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March 8, 2008 (Board Retreat) Page 733 <br />The Board of Commissioners for the County of Cabarrus held a Board <br />retreat in the Multipurpose Room at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center <br />in Concord, North Carolina on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. <br />Present - Chairman: H. Jay White, Sr. <br />Vice Chairman: Joni D. Juba <br />Commissioners: Robert W. Carruth <br />Grace M. Mynatt <br />Absent - Commissioner: Coy C. Privette <br />Also present were John D. Day, County Manager; Mike Downs, Deputy <br />County Manager; Pam Dubois, Deputy County Manager; Aimee Hawkins, <br />Communications & Outreach; and Kay Honeycutt, Clerk to the Board. <br />Note: Commissioner Privette was out of town. <br />Call to Order <br />Following breakfast, Chairman White called the meeting to order at 9:05 <br />a.m. <br />Prioritization of Objectives for Goals 1 - 5: Years 3: - 5 <br />Board members were asked to assign a value to each item listed under <br />Goals 1 -5 for Year 3 - 5 with "yard sale" labels. The Board agreed that <br />only items valued at $35 or higher would be discussed. Note: (*) denotes a <br />goal. <br />_, , . ..___.. o _ c <br />Value Specific Outcome <br />$80 *A single comprehensive plan which defines areas for future <br /> utility extensions, land uses and densities, annexations, road <br /> and other transportation improvements, school construction and <br /> other public improvements is adopted by the county, all <br /> municipalities, the school systems and WSACC. (Note: Similar to <br /> outcome in Year 2.) <br />$14.50 Continually follow and analyze the changes in demographics for <br /> identified sub-areas of the county in order to predict future <br /> changes in all service areas: schools, senior services, parks, <br /> roads, etc. <br />$13 Work closely and collaboratively.with municipalities and citizen <br /> groups to foster cooperation and understanding of these changes <br /> and the needs they bring. <br />$30.10 Develop an overlay zoning district that allows for the <br /> development of a "rural village" development, on property that is <br /> at least 100 acres in size. This district would require that a <br /> portion of the property be set aside for commercial, schools, and <br /> affordable housing. <br />$15 Coordinate several County service efforts under one roof. <br />$10 Identify and partner with the municipalities in providing <br /> services through partnership. <br />o _c <br />Value Specific Outcome <br />$16 Establish a paid fire department that would cover the county, and <br /> provide a basic level of 24/7 response. Volunteer departments <br /> would provide additional staffing and specialized response teams. <br /> Hire a fulltime fire chief/public safety director. <br />$30 Coordinate the three 911 centers, with one being designated as the <br /> primary, and the other two as redundant centers for the county in <br /> the event of a disaster. <br />$31 Coordinate/streamline governmental and volunteer fire departments <br /> for lower response times. <br />$18 Analyze evacuation plans in order to coordinate road needs, future <br /> transportation options, etc. with long range budget planning. <br />$42 *Ask all public safety agencies in the county to assess training <br /> facility needs and develop a plan to meet them. Note: Move to 1- <br /> Year Outcomes. <br />PARKING LOT ITEM -EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT <br />$q0 *Adequate emergency shelters with power generators are <br />