Commissioner Sims, based
on the recommendation of the County Manager to approve the appointment of Mr. Rowell as
Director of ACTS. Motion carried unanimously.

        School Board/Planning Board Meeting – Land Use/Growth Issues: County Manager
Wease mentioned that both Boards are interested in the growth issues facing our county and are
excited about meeting with the Commissioners to discuss how to approach these issues. Jarvis
Woodburn, Chair of the Planning Board, was present to speak to these issues. Joining Mr.
Woodburn were Planning Board members Edna Marshall and John Sikes. Commissioner Sims
thanked them for their volunteer service to the county. Mr. Woodburn, speaking on behalf of
Planning Board members, noted that everyone was interested in serving and thanked the
Commissioners for the opportunity to serve. He mentioned that the tool they have to work with
has inadaquencies and is appreciative of the effort underway to correct these. The Planning
Board makes decisions based on current Ordinances and feels that dialogue between the two
Boards is important, especially since the moratorium on Mobile Home Parks will be lifted in the
spring. Although Planning Board members feel the current Ordinance is a good one, they
understand that the Commissioners have some problem with the Ordinance as evident by the
moratorium. Commissioner Sims was the first to bring up the situation and is looking for parks
that have adequate space, meet certain regulations and restrictions and prohibit trash and junk.
Commissioner Streater asked Mr. Woodburn how we could enforce the current Ordinance with
Mr. Woodburn answering the problem is that the Ordinance is not being e nforced. Mr.
Woodburn responded that until we have someone to do the legwork and enforce and maintain the
Ordinance, we would continue to have what we currently have. Commissioner Sims asked if we
could limit the number of mobile home parks, or under land use planning, could we designate the
areas where they can be built with County Manager Wease answering yes. County Manager
Wease noted that to designate an area would require countywide zoning. Mr. Woodburn offered
that they were not targeting mobile home parks but they want to be ready when the moratorium
is lifted. Commissioner Thacker mentioned that the moratorium was to give us time to make the
land use plan a usable tool and wondered if it could be extended until the plan is complete.
County Manager Wease answered that we would have to show progress in developing the tool
while County Attorney Bower answered that an issue would be the period of time to reach the
solution. Mr. Woodburn agreed that our growth is coming from the west and noted that o ur lack
of regulations makes us attractive. Edna Marshall feels everyone need to work together to
control growth. After much discussion, Commissioners authorized County Manager Wease to
work with Mr. Woodburn to set a date for the meeting.

        Motion by Commissioner Sims, seconded by Vice Chair Lear, to excuse Commissioner
Streater from the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

        Planning Board Recomme ndations/Restructuring. County Manager Wease reported
this Board has seven members with one at- large seat being a local surveyor. From time to time,
they have trouble having all members present for a meeting, especially for quasi-judicial
meetings. They are requesting the same structure as that of the Board of Adjustment. The
recommendation is for a five- member board with three alternates. The three alternates will
rotate January 1 of each year. The appointments will remain the same with each Commissioner
making their appointment from their district and one seat being held by a local surveyor. Motion
by Commissioner Livingston, seconded by Commissioner Sims, to approve the change.
Commissioner Thacker wondered how restructuring would apply to the current rule that all
Boards be comprised of seven members. County Attorney Bower advised the change would
only apply to this one Board and technically it would still have seven members. Commissioners
asked to be notified as to who would serve as alternates. Motion carried 4 to 1 with
Commissioner Thacker opposed.

        Tax Settlement/Appointment: County Manager Wease pointed out that real property
collections are the highest in the history of the county. Motion by Commissioner Sims, seconded
by Vice Chair Lear, to extend a two- year appointment to Belinda Scales. Motion carried
unanimously. The tax settlement is hereto attached and by reference made a part of these
minutes.
        Belinda thanked the Board for the opportunity to serve, stating she and her staff do the
best they can. She thanked Eddie Mitchum and County Attorney Bower for their help in
implementing levies on businesses and tagging machines and equipment. Motion by Vice Chair
Lear, seconded by Commissioner Livingston, to charge Belinda with the collection of taxes.
Motion carried unanimously.

