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Cabarrus County BOC Work Session 10.07.2019


>>I WOULD LIKE TO CALL TO ORDER THE OCTOBER 7, 2019 THE CABARRUS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION. WELCOME, EVERYONE. I THINK WE HAVE TWO COMMISSIONERS THAT WILL BE JOINING US SHORTLY, THEY WERE RUNNING A LITTLE BIT BEHIND AND THEY WILL BE JOINING US IN A LITTLE BIT. AT THIS TIME THE APPROVAL OF OUR WORK SESSION AGENDA WHICH YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU, INCLUDING THE CHANGES ON PAGE 3, THEN ONE ADDITIONAL CHANGE IS WE ARE ELIMINATING ITEM 4.7. I DON’T THINK THAT MADE IT INTO S AT THIS TIME I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THE WORK SESSION AGENDA, INCLUDING THE CHANGES TO THE AGENDA ON PAGE 3 AND THE DELETION OF ITEM 4.7.>>AND 6.1 WE DO NOTNEED CLOSED SESSION.>>AND WE WILL ELIMINATE ITEM 6.1, WHICH IS THE CLOSED SESSION. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES AND WE MOVE TO DISCUSSION ITEMS. FIRST UP WE’RE HAPPY TO HAVE SUZI MORRIS TO TALK TO US ABOUT CENSUS 2020. WELCOME.>>THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM PLEASED TO HAVE WITH ME TODAY OUR TWO PARTNERSHIP SPECIALISTS. THE CENSUS ASSIGNED LOCAL PEOPLE TO TRY AND HELP JURISDICTIONS WITH THEIR NEEDS AND WITH OUTREACH. WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE IN THAT BOTH OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES ARE FROM CABARRUS COUNTY, AND YOU CAN EXPLAIN HOW MANY COUNTIES YOU HAVE, BUT WE JUST KIND OF LUCKED OUT WITH THAT. SO MR. PETER SAVO IS WITH US TODAY AND MISS WANDA FOSTER IS ALSO HERE WITH US BUT SHE HAS TO LEAVE FOR AN APPOINTMENT. 2020 IS THE YEAR CENSUS AND EXPLAIN WHERE WE ARE AT IN THE CURRENT PROCESS, HOW THAT WORKS AND ALSO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE PROCESS OR THE CENSUS ITSELF.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COMMISSIONERS, FOR ALLOWING US TO COME TAKE A FEW MOMENTS OF YOUR TIME. AS YOU KNOW, 2020 WILL BE THE ANNUAL CENSUS. THE UTDS HAS BEEN DOING THE CENSUS SINCE 1790 EVERY 10 YEARS, IT’S IN THE CONSTITUTION, IT’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS COUNTED BECAUSE IT DOES HAVE SUCH A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY. .>>WE LOVE TECHNOLOGY WHEN IT WORKS.>>WELL, THE GOAL FOR CENSUS 2020 IS TO MAKE SURE WE COUNT EVERYBODY ONCE, ONLY ONCE, AND IN THE RIGHT SPOT. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THE MOST ACCURATE COUNT POSSIBLE ALLOWING SIT SENSES TO PARTICIPATE AND SELF-RESPOND. THAT’S GOING TO BE THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY AND THE MOST ACCURATE WAY FIRST. IN 2010, CABARRUS COUNTY HAD APPROXIMATELY 178,5 37 INDIVIDUALS. IN 2018, THAT NUMBER GREW APPROXIMATELY TO 211,342, WHICH IS ABOUT A 15 PERCENT GROWTH. WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE CAPTURE THAT GROWTH BECAUSE IT HAS A TREMENDOUS IMPACT. IT HASTWO REAL IMPORTANT ONES. ONE OBVIOUSLY IS THE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION. IT’S THE REAPPORTIONMENT OF 435 CONGRESSIONAL SEATS BUT FOR ME MORE IMPORTANTLY IT’S THE MONEY IMPACT, WHICH GETS APPORTIONED ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR THINGS LIKE SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL PORTIONS, THINGS THAT IMPACT THE CITIZENS OF CABARRUS COUNTY ON A DAILY BASIS. THE ROADS YOU DROVE ON TO GET HERE TODAY, THOSE ARE ALL PART OF THAT 675 BILLION. WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IS THE MONEY GOES WHERE THE RESPONSE IS, NOT NECESSARILY WHERE THE NEED IS. THAT’S WHY THERE’S A BIG PUSH FOR US TO PARTNER TOGETHER TO HELP GET THE INFORMATION OUT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE PARTICIPATE AND GET COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS. AS YOU CAN SEE FOR 2000 AND 2010, THE SELF-RESPONSE RATE FOR NORTH CAROLINA WAS 69 AND 76 PERCENT, RESPECTIVELY. THE GOVERNOR THIS YEAR HAS A GOAL OF 82 PERCENT. CABARRUS COUNTY YOU CAN SEE REMAINS STEADY AT 78 PERCENT FOR THOSE TWO, BUT I THINK THE ONE THING WE LEARNED IN 2010 WAS TO CREATE THESE úPARTNERSHI THE RECOUNT COMMITTEES AND HELP GET THE WORD OUT TO HELP EDUCATE. IN 2010 THE CENSUS BUREAU CONDUCTED A SURVEY WHERE THEY LOOKED AT BARRIERS, ATTITUDES AND MOST 78ORS FOR PEOPLE TO RESPOND TO THE CENSUS AND THE BIG BARRIER AT THAT TIME WAS DISTRUST OF THE GOVERNMENT, BUT THE BIGGEST MOTIVATOR WAS ONCE THEY LEARNED HOW IT IMPACTS THEIR DAILY LIVES, THEY WERE ALMOST TWICE AS LIKELY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CENSUS THAN BEFOREHAND. SO IT’S GETTING OUT AND USING TRUSTED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP GET THE WORD OUT, HELP EDUCATE THEM, AND SHOW THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY HOW THIS IMPACTS THEIR DAILY LIVES AND I THINK WE CAN GET UP TO THAT GOAL OF 82 PERCENT THAT THE GOVERNOR SET FOR A SELF-RESPONSE RATE. I WILL REFER TO WHAT WE WANT TO DO, WE KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE CENSUS AND COMPLETE IT, BUT THERE’S A POPULATION OUT THERE THAT WON’T. THESE ARE THE TARGETED POPULATIONS, JUST SOME OF THEM THAT WE IDENTIFY AS HAVING THAT LOW RESPONSE, NOT ALWAYS WILLING TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE THEY THINK THE INFORMATION IS GOING TO BE USED IN A CERTAIN WAY OR ANYTHING. CHILDREN OVER 5 IN 2010, THERE WAS MORE THAN A MILLION KIDS NOT COUNTED AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THOSE ARE THE KIDS THAT ARE NOW IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND IF WE DIDN’T COUNT THEM BACK THEN, THEN THE COUNTY CAN’T PROPERLY PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS OR OTHER CLASSROOMS OR MORE TEACHERS OR PROVIDE ANY FUNDING TO THOSE THINGS. YOU’VE GOT ALMOST 12,000 VETERANS LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, UNDER AGE 65, 6.7 PERCENT OF CABARRUS COUNTY POPULATION. 19 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION ARE AFRICAN AMERICANS AND RENTERS MAKE UP ALMOST A QUARTER OF THE HOUSEHOLDS. AND AGAIN IT’S GETTING OUT THERE AND EDUCATING PEOPLE THAT EVERY HOUSEHOLD NEEDS TO PARTICIPATE. YOU ARE PROBABLY ASKING, HOW DO WE IDENTIFY THESE COMMUNITIES AND WHAT WE USE WAS RESPONSE OUTREACH AREA MAPPER. IT’S OPEN TO ANYBODY THE CENSUS BUREAU BREAKS DOWN INT CENSUS TRACTS AND WHEN WE LOOK AT CABARRUS COUNTY, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE DARKER AREAS, THEY HAVE ANYWHERE FROM A 27 TO 28 PERCENT NON-RESPONSE RATE FOR 2010. THOSE ARE THE AREAS, THE DARKER AREAS, THE DARKER AREAS UP HERE IS REALLY WHERE YOU WANT TO THEN FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION. BUT THE CENSUS BUREAU, YOU HAVE A LITTLE TRACT SO THIS IS THE TRACT THAT HAS THE MOST OR THE HIGHEST NON-RESPONSE RATE, IT HAD A 28.1 PERCENT NON-RESPONSE RATE BUT WE CAN IDENTIFY THE STATISTICS OF THE POPULATION IN THAT AREA SO WE CAN THEN FOCUS THE MESSAGE. IT’S HISPANICS, POVERTY, LARGE NUMBER OF FAMILIES WHERE THEY HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 5, BUT WE CAN GO IN AND KNOWING THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THOSE AREAS WE CAN THEN WITH THE HELP OF THE COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE START TO FOCUS ON GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND THOSE HOUSEHOLDS TO HELP EDUCATE THEM AND SHOW THEM HOW REPLYING TO THE CENSUS IS GOING TO HELP THEIR COMMUNITY OVERALL. AS WE TALK ABOUT, THE CENSUS COLLECTS INFORMATION BU IT’S ONLY FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. AS YOU CAN SEE IT WE USE IT FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, TRANSPORTATION, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO PUT THE NEXT FIRE STATION, WHERE DO WE PUT THE NEXT HOSPITAL? IT’S USED TO DETERMINE SO MANY THINGS. FOR 2020 THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST TIME THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO THE CENSUS ONLINE. AND WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE IN ABOUT MID-MARCH PEOPLE WILL START TO RECEIVE A POST CARD, THAT POST CARD WILL HAVE AN INTERNET ADDRESS FOR THEM TO GO TO, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GO IN, THERE WILL BE ABOUT 10 QUESTIONS FOR THEM TO ANSWER AND ONCE THE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED AT THE CENSUS BUREAU, THEIR INFORMATION IS TAKEN OFF-LINE, PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STRIPPED AWAY AND LIKE I MENTIONED, THE INFORMATION CAN ONLY BE USED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. THE OTHER WAY IS GOING TO BE VIA THE TELEPHONE. THERE WILL BE A TOLL FRO NUMBER THAT PEOPLE CAN CALL, MAYBE THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OR THEY ARE NOT JUST NOT COMFORTABLE WITH IT, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO RESPOND VIA THE TELEPHONE. THE PHONE AND THE INTERNET RIGHT NOW ARE SET UP FOR PEOPLE TO RESPOND IN UP TO 12 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. WE’RE TRYING TO EXPAND THAT BUT RIGHT NOW IT’S AT 12. SO LIKE I MENTIONED, MID-MARCH YOU WILL RECEIVE A POST CARD. IF YOU DON’T RESPOND IMMEDIATELY, ABOUT 10 DAYS LATER YOU ARE GOING TO GET A REMINDER, 10 DAYS LATER YOU WILL RECEIVE A THIRD REMINDER AND AT THAT TIME YOU WOULD RECEIVE A PAPER QUESTIONNAIRE. THE PAPER QUESTIONNAIRES ARE ONLY GOING TO BE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH BUT THE ENGLISH AND PHONE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES. OBVIOUSLY PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY ARE A BIG PIECE. THE US CODE PROVIDES THAT INFORMATION, IT MAKES SURE THAT ONLY THE INFORMATION THAT IS GATHERED CAN ONLY BE USED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. IT CANNOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY. THE INFORMATION THAT’S DISTRIBUTED, WHETHER IT’S OTHER PUBLIC, THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME INFORMATION. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS SAFEGUARDED FOR 72 YEARS SO RIGHT NOW CENSUS DATA FROM 1940 ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1790 IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, BUT DATA FROM 1950 TO PRESENT DAY IS STILL SECURE. [INDISCERNIBLE] CREATED THE COMPLETE COUNT COMMISSION, THEY MEET QUARTERLY, THEIR GOAL IS FOR EVERY COUNTY TO ESTABLISH A COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE BECAUSE THEY KNEW HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO HELP GET THE WORD OUT AND ENGAGE THE POPULATION. THEY SAW IT WORK IN 2010 AND WE KNOW IT WILL WORK IN 2020 TO HELP GET A BETTER COUNT. THE COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEES, WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH MISS MORRIS FOR A WHILE NOW TO GET THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED, GET THE INFORMATIONS TO COME IN AND HELP IDENTIFY THOSE HARD TO COUNT POPULATIONS, THOSE AREAS THAT ARE LESS LIKELY TO RESPOND. AND ROT NOW WE’RE IN THE PLANNING PHASE. TOGETHER, IDENTIFY HOW WE’RE GOING TO REACH PEOPLE. IT’S EASY TO SIT THERE AND SA WE’LL ASK THEM TO COME TO THE LIBRARY. IT’S NOT JUST SAYING WE’LL ASK THEM TO COME TO THE LIBRARY, HOW DO WE GET THAT MESSAGE OUT TO PEOPLE, HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THE LIBRARIES AREN’T OVERLOADED OR WE ASK OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP OPEN THEIR DOORS SO PEOPLE CAN RESPOND VIA THE INTERNET OR HELP THEM GET THE MESSAGE OUT. LIKE I SAID, WHAT WE’RE DOING, WE’RE PREARING NOW. THIS IS WHEN WE START GETING TOGETHER, WE START HELPING GET THE MESSAGE OUT. WE TALK ABOUT SOMETIMES IT TAKES PEOPLE UP TO 10 TIMES SEEING SOMETHING BEFORE IT REALLY CLICKS ON HOW IMPORTANT IT IS, SO IT’S DOING THINGS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, THROUGH BRIEFINGS, THROUGH PRESENTATIONS, THROUGH HANDING STUFF OUT AT THE CABARRUS COUNTY FAIR A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYER, NG SOMETHING THROUGH THE ORGANIZATION THAT THEY ATTEND, IT’S GETTING THIS MESSAGE OUT AND GETTING THEM TO UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. LIKE I SAID, BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY IS REALLY A LOT OF THE PLANNING AND COME JANUARY THROUGH MARCH IS WHEN IT REALLY STARTS HITTING THE POPULATION. WE HAVE CENSUS BUREAU OBVIOUSLY MYSELF HERE IN CABARRUS COUNTY, MYSELF I SUPPORT UNION STANLEY AND ROWAN COUNTIES AS WELL AS CABARRUS, BUT WE HAVE ABOUT 30 PARTNERSHIP SPECIALISTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND WE’RE CONSTANTLY HELPING EACH OTHER, DEPENDING ON WHAT’S GOING ON, WHEN PEOPLE NEED HELP WITH A PRESENTATION AND COMING UP WITH IDEAS TO HELP GET THE MESSAGE OUT AND PROVIDING HANDOUTS, ALL THE HANDOUTS THAT YOU HAVE ARE TO THE CENSUS BUREAU WEB SITE AND DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUTS, BUT IT’S MAKING SURE THAT WE CAN BE THAT SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT TO HELP EDUCATE PEOPLE AND GET THE WORD OUT. OBVIOUSLY THE CENSUS BUREAU IS LOOKING TO HIRE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE NEXT COMING MONTHS. WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES BECAUSE, AGAIN, THEY ARE TRUSTED VOICES, THEY KNOW THE AREAS, THEY KNW WHERE SOME OF THOSE HARDER ADDRESSES TO FIND ARE SO WHEN IT COMES TO HIRING THOSE ENUMERATORS, WE’RE LOOKING TO HIRE A LOT OF PEOPLE AND ONE THING WE ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE IS VETERANS TEND TO GET A LITTLE PREFERENCE IN GETTING THE HIRING. . SO WITH THE NUMBERS THAT I LEFT YOU, I GAVE YOU SOME BASIC INFORMATION ON CENSUS 101 IS, HOW IT CAME ABOUT INTHE S CONSTITUTION, HOW IT’S USED. THERE’S A FLYER FOR 50 WAYS THAT THE CENSUS INFORMATION IS USED, THE CONFIDENTIALITY INFORMATION ABOUT RECRUITING AND HIRING AND JUST SOME GOOD GENERAL INFORMATION AND PENDING ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE, THAT COMPLETES MY PRESENTATION.>>I HAVE ONE QUESTION, PETER. YOU SHOWED US THE RESPONSE RATE FOR NORTH CAROLINA BEING SOMEWHERE AROUND 76 PERCENT IN 2010 AND GOVERNOR COOPER’S GOAL IS 86 PERCENT THIS YEAR. HOW IS THAT COMPARABLE TO OTHER STATES? .>>I’D HAVE TO GET BACK WITH YOU. I’LL BE HONEST AND TELL YOU I’M NOT REALLY SURE HOW IT COMPARES TO OTHER STATES. I KNOW I WAS FOCUSED ON NORTH CAROLINA, THE OTHER COUNTIES, AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE OTHER COUNTIES, GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT, GETTING PEOPLE ENGAGED, IT REALLY EDUCATES THEM ON HOW TO– I MEAN TOWARDS THE RESPONDING.>>THE CENSUS OBVIOUSLY IS A NATIONWIDE CENSUS, IT’S NATIONWIDE. IF WE’RE RUNNING AT 76 PERCENT AND OTHER STATES SUCH AS CALIFORNIA OR NEW YORK AND THEY RUN AT 80 OR 90 PERCENT, OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE GETTING MORE FUNDS THAN WE ARE, PER CAPITA.>>THIS IS THE INITIAL SELF-RESPONSE RATE. SO FROM THERE WE DO, THE ENUMERATORS WILL GO OUT AND GO DOOR TO DOOR, GO TO ALL THE ADDRESSES THAT PEOPLE DIDN’T RESPOND. BUT IF PEOPLE SELF-RESPOND, THE GREATER SELF-RESPONSE THE MORE ACCURATE IT IS. WHEN WE GO DOOR TO DOOR IT’S LESS ACCURATE THAT WE’RE GOING TO GET ACCURATE NUMBERS BECAUSE PEOPLE MIGHT NOT BE HOME, WE’RE ASKING A NEIGHBOR, HEY, HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU THINK LIVE IN THAT HOUSE VERSUS SOMEONE RESPONDING HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE HOUSE.>>SO THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST STEP NOW? SINCE THE PROCESS HAS CHANGED AND THEY ARE NO LONGER SENDING OUT THE PAPER COPIES THAT YOU USED TO RECEIVE IN THE MAIL, THAT’S WHAT YOU RECEIVED AND THAT’S WHAT YOU FILLED OUT. THIS TIME IT WILL BE THAT POST CARD ENCOURAGING YOU TO EITHER GO ON TO THE INTERNET OR TO CALL OR THERE IS, I BELIEVE, AN OPTION WHERE YOU CAN ALSO ASK FOR THAT PAPER COPY IF THAT’S YOUR PREFERENCE. I THINK THIS SLIDE REFLECTS JUST THAT INITIAL FIRST CONTACT WHERE PEOPLE RECIVED IT, FILLED IT OUT AND THERE WAS NOT THAT FOLLOW-UP THAT SOMETIMES HAPPENS. . AND JUST TO LET YOU ALL KNOW WHERE WE’RE AT IN THE PROCESS, WE HAVE HAD TWO MEETINGS, TWO COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE MEETINGS. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE IN OCTOBER AND THAT MEETING WILL BE — SO AT THE LAST MEETING WE TALKED ABOUT CHALLENGES FOR COMPLETING THE CENSUS, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE DISCOURAGED FROM COMPLETING THE CENSUS, THIS YEAR WE WILL BE REACHING OUT TO POPULATIONS THAT MAY NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. THAT’S HUGE. THE SECOND PIECE IS IF YOU GET THE POST CARD IN THE MAIL, WE ALWAYS TEACH PEOPLE DON’T GIVE PEOPLE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. THAT ENUMERATOR IS GOING TO SHOW UP AT YOUR DOOR WITH AN I PAD OR A CELL PHONE AND WANT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. SO, YOU KNOW, IT’S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT THIS YEAR SO WE’RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO GET THE WORD OUT, YOU KNOW, BEST THING IS WHEN YOU GET THE POST CARD IN THE MAIL, TAKE THAT 5 MINUTES, COMPLETE THE 10 QUESTIONS AND THEN NOBODY IS DOOR AND YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE THAT PERSON AND YOU CONTROL THE INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, HOW IT IS RECEIVED BY THE CENSUS. SO WE’LL BE HAVING OUR THIRD MEETING ON OCTOBER 22ND AND THAT WILL BE THE MEETING WHERE WE’LL START CRAFTING THE MESSAGES TO THE DIFFERENT GROUPS THAT WE KNOW, YOU KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE WITH THE VETERANS WHAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT WE NEED TO GET OUT TO THE VETERANS AND WHERE ARE SOME OF THE RESOURCES BECAUSE WE KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. YOU KNOW, HOW CAN WE REACH OUT TO THE HOMELESS POPULATION HERE SPECIFICALLY IN CABARRUS COUNTY. THE CENSUS HAS FORMS THEY SEND OUT FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS BUT IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP FACILITATE THAT HERE IN CABARRUS COUNTY. SO THAT’S WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW IN THE PROCESS.