Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting agenda for April 3

Published 10:00 pm Friday, March 31, 2017

Editor’s Note: following is the agenda for the Polk County Board of Commissioner’s Monday, April 3 meeting. The regular 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. The board is holding an informational meeting from 5-7 p.m. prior to the meeting for residents to get information and ask questions regarding the recent property revaluation.

Call to Order – Chairman Melton

Invocation – Commissioner Bradley

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Pledge of Allegiance – Commissioner Gasperson

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

Consent Agenda

A) March 20, 2017, regular meeting minutes.

B) Approval of Tax Department written refund requests totaling $1,153.11.

C) Budget Amendment #46 to transfer funds from Vehicle Insurance line to Salary line to cover unbudgeted full-time employee exits in the amount of $9,310 and to transfer funds from Express Fuel to Fuel in the amount of $8,500.   

Motion to approve the consent agenda.    

Citizen Comments on Agenda Items

Citizen Comments on Non-Agenda Items

Proclamation Declaring April 2017 Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month – Michael Crater, Co-Chair of the Community Child Fatality Prevention & Protection Team (CCFP&PT), and Mary Edwards, Be A Voice 4 Kids, will present the proclamation and Annual Report.  Motion to approve.    

Polk County Property Revaluation Update – Melissa Bowlin, Tax Administrator, and Brandon Highsmith, Property Appraiser will present the information.

Set Public Hearing Date for the Agricultural District Ordinance Revision – Dawn Jordan, Agricultural Economic Director will present the request to set the public hearing for April 25, 2017.  Motion to approve.

Set Public Hearing Date for Proposed Grant to the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund – Jerry Stensland, Recreation Director will present the request to set the public hearing for April 25, 2017.  Motion to approve.

Isothermal Rural Planning Organization (RPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) – County Manager Pittman will present the information. Motion to approve.

Appropriate 911 Fund Balance – James McGuinn, 911 Communications Director will present the budget amendment request to appropriate the 911 reserved fund balance for the purchase and installation of a back-up 911 center as mandated by North Carolina.

Manager’s Report – 1) Schedule a work session to discuss Tourism and Economic Development. 2) Request for legislative meeting.

Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Schedule Modification – To consider approval of the modified meeting schedule.  Motion to approve.

Volunteer Boards for Vote –Board of Equalization & Review- 7 applications, 5 regular vacancies and up to 3 alternate vacancies; Library Board of Trustees- 3 applications, 3 vacancies; Recreation Advisory Board- 4 applications, 4 vacancies.

Volunteer Boards for Review – Planning Board, 3 applications, 2 vacancies;

Commissioner Comments

Adjournment – Motion to adjourn.