        Work First Plan Presentation: Larry Crandell, Director of Social Services, delivered
the plan, a copy of which was included in the Agenda packet. Mr. Crandell noted they have
contracts with mental health, SPCC, employment security, vocational rehab and others. The plan
is designed to accomplish state goals assigned to Anson County. Mr. Crandell noted that the
domestic violence procedure was new. Commissioner Thacker asked the cost for the plan with
Mr. Crandell answering the cost is the same as when the program began and that is $370,000.
Motion by Commissioner Sims, seconded by Commissioner Livingston, to approve the plan as
presented. Motion carried unanimously.

        Airport Project Award: County Manager Wease noted that the documents for the
relocation of Pinkston Road were included in the Agenda packet. He found out today that we
were unable to obtain signatures on the easement needed for this relocation and is not ready to
award the project. He hopes to have this resolved in time to place on the December Agenda.

        Juvenile Crime Prevention Council: Motion by Commissioner Sims, seconded by
Commissioner Livingston, to approve. Kevin McKenzie, Chair of the JCPC Board, explained
that they are requesting to contract for this administrative and clerical support by teaming up
with the other three counties in the district to hire the part time person. The position would work
equally with the four JCPC’s with Stanly County handling the hiring and benefits with each
county sharing in the potential liability for Worker’s Compensation. The office will be locat ed
in Union County. Motion carried unanimously.

        Old Business:
        Space Issue: County Manager Wease presented a critical path summary to outline the
process for developing phase one of the county campus. Motion by Vice Chair Lear, seconded
by Commissioner Thacker, to approve the path as presented. Commissioner Sims asked about
the reaction from the Board of Education on switching property. County Manager Wease
reported that he and Vance Gulledge met with Nat White and he was receptive to the idea and
asked when we have more information to come before the School Board. County Manager
Wease met with USDA folks and grant funding is available and we need to make application to
them as soon as possible. Commissioner Thacker asked if we had any property tha t fronts
highway 74 or 52 that would present the image we want with County Manager Wease answering
that the property fronting highway 74 only has a sixty foot right-of-way. He reminded Board
members that we have available property near the airport but it does not front a highway.
Motion carried unanimously.

        Motion by Vice Chair Lear, seconded by Commissioner Livingston, to apply to USDA
for the grant and loan program. Motion carried unanimously.
         Land Use Planning Proposals–RFP’s- Funding Arrangements: County Manager
Wease reported that RFP’s were mailed and he received a response from two companies.
Michael Nunn, representing Benchmark, and Sandra Montgomery, representing Centralina COG,
were present to present their proposal. A copy of each proposal was presented each Board
member prior to the meeting. Benchmark was established in 1986 and has five offices and over
forty- five employees. They are a full service local government firm located in Kannapolis. He
outlined the first step as the kick-off, making sure they understand the scope and that citizen
involvement is right. They would hold four community meetings. Step two is a more interactive
process, dealing with the “what ifs”. He noted that they can start immediately with the process
completed within seventeen months.

         Ms. Montgomery outlined her proposal. Their scope of service is to help the group
implement the plan we want for the county. She will facilitate the process and plans to hold four
community meetings. She can complete the plan in twelve to fifteen months, depending on how
fast the committee wants to work.

        Board accepted each proposal as information and thanked them for coming.

       Appointments:
       ACTS Advisory Board: Motion by Vice Chair Lear, seconded by Commissioner Sims,
to approve the appointment of JoAnne Thomas and Cindy Taylor to this Board. Motion carried
unanimously.

      Fire man’s Relief Fund-Peachland: Motion by Vice Chair Lear, seconded by
Commissioner Sims, to approve the appointment of Reverend Tony High to replace Mr. Holmes
Gray. Motion carried unanimously.