>>PEOPLE AT HOME THAT MAY BE WATCHING AND WANTING TO APPLY TO HELP, WHEN DOES IT START, IS IT FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, IS THERE A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST.>>WE ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO GO ONLINE, IT’S 2020CENSUS.GOV, OBVIOUSLY THERE’S A SECURITY CHECK BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL BE HANDLING SENSITIVE INFORMATION. IT’S 20 HOURS A WEEK TO 40 HOURS A WEEK, BEING IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA IT’S $16 TO $18 AN HOUR. DEPENDING ON WHAT THE JOBS ARE AS YOU GET PROCESSED THROUGH THE SYSTEM THEY WILL INTERVIEW YOU FOR DIFFERENT JOBS. IT MAY BE AS AN ENUMERATOR, IT MAY BE WORKING IN THE OFFICE HELPING MANAGE THE DATA AND EVERYTHING. BUT WE ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO GO ONLINE NOW BECAUSE IT IS A LITTLE TIME-CONSUMING TO GET THROUGH THE PROCESS AND OBVIOUSLY APRIL 1ST, 2020 WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT.>>AND THE APRIL 1ST DATE IS WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS REFERRING TO AS CENSUS DAY. SO THEY ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF CELEBRATION THAT DAY, YOU KNOW, TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GO IN AND GO AHEAD AND COMPLETE THE CENSUS. SO WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE SOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY THAT DAY.>>I HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION. WHAT’S THE TURN AROUND TIME ON THE DATA? .>>THE LAST DAY SOMEBODY CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CENSUS IS JULY 31ST.>>RIGHT.>>THE INFORMATION HAS TO BE GATHERED AND PUT INTO STATISTICAL FORM AND PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT. IN JANUARY, 2021 THE PRESIDENT WILL GIVE THE INFORMATION TO CONGRESS AND I BELIEVE IT’S IN APRIL THAT IT WILL COME TO THE STATES FOR REDISTRICTING.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE IS EVEN THOUGH, YOU KNOW, THE BIG CENSUS IS EVERY 10 YEARS WE HAVE A CENSUS WHERE EVERYBODY GETS COUNTED, EACH YEAR FOR THE COMMUNITY SURVEY THERE ARE ALSO SURVEYS THAT GET SENT OUT. SO YOU MAY, NOT IN A CENSUS YEAR YOU MAY RECEIVE A DIFFERENT SURVEY WHERE THEY ARE CONSTANTLY TAKING DIFFERENT SEGMENTS OF THE POP MRITION AND UPDATING THAT INFORMATION SO RIGHT NOW YOU COULD GO ON TO THE CENSUS WEB SITE AND YOU COULD LOOK AT THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY AND YOU COULD ACTUALLY FIND UPDATED DATA FOR CABARRUS COUNTY AND THEN TAKING THAT TOGETHER TO THE STATE TOMOGRAPHER’S OFFICE, GET A PRETTY GOOD IDEA WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE.>>ANY MORE QUESTIONS? .>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. NEXT UP, WE HAVE ACTIVE LIVING AND PARKS, THEIR ANNUAL REPORT. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE LONDA STRONG AND RON PEGLER.>>I’M NOT GOING TO READ ALL THIS TO YOU, BUT JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW FAR WE’VE COME WITH OUR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT. THIS WAS THE FIRST ANNUAL REPORT THAT I DID IN 1983. WE’VE COME A LON WAY FROM THIS TO WHAT YOU HAVE NOW. I RAN ACROSS THESE ONE DAY LAST WEEK AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING, WE’VE HAD ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT FORMATS BETWEEN FROM SMALL AND LARGE UNTIL WE GOT OUR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT TURNING THIS INTO A WONDERFUL DOCUMENT THAT WE NOW HAVE. ONE OF THE THINGS I DID SEE WHEN I WENT THROUGH THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT BEFORE BYRON GOES OVER CAME FROM THE 1983 AND 1984 IN OUR DEPARTMENT, WE TOOK CARE OF ALL OF THE GROUNDS WITH 5 PEOPLE. I DON’T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT THE BUDGET WAS BUT THE TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE YEAR WAS $410,000. THERE WERE 90,000 PEOPLE IN CABARRUS COUNTY AT THAT TIME. WE DID HAVE TWO MATCHING INCENTIVE GRANT PROJECTS THAT YEAR FOR A TOTAL OF $250,000. WE WERE DOING A LOT WITH THAT MONEY. COST FOR CAB WAS $4.50. TEN YEARS AGO THE PARK PARTICIPATION WAS 233,000 PEOPLE, SPENCER WAS 190 PEOPLE, $480,000 IN PROGRAMS. IN 10 YEARS I THINK YOU’LL BE INTERESTED TO HEAR WHAT BYRON IS GETTING READY TO TELL YOU AND IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY INTEREST IN WANTING TO LOOK AT ANY OF THESE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LET ME KNOW. THERE’S SOME INTERESTING DOCUMENTATION IN THERE.>>SOME OF THE NUMBERS SHE MENTIONED, I’D LIKE TO START OFF WITH THE OVERALL PARTICIPATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT. OVER $1,032,000 BETWEEN THE PARKS AND THE SENIOR CENTERS AND THE PROGRAMS AND THE EVENTS AND UTILIZING THE FACILITIES. AN EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE NUMBER OF THOSE WHO WALKED AND ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE FACILITIES WE HAVE FOR THEM IN THE COUNTY. THE NUMBERS THAT SHE JUST MENTIONED, SINCE SHE MENTIONED FRANKLESS PARK, $200,000, I BELIEVE, PARTICIPATION 10 YEARS AGO. CURRENTLY THE ATTENDANCE FOR THAT PARK SOLELY 602,000 PARTICIPATIONS AT FRANKLESS PARK.>>THERE WAS 75,000 IN 1983-84.>>THE NUMBERS ARE GROWING AND GROWING AND PEOPLE ARE UTILIZING THESE FACILITIES. SOME OF THE OTHER HIGHLIGHTS WE HAVE, WE ARE AT OUR FOURTH YEAR FOR HOSTING THE STATE SENIOR GAMES IN CABARRUS COUNTY. NEXT WEEK WE HAVE PICKLE BALL COMING IN TO TOWN AND WE HAD 904 PARTICIPATIONS LAST YEAR FOR PICKLE BALL, SENIOR GAMES PICKLE BALL, HERE IN CABARRUS COUNTY. AND AGAIN THAT IS NEXT WEEK AND WE WILL BE HOSTING THAT TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NEXT WEEK SO IT’S SOMETHING YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, 18 GAMES GOING AT ONE TIME AND SEEING SENIORS PARTICIPATING AND PLAYING PICKLE BALL IS úSOM. I THINK WE HAVE OVER 700 PARTICIPANTS FOR THAT NEXT WEEK ALL OVER THE STATE COMING IN. THE SENIOR CENTERS WON AN AWARD FROM THE AGENCY ON AGING FOR THE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT WERE HOSTED DURING THE OLDER AMERICANS MONTH IN MAY. WE OPENED A 9-HOLE DISC GOLF COURSE, WE HAD 1800 TRAILS STOCKED AT FRANKLESS PARK OFFERING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO FISH AND HAVE THE MOUNTAIN FEEL IN CABARRUS COUNTY FOR THE SECOND YEAR WHILE NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE CHOSE FRANKLESS PARK TO BE A HOST SITE FOR THAT AND HAVING OVER 700 PARTICIPANTS TRY THEIR HAND AT TROUT FISHING HERE IN CABARRUS COUNTY.>>IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY.>>STAFF IDENTIFIED OVER 200 SPECIES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS, 174 MONARCH BUTTER FLIES WERE RAISED AND RELEASED FROM OUR PARK SYSTEM. WE HAVE A NEW LED SIGN NOW AT THE CONCORD SENIOR CENTER TO HELP US AT THIS TIME PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AND IT’S FULL COLOR AND IT IS CLEAR ENOUGH TO SEE THAT CLOSE FROM THE ROAD THE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS GOING ON AND LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE A PART OF THAT SENIOR CENTER AND IT IS NOT JUST FOR THOSE WHO ARE [INDISCERNIBLE]. OUR HEALTHY CONCESSIONS IS SOMETHING TO REALLY TAKE A STEP BAB AND LOOK AT. IN 2013 WE HAD 13 PERCENT HEALTHY CONCESSIONS. THAT CHANGED TO 64 PERCENT IN 2018 AS FAR AS THE AMOUNT OF PRODUCTS THAT ARE CLASSIFIED AS HEALTHY IN 2018. THEN TO LOOK AT THAT, WE INCREASED OUR HEALTHY CONCESSIONS BUT ALSO OUR SALES FOR THOSE HEALTHY CONCESSIONS HAVE INCREASED AS WELL FRO 24 PERCENT IN 2013 TO 52 PERCENT IN 2018. SO PEOPLE ARE BUYING HEALTHY CONCESSIONS.>>AND THAT IS JUST AT FRANKLESS PARK.>>CORRECT. ALSO INSTALLATION OF PA SYSEMS IN OUR VEHICLES AND PARK SYSTEMS TO HELP GET INFORMATION TO OUR PARK PATRONS, HEAVEN FORBID WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY SYSTEM, THAT WILL HELP US COMMUNICATE IN A VERY WIDE OPEN AREA IF NEED BE. WE HAVE MANY PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE WORKED WITH AS FAR AS OUR TAX PROGRAM, BRINGING THE I FLY PARTICIPATION PROGRAMS AND GOING INDOOR SKYDIVING WITH OUR PARTICIPANTS AND JUST LOOKING AT THE OVERALL PROGRAM NUMBERS. WE ARE OFFERING OVER 4,000 PROGRAMS IN A YEAR BETWEEN THE SENIOR CENTERS AND THE PARKS WITH A FULL-TIME STAFF OF 18, BOOK.S VERY IMPRESSIVE IN OUR ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING I CAN ANSWER FOR YOU? I KNOW THE LAST ITEM YOU HAVE IS THE PER CAPITA COST, ACTUALLY THAT WAS 84.>>IN 83 IT WAS $4.54.>>THE PER CAPITA COST NOW FOR BOTH THE SENIOR CENTERS AND THE PARKS IS $10.84. THE NATIONAL PER CAPITA COST IS $76.44 AND THE STATE PER CAPITA COST IS $65.54. WE ARE AT $10.84.>>I DO HAVE ONE LAST THING BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR BYRUN. 1984-86 LAND USE PLAN, 1985-86, NORTH CABARRUS DISTRICT PARK, LAND ACQUISITION, 1 TO 5 YEAR, IT DEVELOPED, IT JUST WASN’T QUITE THAT TIME. HARRISBERG COMMUNITY PARK, UNIQUE AREAS, COTTO CREEK RESERVOIR AND THE REED GOLD MINE AND OPEN SPACE GREENWAY, ROCKY RIVER GREENWAY, CAUDAL CREEK GREENWAY AND MUDDY GREENWAY, MOST OF THOSE WERE 11 TO 15 YEARS. OF COURSE NORTH CAROLINA RED TRAIL WHEN THAT CAME IN 10 YEARS AGO, 11 YEARS AGO, THAT TOOK PLACE OF THIS BUT I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY INTERESTING CONSIDERING HOW MANY YEARS AGO THAT WAS AND WHERE WE ARE AT THIS POINT. CAN I BORE YOU WITH ANY MORE TRIVIA? .>>I THINK IT’S VERY INTERESTING. I’M TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER THAT’S AN EXAMPLE OF THE REALLY GREAT JOB YOU ARE DOING OR IF YOU ARE DEMONSTRATING TO YOU HOW OLD YOU ARE.>>MAYBE BOTH [LAUGHTER].>>THOSE ARE SOME VERY IMPRESSIVE FACTS. I THINK WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT PER CAPITA COST COMPARED TO THE STATE AND THE NATION IS VERY IMPRESSIVE AND OUR CITIZENS SHOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT.>>AND WE APPRECIATE YOU ALL AND THE SUPPORT THAT WE GET. WE WOULDN’T HAVE ANY OF THIS IF IT WASN’T FOR Y’ALL, WE APPRECIATE THIS AS WELL AS MANAGEMENT.>>ANY QUESTIONS AROUND THIS? YES, SIR.>>NE COMMENT, BYRON, ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE SOME WORK GROWN OUT THIS YEAR? .>>WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO ENSURE WE WILL BE THE SITE LOCATION FOR THE TROUT AGAIN THIS YEAR.>>THAT SEEMED TO BRING A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT. OF THAT 1800 YOU PUT IN THERE, DON’T KNOW HOW MANY ARE LEFT.>>WE BELIEVE THE LAST FISH WAS BROUGHT OUT THE END OF JANUARY. A LOT OF FISHING OCCURRED BETWEEN THE END OF DECEMBER AND THE END OF JANUARY.>>LET’S HOPE THE WEATHER CONTINUES GOOD SO PEOPLE CAN GET OUT AND ENJOY THE PARKS.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW WELL TROUT ADAPT TO WATER TEMPERATURES, IF THEY WERE IN THERE WE WOULD HAVE FOUND THEM NOW BECAUSE AS OF A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE LIVED.>>I WAS JUST GOING TO MAKE A QUICK COMMENT. I WAS ON THE COMMISSION BOARD WHEN WE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT HEALTHY CHOICES AND OF COURSE THE DISCUSSION CENTERED AROUND IS ANYBODY GOING TO ACTUALLY BUY THIS IF WE PROVIDE IT? AND I MEAN THAT WENT ON FOR PROBABLY IT WASN’T JUST ONE QUICK MEETING. WE TALKED ABOUT IT FOR A LONG TIME. I’M GLAD TO HEAR THAT THAT WORKED OUT BECAUSE IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT IF WE’RE GIVING UP A REVENUE STREAM HERE. I THINK WE RESPONDED TO THE MARKET PLACE AND I THINK THAT’S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW WHEN PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND HAVE GOOD IDEAS AND MAP OUT A PLAN, THINGS GENERALLY WORK OUT IN A GOOD FASHION. SO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS DO.>>AND IN NEXT YEAR’S ANNUAL REPORT YOU WILL SEE THAT WE ELIMINATED ALL SOFT DRINKS AT FRANKLESS PARKS THIS YEAR AND HAVE HAD ONLY A COUPLE REQUESTS FOR THEM. WE SELL A LOT OF WATER AND POWER ADE, GATORADE, THOSE TYPE THINGS.>>FROM THE COMMISSIONERS, SENIOR CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL, MAKE A LOT OF ANNOUNCEMENTS BUT YOU GUYS, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WHA YOU DO. GOT A GREAT BOARD AND MOST ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN. I SEE A LOT ROAD GOING ON THAT THEY REALLY SHOULD CHECK IT OUT AND I’M SURE THE PARKS AS WELL. I’M JUST DESIGNATED WITH THE SENIOR SIDE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CHECK IT OUT. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE REPORT.>>THANK YOU.>>NEXT UP, WE HAVE ROBBIE FURR FOR STRATEGIC PLAN DRAFT REVIEW.>>GOOD EVENING, EXCITED TO SIT BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING AND SHARE WITH YOU AN UPDATE AND TO BRING TO YOU OUR DRAFT, OUR FIRST DRAFT, FOR OUR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2020. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION AS WE BRING THIS SLIDE UP ABOUT WHAT GOT US HERE TO THIS POINT. THIS ALL STARTED OFF, WE KICKED THIS OFF AT YOUR BOARD RETREAT BACK IN FEBRUARY AND THEN IN APRIL THROUGH JUNE WE HELD COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS AND STAFF WORKSHOPS TOGETHER FOR INPUT THAT WOULD HELP TO INFORM YOU CREATING OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES, AND THEN US DEVELOPING STRAT TEE YIK STRATEGIC GOALS THAT WOULD HELP IMPLEMENT THOSE. YOU PUT FOCUS AREAS AND PRIORITIZE THOSE FOCUS AREAS UNDER THOSE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES. WE CREATED 5 WORK GROUPS MADE UP OF COUNTY STAFF AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS, 82 INDIVIDUALS THAT WORK TOGETHER OVER A TWO-WEEK PERIOD TO DRAFT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FO EACH OF THOSE 5 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES THAT I WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU SHORTLY. THAT DRAFT WAS REVIEWED BY OUR COUNTY DEPARTMENT HEADS ON THE 17TH, WE HAVE GATHERED INPUT FROM THEM AND MADE SOME REFINEMENT THEN THAT REFINEMENT WAS SENT TO COUNTY MANAGEMENT, THEY PROVIDED SOME MORE INPUT AND ADDITIONAL REFINEMENT TO GET TO WHAT I WILL SHARE WITH YOU SHORTLY. WE’RE GOING TO GO OVER THIS STRATEGIC PLAN, THE DOCUMENT THAT WE ARE IN A DRAFT FORM AT THIS TIME AND OUR GOAL TODAY IS TO HAVE YOU LOOK AND SEEK UNDERSTANDING FOR THE GOALS THAT HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR YOU SO FAR, THE OBJECTIVES LISTED UNDER THE GOAL IS TO PREVIED SOME CLARITY AS TO HOW STAFF CAN ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS. OUR GOAL FOR YOU, THOUGH, AFTER TODAY WE WILL COME BACK TOGETHER ON A MORE INTERACTIVE SESSION BEFORE YOUR BOARD MEETING ON THE 21ST. WE WILL GATHER A LITTLE EARLIER THAT AFTERNOON AND HAVE YOU SEEK SOME REFINEMENT FOR THESE GOALS AND USE THE PLAN TO INFORM OUR WORK WITH COUNTY GOVERNMENT. LET’S MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FIRST AREA. WE HAVE 5 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES — I’M RUNING THE SHIP, HERE WE GO — THOSE ARE HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITY, CULTURE AND RECREATION, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, A THRIVING ECONOMY AND A TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT. THOSE WERE THE 5 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES THAT WE WORKED WITH YOU TO HELP TO IDENTIFY AND WE PLACED FOCUS AREAS UNDER THOSE THAT WOULD HELP TO GUIDE OUR STAFF. MOVING TO THE FIRST STRATEGIC PRIORITY, WHICH IS A HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITY, IN THAT STRATEGIC PRIORITY WE HAVE COME UP WITH 4 LARGER GOALS. I WANT TO GO OVER WHAT THOSE GOALS ARE AND JUST BRIEFLY OUTLINE HOW THE OBJECTIVES HELP ACHIEVE THAT. THE FIRST GOAL IS CABARRUS COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL HAVE A SAFE COMMUNITY TO LIVE, WORK AND RECREATE. SO THAT GOAL FOCUSES SPECIFICALLY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, OUR SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND THE WORK THEY DO TO KEEP THE CITIZENS SAFE IN THE COUNTY. THE 4 OBJECTIVES ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS, CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EFFICIENCY, BUILDING COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS AND MANAGING COSTS TO BE EFFECTIVE AND PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE. THAT IS THE FIRST GOAL WE HAVE UNDER A HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITY. MOVING TO OUR SECOND GOAL, SUSTAIN A CULTURE OF SAFETY WHERE SAFETY IS A SHARED PRIORITY FOR OUR RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, EMPLOYEES AND VISITORS. THEN THE WAY THAT THAT WILL HAPPEN IS THROUGH COMMUNITY EDUCATION. SO PUBLIC EDUCATION ON WHAT WE DO AND HOW PEOPLE CAN BECOME PREPARED WHEN AN EMERGENCY OR A NATURAL DISASTER SHOULD HAPPEN HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THROUGH BUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL AND FOCUSES ON OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND STRENGTHEN THE WAY THAT WE CAN BECOME PREPARED FOR WHEN THOSE KINDS OF UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES CAN HAPPEN, AND FINALLY FOCUSING THAT WE STAY ON TOP OF TRENDS AND WE STAY ON TOP OF TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. THIS IS OUR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GOAL. OUR GOAL NO. 3 IS IMPROVING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF RESIDENTS BY CONNECTING THEM TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT ENHANCE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE. SO THIS IS OUR QUALITY OF LIFE HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITY GOAL. OUR OBJECTIVES FOCUS ON PARTNERSHIPS IN THE COMMUNITY AND OUR ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP MEET THOSE NEEDS, FOCUSING ON OUR HOUSE OLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAMMING, OUR VETERAN SERVICES PROGRAMMING AND ACCESS INTEREST SERVICES FOR OUR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES. OUR FINAL GOAL FOR A HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITY READS PROMOTE AND ENGAGE QUALITY OF LIFE INITIATIVES TO FOSTER A HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITY. SO THIS IS YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH GOAL. AND IN THAT AREA WE FOCUS ON COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR COLLABORATING ON PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLNESS, LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND OUR OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATION EDUCATION TO OUR CITIZENS AND EARLY EDUCATION TO OUR YOUTH AND PARENTS IN THE AREAS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE. SO THOSE ARE OUR 4 GOALS THAT THE TEAM HAS COME UP WITH TO HELP MEET THE STRATEGIC PRIORITY OF A HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITY. