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May 29, 2008 (Special Meeting) Page 847 <br />The Board of Commissioners for the County of Cabarrus held a special <br />meeting in Gold Hall II at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, <br />North Carolina on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 5 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 D. Day, County Manger; Richard M. Koch, County <br />Attorney; Mike Downs, Deputy County Manager; Pam Dubois, Deputy County <br />Manager; Jonathan Marshall, Commerce Director; Susie Morris, Planning and <br />Zoning Manager; Kay Honeycutt, Clerk to the Board and Lori Hinson, Deputy <br />Clerk to the Board. <br />Also in attendance from the City of Concord were: Mayor Scott Padgett, <br />several members of the Concord City Council and Kim Deason, City Clerk. <br />Numerous members of the Cabarrus Planning and Zoning Commission were also <br />present. <br />Call to Order <br />Chairman White called the meeting to order at 5:07 p.m. <br />Central Area Land Use Plan Presentation <br />Margaret Nealon, with LandDesign Consultants Inc., presented <br />information relative to the draft version of the Cabarrus County Central Area <br />Plan. Using a PowerPoint presentation, she discussed the following tasks <br />involved in the plan process: Inventory and Analysis; Plan Development; <br />Implementation Strategy; Plan Preparation; and Plan Adoption. She stated the <br />plan establishes a vision to guide future growth and development in the study <br />area, to set standards for achieving quality growth, and to establish a <br />framework for consistent land use planning and growth management across the <br />jurisdictions of Cabarrus County, Concord, and Kannapolis. It was reported <br />that this plan is to be used by all three jurisdictions to guide decisions <br />that ultimately prioritize public investment decisions, particularly in <br />connection with the provision of public infrastructure. In doing so, such <br />investments may be made to direct growth in a manner that is consistent with <br />the community's long-range vision for the area. <br />Jessica Sick, with Warren & Associates, reviewed information regarding <br />existing market conditions and trends. <br />Colin Scarff, with Code Studio, reviewed the following key <br />recommendations: all entities adopt the Central Area Plan; prepare common <br />set of zoning districts; revise zoning maps; adopt Interlocal Agreement; <br />implementation; environment; transportation; and utilities. <br />Afterwards, Ms. Nealon addressed several questions from citizens and <br />from elected officials. <br />Following the question and answer session, a discussion was held on how <br />to proceed with the adoption of the land use plan. Mayor Scott Padgett <br />suggested that he, Mayor Pro-Tem James Ramseur, Chairman White, Vice-Chairman <br />Juba, City and County Managers, and City and County Attorneys meet to discuss <br />the proposed plan. Chairman White and Vice-Chairman Juba agreed to meet the <br />following week. <br />Adjourn <br />UPON MOTION of Commissioner Privette, seconded by Commissioner Carruth, <br />and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 6:98 p.m. <br />Cle to he B r <br />