        Board of Equalization and Review: A Resolution appointing the Board was presented
for approval. The Resolution has been reviewed and approved by County Attorney Bower.
Motion by Vice Chair Lear, seconded by Commissioner Livingston, to approve the Resolution as
follows:
                  RESOLUTION OF THE A NSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONE RS
                    APPOINTING A SPECIAL BOARD OF EQUALIZA TION AND REV IEW
                                            FOR ANS ON COUNTY
         WHEREAS, the ANS ON County Board of Commissioners, pursuant to the authority contained in
G.S. 105-322, sits as the Board of Equalization and Review of ANSON County; and
         WHEREAS, the ANS ON County Board of Commissioners finds the need to appoint a Special
Board of Equalization and Review for A NSON Co unty which members shall serve at the pleasure of the
ANSON County Board of Commissioners, and
         WHEREAS, the Special Board of Equalization and Review shall be composed of five members
and the ANSON County Board of Commissioners shall designate one of the five persons so appointed,
as chairman of the Special Board of Equalization and Review. To be eligible for appointment to such
Board, the person must be a citizen, resident, and taxpayer of ANS ON County for a period of at least
three (3) years immediately preceding his/her appointment, and have some knowledge of, or experience
in, either real estate, banking, farming or other business management, and
         WHEREAS, the resolution adopted herein shall remain in effect until revised or rescinded by this
or some subsequent Board of Commissioners so as to keep the Board of Equalization and Review sitting
for the dispatch of its business without the adoption of a resolution each year.
         NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLV ED by the ANSON County Board of Commissioners that:
          1. A Special Board of Equalization and Review for ANS ON County is hereby appointed,
consisting of five (5) members from which said members the ANSON County Board of Commissioners
shall designate one (1) so appointed as chairman of the Special Board of Equaliz ation and Review. The
length of term for each member shall be one (1) year from the date of the initial appointment. No member
may serve more than six (6) consecutive years.
          2. The Board shall remain constituted as a Special Board of Equalization and Review until the
resolution creating the Special Board is revised or rescinded by the Board of Commissioners.
          3. The Special Board of Equalization and Review members shall be compensated fifty dollars
($50.00) per session (a session equals four hours or l ess). The Chairman of the Special Board of
Equalization and Review shall be compensated seventy -five dollars ($60.00) per session (a session
equals four hours or less). Travel mileage expenses shall be compensated at a rate of thirty -one cents
(31 cents) per mile while actually engaged in the performance of their duties.
          4. Before ent ering upon their duties, each member of the Special Board of Equalization and
Review shall take and subscribe to the following oath and file the same with the Clerk of the ANSON
County Board of Commissioners.
          I, _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and maintain the Constitution and laws of
the United States, and the Constitution and laws of North Carolina not inconsistent therewit h, and that I
will faithfully discharge the duties of my office as a member of the Special Board of Equalization and
Review of ANSON County, North Carolina, and that I will not allow my actions as a member of the Special
Board of Equalization and Review to be influenced by personal or political friendship or obligations, so
help me God.
          ________________             ___________________________________
         (Date)                      (Signature of Member)
          5. The ANSON County Tax Assessor or his/her designee shall act as Clerk to the Special Board
of Equalization and Review, shall be present at all meetings and give to the Board such information as
he/she may have or can obtain with res pect to valuation of taxable property in the County.
          6. Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the first meeting of the Special Board of Equalization
and Review shall be given by publishing said notice at least three (3) times in the newspaper published in
the County, first publication to be at least ten (10) days prior to said meeting.
          7. It shall be the duty of the Special Board of E qualization and Review to equaliz e the valuation
of all property in the County, to the end that such property shall be listed on the tax records at the
valuation required by law.
          8. The Special Board of Equalization and Review shall hear any and all taxpayers that own or
control taxable property assessed for taxation in the County in respect to valuation of such property or the
property of others. The decision of the Board shall be by a majority of the members of the Board at a
regular open meeting. A regular open meeting shall require the pres ence of at least three (3) members in
attendance to comprise a quorum.
          9. The Special Board of Equalization and Review shall cause a record to be kept of the
disposition made of such appeal to the Board, such record to be kept by the Clerk to the Special Board of
Equalization and Review. Such records shall set forth the reasons for the disposition so made, shall be
filed with the Clerk of the ANS ON County Board of Commissioners, and shall constitute a part of the
public rec ords and be available for public inspection.
          10. The Special Board of Equalization and Review may appoint committees, composed of its
own members or ot her pers ons, to assist it in making any investigation necessary in its work. It may also
employ expert appraisers in its discretion. The expense of the employment of committees or appraisers
shall be borne by the County; provided, that the Board may in its discretion, require the taxpayer to pay
the cost of any appraisal by experts demanded by him when said appraisal does not result in material
reduction of the valuation of the property appraised and where such valuation is not subsequently
reduced mat erially by the Special Board of Equaliz ation and Review or by the N. C. Property Tax
Commission.
          11. The Special Board of Equalization and Review may subpoena witnesses, books, records,
papers and documents reasonably considered to be pertinent to the decision of any matter pending
before it; and any member of the Board may administer oaths to witnesses in connection with the taking
of testimony. The chairman of the Board shall sign the subpoena and such subpoena shall be served by
any officer qualified to serve subpoenas.
      12. There shall be no appeal from the S pecial Board of Equalization and Review under this
           resolution except to the N. C. Property Tax Commission as it is provided by law.
Motion carried unanimously.