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE GOALS? I KNOW WE’RE HITTING YOU WITH THE FIRST HERE BUT IS THERE NEED TO SEEK SOME CLARITY AT THIS POINT? . ALL RIGHT, WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON. OUR NEXT AREA, THE SECOND PRIORITY IS CULTURE AND RECREATION. AND IN THIS AREA WE HAVE ONE OF THE VERY FIRST GOAL READS CREATE A COMMUNITY THAT RECOGNIZES THE BASIC HUMAN NEED FOR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT. SO THIS IS YOUR SOCIAL AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS TYPE OF GOAL TO HELP IN OUR AREAS OF CULTURE ANDRECREATION. WE WILL DO THAT THROUGH PROVIDING OPEN DIALOGUE IN THE COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE AND CONNECT OUR DIVERSE POPULATIONS, OUR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PROGRAMMING THAT WE OFFER HERE AND THEN PROMOTING THE VALUE OF ARTS EDUCATION AND HOW THAT HELPS TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY. THAT IS OUR FIRST GOAL. GOAL NO. 2, FACILITATE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THAT PROMOTE WELLNESS IN CABARRUS COUNTY. THIS IS A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE WORK THAT HAPPENS IN OUR ACTIVE LIVING AND PARKS DEPARTMENT. THIS IS DONE THROUGH ADDRESSING SAFETY IN OUR PROGRAMMING AND IN OUR FACILITIES, ENSURING PROGRAMMING IS INCLUSIVE OF ALL OF OUR CITIZENS, IDENTIFYING COMMUNITY NEEDS AND MAKING SURE WE CAN MEET THOSE WELLNESS NEEDS AND THEN OUR LARGER OBJECTIVE OF BECOMING A PREMIERE PROVIDER OF RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING IN CABARRUS COUNTY. OUR NEXT GOAL, WHICH IS OUR FINAL GOAL IN THE AREA OF CULTURE AND RECREATION, READS, ENHANCE POLICIES, FACILITIES AND LAND TO FOSTER A DIVERSE CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. THIS FOCUSES ON OUR ASSETS, WHAT WE HAVE AND WHERE ARE WE PROVIDING THE CULTURE AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE THEE ARE IN THE AREA OF LAND ACQUISITION, DEVELOPING AN AMENITIES MASTER PLAN AND [INDISCERNIBLE] MASTER PLAN, MEET OUR PROGRAMMING NEEDS AND ALSO LOOKING AT DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE AND RELIABLE FUNDING SOURCES FOR THESE KINDS OF NEEDS AND TO SUPPORT OUR FACILITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. QUESTIONS SEEKING CLARITY ABOUT THE GOALS IN THE AREA OF CULTURE AND RECREATION? . ALL RIGHT, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IS OUR THIRD PRIORITY. AND IN THIS PRIORITY WE HAVE 3 GOALS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED BY OUR TEAM. THE FIRST ONE FOCUSES ON OUR ZONING ORDINANCES AND SUCH AND THAT GOAL READS ADMINISTER ORDINANCE IN COMPLIANCE WITH NORTH CAROLINA LAW. THIS IS A FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD GOAL AND THIS IS DONE THROUGH COMMUNITY EDUCATION ON WHAT IT IS THAT THE COUNTY DOES AND WHAT IS IT THAT MUNICIPALITIES HAVE CONTROL OVER WHEN IT COMES TO GROWTH. MONITORING ANY CHANGES THAT THE NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE MAKES AND MAKE SURE THA IS KEPT CURRENT AND MAINTAINING COMMUNITY PROPERTY VALUES THROUGH THOSE ORDINANCES AND MAKING SURE WE KEEP OUR COMMUNITY VIBRANT AND OUR AESTHETICS ARE WHERE THEY NEED TO BE AS A RESULT OF THAT. OUR SECOND GOAL READS, PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE AND STRATEGIC COUNTY-WIDE GROWTH. THIS HAPPENS THROUGH COLLABORATION WITH OUR MUNICIPALITIES, IT HAPPENS THROUGH UNDERSTANDING HOW GROWTH NEEDS TO HAPPEN WITH REGARD TO WHERE UTILITIES ARE LOCATED AND UNDERSTANDING THE SCHOOLS CONSTRUCTION DESIGN GUIDELINES, COLLABORATION WITH OUR JURISDICTIONS, UNDERSTANDING ABOUT OUR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL NEEDS IN PARTICULAR WITH THE LANDFILL AND WHAT THAT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE AND THEN MINIMIZING OUR IMPACT TO THE ENVIRONMENT WITH REGARDS TO GROWTH THAT HAPPENS IN OUR COUNTY. OUR FINAL GOAL UNDER THE AREA OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IS TO PROMOTE, SUPPORT AND ADDRESS SUSTAINABLE OPEN SPACE FORESTRY PRACTICES AND FARMING. THIS IS OUR AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TYPE OF A GOAL. THAT’S DONE THROUGH EDUCATION AND PROMOTING THE UNDERSTANDING OF AGRICULTURE IN OUR COMMUNITY, LETTING OUR LAND THE OPPORTUNITIES IN PRESENT D USE VALE TAXATION AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS AND ALSO BECOMING A ROLE MODEL FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND HOW WE CONDUCT OUR BUSINESS HERE. QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE 3 GOALS IN OUR PRIORITY OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT? . OBJECTIVE NO. 2, I BELIEVE THE DESIGN GUIDELINES WAS A JOINT DOCUMENT APPROVED BY BOTH BOARDS. IF THAT’S THE CASE IT NEEDS TO BE CLARIFIED THAT THE DOCUMENT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IS THAT ONE THAT BOTH BOARDS HAVE HAD INPUT ON.>>THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, OUR FOURTH STRATEGIC PRIORITY IS A THRIVING ECONOMY AND THIS PRIORITY HAS TWO GOALS ATTACHED TO IT. THE FIRST IS TO PROMOTE, GROW AND SUSTAIN A DIVERSE ECONOMIC BASE THROUGH COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS. THIS IS OUR BUSINESS FOCUSED GOAL IN THE AREA OF A THRIVING ECONOMY, AND THAT IS UNDERSTANDING AND USING INCENTIVES FOR COMPETITIVE RECRUITMENT, UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESSES PROVIDING COMPETITIVE WAGES TO RELOCATE INTO OPEN BUSINESSES HERE AND ALSO CREATING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEANS THE SECOND GOAL IS MORE OF A WORK FORCE FOCUSED GOAL AND IT READS, INVEST IN OPPORTUNITIES THAT PROMOTE SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND EMPOWERMENT TO OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE WORK FORCE. SO THAT GOAL WILL BE ACHIEVABLE THROUGH APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS, TRANSPORTATION TO CTE PROGRAMS IN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS, ATTRACTING BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS THAT PROVIDE SKILLED LABOR, COMPETITIVE INCENTIVE PACKAGES AND THEN PRIORITIZING THOSE BUSINESSES AND HELPING TO BUILD A COMMUNITY THAT IS ATTRACTIVE TO BUSINESSES AND HAVING THEM WANT TO RELOCATE HERE. SO THOSE ARE OUR TWO GOALS UNDER A THRIVING ECONOMY. ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE? . ALL RIGHT, AND FINALLY, TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT. THIS ONE HAS 5 GOALS ATTACHED TO IT. THE FIRST ONE IS OUR WORK FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES GOAL. IT READS, TO ENSURE AN ENGAGED AND ACCOUNTABLE WORK FORCE TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. THIS IS DONE THROUGH RECRUITING TECHNICALLY TRAINED EMPLOYEES, MAKING SURE OUR WORK FORCE IS DIVERSE, PROVIDING COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION, PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INCREASING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY. GOAL 2 IS OUR FINANCIAL GOAL, OUR MONEY GOAL. THAT READS, TO PERFORM FINANCIAL ANALYSIS FOR TESTING AND REPORTING TO ENSURE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE STEWARDSHIP OF FUNDS. THAT WILL HAPPEN THROUGH SAFEGUARDING ASSETS IN OUR COUNTY, UTILIZING A FAIR OPPORTUNITY IN WAYS WE ASSESS PROPERTY VALUES USING BEST BUDGETING PRACTICES TO MANAGE OUR FUNDS AND THEN COMMUNICATING AND INFORMING OUR STAKEHOLDERS ON HOW WE MANAGE OUR FUNDS. GOAL 3 READS TO ENSURE LONGEVITY OF CURRENT AND FUTURE ASSETS. THIS IS FOCUSING ON OUR BUILDINGS AND THE THINGS WE OWN AS COUNTY GOVERNMENT. LOOKING AT THOSE AREAS WE’LL DO THAT BY UNDERSTANDING THE TOTAL COST OF WHAT IT IS TO OWN, MANAGE AND MAINTAIN LAND AND FACILITIES AND ASSETS IN OUR COUNTY. OPERATING EXPENSES PER SQUARE ú STRATEGIES TO INCREASE EFFICIENCIES IN OUR FACILITY OPERATIONS, PROMOTING MORE COLLABORATION IN OUR COMMUNITY TO HAVE SHARED SPACES AND STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARTNERSHIPS TO MEET OUR NEEDS AND THEIR NEEDS. GOAL 4 IS CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO FIND VALUE IN THE WORK OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT. THIS IS OUR CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT GOAL. SO FACILITATING INTERACTIONS AND RESPECT HOW WE INTERACT WITH OUR CITIZENS, OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE, OUR COMMUNITY EDUCATION ON WAYS CITIZENS CAN BECOME INVOLVED WITH GOVERNMENT, MOLT 78ING CITIZENS TO SEE THEMSELVES AS PART OF THE PROCESS AND ALSO PROVIDING CLEAR, RELEVANT AND TIMELY WHAT IT IS WE DO HERE IN THE N GOVERNMENT. AND THEN OUR FINAL GOAL FOR TRANSPARENT ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT IS DEVELOP TRANSPARENT TECH KNEE LOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT COUNTY SERVICES. THIS WOULD BE DONE THROUGH BEING STRATEGIC AND INFORMING OUR DECISIONS BASED ON INTENTIONAL DATA SETS AND THEN MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE COLLABORATING AND THAT WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE AND OUR PARTNERS, NON-GOVERNMENTAL PARTNERS AND OTHER PARTNERS, HOW TO PARTNER TOGETHER TO BE EFFICIENT AND SHARE OUR RESOURCES. SO THOSE ARE OUR 5 PRIORITIES WITH OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES TIED TO THOSE. THAT’S A LOT OF INFORMATION FOR US TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MOMENT. THERE WERE 17 GOALS AND 65 OBJECTIVES ATTACHED INTO THIS POINT. WHAT YOUR TASK WILL BE OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS IS TO TAKE THIS 5 PAGE DOCUMENT THAT IS NOT 88 PAGES TO REVIEW AND SEEK MORE CLARITY ON, ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANS. IF THERE IS INFORMATION IN THAT DOCUMENT YOU NEED CLARITY ON, SEEK THAT CLARITY THROUGH MIKE, THROUGH MYSELF, THROUGH MEMBERS OF STAFF AND WE CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT THE WORDS MEAN AND WHERE WE ARE GOING WITH THOSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES AND RECORD YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS. WHERE DO YOU SEE AR THERE GOALS THAT WE COULD BE COMBINING OR PERHAPS BE MORE STRATEGIC ABOUT WHAT IT IS WE ARE DOING WITH THAT. WE WILL COME TOGETHER ON THE 21ST TO TAKE THAT DOCUMENT AND REFINE IT EVEN FURTHER. THE GOAL IS FOR THIS DOCUMENT TO BE STRATEGIC AND INTENTIONAL. THE GOAL OF THIS STRATEGIC PLAN IS NOT TO ENCOMPASS EVERYTHING THAT WE DO IN CABARRUS COUNTY BUT INSTEAD TO TARGET WHAT IT IS YOU AS A BOARD WANT US TO FOCUS ON FOR THE NEXT 3 TO 5 YEARS. WHERE IS OUR INTENTIONAL WORK AND HOW CAN DEPARTMENTS WORK TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN? THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PULL OUT OF THIS PROCESS WITH YOU ON THE 21ST.>>IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN DURING OUR REGULAR MEETING ON THE 21ST OR IS THERE SOMETHING SCHEDULED? .>>WE’RE GOING TO ASK YOU SHORTLY TO COME IN AND DO ANOTHER WORKSHOP LIKE YOU DID A MONTH OR SO AGO, TO DO AN HOUR OR HOUR AND A HALF SESSION PRIOR TO YOUR REGULAR MEETING. THAT WAY YOU CAN SIT AROUND AND HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS INSTEAD OF SITTING UP AT THE DAIS.>>CONGRATULATIONS FOR TAKING 80-SOME PAGES.>>85 WONDERFUL INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITY.>>I SAW THEM AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED YOU WERE ABLE TO PUT THIS INTO THIS FORMAT FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH. THANK YOU FOR THAT HARD WORK.>>NY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I CERTAINLY AGREE YOU HAVE TAKEN A LARGE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION AND VERY EFFECTIVELY DILUTED IT DOWN TO THE IMPORTANT POINTS.>>AS YOU READ THROUGH THIS WEEK AND STUDY IT A LITTLE BIT MORE, FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO US WITH COMMENTS AHEAD OF TIME AND IF NOT JUST HAVE THEM READY FOR TWO WEEKS FROM NOW.>>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU.>>YES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>ARE YOU AVAILABLE TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY THAT WOULD BE PRIOR TO YOUR REGULAR MEETING.>>WE ARE THINKING 5:00, 5.30, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>YOUR MEETING STARTS AT 6.30, WE WERE THINKING 4.30 TO 6:00, AN HOUR, HOUR AND A HALF TOPS IS WHAT IT WILL TAKE.>>I WILL BE COMING BACK. IF I’M LATE, I KNOW I WILL BE BACK BY 6.30 AND I’LL DO MY BEST TO BE BACK BY WHATEVER WE SET BUT YOU CAN’T PREDICT TRAFFIC. I SHOULD BE BACK, BARRING NO — NOTHING THAT’S OUT OF MY CONTROL.>>YES, AND I HAVE ANOTHER COMMITMENT AT 4.30 WHICH WAS ONE THAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT AT 6.30, I SAID I COULD NOT BE THERE BECAUSE I WAS AT ANOTHER MEETING. IT SHOULD NOT BE TOO LONG, I MIGHT MISS THE FIRST PORTION OF THAT DISCUSSION.>>THAT SHOULD BE FINE.>>ARE WE SAYING 4.30? .>>4.30.>>VERY GOOD.>>DEFINITELY YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND YOUR FEEDBACK AHEAD OF TIME. THAT WAY WE CAN HAVE THAT INFORMATION AND BEGIN TO START TO PROCESS THAT AND THAT MAKES THAT SESSION MOVE EVEN QUICKER TO A FINAL PRODUCT.>>ALL RIGHT, WILL DO.>>THANK YOU.>>OKAY, WE MOVE NOW TO ITEM 3.4 FROM CABARRUS ARENA AND EVENTS CENTER, PRESENTATION OF THEIR ANNUAL REPORT AND WE’RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE KENNY ROBINSON WITH US.>>I CAN TELL YOU THAT FISCAL YEAR 19 WAS BY ALL ACCOUNTS THE BEST YEAR WE’VE EVER HAD OPERATIONALLY. I’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU A FEW HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF EVENTS, REVENUE, SERVICE, REPORTS ON THE SERVICE LEVEL WE PROVIDED, THINGS OF THAT NATURE. AND WE’LL START BY OUR RECORDS. WE ARE CHARGED WITH REALLY 3 AREAS. WE ARE THERE TO INCREASE REVENUE, INCREASE THE NUMBER OF EVENTS AND DECREASE THE OPERATING DEFICIT OF THE VENUE AND THESE ARE SOME RECORDS WE SET IN FISCAL YEAR 19. FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALES, $776,000, THAT’S A BUNCH OF HOT DOGS AND CHICKEN TENDERS AND CHICKEN BUFFETS. LAST YEAR WAS NOT THE RECORD SETTING YEAR, WE HAD TO LOOK 2016 TO FIND THAT RECORD.15 OR GROSS REVENUE, A NEW RECORD, 2.3 MILLION DOLLARS. THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE TICKET SALES THAT WENT TO AN ARTIST OR PERFORMER OR SHOW PROMOTER, THAT’S REVENUE THAT WAS GENERATED AT THE FACILITY THAT STAYS HERE IN CABARRUS COUNTY. BOTTOM LEFT, 81 MID-WEEK EVENTS. I’M GOING TO DEFINE A MID-WEEK EVENT AS SOMETHING THAT IS FULLY CONTAINED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. IF THERE’S A WEEKEND COMPONENT AT ALL, IF IT STARTS ON FRIDAY AND FINISHES ON SATURDAY, THAT’S NOT A MIDWEEK EVENT. WE HAD 81 OF THOSE LAST YEAR, 23 PERCENT INCREASE OVER FISCAL YEAR 18 AND 18 WAS THE RECORD AT THE TIME. AND LAST YEAR WE DID 201 EVENTS, DIFFERENT EVENTS, AT CABARRUS ARENA EVENT CENTER. