Polk County Board of Commissioner Aug. 18 agenda

Published 10:00 pm Friday, August 15, 2014

Editor’s Note: following is the agenda for the Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 18. The meeting begins at 7 p.m on the second floor of the Womack building in Columbus.

Call to Order –
Chair Owens
uInvocation – Commissioner Gasperson
uPledge of Allegiance – Commissioner Holbert
uSouth Carolina Inland Port – Jack Ellenberg, Senior V.P. of Economic Development & Projects, will give a presentation.
uApproval of Minutes – Approval of the August 4, 2014, special meeting minutes, and the August 4, 2014, regular meeting minutes. Motion to approve.
uApproval of Agenda – Agenda items may be added and/or deleted at this time. Motion to approve.

Citizen Comments
uJuly Refund Request – Melissa Bowlin, Tax Administrator, will present the request. Motion to approve.
uTax Adjustments/Release – Ms. Bowlin will present the information. Motion to approve.
uEMS Ambulance Bids – Michael Crater, EMS Director, will present the bids. Motion to approve.
uEMS: South Carolina Setoff Debt Collection Program Memorandum of Understanding & Agreement (MUA) and Resolution – Mr. Crater will present the MUA and resolution. Motion to approve (as separate items).
uPolk County Library “Food for Fines” Program – Library Director Rishara Finsel will give a presentation.
uPolk Central Elementary School Waterline – To consider approval of a Polk County Board of Education expenditure in the amount of $41,000 in NC State Lottery-Public School Building Capital Funds for the installation of a waterline to connect Polk Central Elementary School with public water, and to remove the existing pipes and water tank. The funds were approved by the Polk County Board of Education at their August 11, 2014, meeting. Motion to approve.
uEconomic Development Policy & Strategic Plan – Robert Williamson of Strategic Work Systems, Inc., will present the plan. Motion to approve.
uLake Adger/Turner Shoals Dam Bids– County Engineer Dave Odom will present the bids.
uWaterline from Lake Lure to Sunny View – Commissioner Gasperson asked that this item be placed on agenda for discussion.
uSurveying Costs for Hwy. 9 Waterline to Sunny View School –u Mr. Odom will present the request for a $10,000 allowance. Motion to approve.
uProject Budget Ordinance – Sandra Hughes, Finance Director, will present the budget ordinance in the amount of $10,000 for the cost for Odom Engineering to design, survey and obtain bids for a waterline extension to Sunny View. Motion to approve.
uManager’s Report – Update on the tax and tag office.
uVolunteer Boards for Vote – Animal Cruelty Investigators – 9 applications, BOC determines number of appointments; Appearance Commission – 2 applications, 3 regular vacancies; Mental Health Advisory Board – 1 application, 2 regular vacancies. Motion to approve.
Commissioner Comments
uClosed Session – Motion to go into closed session for the purpose of personnel, G.S. 143-318.11(a)(6).
uReturn to Open Session – Motion to return to open session.
uAdjournment – Motion to adjourn.

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