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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 Commission Capsule

A summary of decisions made by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners:

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners met in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. The meeting was televised live on The Government Channel, cable channel 16 and rebroadcast on WTVI at Midnight. The meeting is scheduled for re-telecast at various times on the Government Channel and GOV-TV, digital cable channel 232.

 

AWARDS AND PROCLAMATIONS. The Board proclaimed October 2005 as Substance Abuse Awareness Month and October 2 - 8, 2005 as National 4-H Week.

AMH ACCREDITATION. The Board recognized the Area Mental Health staff for successfully receiving a three-year accreditation from the National Council for Quality Assurance. AMH is the only public mental health organization in the country accredited by NCQA. Accreditation is provided to those organizations that meet stringent standards for mental health clinical care and administrative efficiency. Standards focus on patient safety, confidentiality, consumer protection, access to services, and continuous improvement.

APPOINTMENTS. The Board made the following appointments:

  • Scott TenBroeck to the Adult Care Home Advisory Committee
  • Demario Baker to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee
  • Cary Nadelman to the Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority
  • Sandra DuPuy to the Lake Wylie Marine Commission
  • Weller Johnson to the Shelter for Battered Women Advisory Committee
  • Mary Herold to the Waste Management Advisory Board
  • Barbara Bondra and Debra Nesbitt to the Women's Commission
  • Lynn Boggs, Steven Burke, Paula Vincent, Robert (Buck) Wiggins, Paul Franz Suzanne Freeman and Harry Weatherly to the Mecklenburg EMS Joint Agency Board of Commissioners

LAND ACQUISITIONS. The Board approved the following land acquisitions:

  • Two parcels totaling 2.62 acres in northeast Mecklenburg County from Mid South Industries, Inc. for $8,000 and $12,000 for the Mallard Creek Greenway.
  • The Allison Farm, 34.34 acres on Shearer Road in northeast Mecklenburg County, for $12,000 per acre. The County will lease the property to the Town of Davidson for future parkland development.

DAVIE DOG PARK. The Board approved a modification to the W.R. Davie Park master plan to allow for the inclusion of a dog park. The plan was adopted in 1992 prior to the existence of dog parks, but now there is a heavy demand for a dog park. Development of the dog park will be funded by sponsorships, donations and capital reserve funds from the fees generated by the other dog parks.

WESTMORELAND PARK. The Board received a proposal from the Town of Cornelius to allocate land bond funds to purchase 23 acres in Cornelius that would be leased by the Town to a private company to develop a sports complex. The Board authorized staff to explore this concept in more detail and report back with recommendations.

CABLE FRANCHISE TRANSFER DENIED. The Board adopted a resolution denying a request to transfer the Adelphia Prestige Cable franchise to Time Warner and Comcast. This action is part of the bankruptcy process for Adelphia Cable that holds the cable franchise for areas in northern Mecklenburg County. The County, in partnership with the northern Mecklenburg towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson, as well as Iredell County towns of Troutman and Mooresville, are part of a consortium that granted the franchise rights to Adelphia. This action allows the County and towns to have more time to receive documentation on the proposed transfer to ensure this transaction is in the best interest of local taxpayers and cable subscribers.



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