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE DID 17 OFF SITE CATERINGS FOR CABARRUS COUNTY, WHETHER IT WAS HERE IN THIS BUILDING, THE DSS BUILDING, 201 EVENTS PLUS 17 OFF SITE CATERINGS THAT WERE NOT RECORDED AS EVENTS, AN 18 PERCENT INCREASE OR 2018 AND THAT WAS THE RECORD AT THE TIME IN 18. KIND OF A DIFFICULT TO READ GRAPH HERE. THIS IS THE LAST 10 YEARS. THE ORANGE SECTION OF THE DRAFT IS GROSS REVENUE. IF YOU LOOK BACK TO FISCAL YEAR 8, THE DOTTED ORAGE LINE WAS WHERE WE WERE IN FISCAL YEAR 08, ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION. THE SOLID ORANGE LINE IS WHERE WE’VE ACTUALLY BEEN EVERY YEAR. YOU SEE WE’VE EXCEEDED INFLATION BY A GOOD MARGIN IN THOSE 10 YEARS. THE BOTTOM LINE, THE BLUE PORTION, IS OUR OPERATING DEFICIT. THE VENUE DOES OPERATE AT A DEFICIT. IT’S GOTTEN BETTER EVERY YEAR, IF YOU LOOK BACK AT 2008 AND ADJUSTED 2008 FIGURES BY THE INFLATION RATE YOU’D GET THE DASHED BLUE LINE. THE SOLID BLUE LINE IS WHERE WE’VE ACTUALLY BEEN. 2019 WAS NOT A RECORD YEAR AS FAR AS MINIMIZING THE OPERATING DEFICIT, IT WAS THE THIRD BEST YEAR AND WE DIDN’T MISS SETTING A RECORD BY MUCH. THIS IS THE NUMBER OF EVENTS. IN FISCAL YEAR 18 WE DID 171, LAST YEAR WE DID 101 PLUS THOSE 17 CATERING EVENTS FOR CABARRUS COUNTY GOVERNMENT. THERE IS ONE ERROR, IT’S 57 PERCENT, NOT 37 PERCENT. HUGE INCREASE. WE LOOK FOR THE SAME TIEF YEAR TIME PERIOD, WE ONLY DID 34, LAST YEAR WE DID 81, 66 THE YEAR BEFORE. 26 PERCENT INCREASE YEAR OVER YEAR, 108 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS AND ALL OF THIS WAS DONE WITH BASICALLY THE SAME STAFF. I THINK WE’VE ADDED ONE FULL-TIME POSITION IN THE LAST 7 OR 8 YEARS. IT’S GETTING CHALLENGING TO DO THIS NUMBER OF EVENTS AND THE LEVEL OF EVENTS WE ARE DOING HAS CHANGED. IT’S A MUCH HIGHER DEMAND FROM A SERVICE STANDPOINT. WE’RE DO AGO GOOD JOB WITH WHAT WE HAVE BU WE ARE A LEAN STAFF. THIS IS A TUGH GRAPH TO READ. IT GIVES A LITTLE COMPARISON ABOUT THE DIFFERENT EVENT TYPES WE HOST AT CABARRUS ARENA. THE BLUE BARS ARE THE NUMBER OF EVENT DAYS, ORANGE BARS ARE ATTENDANCE AND GRAY BAR IS PROFITABILITY OF THOSE EVENTS. YOU CAN SEE ON THE FAR LEFT CONSUMER SHOWS LIKE CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH, THE ANNUAL HOME EVENT SHOW. THEY HAVE MOST OF OUR ATTENDANCE AND MOST OF OUR PROFITABILITY. ASSEMBLIES IS MOSTLY ROWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATION, THOSE ARE DONE AT COST TO THOSE CLIENTS BUT THEY ARE HUGE ATTENDANCE DRIVERS. CABARRUS COUNTY FAIR IS NO REVENUE SOURCE, A HUGE ATTENDANCE COMPONENT AND A FEW EVENT DAYS, THEY ARE THEIR OWN SEPARATE ENTITY, WE JUST HAVE TO REPORT THESE STATISTICS. I DIDN’T REPORT ATTENDANCE, LAST YEAR ABOUT 295,000 PEOPLE CAME TO CABARRUS COUNTY ARENA. LAST YEAR THE RAIN AND THE HURRICANE AFFECTED ATTENDANCE. SPORTING EVENTS, THOSE ARE AMATEUR WRESTLING, A PRETTY GOOD SOURCE OF EVENTS AND REVENUE FOR US. ENTERTAINMENT THOSE ARE CONCERTS, PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING, A SIZABLE COMPONENT, PERFORMING ARTS, PREDOMINATELY DANCE COMPETITIONS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT. SOCIAL EVENTS ARE WEDDING RECEPTIONS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ANNIVERSARY PARTIES. TRADITIONAL BUSINESS MEETINGS, THAT BIG JUMP TO 81 MID-WEEK EVENTS CAME IN THAT BUSINESS MEETINGS CATEGORY IN THE LAST YEAR. WE MADE SOME CHANGES TO OUR MARKETING STRATEGY AND THINGS WE WILL CONTINUE INTO 21 AND OTHER EVENTS IS EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF, THINGS LIKE DOG SHOWS, MOVIE IN THE WOODS, THINGS LIKE THAT. OUR SALES FORCE, 201 EVENTS, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER 1300, THE BIG BLUE LINE AT THE BOTTOM, 45 PERCENT DIDN’T TURN INTO A SALE BECAUSE WE DIDN’T HAVE THE DATES AVAILABLE. THE DISTRIBUTION IS A LOT LIKE WE SEE EVERY YEAR. THE LOCATION OF A VENUE HAS SOMETHING TO PLAY, PARTICULARLY WITH CONCERTS AND CONSUMER SHOWS, PRICING SOMETIMES IS AN IMPEDIMENT, FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRICING SOMETIMES IS, THE OUTSIDE CATERING POLICY, WE ONLY ALLOW FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE IN THE VENUE. THAT’S NOT A HUGE ISSUE FOR US EXCEPT FOR SOME PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO A BIRTHDAY PARTY OR A WEDDING AND USE THEIR OWN CATERER. THE ORANGE PART IS EVERYTHING WE COULDN’T READILY IDENTIFY AS ONE OF THESE OTHER 5 CATEGORIES. THIS IS SOMETHING, GUEST SURVEY RESULTS, THIS IS A TOTAL OF THE LAST 3 YEARS THAT WE’VE DONE THIS. ANY TICKETMASTER SHOW, THINK PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING AND CONCERTS AT CABARRUS ARENA, ANYONE WHO BUYS A TICKET FROM TICKET MASTER GETS AN EMAIL SAYING, HEY, HOW ABOUT RATING US ON THESE 7 CATEGORIES AND THERE’S PROBABLY 45 QUESTIONS. 10 POINT SCALE. THE BIG NUMBERS WERE IN HIGH 7’S, MIDDLE 8’S. ALL OF TURNKEY INTELLIGENCE IN THE NFL ARENAS AND VERY BIG ARENA, MIDDLE SET OF NUMBERS ARE THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY IN THEN THE BOTTOM SET IS SMG AS A COMPANY, AS A WHOLE, HOW THEY PERFORM. WE HAVE NOTICED THAT LARGE WELL-ATTENDED EVENTS WE TEND TO HAVE LOWER SCORES ON SOME OF THESE, PARTICULARLY ON THE ARRIVAL AND THE DEPARTURE CATEGORIES. WE ESSENTIALLY HAVE ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT OF THE VENUE AND BIG CROWDS, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE SEE A LITTLE BIT IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTION FOR BIG CROWDS AND THAT’S TYPICAL BECAUSE OF YOU GET COMMENTS LIKE THE SEATS ARE TOO SMALL OR IT’S TOO CROWDED OR IT’S TOO COLD IN THE BUILDING AND WE DO HAVE TO MAKE THE ARENA ABOUT 65 DEGREES WHEN FOLKS WALK IN SO IT WILL STILL BE 70 DEGREES WHEN THEY WALK OUT 3 HOURS LATER. SO IT IS COLD WHEN YOU GET THERE AND WE KNOW THAT AND UNDERSTAND THAT. A FEW OTHER WAYS THE QUALITY OF OUR SERVICE IS MEASURED ON THE LEFT IS THE OLD-FASHIONED GOOGLE BY SERVICE ACCOUNT. WE AVERAGED 4.36 STARS OUT OF 5 LAST YEAR. THE YEAR BEFORE IT WAS LIKE 4.24, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. YOU SEE 59 PERCENT OF OURS WERE 5-STAR RATINGS AND THE COMMENTS WE GOT WERE TYPICALLY A LOT LIKE THAT LAST SURVEY SLIDE I SHOWED. IT WAS ABOUT TRAFFIC, THINGS ABOUT IT WAS TOO COLD, IT WAS TOO WARM, SEATS WERE CROWDED, THAT SORT OF THING. ON THE RIGHT SIDE THESE ARE OUR CLIENTS. THESE ARE THE RESULTS OF SURVEYS FROM PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY SIGN CONTRACTS TO HOST EVENTS WITH US. THIS IS TYPICAL OF WHAT WE’VE IMPRESSION FROM THOSE FOLKS WERE EITHER 100 PERCENT SATISFIED OR VERY SATISFIED. THE BOTTOM PART, WOULD YOU RECOMMEND US, 98 PERCENT WAS MOST DEFINITELY, 2 PERCENT PROBABLY NOT, AND THAT WAS BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION. AND WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THAT, THAT WAS THE SECOND TIME THAT EVENT HAD BEEN AT CABARRUS, IT WASN’T A PROBLEM 3 YEARS AGO. LOOKS LIKE THEY PUT THE WRONG EVENT AT THE WRONG PLACE, THEY NEED A LITTLE DIFFERENT MARKET PLACE BUT THAT’S ONLY THE SECOND PROBABLY NOT COMMENT WE’VE SEEN IN A FEW YEARS. WE ADDD 3 OUTDOOR EVENTS, A COUPLE WERE CAR SHOWS BUT ONE WAS AN OUTDOOR MOVIE THAT WAS VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL. WE HAD OUR FIRST SOLD-OUT CONCERT, EVERY SEAT WAS SOLD FOR THAT CONCERT. WE’VE DONE OTHER CONCERTS THAT WERE CLOSE BUT THAT’S THE FIRST WE CAN POINT TO AND SAY IT WAS AN OFFICIAL CONCERT. WE CO-PROMOTED OUR FIRST CONCERT. THE VENUE ABSORBS SOME FINANCIAL RISK. WE WILL NOT LOSE MONEY BUT WE CAN ABSORB SOME RISK IN RETURN FOR THE PROMOTER TAKING SOME RISK FOR GETTING THAT DATE, SUPPORTING THAT PROMOTER AND TAKING A CHANCE ON THURSDAY NIGHT. WE DID NOT MAKE QUITE AS MUCH ú IT HAD BEEN A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT, BUT WE WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN THE DATE TO BEGIN WITH IF WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT ON A WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT. THOSE TWO CONCERTS I MENTIONED, THE GARY ALLEN AND CASTING CROWNS, WERE TWO PROMOTERS. SINCE THEN WE HAVE HAD BOTH THOSE PROMOTERS CALL TRYING TO GET SOME DATES, WE HAVE JUST NOT BEEN ABLE TO MAKE A DATE WORK FOR THE OTHR ONE. IN 2019 WE BEGAN WORK ON THE VENUE’S FIRST-EVER SELF-PROMOTED EVENT. WE’RE TAKING 100 PERCENT OF THE RISK. IT’S CALLED TOUCH A TRUCK. THAT EVENT IS ACTUALLY GOING TO TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY, RAIN OR SHINE. I HAVE TO DO A LITTLE PROMOTION AT CABARRUS ARENA FROM 9:00 UNTIL 1:00. IT STARTED WITH BYRON AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER EVENT WE WERE DOING TOGETHER AND HE SAID I REALLY NEED AN EVENT IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT DOING ONE YEAR. WE AT THE ARENA, TO CREATE MORE CONTENT FOR THE COUNTY, WE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO BE EVENT PROMOTERS. IN PARKS WE DO THAT ALL THE TIME, I THINK BYRON MENTIONED THERE WERE 4,000-SOME PROGRAMS THAT HAPPENED IN TH LAST YEAR. THEY KNOW HOW TO DO THAT ON THE SCALE THEY ARE USED TO. WE TAGGED UP WITH ACTIVE LIVING PARKS, LEARN EVERYTHING WE CAN, IN RETURN WE ARE CONTRIBUTING THE VENUE. I WILL TELL YOU CABARRUS ARENA HAS LEARNED WE ARE NOT READY TO BE 100 PERCENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT CONCERT PROMOTERS. WE’VE GOT SOME LEARNING TO DO STILL. I THINK WITH 2 OR 3 SMALLER EVENTS WE WILL BE THERE AND IN A YEAR, 18 MONTHS TIME I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY WE’RE READY TO START PROMOTING SOME SHOWS IN HOUSE, SOME HIGHER-RISK SHOWS WITH THIS TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT. LAST YEAR WE HAD 20 NONPROFIT GROUPS TAKE PART IN FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITIES AT CABARRUS ARENA. THOSE ARE GROUPS THAT GENERALLY WORK IN CONCESSION STANDS OR HELP WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL OR CLEANING UP TRASH. PARTICIPATION WAS DOWN. THE YEAR BEFORE WE HAD 22 GROUPS, THIS YEAR WE HAD 20. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY COLLECTED WENT DOWN AS WELL. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THE NATURE OF THOSE GROUPS ARE CHANGING A LITTLE BIT. THERE’S NOT AS MUCH PARTICIPATION WITHIN THE GROUPS THEMSELVES AS THERE USED TO BE. WE’VE GOT SOMETHING SCHEDULED LATER NOVEMBER TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT WAYS TO INCREASE THEIR PARTICIPATION AND GET IT BACK UP WHERE IT WAS 4 OR 5 YEARS AGO WHERE IT WAS STILL 20 GROUPS, BUT PROBABLY A COMBINED TOTAL OF $75,000 A YEAR WENT TO THE WORK THEY DID INSTEAD OF THE 20 OR SO SOMETHING WE DID THIS PAST YEAR. AND THE BOTTOM NUMBER IS IMPRESSIVE. THE ARENA AFFORDED $75,000 IN FEE DISCOUNTS OR CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS, NONPROFITS, GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS, TO HOST EVENTS AT CABARRUS EVENT CENTER. THERE WAS NOT DISCOUNTS GIVEN TO FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES, THESE TRULY WERE COMMUNITY PARTNERS HOEFLTING EVENTS TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUNDED LARGELY BY EITHER CABARRUS COUNTY OR ONE OF THE MUNICIPALITIES TO BEGIN WITH. I WILL CLOSE BY SAYING WE REALLY DID HAVE A GOOD YEAR. IT WAS THE BEST YEAR WE HAVE HAD. 2020 LOOKS TO BE VERY STRONG. I’D LIKE TO BE IN THIS SAME PLACE NEXT YEAR SAYING IT WAS ANOTHER RECORD-SETTING YEAR. I’M ALSO OPTIMISTIC BUT ALSO A LITTLE BIT OF A PRAGMATIST TO SAY LAST YEAR WAS TOUGH TO BEAT.>>THANK YOU, ANY QUESTIONS FOR KENNY?>>CAN WE GO BACK TO THE NET INCOME GRAPH BECAUSE THAT’S THE FIRST TIME WE SAW IT. THE BOTTOM BLUE LINE IS NET INCOME. THAT’S THE OPERATING DEFICIT. IF YOU LOOK BACK AT 08, THE DOTTED BLUE LINE, IF YOU TOOK WHATEVER THE REAL EXPERIENCE WAS IN 08 AND ADJUSTED IT FOR INFLATION, THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, THAT WOULD BE THE DOTTED BLUE LINE. WE ARE UNDER THAT SIGNIFICANTLY SO IN REAL MONEY TERMS WE ARE EXCEEDING WHERE WE WERE. WE’RE DOING BETTER THAN WHERE WE WERE IN 2008 BY, I DON’T KNOW, SOMEWHERE IN THE QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR RANGE.>>[INDISCERNIBLE] NEGATIVE NUMBERS? .>>NEGATIVE NUMBERS. .>>NEGATIVE 490 SOMETHING.>>YEAH, LAST YEAR WE WERE AT NEGATIVE 473, I BELIEVE IT WAS.>>473.166.>>WE’VE BEEN AS HIGH AS THE 670’S IN THE PAST. I MAY HAVE THAT, BEAR WITH ME JUST A SECOND.>>ANY THOUGHT HOW TO CLOSE THE GAP ANYFURTHER? OBVIOUSLY YOU MAKE MONEY, I KNOW WE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT NOT TAKING SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE HISTORICALLY DONE AND JUST KICKING THEM TO THE CURB AND IN THEBIG PICTURE THAT CERTAINLY HAS TO BE PART OF THE EQUATION. BUT I JUST DIDN’T KNOW AS YOU ANALYSIS GOES THROUGH WHICH ULTIMATELY IS WHAT WE HAVE TO ON HOW TO CONTINUE TO CLOSE HTS THAT GAP.>>WHAT YOU SAID IS ONE OF THE KEY COMPONENTS. LOOK AT THE BOOK OF BUSINESS, THERE ARE SOME EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOOD TO US, THEY HAVE BEEN GOOD PARTNERS, MAYBE THEY NEED TO BE DISPLACED, PUT IN A LESS HIGH DEMAND PART OF THE YEAR. THE TROUBLE WE’RE SEEING IS WE’RE GETTING TO BE HIGH DEMAND AND MAKING THE JUDGMENT OF HOW FAR OUT DO WE EXTEND EVENT CONTRACTS? WE HAVE SOME FOLKS THAT ARE, ONES WANTING TO DO A 10 YEAR TERM IF THEY CAN DO IT AND I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S THE RIGHT WAY TO GO. WE CAN POTENTIALLY DO 3 YEAR CONTRACTS AND BE ABLE TO REVISIT IT. WE’RE RAISING RATES AS WE GO, WE’RE AT LEAST MATCHING INFLATION. THIS PAST WRAER WE RAISED OUR BASE RENTAL RATES AND THAT’S NOT A HUGE COMPONENT, ONLY A HALF MILLION A YEAR, WE RASED IT 15 PERCENT THIS PAST YEAR, DIDN’T PHASE ANYONE. WE ARE PROBABLY A LITTLE UNDER THE MARKET AND OUR PLAN IS AT THE START OF EVERY FISCAL YEAR, RAISE THOSE RATES, RAISE OUR LABOR RATES, RAISE OUR EQUIPMENT RENTAL RATES AND RAISE OUR CONCESSIONS AND CATERING RATES TO STILL BE BELOW WHAT YOU SEE 20 MILES AWAY IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY BUT STILL BE MORE COMPETITIVE, GENERATE MORE REVENUE THAN WE DO NOW. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE THRESHOLD REALLY IS, WILL THAT $43,000 BECOME $200,000 OR DO WE BREAK EVEN? UNLESS THERE’S A MAJOR CHANGE IN THE MARKET PLACE AND ONE OF THOSE COULD BE A HOTEL OR SIGNS GOING UP ON PROPERTY ADJACENT ABOUT A HOTEL, THAT WOULD CHANGE WHAT WE DO DRAMATICKALLY. THEN WE BECOME A 7 DAY A WEEK, 50 WEEK A YEAR OPERATION AT THAT POINT AND JUST THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE ALONE WOULD MAKE THAT DEFICIT CHANGE DRAMATICKALLY.>>THE THING THAT LOOKS ODD, THE FAIR WAS ZERO. ON THE GRAPH THAT LOOKS VERY STRANGE.>>THAT’S TO THE ARENA.>>TOTALLY SEPARATE IN OUR CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS THERE, THAT WAS PRE-EXISTING SO WHEN WE NEGOTIATED THOSE CONTRACTS WOULD STILL, THEY ACTUALLY LOSE REVENUE BECAUSE THEIR [INDISCERNIBLE] IS REALLY TWO WEEKS OUT OF THE YEAR. THEY CAN’T PUT ANYTHING OUT THERE.>>BECAUSE WE GOT IT UP UNDER >>YES.>>NOT SHOWING ANY GRAY THERE.>>THE FAIR DOES ASK US FROM TIME TO TIME TO DO SOME THINGS FOR THAT EVENT AND WE BILL THE COUNTY WHATEVER OUR ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET COST IS. IT’S NOT A REVENUE GENERATOR AT ALL.>>I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT, MR. CHAIRMAN. THAT IS OBVIOUSLY I WASN’T ON THE COMMISSION AT THE TIME WHEN THE ARENA WAS BUILT AND ALL OF THAT WAS DONE. OBVIOUSLY WE HAD A HUGE OVERHEAD THERE WITH DEBT SERVICE AND ALL OF THAT WHICH THAT’S GOING AWAY, I’M ASSUMING THAT’S GOING AWAY, PRACTICALLY EVEN GETTING CLOSE TO BEING GONE. SO THAT’S A GOOD THING. I ASK FOR MYSELF, I DON’T KNOW THAT WE WILL EVER SEE A BREAK-EVEN POINT, MONEY IS BROUGHT IN, MONEY IS SPENT, THAT TYPE OF THING. I HAVE ALWAYS SORT OF LOOKED AT IT AS A QUALITY OF LIFE AMENITY FOR CABARRUS COUNTY CITIZENS VERSUS GOING ACROSS THE LINE AND KEEPING OUR PEOPLE HOME — THIS DOESN’T EVEN MENTION THE TAX DOLLARS GENERATED FROM WHATEVER GOES ON OUT THERE DURING THE DIFFERENT EVENTS AND ALL. TO ME IT WAS A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE BUT I THINK IF WE CAN POSSIBLY BRING IT CLOSER TO A NET ZERO, THAT WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE BETTER. I THINK THE ULTIMATE GOAL, THOUGH, WAS A COMMUNITY ASSET AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR CITIZENS.>>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THE ONLY SUGGESTION THAT I WOULD OFFER, YOU TALKED ABOUT THOSE OUTSIDE CATERING EVENTS. YOU MIGHT INCLUDE THOSE AS PART OF YOUR ANNUAL REPORT NEXT YEAR.>>OKAY.>>YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB, WE ALWAYS APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU. OKAY, NEXT UP, 3.5, UPDATE ON SYNTHETIC TURF PLAYING FIELDS AND THE COUNTY MANAGER WILL TALK ABOUT THAT.