Polk County Board of Commissioner Jan. 8 meeting

Published 11:40 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018


Editor’s Note: following is the agenda for the Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting on Monday, Jan. 8. A public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice, located on the second floor of the Womack building in Columbus.


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Call to Order of the Public Hearing on the Possibility of Enacting a Golf Cart Ordinance – Chairman Johnson. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive citizen input on a Polk County Golf Cart Ordinance. The public hearing was properly advertised in the Tryon Daily Bulletin.

Citizen Comments

Commissioner Comments

Adjournment – Motion to adjourn the public hearing.

Call to Order Regular Meeting – Chairman Johnson


Invocation – Chairman Johnson


Pledge of Allegiance – Vice-Chairman Yoder


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


Consent Agenda

  1. December 18, 2017, regular meeting minutes.
  2. Tax Department December 2017 refund request – $665.76.
  3. Annual examination of bonds 58-72-20 – Polk County Finance Officer, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, and Tax Collector.
  4. Annual review and application approval – NC Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Social Services: Community Services Block Grant Program FY 2018/19 for an ongoing Western Carolina Community Action Community Services Block Grant.

Motion to approve the consent agenda.

Citizen Comments on Agenda Items


Citizen Comments on Non-Agenda Items


N.C. Arts Council Designated County Partners (DCPs) – Representatives from Tryon Fine Arts Center will discuss their application to be the designated partner for Polk County.


Help through Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Economics (HOPE^2) Grant Funded Project – Joshua Kennedy, Consolidated Human Services Director will discuss the project.


Vaya Health’s Strategic Planning Overview – Shelly Foreman, MPA, Western Region Community Relations with Vaya Health will present the information and discuss the Medicaid transformation.


Annual Appearance Commission Beautification Awards – Appearance Commission Chairman Joe Cooper will present the beautification awards.


Golf Cart Ordinance Discussion – Commissioners will discuss whether to proceed in enacting a Golf Cart Ordinance subsequent to the public hearing. Consensus to direct staff to proceed.


Manager’s Report Update on capital expenditures.

Volunteer Boards for Vote – Recreation Advisory Board, 1 application, 3 vacancies; Tryon Planning Board (ETJ) 1 application, 1 vacancy.

Volunteer Boards for Review – Board of Adjustment, regular member, 1 application, 2 vacancies; alternate member, 1 application, 1 vacancy.


Commissioner Comments

Closed Session – Motion to go into closed session for the purpose of attorney client privilege, §143-318.11(a)(3).


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


Adjournment – Motion to adjourn.