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May 2, 2005: Board of Commissioners regular meeting

By Mike Cross
Posted Sunday, May 8, 2005

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Consent Agenda -- approved 5-0

* Private road names
* Paving county parking lots -- Riley Paving $37,918
* June 20, 2005 set as public hearing date on closing certain streets and alleys in Bennett

Public Input

Mr. Bob Davenport -- Chatham AARP -- addressed the board with concerns about handicapped and elderly access and parking at public buildings

Boards and Committees

* Home and Community Block Grant Committee: Commissioner Outz nominated Mr. Danny McLaurin, approved 5-0
* Child Fatality Prevention Team: Commissioner Outz nominated Mrs. Annette Willett, approved 5-0
* DSS appointments: Commissioner Morgan nominated Mr. Wallace Hill and Mr. Tanner, approved 5-0
* CCC Board of Trustees: Commissioner Morgan nominated Mrs. Althea Cheek, approved 5-0
* Health Director: Board of Health recommended Mr. Carmen Rocco be appointed as our new Chatham Health Director, approved 5-0

Commissioner Reports

* I again emphasized the importance of sending short messages of support for the 1% Land Transfer Tax
* Commissioner Barnes read a request from the Chatham Democratic Party for a residential building moratorium

Work Session

* BOC members received copies of the 2005-06 budget proposal
* Official public hearing for the budget is set for 16 May at our regular meeting. We will also conduct a public forum in Siler City on 23 May at 7 pm, location TBA.
* Our revenue neutral point from the new revaluation came in at 55.7 cents. We aren't finished yet, but we have identified 4 cents in capital improvements, 1 cent water reserve and 1 cent public safety. Our current rate is 64.64 cents and 2005-06 proposals are at 61.7 cents. In our upcoming budget work sessions, WE WILL WORK HARD TO LOWER THAT!

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May 2, 2005: Board of Commissioners regular meeting
Chatham County Commisioner Mike Cross shares his viewpoints with citizens on his weblog.

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