>>I WILL START OFF REAL QUICKLY AND THEN PASS IT OFF TO JONATHAN. AS YOU REMEMBER, MISS CAR 10 PER FROM THE CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU WAS HERE. AS YOU KNOW THE COUNTY GETS A PART OF THE REVENUES GENERATED THROUGH THE KUPB CONVENIENCE AND VISITORS BUREAU. WE HAVE USED IT ON SOME SMALLER PROJECTS THROUGH THE YEARS BUT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO HALT THOSE PROJECTS BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE. WE HAVE BETWEEN 1.6 AND 1. MILLION IN THE ACCOUNT RIGHT NOW BUT WE DON’T HAVE A PROJECT IDENTIFIED AND THAT’S WHEN MISS CARPENTER CAME TO US, JONATHAN IS THE SPORTS SALES PERSON OVER THERE AS WELL, MANAGER, TRYING TO SELL CABARRUS COUNTY. RIGHT NOW THERE IS A MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC TURF EVENTS AND WE CAN HELP THE SCHOOL SYSTEM BY GOING OUT WITH THAT MONEY AND TURFING TWO OF THEIR EXISTING THEM TO HAVE THE SYNTHETIC FIELDS TO PLAY ON BUT ALSO ALLOW THE CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU TO SELL THOSE FIELDS WHEN THEY ARE NOT USING THEM. THE NEW SPORTS WOULD BE FOOTBALL, ULTIMATE FRISBE, LACROSSE, THAT TYPICALLY DON’T HAVE THE SPACE OR DON’T REALLY LIKE TO PLAY ON THE NATURAL TURF FIELDS. úSO WE’RE LOOKING N TO YOU AND THEN ALSO TO THE SCHOOL, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, THIS.LL AS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH I KNOW THE VISITOR’S BUREAU TO LIKE TO HAVE TWO MORE FIELDS, NOT NECESSARILY STADIUM FIELDS BUT TWO MORE JUST MULTI PURPOSE FIELDS IN A LOCATION WHERE IT’S ON SCHOOL PROPERTY SOMEWHERE, FRANKLESS PARK OR A HOME LOCATION TO ADD TO THAT. SO AS YOU KNOW, CENTRAL CABARRUS HAS AN ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD, THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL HAS AN ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD. WITH THESE TWO THAT WOULD MAKE 4 STADIUMS WITH ARTIFICIAL FIELDS AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR TWO MORE MULTI PURPOSE FIELDS. THAT WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF MONEY WE WOULD HAVE TO RAISE. THE CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU IS DISCUSSING THIS NOW IN THE HOPE WE WILL BE WILLING TO COMMIT THOSE REVENUES FAR INTO THE FUTURE THAT WE WOULD COLLECT AND PAY THOSE COSTS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS. THEY CAN TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE WORK THAT’S BEEN DONE SO FAR AND HOW DO WE GET THESE FIELDS BUILT BECAUSE IT’S A TIGHT TIMELINE IF WE’RE GOING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.>>THAT REALLY IS THE BEGINNING OF THE DISCUSSION. WE PULLED A GROUP TOGETHER IN SEPTEMBER WITH THE SCHOOLS, CONVENTION VISITOR’S BUREAU, CAMI STAFF, AND OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO TRY TO GET THESE TWO STADIUM FACILITIES DONE OVER SEASONS.ER BETWEEN SPORTS I WANT TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PROCUREMENT METHODS THAT WE CAN USE TO DO THAT. WE’VE ALREADY HAD ON-GOING DISCUSSIONS. OF COURSE WEST CABARRUS HIGH SCHOOL, THAT FIELD HAS BEEN INSTALLED AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS BRIAN CAN ANSWER THOSE. THERE’S A LOT MORE TO INSTALLING ONE OF THESE FIELDS THAN JUST ROLLING CARPET OUT AND THE SUBSTRATE. THERE’S A NUMBER OF THINGS INVOLVED WITH THAT SO IT IS A DIFFICULT BOTH ENGINEERING AND THEN PROCUREMENT PROCESS TO GET ALL OF THAT DONE AT THE SAME TIME. SO PHASE I, AS MIKE SAID, WOULD BE TO LOOK AT TWO HIGH SCHOOL FACILITIES, COX MILL AND ROBINSON, AND PHASE II WOULD BE TO LOOK AT TWO ADDITIONAL FIELDS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE STADIUM ITSELF THAT COULD BE USED FOR THESE SAME TOURNAMENTS. JOHN IS HERE TO SPEAK TO BOOKING EVENTS BUT ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE SUCH A TIGHT TIME FRAME IS THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF BOOKING SOME EVENTS FOR NEXT SUMMER. THAT WOULD BE WHY WE’RE TRY TO GO DO THIS SO QUICKLY. AGAIN, WE ARE WORKING NOW WITH MOVING TO A SMALLER WORKING GRAUP TO KEEP THIS MOVING FORWARD. THERE’S ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE PARTICULAR INSTALLER — INSTALLER, NOT THE MANUFACTURER — TO SEE ABOUT PUTTING IN SOME MORE FIELDS BECAUSE THERE IS A BENEFIT TO THE SCHOOLS TO DO SOME MORE FIELDS BECAUSE THEY ARE ULTIMATELY BEING MAINTAINING THOSE. THEY WILL ALSO HAVE A USE AGREEMENT, JUST LIKE WE DO WITH ALL THE SCHOOLS WE HAVE IN PLACE, BUT THIS WILL BE A USE AGREEMENT BECAUSE WE ARE BRINGING IN SOME OUTSIDE GROUPS AND TOURNAMENTS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS, BRIAN IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT PROCUREMENT TO HELP US MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.>>JUST REAL QUICK, I’M WITH PROCUREMENT. WITH THE TIME FRAME, A FORMAL PROCUREMENT WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC, A 4 TO 6 WEEK WINDOW IS VERY DIFFICULT SO WHAT WE LOOKED AT IS SOME ALTERNATIVES. THE BIG ONE WE CAN APPLY TO THIS ONE IS A GROUP PURCHASING PROGRAM. THESE ARE NATIONAL PROGRAMS USED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. THEY COMPETITIVE BID AND AWARD THEIR CONTRACTS SO THEY STILL GO THROUGH THAT SAME PROCESS THAT WE WOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH. THEY WENT THROUGH THIS PROCESS IN JUNE OF 2018 SO IT’S A RELATIVELY RECENT BID SO THAT’S THE PROPOSAL WE ARE PUTTING FORWARD, THAT WE WOULD USE THAT AGREEMENT WHICH WOULD ALLOW US TO USE A LOCAL CONTRACTOR TO DO THE WORK THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS EXPERIENCE WITH.>>I GUESS TO ADD TO THIS WHOLE CONVERSATION, AND YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN THEM, BUT WE ARE GETTING QUESTIONS TOO, I KNOW THE SCHOOLS ARE TOO, WHY THESE SCHOOLS, WHY ARE WE LOOKING AT THESE STADIUMS. FIRST OF ALL THERE IS NO SCHOOL MONEY THAT’S GOING TO THESE PROJECTS TO START WITH TO CONSTRUCT THESE SCHOOLS. AGAIN, IT’S COX MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL IS ALREADY BEING BUILT. THOSE ARE THE CLOSEST HIGH SCHOOLS TO THE HOTELS AND THAT’S WHERE THESE ATHLETES WILL WANT TO STAY AND THEIR FAMILY, MOTHER, GRANDMA, GRANDPA, EVERYONE WHO COMES WITH THEM, AND CUT THEIR TRAVEL TIME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WHY WE’RE BEING ASKED TO EXPEDITE THESE IS JOHN NEEDS TO SELL THESE BUT HE NEEDS 5 TO 8 MONTHS OUT FOR NEXT YEAR. HE NEEDS TO START SELLING IT BUT HE NEEDS TOKNOW THE FIELDS WILL BE AVAILABLE. ONE IS TO GET THESE TWO FIELDS WITH EXISTING MONEY UNDERWAY TO MEET THE DEADLINE AND THEN THE OTHER TWO WOULD BE WHAT THE CBB IS ASKING AND WILLING TO COMMIT TO IS IF THE COUNTY WERE TO ASSUME THE DEBT AND THEN SIGN A CONTRACT THAT THE CBD MONEY WOULD BE CONTINUED THROUGH THAT PROCESS TO CONTINUE TO PAY THE COUNTY BACK. SO THERE’S TWO SEPARATE ONES THERE. THERE’S TWO SEPARATE SCENARIOS, ONE THE MONEY IS EXISTING RIGHT NOW, 1.6 MILLION, SO JUST ABOUT ALL OF THAT WOULD, HOPEFULLY THAT WOULD COVER THE TWO FIELDS BUT THEN TO BUILD THE ADDITIONAL TWO FIELDS THEY ARE ASKING FOR THE COUNTY TO TAKE THAT ON AND THEN WITH THE CONTRACTOR FORMAL AGREEMENT, THE REVENUES WOULD COME BACK IN TO PAY THE COUNTY BACK.>>THEY TALK ABOUT DOING ALL FOUR AT ONE TIME ?OO ?A THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO, BUT I DON’T THINK WE CAN. THE STADIUMS WOULD COME FIRST AND THEN WE WOULD COME BACK AFTER WE SELECTED A LOCATION, WHETHER IT’S ALREADY ON THE EXISTING SCHOOL SITE OR IT’S FRANKLESS PARK OR IF IT’S SOMEWHERE ELSE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY THAT WE CAN PUT THE TWO FIELDS THERE. ES, OUR CONCENTRATION WILL BE ON THE TWO STADIUM FIELDS TO DO FIRST BECAUSE THAT IS THE MONEY WE HAVE IN PLACE. I KNOW WE’RE REPEATING A LOT OF THINGS, BUT THERE IS TOURISM MONEY SO IT HAS TO BE ABLE TO, THE ENDRESULT OF THIS IS TO BRING IN EVENTS THAT GENERATE TOWARD TOURISM, YOU KNOW, GENERATE THOSE ROOM NIGHTS. THAT’S WHY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF THEM ATTRACTING THEM OUT THERE AND WE CAN AFFORD TO UPGRADE SOME OF THOSE TRACT FACILITIES AND THAT MAY BE SOMETHING WE BRING BACK TO YOU. WITH SPEED AND THE TIME FRAME WE HAVE, THERE’S ENGINEERING, THERE’S INSTALLATION OF THESE FIELDS AND THERE’S THE MANUFACTURE OF THESE SYNTHETIC FIELDS ITSELF AND THIS GROUP WE’RE TALKING TO WOULD ALLOW US TO DO ALL THOSE THINGS TOGETHER, TO DO THE ENGINEER –>>GET THE DISCOUNT FOR SOME MULTIPLES IN THERE? .>>WE WOULD BE USING THE SAME SYNTHETIC TURF AND USING SAME GROUP BUT IT’S ALREADY BEEN PREBID WHICH IS HELPFUL. WE WILL BE BRINGING BACK DIFFERENT APPROVALS NECESSARY FROM YOU AT DIFFERENT PRETTY RAPID SUCCESS, AND THAT GOES ALL THE WAY TO THOSE USE AGREEMENTS THAT WE WILL NEED TO REFINE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ALL THAT BUTTONED DOWN.>>I SERVE ON THAT BOARD AS WELL AND I KNOW THERE’S CERTAINLY A NEED FOR THAT. I’M OKAY AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A METHOD FOR GETTING IT DONE AND A TIME FRAME FOR GETTING IT BACK.>>YOU GIVE US THE AUTHORITY TO MOVE IN THE DIRECTION AND WE’LL START WITH THOSE DIFFERENT OPTIONS, THAT’S CORRECT.>>I’M PERSONALLY GOOD WITH IT.>>I THINK WE ACTUALLY BEGAN SIMILAR DISCUSSIONS IN 2012 OR 2013 SO IT’S TAKEN A WHILE GETTING THERE.>>THERE WILL BE 7 TOTAL FIELDS IN THE COUNTY, COUNTING AL BROWN, IS THAT CORRECT? WELL, 5, BUT WHEN YOU DO TWO MORE IT WILL BE 7.>>IN ONE OPTION THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM ON NON-STADIUM, THAT THEY COULD BE TWO MORE HIGH SCHOOLS, úESSENTI TRYING TO GET 4 HIGH SCHOOLS IN ONE LOCATION. .>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CONCERNS ME ABOUT TURF FIELDS, I KNOW IT’S GOING TO BRING IN PEOPLE AND BRING IN TOURNAMENTS AND ALL THAT AND THEY ARE SURELY NOT GOING TO LAST LIKE SOME OF OUR FIELDS. CENTRAL FIELD PRIOR TO GETTING THE TURF WAS 20, 25. I AM SUPPOSING THE LIFE OF THE TURF, JONATHAN OR SOMEBODY COULD SAY, THE LIFE OF THE TURF IS MAYBE 10 YEARS.>>IF IT’S INSTALLED PROPERLY AND MAINTAINED ANNUALLY YOU SHOULD GET 15 YEARS OUT OF THE TURF FIELDS.>>OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT. WHEN IT’S ALL DONE YOU ARE LOOKING AT, WHAT, 7 1/2, 8 MILLION DOLLARS, THEN WHEN IT’S TIME TO START REPLACING THOSE FIELDS, I DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL COST THAT MUCH BUT IT MAY. IF WE’RE PAYING A MILLION DOLLARS FOR ONE NOW AND IN 7 OR 8 YEARS WE HAVE TO START DOING ANOTHER ONE AGAIN THAT’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER MILLION DOLLARS THAT HAS TO BE ALLOCATED FOR THAT.>>THERE ARE SOME COST SAVINGS AS WELL WITH THE TURF. YOU COULD SPEAK TO WHAT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED, THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IS NOT NEEDED, YOU NEED ONE TO CURB IT DEEP DOWN.>>I DON’T KNOW MUCH FROM THE FACILITY SIDE, THE LONG-TERM MAINTENANCE WE HAVE ON OUR NATURAL GRASS SURFACES BUT THE ADVANTAGES THAT YOU HAVE WHEN IT DOES RAIN YOU CAN TURN AROUND WITHIN THE HOUR AND START PLAYING ON IT, WHEREAS ON A NATURAL SURFACE YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER WEEK JUST DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH RAIN YOU HAVE HAD. AGAIN, THERE IS A REPLACEMENT COST THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO FACTOR IN FROM A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT STANDPOINT, LONG-TERM, BUT THE REPLACEMENT COST IS CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN COMPLETELY BUILDING A NEW FIELD ALTO THE. YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IT TOO. WE ARE ALSO ADDRESSING WITH THE COMPANY WE ARE SPEAKING WITH ABOUT A MAINTENANCE PLAN, CONTRACT WITH THEM TO PERFORM A PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN WITH US ON ALL THESE FIELDS.>>I THINK THAT GETS TO PART OF WHAT I WAS SAYING. IT’S MUCH MORE COMPLICATED THAN JUST LOOKING AT THE SYNTHETIC TURF. THERE IS A CONCRETE CURBING AROUND IT, BASICALLY A [INDISCERNIBLE] STRIP, THERE’S CROWN WORK, THERE’S STONE, A SUBSTRATE UNDER THIS. YOU ARE NOT REPLACING ALL OF THAT WHEN YOU DO REACH THE END OF ITS LIFE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART YOU ARE REPLACING THE ACTUAL SYNTHETIC TURF THAT LAYS ON TOP, THE CARPETING THAT LAYS ON TOP. YOU DON’T HAVE TO REDO ALL OF THAT EACH TIME. THE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE COST IS LESS, ALL THE CHEMICAL TREATMENT, WATERING, EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO DO WITH A NATURAL >>[INDISCERNIBLE].>>THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS THAT GENERATE SOME EXCITEMENT FOR ME HERE, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THESE TURF FIELDS TO LIFE WITH SPORTING PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT THERE. THE 4 FIELDS IN ONE AREA IS REALLY TO GET THE LARGER GROUPS TO COME IN AND WE NEED THAT BECAUSE WHEN YOU GO TO A SPORTS RATES HOLDER WITH 4 FIELDS AND YOU SAY ONE IS HERE, ONE IS HERE, IT’S NOT AS APPEALING BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER DESTINATIONS OUT THERE THAT HAVE THEM ALL IN ONE AREA. IF WE DON’T HAVE THE 4 TOGETHER, IT LIMITS ME TO GET THOSE KIND OF GROUPS TOGETHER. NOT TO SAY WE WON’T , BUT IT’S A TOUGHER SELL. WITH REGARD TO THE TIMING OF THIS, WE HAVE DIAMOND SPORTS, REED BOOKING, WITH THE ANTICIPATION THOSE TWO FIELDS WOULD BE DONE AT THE SAME TIME. WITH THAT COMES THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO WHAT THEY DO, MYRTLE BEACH IS GETTING THE MAJORITY OF THAT AND WE CAN BRING THAT BACK IN. THE SCHOOLS BENEFIT AS WELL. WE’VE SEEN THIS AS A TWO-WAY STREET, ONE TO BRING A BIT OF AN ECONOMIC IMPACT TO AN AREA BUT ALSO TO GIVE BACK TO THE SCHOOLS.>>THANKS.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH WHAT WE’RE WILLING TO DO BECAUSE IT’S A LOT CHEAPER THAN BUILDING A SPORTS COMPLEX, WHICH IS SOMETHING I THINK YOU WAS PROBABLY REFERRING TO.>>RIGHT.>>I NEVER LOOKED AT MYRTLE KNOW IF IT’S TURF OR GRASS OR WHAT, BUT YOU ARE LOOKING IN EXCESS OF 20, 25 MILLION DOLLARS TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AGAIN YOU CAN BRING IN HUGE TOURNAMENTS AND IT MORE THAN LIKELY WOULD PAY FOR ITSELF EEFR PERIOD OF TIME. BUT WE’VE GOT A PRETTY SURE THING WITH WHAT YOU ARE WANTING TO DO BECAUSE WE HAVE THE CBD MONEY THAT’S GOING TO KEEP COMING IN ANYWAY. WAS THAT WHAT YOU WERE REFERRING TO, MIKE, WHEN YOU SAID THEY WILL PAY US BACK, MAKING THE SAME CON TRIB BIAS THEY ARE DOING NOW BUT IT WOULD BE DESIGNATED FOR THESE FIELDS, IS THAT RIGHT? .>>RIGHT.>>MY ONLY REAL CONCERN WAS WHEN IT COMES TIME TO START REDOING THESE, LIKE YOU SAID, JONATHAN, I KNOW IT’S A COMPLICATED PROCESS BUT THE GOOD THING IN A SEPARATE WAY I GUESS IT WOULD BE LIKE ROLLING UP THE OLD AND PUTING DOWN THE NEW. SURELY IT WON’T BE AS EXPENSIVE TO DO THAT. I LIKE TO ALWAYS THINK AHEAD BECAUSE THAT DAY WILL COME AND THERE WILL BE SOME OTHER COMMISSIONERS SITTING HERE AND THEY WILL EITHER SAY WHAT DID THEY DO OR THAT WAS A GOOD THING THEY DONE THEN AND HOPEFULLY IT’S THE LATTER.>>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? SO DO YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED FROM US TO PROCEED? .>>YES, IF IT’S A CONSENSUS THAT YOU ARE IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT THEN WE WILL CONTINUE ON AS WE ARE.>>I SEE NO ONE SHAKING THEIR HEAD NO. .>>WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE MOVE ALONG.>>VERY GOOD. NEXT UP IS ITEM 3.6 FROM INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSET MANAGEMENT, HUMAN SERVICES, CARL BILIFUR>>GOOD EVENING. THE OWNER OF THE HUMAN SERVICES CENTER BUILDING, HUES INVESTMENTS, HAS REACHED OUT TO ME TO DISCUSS THE BUILDING LEASE RENEWAL. THE CURRENT LEASE THAT WE HAVE EXPIRES MAY 31ST OF 2022. THE OWNER WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THE LEASE TERM TO 2032 WITH A CPI ADJUSTMENT. THE OWNER HAS DISCUSSED WITH THE COUNTY SOME LARGE TICKET IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIR ITEMS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO, úWH DO A RENEWAL THEY DO A LARGE TICKET REPAIR ITEM. THE LAST TIME WE DID ONE IT WAS THE ENTIRE ROOF REPLACEMENT. THEY ARE STARTING TO DISCUSS WITH US THE PARKING LOT SURFACE, SUBGRADE STORMWATER BECAUSE THE CONCRETE IS FAILING THERE. REALLY WHAT I’M LOOKING AT IS SOME DIRECTION FROM THE BOARD ON MOVING FORWARD ON ANOTHER LEASE RENAUL FOR THAT BUILDING. THAT IS JUST OVER 100,000 SQUARE FEET. SOME OF THE CPI ADJUSTMENTS THEY ARE TALKING SINCE THE LAST TIME WE DID ONE IN 2012 TO NOW WOULD BE ABOUT 11 1/2 PERCENT, SO IF YOU WERE LOOKING AT STARTING TO GO TO THAT RENEWAL PROCESS AND LOCKING IT IN, WE WOULD BE LOCKING OURSELVES INTO A RATE THAT WOULD BE LOWER THAN WHAT THE REALITY WOULD BE. I AM LOOKING FOR WHETHER YOU WANT MAE TO GO FORWARD. EVERYTHING WOULD BE COMING FROM THE BOARD BUT THE COUNTY MANAGER’S OFFICE WOULD LIKE SOME DIRECTION, IS THERE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF YEARS THAT IS TOO MUCH EAR SHOULD WE TRY TO DO MORE YEARS? EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW WITH THE OWNER, BUT THEY DEFINITELY WANT TO LOCK SOMETHING IN SO THEY FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH SOME OF THESE BIG TICKET ITEMS THEY WANT TO DO LIKE THE REPAIRS TO THE PARKING LOT.>>IF YOU DON’T KNOW, OUR PER SQUARE FOOT RATE UP THERE IS REALLY LOW COMPARED TO WHAT WE COULD FIND SOMETHING ELSE. WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF HUMAN SERVICES AND TALKING WITH OUR DIRECTOR, MISS CALHOUN, WE ARE ALREADY LOOKING AT MOVING THE SOCIAL WORKERS OUT. THE REASON WHY WE MOVED TO KANNAPOLIS IN THE FIRST PLACE WAY BACK THEN IS THAT’S WHERE MOST OF THE CLIENTS WERE. THAT’S NOT THE CASE ANY MORE, THE CLIENTS ARE SPREAD OVER ALL THE COUNTY. IT CAN STILL REMAIN AS THE HEADQUARTERS, EVEN IF WE START LOOKING AT MORE SATELLITE AREAS THAT SQUARE FOOTAGE WILL PROBABLY BE NEEDED. IF NOT, IT CAN BE USED BY OTHERS. I THINK IT’S A LONG TIME TO COMMIT TO. I GUESS CARL CAN YOU SPEAK TO SOME OF THE IMPROVEMENTS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE MADE ON THE LAST EXTENSION, ARE THEY ALL IN PLACE? .