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October 3, Board of Commissioners regular meeting notes

By Mike Cross
Posted Monday, October 10, 2005

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October 3, 2005: Board of Commissioners’ meeting
Consent Agenda: passed 5-0

* Private road names: Rocky Top Trail, Adbulaville Lane, Tripp Cottages Drive, Miss Jane Way, Farmers Driver, Salih Circle, John Henry Way, and Cerasi Circle.

* Tax Releases and Refunds

Public Input Session

Mr. Bob Knight expressed his displeasure at citizen groups speaking on behalf of citizens they do not represent.

Board of Education

* Paul Joyce, assistant superintendent, request approval to have an appraisal done on property adjoining Chatham Central High. Approved 5-0

* Request approval to purchase a mobile classroom (up to $35,000) from School Impact Fee funds to be placed at Perry Harrison School. Approved 5-0.

Public Hearing

Community Development Block Grant – Plan to use CDBG funds to renovate 9 identified low-income homes.

Boards and Committees

Moved to Oct 17 meeting.

BOC Work Session

* Regional Jail presentation: BOC authorized $7,800 as Chatham’s part of a regional study to be performed by Solutions for Local Government, Inc, of Charlotte NC. This will provide the information to decide if we go with a regional system or include facilities in the new Judicial Center and enlarge our current jail facility.

* Solid Waste Decal Policy: The Solid Waste Advisory Committee is proposing a new decal policy that will include citizens (by choice) who lie with our municipalities. The BOC requested SWAC to present to municipal governments for comments and bring it back.

County Water Hookups

1. New water lines to supply SE and SW water districts.

* $500 hook-up fee

* Must sign up and pay before line is installed by your property to get the $500 fee

2. Existing water lines within the SE and SW water districts

* 2nd early sign-up period effected by the BOC on October 3 to run through December 31, 2005.

* $1000 hookup fee

* must sign up and pay before December 31

* note: During the 1st early sign-up which ended in May, the hookup fee was $500. The original cost estimates did not include the meter or the fact that the contractor has to move equipment. The actual cost to the county is $1,020 per hook-up. For those who signed up during the 1st early sign-up period, you will be honored at $500.

3. New water lines installed outside the water districts will be charged at ½ the normal rate. The normal rate is currently $2,000, so your hookup will be $1,000. Must sign up and pay before the line is installed by your property.

4. Silk Hope School water line (special).

* $500 hookup fee

* must sign up and pay before the line is installed by your property

* note: some citizens were charged $1,000 under the normal rate for lines outside the water districts, and will be refunded $500.

All approved 5-0(5 acres).

Related info:
Mike Cross' Weblog
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October 3, Board of Commissioners regular meeting notes
Chatham County Commissioner Mike Cross shares his viewpoints with citizens on his weblog.

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