SPECIAL MEETING, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting, in the Commissioners’ Board Room at the
Those present were: Chairman
The following were available for comments: Town of Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson and Council Members Andy Ball, Rennie Brantz and Stephen Phillips; Town Attorney Sam Furgiuele, Town Manager Greg Young, Town Clerk Freida Van Allen, Public Utilities Director Rick Miller, and Utilities Service Technician Josh Eller; David Pond and Brian Tripp with WK Dickson; and Dianne Reid and Elizabeth Kountis with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Chairman Miller called the meeting to order at 5:09 P.M.
Mr. Brian Tripp of WK Dickson gave a presentation explaining the surface water reclassification as requested from the Division of Water Quality by the Town of
Mr. Furman stated that the State looked for support from affected local governments when considering approval of such projects and, if support wasn’t received, it could cause pause in the decision making process.
Boone Town Manager Greg Young requested that a resolution be adopted in support of the Town’s water intake project to be forwarded to the State.
Discussion was held on conducting a public hearing prior to offering support to the Town of
Commissioner Futrelle moved to adopt a resolution in support of the Town’s water intake project which was to include, if approved, a reclassification of a portion of the
After further discussion regarding a timely offer of support to the Town while still allowing the citizens in the potentially affected area to be heard, Commissioner Futrelle withdrew his motion and Commissioner Deal withdrew his second.
Commissioner Futrelle, moved to send a letter of support to the NC Division of Water Quality including the County’s intent to send a resolution of support, contingent upon the outcome of a public hearing to allow citizen comment on the project.
Commissioner Deal stated that he would support the motion if amended as . . . moved to send a letter of support to the NC Division of Water Quality for the location of the Town of Boone’s water intake and the process they were going through and state within the letter that the Board planned to hold a public hearing allowing citizen comment on the watershed reclassification.
Commissioner Futrelle, seconded by Chairman Miller, moved to table the previous motion until further discussion at a future meeting.
Chairman Miller adjourned the meeting at 6:48 P.M.
Nathan A. Miller, Chairman
Anita J. Fogle, Clerk to the Board