>>YES.>>WHEN STORMS COME AND THERE’S BUCKETS UP THERE AND TRASH CANS AND YOU ARE PUTTING IN HOSES TO DRAIN THE ROOF? .>>SINCE THE ROOF REPLACEMENT, YES, EVERYTHING SINCE THEN THEY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIVE. STILL THEY ARE NOT A LOCAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY, THEY ARE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, WE DO HAVE QUARTERLY ARE, MAYBE SEMIANNUALLY MEETINGS WITH ONE OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND WALK THE FACILITY. EVEN IF WE WEREN’T TO RENEW WE WOULD PROBABLY PUSH THE ISSUE OF THE PATIO REPAIR, BUT I KIND OF WANTED TO GET SOME DIRECTION. WE WILL EXPIRE IN 2022 ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, SO IF WE’RE NOT ENVISIONING HAVING SOMETHING IN PLACE BY THEN TO MOVE 100,000 SQUARE FEET OF OPERATION I WOULD NEED SOME DIRECTION AND START HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS.>>WE CAN’T MAKE IT HAPPEN THAT QUICKLY TO REPLACE IT, SO I THINK WE NEED TO DO SOME TYPE OF EXTENSION. IF WE DO EXTEND IT THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT WOULD BE OUR COST TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT — IF YOU LOOK AT THE BUILDING IT’S A TOUGH PLACE. YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR WAY AROUND AND WE JUST NEED TO DO SOME UPDATES IF WE’RE GOING TO EXTEND IT OUT TO 2029, THERE WOULD BE SOME COSTS FOR US OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS TO CONTINUE TO UPDATE THAT SPACE TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE INVITING, I GUESS.>>IS THERE ANY PROSPECT IN THE FORESEABLE FUTURE, MIKE, THAT WE COULD DO OUR OWN AND NOT LEASE? I MEAN WE’VE GOT LAND.>>WELL, YEAH, WE DON’T HAVE THE LAND TO DO IT RIGHT NOW.>>THIS PROPERTY THAT WE HAVE UP HERE, COULDN’T WE DO SOMETHING WITH THAT? I MEAN THE COURTHOUSE IS HOW MANY HUNDRED THOUSAND FEET? .>>THAT IS AN OPTION, WE WOULD HAVE TO GO UP PRETTY HIGH.>>I’M JUST TRYING TO THINK OUT OF THE BOX A LITTLE BIT.>>I’VE HAD THOSE SAME CONVERSATIONS, OUR NEXT BUILDING WAS GOING TO BE HUMAN SERVICES.>>OBVIOUSLY THE BUILDING WOULD TAKE UP THE PARKING PLACES.>>BUILD A DECK UNDERNEATH.>>SURE. I THINK — THEN AGAIN, I’M THINKING OUT OF THE BOX AND, YOU KNOW, CABARRUS COUNTY IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND I HAVE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE TELL ME, YOU KNOW, WHY DID YOU PUT THE HUMAN SERVICES IN KANNAPOLIS? PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN MIDLAND AND MT. PLEASANT ON THE FAR EAST, THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD WAYS FOR THEM TO DRIVE TO GO THERE. OBVIOUSLY IT’S VERY CONVENIENT FOR THE KANNAPOLIS AND FOR CONCORD CITIZENS, BUT FOR THE OUTLYING AREAS IT’S DEFINITELY INCONVENIENT FOR A LOT OF THEM. BUT ANYWAY, I THINK WITH ALL THE THINGS THAT WE GOT GOING ON IN CABARRUS COUNTY WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WITH THE THINGS THAT’S POTENTIALLY ON THE RISE AND WITH ALL THE THINGS THAT’S GOING ON, YOU KNOW, I WOULD WANT TO SEE A STRETCH IT OUT TO 2029, I WOULDN’T WANT TO GO — AS FOR ME I WOULDN’T WANT TO GO BEYOND 2025. THAT’S 5 YEARS. THAT GIVES US 5 YEARS TO COME UP WITH A PLAN AND DO OUR OWN IF WE CAN DO IT.>>I DON’T DISAGREE. I TINK WE’RE JUST — SUCH A LARGE PROJECT, YOU HAVE THE COURTHOUSE THAT’S GOING TO BE A VERY LARGE PROJECT, THIS IS GOING TO BE I GUESS THAT AMOUNT OF SQUARE FOOTAGE, IF WE WERE TO BUILD — AGAIN WHAT WE WILL BE COMING TO YOU SOON, ALONG WITH MISS CALHOUN, IS WHAT IS THE FUTURE? IS IT A LARGE BIDDING AGAIN OR IS IT SATELLITE OFFICES BECAUSE THE CLIENTELE, AS YOU SAY, IS NOT FOCUSED IN ONE LOCATION ANY MORE, IT’S COMING FROM EVERYWHERE. SO THE CENTRALIZED LOCATION GOOD OR IS IT A SMALLER CENTRALIZED LOCATION WITH SMALLER OFFICES AROUND THE COUNTY. WE’RE OUTFITTING A SPACE NOW THAT WOULD HAVE 2 OR 3 SOCIAL WORKER WORK SPACES OVER THERE AND I THINK ONE OR TWO MAY STAY HAVE SOME FLEX SPACE FOR OTHERS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE AROUND AND WORK OUT OF THAT SAME LOCATION. IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE AS THE COLLECTIVE BOARD TO GO TO 29, WE CAN GO BACK AND TALK TO THE OWNER AND SEE WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO THEM BUT THEN WE WOULD NEED TO START PLANNING VERY QUICKLY JUST FROM THE CLIENTELE AND WHERE THEY’RE COMING FROM, WHAT IS THE HUMAN SERVICES, SOCIAL SERVICES, HOW DO WE PLAN ON DOING THOSE SERVICES IN THE FUTURE? IS IT IN THE COMMUNITIES, IS IT IN ONE LOCATION.>>THERE WAS SOME TALK HERE OUT OF RALEIGH ABOUT TRYING TO REGIONALIZE HUMAN SERVICE ALSO. IS THAT TALK STILL ON THE TABLE? .>>IT IS. BUT THEY WILL NEVER DO AWAY ON WITH THE LOCAL OFFICE, IT WOULD JUST BE OVERSIGHT. THERE WOULD STILL BE THE NEED TO HAVE THOSE FACILITIES. THIS IS JUST FOR CONVERSATION BUT I KNOW THE OWNER IS TRYING TO, IS PUSHING KYLE A LITTLE BIT TO GET AN ANSWER BACK TO HIM. IF THE ANSWER RIGHT NOW IS YOU WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT THEN WE CAN TAKE IT BACK TO HIM. I THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO SAY ANOTHER 2 OR 3 YEARS ANYWAY.>>JUST THINKING OUT LOUD, I THINK WHEN I’VE ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS IN PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS THE RATE THAT WE ARE PAYING ON THIS BUILDING IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN IT WOULD COST US IF WE OWNED IT AND WERE MAINTAINING IT AND OPERATING IT. IS THAT AN ACCURATE STATEMENT? KYLE IS MAKING A QUESTIONABLE FACE.>>THE OPERATIONAL COSTS –>>THE UTILITIES AND THE INTERIOR WORK, ALL THE HVAC FOR 40-PLUS UNITS, THEY HANDLE THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING. WE EVEN PAY THE SWEEPING OF TH PARKING LOT. SO NO, YOU ARE PAYNG RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE ABOUT $6.90 PER SQUARE FOOT. WITH WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT INCREASING YOU ARE GOING UP TO $7.70 IS WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR. ANNUALLY RIGHT NOW WE’RE PAYING $720,000 ANNUALLY, YOU ARE LOOKING GOING UP TO $800,000. I THINK MORE OF THE QUESTION KIND OF YOU WERE PHRASING IT, IS IT CHEAPER FOR US — WE’RE PAYING THE BULK OF THE OPERATING EXPENSES RIGHT NOW. WE ARE CARRYING THAT ON OUR GENERAL LIABILITY, THE INSURANCE FOR THAT BUILDING, THAT’S HOW THE LEASE IS WRITTEN. ALL THE THINGS THAT TRICKLE DOWN, I THINK WHAT YOU’RE ASKING IS WOULD IT BE CHEAPER IF WE OWNED THE BUILDING, WE’RE PAYING $800,000 A YEAR, WHAT WOULD THEY SELL IT TO US FOR.>>JUST LOOKING AT THE OVERALL PICTURE OF OWNERSHIP VERSUS LEASING? ?OO WE BUILT THE INTERIOR. THAT’S WHY THE RELEASE RATE WAS SO LOW, WE DESIGNED IT AND BUILT IT TWICE, IN SOME PLACES MAYBE 2 OR 3 TIMES JUST BECAUSE OF WORK FLOW AND HOW THINGS WERE GOING. WE’LL GO BACK, HAVE A SOME MORE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE OWNER BUT THEN ALSO WITH OUR HUMAN SERVICES FOLKS AND SEE AND REALLY PRESS THEM ON WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE? HOW DO THEY SEE THEIR PROVISION OF SERVICES IN THE FUTURE.>>PENDING THOSE DISCUSSIONS, I REALLY LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING MORE SATELLITE AVAILABILITY. YOU MENTIONED FOLKS IN THE OUTER PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY, IF WE HAD MULTI USE FACILITIES THERE, YOU KNOW, WE’VE TALKED ABOUT EXPANDING SENIOR SERVICES AND LIBRARY SERVICES ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE COUNTY. IF WE COULD SPREAD THOSE THINGS OUT SO THAT PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL TO A CENTRAL LOCATION, I THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY APPEALING TO OUR CITIZENS AND MAYBE ALLOW US TO REACH MORE FOLKS.>>OKAY, THANK YOU. WE HAVE OUR DIRECTION, WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT.>>OKAY, THANK YOU. OKAY, NEXT, ITEM 3.7, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY REPORT, TODD SHERMAN AND CREW.>>GOOD EVENING, WE HAVE OUR SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR WITH US TONIGHT, HE’S GOING TO DO A PRESENTATION ABOUT CYBER SECURITY MONTH AND WE WILL DO A GOOD JOB OF SHARING ABOUT THAT, BUT FIRST WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT, COVER SOME OF WHAT WE COVERED IN STRATEGIC PLAN. THIS IS THE TECHNOLOGY PART OF PROVIDING SAFE, WITH THE IDEA WE’RE GOING TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW TO BE SAFER FOR WOMEN ONLINE AND THEN THE OTHER PIECE WHAT THE OUTLINE OFTEN IS, THIS COVERS HER ROLE OF CREATING INNOVATION BY EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING STAFF. AND THEN ALSO PLUGGING THIS MONTH’S EMPLOYEE VISUAL BOOK CLUB REPORT. THIS BOOK IS THE CYBER CONUNDRUM, HOW DO WE FIX CYBER SECURITY. THIS IS A VERY TECH-SAVVY BOOK BUT IS WRITTEN TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS THAT ALL OF US ARE SEEING WITH CYBER SECURITY SO I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO READ IT. IT’S A QUICK READ. A QUICK TIP IS READ A LITTLE SLOWER ON SECURITY, THERE IS A WAY TO SWIPE ON HOOPLA AND SET IT UP TO 1.5, IT MAKES IT FEEL LIKE A MORE NATURAL SPEAKER. LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT JACK. JACK IS GREAT FIND FOR CABARRUS COUNTY. HE WORKED IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, HE HAS A BACHELOR’S IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND A MASTER’S IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING FROM NC STATE. WE ARE BLESSED AND LUCKY TO HAVE HIM ON STAFF, HE HAS BEEN WITH US FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS AND IS ALREADY MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE FOR US. HAVING SAID THAT, I WANT HIM TO KICK OFF HIS PRESENTATION.>>IT IS OCTOBER, IT IS NATON LL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH AND WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO OVER THE NEXT FEW MINUTES — I WILL TRY TO BE QUICK — IS THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME LAND SECURITY HAS SUMMED UP CYBER SECURITY INTO A SIMPLE PHRASE OF OWN IT, SECURITY IT, PROTECT IT. THAT IS THEIR MANTRA GOING INTO THIS THING THIS YEAR. I WILL START WITH THE OWN IT COMPONENT, WHICH IS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OWNING YOUR CYBER SECURITY, THAT IS A VERY ABSTRACT CONCEPT. THIS PRIMARILY IS KNOWING YOUR DATA. EVERYTHING I DEAL WITH IN MY JOB FOR CYBER SECURITY ULTIMATELY COMES DOWN TO ACCESS TO IT, HOW IT FLOWS AROUND, ET CETERA. SO THE FIRST STEP FOR ANYBODY IN THEIR CYBER SECURITY IS TO KNOW YOUR DATA, KNOW WHAT’S OUT THERE. JUST A COUPLE EXAMPLES ARE CELL PHONE LOCATION TRACKING. I KNOW I USE IT BUT MY LOCATION ON MY PHONE, SHARED THAT OUT WITH MY MOTHER WHENEVER I’M GOING ACROSS THE STATE ON A TRIP SO THEY CAN SEE ME AND WATCH ME ON MY TRIP, MAKE SURE I GET THERE OKAY. NAES LEGITIMATE USE OF THAT DATA, I CONTROL IT, I OWN IT. SOCIAL MEDIA IS EVER-PRESENT AND EVER-EXPANDING. KNOW WHAT DATA YOU ARE PUTTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION COMING UP THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL NOW. UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION THAT YOU ARE PUTTING OUT THERE TO AND ONCE YOU GET A HANDLE ON THAT DATA AND WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING OUT IN CYBERSPACE, YOU’VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND WHO HAS YOUR DATA. TO PULL OFF MY PREVIOUS TWO EXAMPLES, YOUR CELL PHONE LOCATION PROBABLY BELONGS TO APPLE, GOOGLE AND MAYBE A COUPLE OTHER APP VENDORS IF YOU USE THEM. KNOW YOUR SOCIAL VENDORS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, SNAP INC., ET CETERA, THEY HAVE GREAT LEVERAGE OVER THE DATA YOU GIVE THEM AND THEY TAKE IT, THEY HOLD ON TO IT AND THEY USE IT. AND THE LAST PIECE IS TO KNOW HOW YOUR DATA IS SHARED. KNOW HOW THOSE COMPANIES ARE USING YOUR DATA AND KNOW HOW THAT DATA IS BEING SHARED OUT. SO AS I MENTIONED, CALL MY FRIENDS, I WASN’T BECAUSE I WOULD FORGET TO CALL WHEN I GOT THERE, YOU CAN JUST LOOK AT MY LOCATION AND SEE, OH, YES, I DID MAKE IT TO RALEIGH OKAY. THE SHARING WOULD BE COVERED BY A PRIVACY POLICY AND THERE YOUR USER SETINGS IS A VERY DEEP RABBIT HOLE IF YOU START GOING DOWN ALL THE SHARING SETINGS JUST AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK AND THE AVERAGE TEENAGER HAS, THIS IS NOT AN EASY JOB. IT’S VERY COMPLICATED. THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME LAND SECURITY HAS PUT TOGETHER SOME GREAT RESOURCES TO HELP WITH THIS. THE NEXT STEP, ONCE YOU KNOW WHERE ALL THIS DATA IS AND WHO HAS IT AND WHAT’S GOING ON WITH IT, WE CALL THIS THE DIGITAL FOOTPRINT. I NEED TO MAKE SURE I COVER THAT. ALL THIS DATA WHEN IT’S OUT THERE ON THE WEB IS TERMED TO BE YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT BECAUSE THAT’S KIND OF YOUR MARK OUT IN CYBERSPACE. . AS I WAS GETTING TO, ONCE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DIGITAL FOOT PRINT IS ONCE IT’S OUT THERE IN CYBERSPACE, THE NEXT STEP IS SECURING THAT DIGITAL FOOTPRINT. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SECURING DATA WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THT ONLY THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO THAT INFORMATION HAVE ACCESS AND THIS WOULD NOT BE A SECURITY PRESENTATION IF I DIDN’T TALK AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT STRONG PASSWORDS. EVER SINCE THE 80’S HOW WE GENERATE PASSWORDS HAS BEEN A POINT OF CONTENTION. SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO TAKE A PHRASE OR WORD AND DO SOME CAPITALIZATION, SUBSTITUTE SOME RANDOM LETTERS, AND THAT’S THEIR PASSWORD. THERE’S OTHER STRATEGIES OUT THERE BUT I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU TWO EXAMPLES UP TOP. THE FIRST ONE IS AS I WAS MENTIONING THE PHRASE GO CANES, THROW IN A Q FOR AN O, CHANGE THERE TO AN S, LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY DECENT PASSWORD, LOOKS HARD TO GET FOR A HUMAN. THE ONE UNDER IT IS A BIT OF A CONUNDRUM BECAUSE THIS IS A REALLY LONG PASSWORD. ALL I DID WAS PUT EXCLAMATION MARKS BETWEEN ALL THE WORDS AND MESS WITH THE CAPITALIZATION JUST A TOUCH. BETWEEN THOSE TWO PASSWORDS, THE ONE ON THE BOTTOM IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GUESS JUST BECAUSE IT IS SO LONG. THAT’S VERY EASY FOR A HUMAN TO REMEMBER, VERY HARD TO GUESS. THE PASSWORD UP TOP IS ABOUT 9 CHARACTERS LONG. WITH MODERN GRAPHICS CARDS I CAN BRUTE FORCE THAT PASSWORD IN ABOUT TWO DAYS STARTING FROM NOTHING, JUST TEST ALL THE COMBINATIONS, WE CAN GUESS THAT PASSWORD IN ABOUT 2 DAYS. SO THE ULTIMATE MORAL OF THE STORY IS PASSWORDS IS THAT LONGER IS BETTER. MAKE THEM LONG, MAKE THEM EASY TO REMEMBER, THEY CAN BE SENTENCES AND IN THE LAST BULLET UP THERE FOR PASSWORD MANAGEMENT, WE HEAVILY DISCOURAGE PASSWORD REUSE. THAT’S USING THE SAME PASSWORD FOR MULTIPLE SERVICES AND I KNOW EVEN I AM GUILTY OF IT TO SOME EXTENT. PASSWORD MANAGERS ARE YOUR FRIENDS. I KNOW MY MOTHER LIKES TO KEEP STUFF WRITTEN DOWN IN A NOTEPAD. THAT IS HER PASSWORD MANAGE. IT WORKS FOR HER SO I’M NOT GOING TO TRY TO CHANGE IT. . NOW THAT PEOPLE ARE ADOPTING THESE REALLY LONG, REALLY STRONG PASSWORDS, THE BAD GUYS TURN TO ANOTHER TACTIC AND IT’S CALLED PHISHING. THE CORE IDEA BEHIND PHISHING IS, MAY I HAVE YOUR PASSWORD, PLEASE? THEY SEND THEY SPECIFIC, WELL CRAFTED EMAILS THAT LOOK SPECIFIC AND WILL PUT A LINK IN THAT EMAIL THAT SAYS, OH, YOUR PASSWORD IS EXPIRING, CLICK HERE. IF YOU CLICK THERE THEY WILL TAKE YOU TO YOUR WEB SITE THAT LOOKS LIKE AMAZON OR GOOGLE OR APPLE, YOU SIGN IN THERE AND NOTHING HAPPENS, SO IT SEEMS, BUT IN REALITY YOUR CREDENTIALS WERE JUST PACKAGED UP AND DELIVERED TO A HACKER WITH A BOW ON TOP. ANYONE WHO WORKS FOR CABARRUS COUNTY GOVRNMENT I GUARANTEE YOU HAVE SEEN SOME OF MY FAKE PHISHING EMAILS, I SEND THOSE OUT ABOUT ONCE A MONTH. I WILL BRAG, OUR PHISH PERCENTAGE IS RATHER LOW BUT FOR THE GENERAL SECTOR, BEWARE OF LINKS IN EMAILS. BE AWARE OF THEM AND DON’T TRUST THEM. WE’LL HEAR TRUST AGAIN IN A MINUTE. THE LAST POINT IS USING A SECOND CHANNEL. IF YOU GET A EMAIL THAT SAYS, I’M FROM NETFLIX, YOU HAVE AN URGENT ACCOUNT PROBLEM, CLICK HERE, THE EASIEST THING TO DO IS JUST TO GO TO NETFLIX.COM YOURSELF, SIGN IN THERE AND SEE IF THAT MESSAGE IS REPLICATED. USING THAT SECOND CHANNEL REPLICATION YOU WILL KNOW PRETTY IMMEDIATELY WHETHER THAT FIRST EMAIL WAS TRUE OR WAS AN ATTACK. AND THE LAST COMPONENT ON SECURITY IS MULTI FACTOR AUTHENTICATION. WE’RE STARTING TO SEE MULTI FACTOR BE REQUIRED BY MORE AND MORE STANDARDS. I KNOW MY BANK RECENTLY REQUIRED MULTI FACTOR. MULTI FACTOR ALWAYS TRIES TO TIE YOUR IDENTITY TO SOMETHING YOU KNOW AND GENERALLY SOMETHING YOU HAVE. IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE PROCESS YOU HAVE WHEN YOU USE AN ATM WITH A BANK, THAT’S MULTI FACTOR AUTHENTICATION THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR YEARS AND NEVER REALIZED IT. YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR BANK CARD TO MAKE THE ATM DO ANYTHING, THEN YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR PIN TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU HAVE TO KNOW SOMETHING, YOU HAVE TO KNOW SOMETHING, YOU MULTI FACTOR IT INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. WHAT WE STARTED DOING RECENTLY IS SAY IF YOU HAVE TO MULTI FACTOR TO USE AN ATM, YOU HAVE TO DO IT MOR AND MORE PLACES. THE XABLGT MECHANISMS HOW IT WORKS VARY WIDELY DEPENDING ON WHO IS IMPLEMENTING IT, BUT OVERALL MULTI FACTOR IS KIND OF OUR GOLD FACTOR IN TERMS OF WHAT WE CAN DO IN TERMS OF SECURING AN ACCOUNT. THE LAST PIECE OF THIS PUZZLE IS THE PROTECT IT COMPONENT. IT FOCUSES PRETTY HEAVILY ON THOSE HUMAN ASPECTS OF CYBER SECURITY. THE FIRST PART, IS VERY SIMPLE. DON’T TRUST THE INTERNET. IT’S EASY TO, IT’S EASY TO SEE AN EMAIL OR AN ARTICLE COME ACROSS AND PLACE 100 PERCENT RIGHT INTO THAT NEWS ARTICLE. BUT YOU CAN’T DO THAT, NOT ON TODAY’S INTERNET. VERIFICATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU MIGHT GET FROM THE INTERNET. WHEN I TOOK A CYBER SECURITY CLASS WHEN I STARTED WITH THE COUNTY, OUR INSTRUCTOR LOVED TO HAMMER TO US EVERY DAY, TRUST BUT VERIFY. YOU CAN GET THAT INFORMATION, YOU MIGHT TRUST IT BUT YOU’VE GOT TO VERIFY IT BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR FULL TRUST ON ANYTHING YOU GET FROM THE INTERNET. