Polk County Board of Commissioner April 18 meeting agenda

Published 10:00 pm Friday, April 15, 2016

Editor’s Note: following is the Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting agenda for Monday April 18. 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.

  1. Call to Order – Chair Gage
  2. Invocation – Pastor Thomas Olson, Trinity Luther Church.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance – Vice-Chair Holbert


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


  1. Consent Agenda

A)    Approval of the April 4, 2016, regular meeting minutes.

B)   Approval of the March 2016 Tax Department Refund Request – $3,190.28.

C)   Approval of Polk County Board of Education expenditures for a technology project (Chromebooks purchase, $83,020.60), and a capital improvement project (Saluda Elementary & Tryon Elementary roof repair, $150,000.00).

Motion to approve the consent agenda.


  1. Citizen Comments


  1. Proclamation in Honor of Frank Smith – To consider adopting a proclamation designating April 28, 2016, as Frank Smith Appreciation Day in Polk County.  Motion to approve.


  1. Property Revaluation Update – Tax Administrator Melissa Bowlin and Wampler Eanes Appraisal Group representative Robert Haskins will present the update.
  2. Proposed Replacement of the Historic Courthouse Retaining Wall – Dave Odom of Odom Engineering will present the information.


10. Resolution Adopting the Official Polk County Flag – Commissioner Owens asked that this item be placed on the agenda.  Motion to approve.


11. Proposed New Jail/Sheriff’s Department Facility – To give County Manager Pittman guidance regarding financing, funding, and location of the proposed facility.


12. Manager’s Report – As requested by the Board at the April 4, 2016, regular BOC meeting, County Manager Pittman will present information on the Rutherford County grant writer.


13. Volunteer Board for Vote – Columbus Fire District Tax Commission – 2 applications, 3 vacancies.  Library Board of Trustees – 2 applications, 3 vacancies.  Planning Board – 1 application, 1 alternate vacancy.  Saluda Fire District Tax Commission – 3 applications, 3 vacancies.  Motion to approve..


14. Volunteer Boards for Review – Economic & Tourism Development Commission – 1 health care/medical/social services provider application, 1 health care/medical/social services provider vacancy.  Mill Spring Fire District Tax Commission – 3 applications, 3 vacancies.


15. Commissioner Comments


16. Closed Session – Motion to go into closed session for the purpose of attorney-client privilege, G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3), and acquisition of property, G.S. 143-318.11(a)(5).


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


Adjournment – Motion to adjourn.