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FEBRUARY 17, 2014
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE CATAWBA COUNTY PLANNING BOARD WILL BE ATTENDING AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON SOLAR FARMS PRESENTED BY ROBIN NICHOLSON, DUKE ENERGY’S DISTRICT MANAGER FOR GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AT 5:15 P.M. IN THE SECOND FLOOR MEETING ROOM OF THE GOVERNMENT CENTER IN NEWTON. THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ONLY AND NO BOARD ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
4. Approval of the minutes from the Board’s Regular Meeting and Closed Session of February 3, 2014
5. Recognition of Special Guests
6. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
8. Departmental Reports:
9. Other Items of Business
11. Manager’s Report
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: Individuals needing assistance should contact the County Clerk at 828-465-8990 within a reasonable time prior to the meeting. Access to the 1924 Courthouse for individuals with disabilities is at the south side (“A” Street). The elevator is located at the north end of the building. Participation in public meetings is without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, color, or disability.
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CALENDAR: Due to the Board members’ attendance at the NACO Conference in Washington, DC in early March, there will be only one March Board of Commissioners Meeting. This meeting will take place on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
PREVIEW OF COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014, 7 P.M.
ROBERT E. HIBBITTS MEETING ROOM
1924 COURTHOUSE, NEWTON, N.C.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will consider giving its support to the Western Piedmont Council of Governments’ plan to apply to become part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Program, an initiative of various federal agencies designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States, when it meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014, at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton.
The Board will consider a proposed resolution affirming its support for citizen participation in government through access to all registered voters for honest and impartial elections, according to established law governing election procedures and acknowledging the formal role of the State and County in conducting all elections held within the county, including municipalities in the county. The Board will discuss a request by citizens that the Board move to district representation for Board members, rather than the current at-large representation.
The Board will consider donating a surplus ambulance and stretcher that the County no longer needs to Catawba Valley Community College, for use in the college’s training programs for future EMTs and paramedics. And it will receive the annual report from the County Tax Collector on delinquent real property taxes in Catawba County, which are expected to represent 6.94% of the total 2013 real property levy.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE CATAWBA COUNTY PLANNING BOARD WILL BE ATTENDING AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON SOLAR FARMS PRESENTED BY ROBIN NICHOLSON, DUKE ENERGY’S DISTRICT MANAGER FOR GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AT 5:15 P.M. IN THE SECOND FLOOR MEETING ROOM OF THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, AT 100-A SOUTH WEST BOULEVARD, NEWTON. THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ONLY AND NO BOARD ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.
North Carolina General Statute 160A-274 authorizes the sale, lease, exchange and joint use of governmental property. Under this statute, a governmental unit may transfer personal property to another governmental unit with or without monetary consideration. The statute does require action by the governing body.
OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS
C. The Board will discuss a request by citizens that the Board move to district representation for Board members, rather than the current at-large representation.
CONTACT: DAVE HARDIN, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 465-8464
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