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE WITH EMAIL. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, PHISHING CAN BE VERY, VERY DANGEROUS. THEY ARE ALSO VERY HELPFUL, THEY ARE THEPRIMARY FORM OF COMMUNICATION FOR EVERY ALMOST BUSINESS IN OPERATION IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT IT CAN BE DANGEROUS, ESPECIALLY ATTACHMENTS. EMAIL ATTACHMENTS, AGAIN, EASY TO TRUST BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A PERSON LEGITIMATELY SENT THIS BUT THOSE ATTACHMENTS CAN HAVE MALICIOUS ATTACHMENTS WHERE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN IT UP AND THEIR CODE JUST RAIN. VERIFICATION IS THE MAIN PROTECTION AGAINST THAT. VERIFY THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE SENDING YOU THE RIGHT DOCUMENTS. VERIFY THE INFORMATION YOU ARE BEING PRESENTED IS WHAT YOU THINK IT IS. THE NEXT COMPONENT IS GUARDING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT. YOU HAVE SECURED IT WITH STRONG PASSWORDS AND MAYBE MULTI FACTOR, NOW YOU HAVE TO DO SOME ACTIVE THINGS TO GUARD IT. THE MAIN THING HERE IS TAKE SOME PRECAUTIONS WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROTECTIONS WHERE STUFF SECRET AND ABOVE IS TREATED MORE CAREFULLY THAN UNCLASSIFIED. ON A PERSONAL LEVEL IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT ROBUST, BUT THINGS LIKE BANK ACCOUNTS, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL AND RECOGNIZE IT IS IMPORTANT. FINALLY, KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR DEVICES IN YOUR NETWORK. MAKE SURE YOU ARE STAYING UP TO DATE WITH SOFTWARE UPDATES. I GET A FEED FROM SECURITY COMPANY FROM HAS A LIST OF ALL THE SOFTWARE VULNERABILITIES DISCOVERED THIS WEEK AND IT IS AMAZING HOW QUICKLY THAT MOVES ALONG. THAT IS WHY YOU GET PATCHES ON WINDOWS EVERY MONTH AND SOME SOFTWARE FASTER THAN THAT. THOSE UPDATES ARE IMPORTANT AND YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY GETTING INSTALLED. IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST WAYS WE WILL SEE DEVICES COMPROMISED IS PURELY BECAUSE THEY WERE MISSING AN UPDATE. AND THE LAST COMPONENT IS TO MONITOR ONLINE INTERABCS. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT. THE PRIMARY ONE IS IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH KIDS IN ANY FORM, YOU NEED TO MONITOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING ONLINE AND WHO THEY ARE INTERACTING WITH. SECOND, WE HAVE AN ELECTION COMING UP AND THIS WAS A MAJOR FOCUS OF THE 2016 ELECTION. THE FBI HAS BEEN EYING THIS INTENSELY OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND BAD ACTORS CAN AND DO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO EXPERT INFLUENCE ON THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ON OUR PUBLIC OPINION. AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME LAND SECURITY PULLS THIS OUT INTO A BRILLIANT PIECE CALLED THE WAR ON PINEAPPLE WHICH TAKES THE LONG-STANDING DEBATE ON WHETHER PINEAPPLE BELONGS ON PIZZA OR NOT. IF SOMEONE SITTING WITH MALICIOUS INTENT AND A LITTLE BIT OF KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL ENGINEERING, THEY CAN START PUSHING PEOPLE’S BUTTONS ONLINE AND THEY WILL TAKE THE SEEMINGLY TRIVIAL TOPIC OF PINEAPPLE ON PEOPLE AND END UP WITH TWO GROUPS THAT ARE SEEMINGLY READY TO GO TO WAR OVER WHETHER THERE SHOULD BE PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA. IT’S AN EXCELLENT PIECE AND I RECOMMEND YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT. THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME LAND SECURITY’S WEB SITE THERE AT THE BOTTOM GOES INTO MUCH MORE DEPTH THAN I EVER COULD IN THIS MEETING. THERE’S A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE AND ENJOY CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH, OWN IT, SECURE IT, PROTECT IT.>>HE GIVES THE PRESENTATION FOR SOME OF OUR GROUPS, A COUPLE OTHER DEPARTMENTS SIGNED UP ALREADY TO USE HIS PRESENTATION. WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE SOME PAMPHLETS THAT YOU HAVE THERE IN FRONT OF YOU CHATTING ABOUT KIDS BEING SAFE ONLINE, SOME BASIC LAPTOP SECURITY AND BOOK MARKS AND ANOTHER ONE FOR ADULT. THESE CAME FROM THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. YOU OFTEN SEE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CREATING THESE PUBLICATIONS AND WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THOSE AND GETTING THOSE FREE AND WE ARE WORKING WITH EMORY AND HER STAFF PUTTING THOSE OUT SO PEOPLE CAN TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING >>THANK YOU FOR OFFERING THAT.. I THINK THAT’S BENEFICIAL FOR US AS WELL AS THOSE FOLKS WATCHING ON TELEVISION AT HOME. WE WILL MOVE NOW TO DISCUSSION ITEMS FOR ACTION. ITEM 4.1, APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMITTEES AND YOU ALSO HAVE RECEIVED THAT LIST IN ADVANCE AND YOU ALSO HAVE IT BEFORE YOU. I THINK EACH OF THOSE COMES WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION THAT NEEDS TO OCCUR ABOUT THOSE IS IF THEN WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM 4.2, RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ 2019 MEETING SCHEDULE. YOU SEE THAT ON PAGE 66, I BELIEVE, BUT THAT IS REGARDING THE SPECIAL WORK SESSION THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER BEFORE OUR REGULAR MEETING ON OCTOBER 21ST AT 4.30, THEN ALSO THE JOINT MEETING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE BOARD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 IN THIS ROOM AT 6:00 PM. SO I THINK WE DO NEED TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO ACT ON APPROVING THIS RESOLUTION TONIGHT. DO I HEAR A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES? .>>SO MOVED.>>SECND.>>OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES AND I WILL NOW ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 2019 MEETING SCHEDULE AS I HAVE JUST DESCRIBED. ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES. THANK YOU AND WE MOVE NOW TO ITEM 4.3, PURCHASE OF RIGHT OF WAY FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AT WEST CABARRUS HIGH SCHOOL AND JONATHAN MARSHAL WILL LEAD US IN THAT DISCUSSION.>>THERE ARE A COUPLE THINGS WITH THIS. ONE, WE HAD BEEN, OUR REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH PROPERTY OWNERS ON WEDDINGTON ROAD FOR PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS ON WEST CABARRUS HIGH SCHOOL. WE REACHED AGREEMENT ON THE THOSE, THERE WAS ONE MAJOR PURCHASE IN THAT AND THAT IS THE LAND BETWEEN THE HIGH SCHOOL SITE AND GEORGE LYLES PARKWAY, MAKES UP THE MAJORITY OF THIS. YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE COST OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS WAS MUCH HIGHER THAN HAD BEEN BUDGETED. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT, BRIAN CAN ANSWER THOSE BUT DECIDED THAT THAT WILL BE PULLED OUT OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S SCOPE OF WORK AND THAT WILL BEREBID SEPARATELY. WE FEEL LIKE, YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THIS. THE BID CLIMATE IS IMPROVING FOR ROAD CLIMATES. THERE WERE A LOT OF ROAD PROJECTS THAT CAME ON AT THE SAME TIME, PARTICULARLY FROM NC DOT, SO IT WAS BOTH A LACK OF BIDDERS AND THEY HAD A LOT OF WORK. IT IS BEING REPACKAGED TO BID, WE’RE LOOKING AT THE TIME FRAME OF PROBABLY NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, THAT TIME FRAME TO REBID THOSE. I KNOW WE PASSED SOME QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS, WILL THAT STILL ALLOW TIME TO GET THE WORK DONE AND THE SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS ARE DONE THAT THAT WILL ALLOW TIME. ALL THAT SAID, IT DOES NOT CHANGE THE NEED TO HAVE THE WORK DONE. IT’S A LITTLE HIGHER THAN WAS ORIGINALLY BUDGETED BUT SUSAN FAIRINGTON HAS WORKED WITH MISS KLUTZ TO COVER THE DIFFERENCE, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY $10,000 TO $15,000 DIFFERENCE. .>>I JONATHAN, ARE THESE REIMBURSABLE? .>>THEY ARE REIMBURSABLE BY THE STATE. THE RIGHT OF WAY, SOME OF THIS COULD BE THE RESULT OF HAVING TO PUT IN CURB, GUTTER AND SIDEWALK. SOME OF THIS IS REIMBURSABLE FROM THE CITY OF CONCORD ALSO. THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE STATUTES WE HAVE FOUND, ONE IS THAT THE STATE IS RESPONSIBLE BUT THE OTHER IS THE MUNICIPALITY IF THEY ARE REQUIRING THIS SHOULD HAVE TO OFFER SOME REIMBURSEMENT. WE HAVE SPOKE WITH NC DOT AS WELL AS THE CITY OF CONCORD AND THEN BE HAVE DONE THE SAME THING WITH HICKORY RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MEETING WITH THE STATE AS WELL AS THE TOWN OF HARRISBURG.>>ANYTHING ELSE FOR JONATHAN? WE WILL MOVE TO 4.4, HEAR FROM HUMAN RESOURCES.>>THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS, I HAVE A GUEST WITH ME AS WELL JUST TO GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW WHERE WE ARE AT WITH THE 24 HOUR FIRE FIGHTER SCHEDULE, STEVEN LANGER IS GOING TO JOIN US TO SHARE REALLY QUICK.>>GOOD EVENING, GIVE YOU AN UPDATE AS TO WHERE WE ARE WITH THE 24 HOUR SCHEDULE. WE HAD TO RUN TWO PROCESSES DUE TO OTHER PROCESSES BEING OPEN AT THE SAME TIME, BUT WE HAVE FINALLY GOT TO THE POINT THAT WE HAVE HIRED THE LAST 3 INDIVIDUALS FOR THE 24 HOUR SHIFTS SO THEY WILL START THEIR ORIENTATION ACTUALLY NEXT MONDAY, THE 14TH, SO THAT’S KIND OF HELPED US MOVE THIS TO THE POINT TO SETTING A TARGET DATE FOR THE 24 HOUR SHIFT AND WE ARE LOOKING AT OCTOBER THE 24TH. SO WE WORKED HARD OVER THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS, I FEEL LIKE LINDY HAS GIVEN ME A PART-TIME JOB IN HR SINCE WE MET. THEY HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL OVER IN HR AND IT, THEY HAVE HELPED US GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE NEED TO BE TO MAKE THIS TRANSITION. THAT’S KIND OF WHAT HAS LED US TONIGHT TO LOOK AT THE CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE TO THE PERSONNEL ORDINANCE TO MAKE THAT TRANSITION.>>I’M GOING TO MOVE THROUGH THIS BRIEFLY. THESE CHANGES ARE IN ORDER TO MAKE OUR [INDISCERNIBLE] FAIR FOR OUR FIRE FIGHTERS WORKING A 24 HOUR SCHEDULE. 10-24 IS OUR START DATE. IN LOOKING AT THIS, WE LOOKED AT SEVERAL OTHER JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE FIRE FIGHTERS, WE LOOKED AT CONCORD, KANNAPOLIS AND ALSO THE CITY OF NEWTON. WE ALSO LOOKED AT OUR OWN HISTORY WITH OUR 24 HOUR EMS SCHEDULE, WE HAD THAT SEVERAL YEARS BACK. WE SAT DOWN AND MADE RECOMMENDATIONS, IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE MET WITH THE FIRE CAPTAINS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES TO GO OVER OUR RECOMMENDATIONS, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEY FELT THESE WERE FAIR ADJUSTMENTS AND HAVE RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM THEM AS WELL. IN GOING THROUGH THE CHANGES, THE FIRST HAS TO DO WITH THE WORK WEEK ITSELF. YOU WILL SEE THE HIGHLIGHTED SECTION, WHICH IS THE PORTION WE ARE PROPOSING BE CHANGED, BASICALLY THAT IS A DEFINITION SETTING OUT WHAT A 24 HOUR SCHEDULE WOULD LOOK LIKE FOR FIRE FIGHTERS. THEY WOULD WORK 24 HOUR SHIFTS OR 212 HOURS WHICH WOULD BE FOLLOWING THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT APPROVED CYCLE INCLUDES A 24 HOUR DAY OFF EVERY THIRD CYCLE CALLED A KELLY DAY. THAT’S THE BASIC WORK SCHEDULE. ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT? IF SO I WILL TURN TO STEVE FOR — OKAY. SO WITH THAT IN PLACE, WE THEN TURNED TO LOOK AT BENEFIT ACCRUALS. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER HERE THAT WITH THEIR FIRE FIGHTERS, ANY TIME THEY TAKE OFF, THEY WOULD BE TAKING IT IN 24 HOUR INCREMENTS. OUR REGULAR EMPLOYEES WOULD ONLY NEED 8 HOURS OR 12 HOURS TO COVER THEIR TIME AWAY, BUT FOR FIRE FIGHTERS IT WILL BE A BLOCK OF 24 HOURS SO WE LOOKED AT THAT TO BE SURE WE ARE BEING FAIR AND CONSISTENT. THE FIRST STEP IS THEHOLIDAYS. YOU WILL NOTE THAT THE FIRE FIGHTERS ARE 96 OR 116, SO THEY WILL BE WORKING A SHORT WEEK AND A LONG WEEK. THE MATHEMATICAL CALCULATION YOU WILL SEE DOWN THERE HIGHLIGHTED TO GET TO THT, WE LOOKED AT THE SCHEDULES, THERE WILL BE 3 SHIFTS WORKING 24 HOURS, SO THERE’S AN A, B, C SLIFT. WE LOOKED AT HOW THAT WAS PLACED ON THEIR CALENDAR AND CONSIDERD EACH GROUP WILL GET 5 OR 6 HOLIDAYS A WEEK. OUR RECOMMENDATION WAS 6 HOLIDAYS PER YEAR. OUR REGULAR EMPLOYEES ARE GETTING 12 HOLIDAYS, AGAIN IT SEEMS PROPORTIONATELY ACCURATE, YOU CAN SEE AT THE FAR RIGHT THAT HOW CRATES. ANYONE WHO IS IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY SECTOR, THEY CAN’T TAKE HOLIDAYS OFF SO WE TRY TO GIVE THEM AN EQUIVALENT AMOUNT OF úT THE YEAR SO OUR RECOMMENDATION WAS 144 HOURS. MOVING FORWARD TO THE VACATION WEEKS, SECTION 4, YOU’LL SEE TWO CHARTS WITH SOME COMPUTATIONS. THAT BASICALLY IN THE FIRST TWO CHARTS IS JUST A CORRECTION TO SOME ROUNDING. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TWO DECIMAL PLACES SO WE’RE TRYING TO PULL THAT OUT TO A 4 DECIMAL PLACE TO BE A LITTLE MORE ACCURATE ON THE FIRST TWO, THEN IF WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT CHART, THIS IS ACTUALLY THE NEW TABLE WE WOULD PROPOSE FOR OUR FIRE FIGHTERS IS A 24 HOUR SCHEDULE OR AN AVERAGE OF 106 FOR THIS GROUP. THE COMPUTATION WE LOOKED AT THAT 106 HOURS AVERAGE, 13 CYCLES PER YEAR, 212 HOURS PER CYCLE AND THE COMPUTATION IS POINT 0385 PER HOUR AT THE 5 YEAR LEVEL AND THEN IT ROLLS FROM THERE. SO THE CALCULATION IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS OUR OTHER EMPLOYEE TABLES. WHAT YOU WILL SEE THAT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT , 106 HOURS FOR THAT 5 YEAR GROUP JUST AS AN EXAMPLE WHEREAS FOR OUR 80 HOUR EMPLOYEES THAT WOULD BE MORE LIKE AN 80 HOUR AMOUNT. AGAIN, CONSIDERING THEY ARE TAKING 24 HOURS OFF ANY TIME THEY NEED TO BE AWAY WE FEEL LIKE THAT COMPUTATION IS FAIR AND EQUITABLE. THE NEXT SECTION DOWN LOOKS AT THE MAXIMUM ACCRUAL WE WILL ALLOW THEM TO CARRY. FOR MOST OF OUR EMPLOYEES IT’S 240 HOURS, WE HAVE A LITTLE HIGHER AMOUNT FOR HOUR SHERIFF’S EMPLOYEES, THERE IS IS 252 HOURS THEY CAN CARRY. FOR FIRE FIGHTERS WE LOOKED AT 212 HOURS PER PAY CYCLE, ADDED IN THE 106 AVERAGE WHICH BROUGHT US TO 318, BASICALLY ALLOWING THEM TO CARRY 6 WEEKS TIME OFF. AGAIN THEY WILL BE TAKING MORE TIME AS THEY NEED IT. WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT, THAT’S THE AMOUNT OF TIME THEY CAN CARRY IN THEIR BANK IF THEY DON’T USE IT IN THE CALENDAR YEAR AND IF IT’S OVER THAT YEAR IT WILL ROLL INTO SICK SO WE WOULDN’T WANT THEM TO CARRY THAT MUCH EXCESS FOR PAYOUT IF THEY WERE TO LEAVE US. SICK LEAVE ACCRUALS, THE CALCULATION WOULD BE THE SAME AS IT WOULD FOR ANY EMPLOYEE, 4.682, WE MULTIPLY THAT TIMES 96 OR 102 HOURS. AGAIN OUR RECOMMENDATION IS TO ADOPT THIS TO REFLECT THE ACCRUALS THAT NEED TO BE FAIR AND CONSISTENT FOR THE FIRE FIGHTERS. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? I KNOW I RAN THROUGH THAT PRETTY QUICKLY BUT HOPEFULLY THAT’S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.>>ANY QUESTIONS FOR LINDY?>>WE DON’T NEED TH COMPUTATIONS IN THE ORDINANCE, WE DID SIT DOWN WITH THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND EXPLAINED THAT AND I THINK THEY WERE SUPPORTIVE OF THE SCHEDULE.>>VERY GOOD.>>ONE THING WHEN WE’RE TALKING PUBLIC SAFETY, THE EFFORTS OF LINDY AND THE DEPARTMENT, THE SHERIFF AND JIMMY LINTZ AND TH SHERIFF, WE’RE 90 PERCENT FULL ON ALL THOSE DEPARTMENTS, WE’RE DOING VERY WELL, MUCH BETTER THAN WE WERE THIS TIME LAST YEAR. NOW INSTEAD OF RECRUITMENT WE’RE DOING FAIRS, EMPLOYMENT FAIRS JUST TO EDUCATE THOSE THAT MAYBE WE MIGHT WANT TO CATCH AND BE INTERESTED IN GOING INTO THESE FIELDS IN THE FUTURE. I THOUGHT I’D PASS THAT ON, I LINDY AND ASHLY ANDTHE TWEEN DEPARTMENT HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENTS, DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB.>>VERY GOOD NEWS. OKAY, WE MOVE NOW TO ITEM 4.5 FROM INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASST MANAGEMENT, BID AWARD FOR TRUCKS AND VANS, MICHAEL MILLER.