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May 12 and 13, 2006


Catawba County Board of Commissioners Retreat
Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, 2006

Broyhill Inn
775 Bodenheimer Drive, Boone, NC  28607
Friday, May 12, 2006
8:30 a.m.    Breakfast

9:00 a.m.    Direction, Choices and Decisions – Utilization of the Board Member’s Compass:
Understanding Public Problems, Values and Choices

    – Full Day facilitation by Philip Boyle and Donna Warner
12:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Direction, Choices and Decisions – continue discussion

5:00 p.m.    Break

6:00 p.m.    Dinner

7:00 p.m.    Citizen Information Strategies – Presentation by Assistant Manager Worsley and Public Information Officer Dave Hardin about strategies to better inform the citizens of Catawba County.

Saturday, May 12, 2006
7:30 a.m.    Breakfast

8:00 a.m.    Budget Briefing – County Manager Tom Lundy

8:30 a.m.    Revenue Options – Presentation by Finance Director Rodney Miller and Budget Director Judy Ikerd about existing and future revenue options, including impact fees, land transfer fees, sales tax, prepared meal tax.  Information to be provided includes:

-    Definition of the revenue source;
-    Who is using the revenue source;
-    How much money could be derived if the revenue source were implement in Catawba County;
-    Pros and cons of the revenue source;
-    What would need to occur to implement the revenue source.

10:30 a.m.    Break – check out

11:00 a.m.    Unified Development Ordinance – Discussion with Director of Planning, Parks and Development Director Jacky Eubanks on outstanding UDO items, such as:

-    Signs
-    Manufactured Homes
-    Small Business
-    Road Construction and Drainage Standards

12:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Unified Development Ordinance – continue discussion

3:30 p.m.    School Capacity – County Manager Tom Lundy

4:30 p.m.    Adjourn