        Commissioner Sims asked Eddie Mitchum if he felt good about the Resolution and the
E&R Board with Eddie answering yes. Commissioner Thacker asked if the money was in the
budget to pay Board members with County Manager Wease answering this is not an actual
budgeted expenditure but would come from revaluation funds or the miscellaneous line item in
that budget. Commissioner Thacker suggested making this a line item in next year’s budget.
Motion carried unanimously.

       Motion by Commissioner Livingston, seconded by Vice Chair Lear, to approve the
appointment of Ted Carr, James Crider, Kenny Hildreth, Bryan Leggett and Herman Little as the
Board of E&R. Motion carried unanimously.

        Solid Waste Committee: County Manager Wease reported that Vance Gulledge had
hoped to have this committee in place by the end of November. The State Solid Waste Division
is asking for our solid waste plan and a function of this committee is to develop that plan. Board
instructed County Manager Wease to develop this committee using members of Leadership
Anson with each district having representation.

       Landfill Advisory Board: Board needs to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Balt
Quiain. This will be placed on the December Agenda.

        Land Use Planning Proposals: Chairman Moore referred to the two proposals
presented tonight and asked the pleasure of the Board. Both companies are very reputable and
would serve the county well. Benchmark is currently handling annexation for the Town of
Wadesboro and some of that information could possible be a savings to the county. After much
discussion and the realization of the need to move forward quickly, Board members asked the
County Manager to make a recommendation and quote a price at the December meeting.

         Commissioner Concerns: Vice Chair Lear mentioned that Lilesville School plans to
install lights around their ball park and in order to connect to the main circuit, they need to cross
a paved driveway. He mentioned the fact that if our utilities department could drill under the
driveway it would save the school money. Motion by Vice Chair Lear, se conded by
Commissioner Sims, to authorize Vance Gulledge to drill the drive. Motion carried
unanimously.

        Commissioner Thacker voiced a concern about county vehicles being different colors.
He mentioned that some time back, the Commissioners agreed tha t all vehicles purchased for the
county would be white and he is beginning to see different colors and wondered why. County
Manager Wease explained the reason the recently purchased car for the Assessor’s office was not
white is because we got a great deal by purchasing from state surplus and white was not
available. Motion by Commissioner Thacker, seconded by Commissioner Livingston, that we
advise all department heads that we do have a white vehicle purchase in place and we would like
for them to conform. He stated we are projecting an image and if we deviate, we are back where
we started. Motion carried unanimously.
        County Manager Wease reported that we had approximately 876 people to vote during
the no excuse-voting period. He also reported that the Board of Adjustment heard Mr. Steven’s
appeal last night and their decision was that the property can be used as a junkyard. He also
reported on two department head vacancies. They are currently advertising for Youth Services
and Criminal Justice Partnership.

        Motion by Commissioner Livingston, seconded by Vice Chair Lear, to adjourn. Motion
carried unanimously.

                                                   Respectfully submitted:



                                                   Bonnie M. Huntley, CMC
                                                   Clerk to the Board


Meeting time: 3 hours 20 minutes

				
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