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May 27, 2008 (Recessed Meeting) <br />Page 844 <br />The Board of Commissioners for the County of Cabarrus met in recessed <br />session in the Multipurpose Room at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center <br />in Concord, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. <br />Present - Chairman: H. Jay White, Sr. <br />Vice Chairman: Joni D. Juba <br />Commissioners: Robert W. Carruth <br />Grace M. Mynatt <br />Coy C. Privette <br />Also present were John Day, County Manager; Mike Downs, Deputy County <br />Manager; Pam Dubois, Deputy County Manager and Kay Honeycutt, Clerk to the <br />Board. <br />Call to Order <br />Chairman White called the meeting to order at 3:36 p.m. <br />Approval of Agenda <br />UPON MOTION of Commissioner Privette, seconded by Commissioner Carruth <br />and unanimously carried, the Board approved the agenda as presented. <br />Kannapolis City Schools <br />Dr. Jo Anne Byerl y, Superintendent of Kannapolis City School (KCS), <br />presented information -on student accolades, fast facts, school capacity, <br />mobile units, etc. She also identified several grants and partnership <br />opportunities and stated the need and importance of local funding. <br />Will Crabtree, Director of Business Operations with KCS, presented the <br />FY 2008-2009 budget request for Kannapolis City Schools. The budget included <br />capital outlay requests totaling $1,212,000; a 5-year facilities budget of <br />$99,139,159; continuation items of $386,946; and expansion items totaling <br />$796,209. <br />Dr. Byerly and Mr. Crabtree responded to questions throughout the <br />presentation. Each thanked the Board of Commissioners and Cabarrus County <br />for their continued support and funding. <br />Rowan-Cabarrus Community College <br />The following individuals from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) <br />were present to discuss RCCC's EY 08/09 budget requests totaling $2,022,210: <br />Jarrett (Jerry) Chandler, Jr., Irwin Newberry, Ray Paradowski, Robert Keeney <br />and Tim Foley. Mr. Foley reported enrollment has increased by 8 percent over <br />last year and this year's budget reflects building maintenance projects and <br />security communication upgrades. Included in the $2.02 million request, Mr. <br />Newberry reported that $1.6 million is for current expenses, $162,200 is for <br />plant and equipment, and $170,000 is for non-recurring costs. Mr. Keeney and <br />Mr. Foley also responded to questions throughout the presentation. <br />Sheriff's Department <br />Sheriff Brad Riley spoke at length on his request and justification for <br />new positions for the following divisions: Patrol - 4; Dare - 1; Civil - 9; <br />Department of Social Services - l; Crime Analyst/Fingerprint ID - 1; Project <br />Safe Coordinator - 1; Jail Detention Officer - 25; Sergeant (ICE) - 1; and <br />Courthouse Security - 2. He also responded to questions throughout the <br />presentation. Of the 40 positions requested by the Sheriff, the Manager's <br />recommended budget included 29 new positions. <br />Recess of Meeting <br />The Board took a short recess at 5:39 p.m. The meeting reconvened at <br />5:99 p.m. <br />Courthouse Renovations <br />Judges William E. Spainhour and William G. Hamby, Jr. discussed the <br />need for additional courtroom space in the courthouse for trials/hearings, <br />including a concept to convert an existing small claims courtroom into a <br />jury/multipurpose courtroom. The Judges explained the various types of <br />courts and their impact on existing courtroom space; they commented on the <br />allocation of additional judges in the future; and they responded to various <br />questions from the Board. <br />