June 4, 2018 (Work Session) Page 3570
<br />The Board of Commissioners for the County of Cabarrus met for an Agenda
<br />Work Session in the Multipurpose Room at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center
<br />in Concord, North Carolina at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018.
<br />Present - Chairman: Stephen M. Morris
<br />Vice Chairman: Diane R. Honeycutt
<br />Commissioners: F. Blake Kiger
<br />Elizabeth F. Poole
<br />Absent - Commissioner: Lynn W. Shue
<br />Also present were Mike Downs, County Manager; Catherine Barr, County
<br />Attorney; Pam Dubois, Senior Deputy County Manager; Jonathan Marshall, Deputy
<br />County Manager; Kyle Bilafer, Area Manager of Operations; and Angela Poplin,
<br />Interim Clerk to the Board.
<br />Call to Order
<br />Chairman Morris called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
<br />Approval of Agenda
<br />Chairman Morris presented the following changes to the agenda:
<br />Closed Session
<br />6-1 Closed Session - Pending Litigation and Economic Development
<br />UPON NOTION of Vice Chairman Honeycutt, seconded by Commissioner Kiger
<br />and unanimously carried, the Board approved the agenda as amended.
<br />Discussion Items - No Action
<br />Planninc and Develooment - Recognition of Duke Enerav for Helping Homes Fund
<br />and Rebate Programs
<br />Kelly Sifford, Planning and Development Director, introduced Duke Energy
<br />representatives Casey Fields and Randy Welch, who presented an overview of the
<br />Helping Homes Fund and Weatherization programs.
<br />Ms. Sifford reported over the past years, Cabarrus County has collected
<br />and expended $149,868, which assisted 59 households. Projects included HVAC
<br />replacements and repairs, appliance replacements, plumbing repairs, random home
<br />repairs, knob and tube replacement, ramps and grab bars, vapor barriers and
<br />Ashrae fans. She thanked Duke Energy for their assistance.
<br />A discussion ensued
<br />Discussion Items for Action at June 18, 2018 Meeting
<br />County Manager - Request for Funds to Begin the Replacement of R. Brown
<br />Kelly Kluttz, Cabarrus County Schools (CCS), Finance Director, requested
<br />funds in the amount of $1,510,000 to begin the replacement of R. Brown
<br />Tim Lowder, Cabarrus County Schools (CCS), Director of Facilities and
<br />Construction, provided a breakdown for the allocation of funds requested.
<br />A lengthy discussion ensued. During discussion, Mr. Lowder, Ms. Kluttz,
<br />Susan Fearrington, Finance Director, and Mike Downs, County Manager, responded
<br />to questions from the Board. Items addressed included: funds needed for the
<br />project; property taxes; sales tax; the five-year plan; etc.
<br />Finance - Kannapolis City School Paving Ragusat
<br />Susan Fearrington, Finance Director, presented a request from Kannapolis
<br />City Schools to use $500,000 from $1,005,086 in unused contingency from the
<br />completed Mount Pleasant Middle School Project to help fund one half of the
<br />paving request at A. L. Brown High School, and the remaining $505,086 for a
<br />future Cabarrus County school project need.
<br />A discussion ensued. During discussion, Ms. Fearrington and Mike Downs,
<br />County Manager, responded to questions from the Board