>>GOOD EVENING. A FORMAL BID FOR 6 TRUCKS AND ONE VAN WAS ADVERTISED ON AUGUST 16TH. WE RECEIVED ONE BID FOR ALL THE VEHICLES ON AUGUST 28, 2019 AND IT IS THE RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF TO PURCHASE ALL 7 VEHICLES FROM [INDISCERNIBLE] FORD FOR A TOTAL COST OF $235,578.42. ALL BIDS WERE RECEIVED AND WERE WITHIN THE TOTAL AMOUNT BUDGETED IN THE VEHICLE BUDGET SO REQUESTED ACTION FROM YOU GUYS IS FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE BID AWARD AND AUTORIZE THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE PURCHASING AGREEMENT BETWEEN CABARRUS COUNTY AND HAMLISH FORD SUBJECT TO REVISION FROM THE COUNTY ATTORNEY. ANY QUESTIONS? .>>I GUESS WITH VEHICLES IT’S PRETTY EASY TO KNOW WHAT THE PRICE SHOULD BE. HOW COMMON IS IT TO ONLY RECEIVE ONE BID? .>>I’M NOT SURE WE ONLY RECEIVED ONE BID. WE USUALLY DO GET MORE THAN ONE. WE ADVERTISED THROUGH AVENUE THIS TIME.>>JUST FOR SOME CONTEXT, GLOBALLY THAT IS A SPACE THAT A LOT OF DEALERSHIPS ARE GETTING ACQUISITIONS.NMENTAL FLEET THEY ARE NOT QUITE AS PROFITABLE AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR MARKET.>>RIGHT.>>SO MORE AND MORE YOU ARE SEEING FEWER AND FEWER VENDORS THAT WORK. ALL RIGHT, IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS WE WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT ITEM, OFFER FOR PURCHASE OF SURPLUS AMBULANCES AND MICHAEL WILL TALK ABOUT THOSE AS WELL.>>WE RECEIVED AN OFFER OF $1,000 FROM A COMPANY CALLED JOINT ETA.COM FOR PURCHASE OF COUNTY ASSET NO. 8357, IT’S A 2014 CHEVROLET AMBULANCE. WE RECEIVED A SECOND OFFER OF $1,000 FROM JOINT ETA.COM FOR THE PURCHASE OF COUNTY ASSET 8358, WHICH IS ALSO A 2014 CHEVROLET AMBULANCE. BOTH OF THESE AMBULANCES WERE REPLACED WITH NEW AMBULANCES. THEY HAVE IN EXCESS OF 120,000 MILES. WE HAVE AN ESTIMATE OF $4,000 FOR REPAIR, THE OTHER HAS AN FOR REPAIR. $5,000 TO $7,000 THEY WILL BOTH START BUT WON’T GO OVER 5 MILES PER HOUR SO úTH. IF THE PURCHASE GOES THROUGH, BODIES ONLY.ANS TO USE THE JOINT ETA IS A PROVIDER OF NONEMERGENT TRANSPORTATION BASED IN CHARLOTTE. THEY ARE A FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION. IF THIS — IF WE ACCEPT THIS OFFER WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE UPSET BID PROCESS. IF THERE’S ANY QUESTIONS I WILL TRY TO ANSWER THEM.>>I HAD QUESTIONS, MICHAEL, BUT YOU ANSWERED MINE ALREADY. I WOULD RATHER IT BE A CABARRUS COUNTY ENTITY PUTTING BID ON THESE BUT IF IT’S OUT OF THE COUNTY AND FOLLOWS THE NORMAL BID PROESS, NO PROBLEM.>>OUR PREFERENCE IS THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THAT NEED THEM BUT I THINK THEY HAVE NOT REQUESTED ANY AT THIS TIME. THEY HAVE NO NEED FOR IT.>>IS THERE A DOWN SIDE OF GETTING RID OF AMBULANCES THAT WON’T GO FASTER THAN 5 MILES PER HOUR? IF THERE IS, I CAN’T THINK OF IT.>>SEND THAT ONE OUT TO PICK YOU UP. OKAY, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR MICHAEL? ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>OKAY, WE MOVE TO ITEM 4.8, RECYCLING WASTE REDUCTION, REPLACEMENT OF ROLL OFF TRUCK. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE KEVIN GRANT WITH US.>>GOOD EVENING. RECYCLING DEPARTMENT IS REQUESTING APPROVAL TO PUCHASE A NEW ROLL OFF TRUCK FOR OPERATIONS. THIS WOULD BE PURCHASED THROUGH A STATE CONTRACT FOR $161,000. THE FUNDING WOULD BE OBTAINED THROUGH OUR WHITE GOODS FUNDS. THE WHITE GOODS FUNDS IS WHEN YOU GO OUT AND PURCHASE AN ITEM SUCH AS A REFRIGERATOR OR APPLIANCE YOU ARE PAYING A $3 RECYCLING TAX. THE STATE COLLECTS THAT MONEY AND DISTRIBUTES IT TO THE COUNTY THAT WE RECEIVE ON A QUARTERLY BASIS AND THAT MONEY IS TO BE USED TO FACILITATE SCRAP METAL AND WHITE GOOD RECYCLING AND COLLECTION. SO THIS TRUCK WOULD BE USED TO HAUL THE WHITE GOODS AND THE SCRAP METAL TO THE SCRAP METAL RECYCLING FACILITY. IT WOULD BE USED TO REPLACE OUR 2007 MODEL THAT WE HAVE THAT CURRENTLY HAS ABOUT 250,000 MILES ON IT. AND THEN THE OTHER THING WE WOULD NEED TO DO WITH THIS IS I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO DO A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO MOVE THE FUNDS FROM THE WHITE GOODS ACCOUNT DOWN TO THE RECYCLING ACCOUNT, IF I’M NOT MISS TAKEN, KRISTIN. SHE CAUGHT THIS KIND OF MID-AFTERNOON.>>ACTUALLY WE’VE ALREADY — THE WHITE GOODS FUNDING IS ALREADY ACCOUNTED FOR SO IT’S FALLEN INTO FUND BALANCE, SO WE WOULD APPROPRIATE FUND BALANCE AND THEN YOU COULD PURCHASE THE TRUCK FROM YOUR MOTOR VEHICLES AEGT, BUT THE BUDGET AMENDMENT DOES SAY $180,000 AND DUE TO STATE CONTRACT IT CAME IN AT $160,000 SO THE BUDGET REVISION WILL BE UPDATED AT THE TIME OF YOUR REGULAR BOARD MEETING. I SENT IT WHILE WE WERE IN THE MEETING TODAY. IT’S $161,000 INSTEAD OF $180.>>INITIALLY WE WERE PRICING OUT THESE VEHICLES, THEY WERE IN THE 180 RANGE SO THAT WAS THE REASON FOR THAT.>>OKAY, QUESTIONS FOR KEVIN? WHY DO THEY CALL IT A ROLL OFF TRUCK? .>>BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY HAUL A ROLL OFF CONTAINER. THEY ARE OPEN CONTAINERS THAT YOU PUT ITEMS IN. IT’S ACTUALLY A CAB WITH A CHASSY IS ABOUT ALL IT IS, THEN YOU BASICALLY HOOK UP THE ROLL OFF CONTAINER AND IT’S GOT A TARP MECHANISM THAT GOES OVER IT TO PREVENT ITEMS FROM FALLING OUT. AND THEY CALL IT A ROLL OFF TRUCK.>>OKAY, LEARN SOMETHING EVERY DAY. OKAY, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? THANK YOU. OKAY, WE MOVE NOW TO ITEM 4.9 FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, APPROVAL OF INMATE HOUSING CONTRACT WITH BEAUFORD COUNTY AND WE’RE HAPPY TO HAVE CHIEF BAILEY WITH US.>>REAL QUICK ON 4.7, THAT JUST — DID YOU GET A NOTE TO TAKE IT OFF? .>>UH-HUH. I DIDN’T MEAN TO SHINE THE LIGHT ON THE FACT I CAME IN LATE.>>GOOD EVENING, COMMISSIONERS, I’M HERE TODAY TO OBTAIN A CONTRACT WITH BAEUFORD COUNTY TO HOUSE UP TO 20 OF OUR INMATES. THEY RAN A DETENTION CENTER THAT WAS IN NEED OF REPAIRS AND DORIAN EXPEDITED THOSE REPAIRS. WE ARE GOING TO HOUSE 20 OF THEIR INMATES FOR $65 A DAY, THAT NUMBER WILL FLUCTUATE SOME. UNDER THE CONTRACT WE HAD WITH THE STATE WHERE WE’RE HOUSING STATE INMATES, THEY ARE PROVIDING THE $65 AND ALSO INCLUDED IN THAT COST WILL BE ANY IN HOUSE MEDICAL WE PRVIDE FOR THEM. SO I NEED A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE APPROVE THE CONTRACT. WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.>>THE MEDICAL IS IN ADDITION TO THE 65 IF IT’S INCURRED.>>THAT IS CORRECT. CURRENTLY WITH THE SMP CONTRACT WE GET $40 A DAY FROM THE STATE. THEY WILL NOT REIMBURSE THEM FOR IN HOUSE CARE. IF THE NURSE COMES TO SEE THEM, IF WE GIVE THEM ANY MEDICATIONS, THEY DO NOT REIMBURSE. WE ARE KEEPING TRACK OF EVERY TIME A NURSE SEES THEM AND GIVES THEM A PILL, WE SEND AN INVOICE TO BEAUFORD COUNTY. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE SPACE — DON’T WANT TO SAY THAT TOO LOUDLY.>>WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND DISCUSSION. ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES AND WE WOULD NOW ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THE INMATE HOUSING CONTRACT WITH BEAUFORD COUNTY. OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES AND WE MOVE TO ITEM 4.1A, WHICH IS ALSO CHIEF BAILEY>>I THINK I MIGHT NEED KRISTIN FOR THIS ONE. JUST TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THIS ANNEX RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS, OF COURSE YOU ALL KNOW WE HAVE THE ANNEX WHICH IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE THE OLD SHERIFF’S OFFICE USED TO BE. THE ANNEX IS NOT OPERATIONAL, IT IS THERE BUT IT DOES REQUIRE SOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO GET IT BACK UP AND RUNNING PROPERLY TO MEET CODE TO MAKE SURE ALL THE FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS ARE WORKING, MAKE SURE THE PAINTING IS UP TO SNUFF, MAKING SURE THE PLUMBING AND WE HAVE SOME EMERGENCY IN T. GETTING IT DONE. WE HAD A JAIL INSPECTOR DO HIS ANNUAL VISIT. ONE OF THIS THINGS HE APPROACHED US THAT NEEDED IMPROVEMENT WAS OUR FIRE PLAN. TO GET THEM OUT OF THE POD IF THERE’S A EMERGENCY WE HAVE TO TAKE THEM TO THE SALLY PORT. CURRENTLY WE DON’T HAVE THE NEED FOR THE BED SPACE BUT WE NEED TO GET IT UP AND RUNNING SO WE HAVE A PLACE TO TAKE THE INMATES IN CASE THERE’S A FIRE IN THE HOUSING UNIT. THAT’S NO. 1. NO. 2,WE HAVE THE RATE COMING INTO EFFECT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. I THINK OUR NUMBER IS GOING IT RISE JUST FROM HOUSING — THE STATE WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE JUVENILE INCARCERATED INMATES THEY ARE GOING TO BE GETTING. I THINK THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME POTENTIAL DOWN THE ROAD TO UTILIZE THAT SPACE, MAYBE GENERATE SOME REVENUE DOWN THE ROAD, BUT THE PRIMARY REASON WE NEED THIS UP AND RUNNING IS TO HAVE THE FIRE PLAN, MEET THE STATE STANDARDS. THERE ALSO, TO GET THE ANNEX UP AND RUNNING, THE JAIL HOUSING UNIT IS OLDER THAN 10 YEARS OLD. OBVIOUSLY THERE’S PAINTING ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED, SOME GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH KYLE TO JUST KIND OF SPOTLIGHTING GETTING SOME WORK DONE. I THINK CHRIS CAN TOUCH ON SOME OF THE FUNDING TO TAKE CARE OF THESE GENERAL MAINTENANCE ISSUES WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF.>>THE FUNDING IS ADDITIONAL REVENUE RECEIVED LATE IN THE LAST FISCAL YEAR FROM HOUSING INMATES FROM UNION COUNTY SIMILAR TO THE BEAUFORD COUNTY SET UP THAT YOU JUST APPROVED. DUE TO THE FACT THEY WERE RECEIVED SO LATE IN THE FISCAL FLL TO FUND BALANCE, SO VENUE ATTACHED TO THIS AGENDA ITEM APPROPRIATES FUND BALANCE AND THEN $151,000 FOR THOSE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS.>>ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS IMPORTANT IS WE’RE GENERATING THESE FUNDS AND I WANT TO TRY TO KEEP THEM IN THE JAIL IF WE CAN KEEP THEM THERE. AGAIN, TO HAVE THAT WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IT’S A GOOD WAY FOR US TO REVENUE, HOUSING OTHER PEOPLE’S INMATES AT NO ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL I THINK IS KIND OF, KRISTIN HAS BEEN GREAT TO HELP FACILITATE THIS. THESE ARE FUNDS THAT WERE GENERATED THROUGH THAT CONTRACT WITH UNION COUNTY.>>ALL RIGHT, ANY QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD, THANK YOU, SIR. NEXT UP, ITEM 4.11, FROM TAX ADMINISTRATION, ADOPTION OF SCHEDULE OF VALUES STANDARDS AND RULES AND DAVID THRIFT WILL TALK WITH US ABOUT THIS AGAIN. HE TOLD US LAST MONTH HE WOULD BE BACK.>>GOOD EVENING. SO AS CHAIRMAN MORSE MENTIONED, WE’VE BEEN WORKING OVER THE PAST MONTH TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS THE STATUTE OUTLINES TO ADOT AN PUT IN PLACE OUR SCHEDULE OF VALUES FOR OUR REVAL IDENTIFICATION. THAT PROCESS INCLUDES LAST MONTH A PRESENTATION OF THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE. WE MADE THAT AVAILABLE AND THOSE TWO DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN IN MY OFFICE AND HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE SINCE THAT MEETING. SEPTEMBER 6, TWO DAYS AFTER THAT MEETING, WE PUBLISHED A STATEMENT IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER ESTABLISHING THAT THOSE SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN PROPOSED, HOW TO FIND THOSE SCHEDULES AND ACTION THAT AND ALSO ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC HEARING. SEPTEMBER 16 AT YOUR REGULAR MEETING WE HELD A PUBLIC MEETING AND TONIGHT I WOULD BE ASKING YOU TO ADOPT THESE TWO SCHEDULES, ONE FOR PRESENT USE VALUE AND THE OTHER FOR MARKET . AFTER THAT WE NEED TO PUBLISH 4 NOTICES OVER THE NEXT 4 WEEKS NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE ADOPTION OF SCHEDULES, TELLING THEM HOW TO ACCESS THOSE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM AND IF ANYBODY TAKES EXCEPTION TO THE SCHEDULES THERE’S A PERIOD OF TIME OVER THE NEXT MONTH WHERE IT CAN BE APPEALED. THAT’S THE OPTION FOR ANY PROPERTY OWNER TO APPEAL DIRECTLY TO THE STATE PROPERTY TAX COMMISSION. NOVEMBER 8 WILL BE THE FINAL DAY ON WHICH AN APPEAL CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE PROPERTY TAX COMMISSION, SO AT THE POINT OF NOVEMBER 8 IF THERE ARE NO APPEALS THE SCHEDULE OF VALUES WILL BECOME FINALIZED AND WE WILL USE THAT TO FINALIZE THE RE-EVALUATION PROCESS. WE’VE CERTAINLY BEEN WORKING OVER THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF ANOTHER RE-EVALUATION, ANALYZING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, DEVELOPING THIS SCHEDULE OF VALUES. WE WILL TAKE THE TIME FROM THE 8TH IF THERE’S NOT AN APPEAL TO FINALIZE THE APPLICATION OF THESE SCHEDULES TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ALL THE VALUES IN THE COUNTY EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2020 VALUATION DATE. WHAT I WOULD ASK THEN TONIGHT AND THEN TWO SEPARATE MOTIONS, ONE TO ADOPT THE PRESENT USE VALUE SCHEDULES VALUES AND ANOTHER TO ADOPT THE MARKET VALUE SCHEDULE OF VALUES. THE REASON WE DO THAT SEPARATELY IS SO IF THERE IS AN APPEAL SEPARATELY OF EITHER OF THOSE TO THE STATE WE CAN PROCEED WITH THE OTHER.>>ANY QUESTIONS FOR DAVID? HAVE YOU GOTTEN FEEDBACK THIS MONTH THAT THIS HAS BEEN VALUABLE TO THE PUBLIC? HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS? .>>WE HAVE NOT HAD ANYONE COME INTO THE OFFICE TO ACCESS THE SCHEDULE. I’VE NOT HAD ANY OF THE PUBLIC COME TO DISCUSS THAT. CERTAINLY WE’RE OPEN TO DISCUSS THAT FROM NOW THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.>>IT’S BEEN AVAILABLE ONLINE.>>IT’S BEEN AVAILABLE ONLINE. I DON’T HAVE THE TRACKING HOW MUCH IT’S BEEN ACCESSED BUT WE HAVE HAD NO FEEDBACK FROM THE PUBLIC ON THE CURRENT SCHEDULE. WE HAVE REVIEWED THIS WITH OUR BOARD OF EQUALIZATION REVIEW AND ASPECTS OF IT WITH CERTAIN ASPECTS AND PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT HAVE HELPED PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION, BUT WE’VE HAD NO CONCERNS OR ISSUES FROM ANY PUBLIC FEEDBACK AT THIS POINT.>>OKAY, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES.>>MOVE FOR APPROVAL.>>I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES AND AT THIS TIME I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADOPT THE CABARRUS COUNTY 2020 MARKET VALUE SCHEDULE STANDARDS AND RULES.>>SO MOVED.>>SECOND.>>OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES AND WOULD FURTHER ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADOPT THE CABARRUS COUNTY 2020 PRESENT USE VALUE SCHEDULE STANDARDS AND RULES.>>MOVE FOR APPROVAL.>>OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. IS THERE DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES. THANK YOU, SIR.>>THANK YOU.>>OKAY, WHILE YOU ARE AT THE TABLE, WRITE OFF OF 2009 REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES. .>>SO WE’LL SWITCH GEARS TO THE COLLECTION SIDE. THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE USES ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES, DUE DILIGENCE AND ALL REMEDIES THAT AUTHORIZE US TO COLLECT TAXES ON BOTH REAL PROPERTY AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS. HOWEVER, THERE IS A PERIOD OF TIME BY STATUTE THAT 105378 INDICATES WE CANNOT TAKE ANY COLLECTION REMEDIES AFTER A 10 YEAR PEROD. SO AFTER THE POINT WHEN THAT TAX BILL HAS BEEN ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 10 YEARS BEYOND THAT, WE CAN’T INITIATE ANY FURTHER COLLECTION REMEDY. FOR THAT REASON EVERY 10 YEARS WE COME PROVIDE WITH A REQUEST TO WRITE OFF THE BALANCES STILL OUTSTANDING THAT ARE MORE THAN THAT 10 YEAR PERIOD OLD.>>ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS? IT’S A PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL LIST.>>IT IS. I APOLOGIZE, A TOTAL FIGURE OF $342,355.38. WE WILL UPDATE THIS LIST IF ANYTHING IS PAID BETWEEN NOW AND YOUR MEETING THAT POTENTIALLY COULD CHANGE, BUT IT WON’T GET ANY LARGER. IT COULD GET SMALLER.>>RIGHT.>>WE TAKE EVERY EFFORT TO COLLECT AND OUR COLLECTION STAFF DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB AT COLLECTION OF TAXES. THIS YEAR WE HIT OUR, OVER 99 PERCENT MARK OF TAXES COLLECTED FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR. THERE ARE SITUATIONS IN WHICH T TAX BILLS THAT ARE OUT THERE ARE UNCOLLECTED. THERE ARE BANKRUPTCY PROTECTIONS THAT ARE IN PLACE, THERE’S A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT SCENARIO IN WHICH WE SIMPLY HAVE UNCOLLECTABLE TAXES.>>OKAY, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR DAVID? ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, SIR.>>THANK YOU.>>OKAY, WE MOVE NOW TO APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. YOU ALL HAVE THAT BEFORE YOU. DOES ANYONE SEE ANY CHANGES OR CORRECTIONS TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA? .>>F9, SINCE WE DID NOT DISCUSS THAT TODAY, AND I THINK YOU MENTIONED A PUBLIC HEARING.>>AT YOUR LAST MEETING.>>I MISSED THE SEPTEMBER, BUT I SHOULD HAVE REMEMBERED THAT. THAT’S ALL I SEE, THEN.>>AND THAT WAS THE ITEM ABOUT THE LIBRARY THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT.>>OKAY, ANYTHING ELSE? AT THIS TIME I WOULD ACCEPT A MOTION TO APPROVE THE REGULAR AGENDA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF F9. OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE. ALL OPPOSED, NO. THAT MOTION PASSES AND AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, WE DO NOT HAVE NEED OF A CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT SO AT THIS TIME I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADJOURN.>>MOVE FOR APPROVAL.>>SECOND.>>OKAY, ANY DISCUSSION? ALL OPPOSED, NO.ASE SAY AYE. WE STAND ADJOURNED.

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