Polk County Board of Commissioner April 4 agenda

Published 10:00 pm Friday, April 1, 2016

Editor’s Note: Following is the agenda for the Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting scheduled for Monday, April 4. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice, located on the second floor of the Womack building in Columbus.

Call to Order – Vice-Chair Holbert
Invocation – Commissioner Bradley

Pledge of Allegiance – Commissioner Gage

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Appointment of New Commissioner – To make the appointment recommended by the Republican Executive Committee.


Election of Chair


Election of Vice-Chair


Approval of Agenda – Agenda items may be added and/or deleted at this time.  Motion to approve.


Consent Agenda

A)    Approval of the March 21, 2016, regular meeting minutes.

B)   Economic & Tourism Development Commission (ETDC) Appointees’ Length of Term Assignments – To designate initial lengths of terms for appointees the new ETDC.

Motion to approve the consent agenda.


Citizen Comments


Spicer’s Cove & Big Hungry Fire Service Response Time – Bobby Arledge, Emergency Management Director, will give an update on efforts to collaborate with agencies in other counties to enhance response times to areas of the county difficult to access by our volunteer fire services.

Polk County Community Child Fatality Prevention & Protection Team 2015 Annual Report – Michael Crater and Anna Nelon, Polk County Community Child Fatality Prevention & Protection Team Co-Chairs, will present the report.


2015/2016 Polk County Audit Contract Proposals Update – County Manager Pittman will present the update.  Motion to approve.


Potential Property for the Proposed New Jail/Sheriff’s Department Facility – Commissioner Gasperson asked that this item be placed on the agenda to discuss directing the County Manager to send a letter to the Mayor, Town Council, and the Town Manager of Columbus asking for their input, concerns, and considerations regarding the location of a new detention facility in the municipal limits of Columbus.


Budget Amendment – Finance Director Sandra Hughes will present BA #55, EMS, $15,772, to transfer funds remaining to cover part-time salary budget shortfall.  Motion to approve.


Manager’s Report – The Consolidated Human Services Agency Board met on March 24, 2016, and will meet again on April 21st to work on bylaws for the organization.


Isothermal Planning & Development Commission Board of Directors Vacancy – To appoint a Commissioner to this vacancy.  Motion to approve.


Volunteer Board for Vote – Planning Board – 3 applications, 2 vacancies; 1 Cooper Gap Township/At-Large vacancy, 1 Tryon Township/At-Large vacancy.  Motion to approve.


Volunteer Boards for Review – Columbus Fire District Tax Commission – 2 applications, 3 vacancies.  Library Board of Trustees – 3 applications, 3 vacancies.  Saluda Fire District Tax Commission – 3 applications, 3 vacancies.


Commissioner Comments


Closed Session – Motion to go into closed session for the purpose acquisition of property, G.S. 143-318.11(a)(5).


Return to Open Session – Motion to return to open session.


Adjournment – Motion to adjourn.