RLUAC MINUTES

SPRING LAKE BRANCH LIBRARY

May 18, 2017                                  

 

Voting Members Present: Travis Allen (Proxy for Bob Davis), Scotland County; Tad Davis, Spring Lake; Pam Graham (Proxy for Paul Sabiston), Aberdeen; Roland Hall, Sampson County;  Tom Lloyd  (Proxy for Charles Evans), Cumberland County; Chris Kennedy, Southern Pines; Bryan Marley, Hope Mills; Robert McLaughlin, Wagram (Chairman); John K. McNeill, Raeford (Vice Chairman); David Nash (Proxy for Ted Mohn), Fayetteville. Kim Nazarzik, Eastover; and Jay Sikes (Proxy for Mark Locklear), Harnett County (Secretary); Theresa Thompson (Proxy for Debra Ensminger), Moore County.

 

Voting Members Absent:  Tony Buzzard, Lillington;  Patsy Carson, Erwin; Robert Farrell (Proxy for Harry Southerland), Hoke County; Kris Kosem, Vass;  Dixon Ivey, Jr, Robeson County; Mike Mandville, Laurinburg; Tracy Parris, Richmond County; and Jeff Sanborn, Pinehurst

 

Additional Board of Directors Present:  Greg Bean, At Large;  Jim Caldwell, Mid Carolina COG; Mike Lynch, At Large; Susan Miller, USF&WS; & Glen Prillaman, At Large and Andy Spendlove, Fort Bragg .

Non-Voting Members Present:  Henry Boyd, Southern Pines; Cecil Combs, Cumberland County; Will Deaton, Fayetteville; Jim Dougherty, Executive Director RLUAC; Pete Edmonds, Fort Bragg;  BJ Grieve, Southern Pines; Frank Laras, Fort Bragg; David McRae, Harnett County;

Guests Present: Doug Allen, Marstel-Day; Al Aycock, Retired General; Drew Brooks, Fayetteville Observer;  Kacy Cook, NC Wildlife Resources Commission; Kelly Cousino, White & Smith LLC; Hanah Ehrenreich, Sustainable Sandhills; Jason Epley, Benchmark Planning; Gabriela Garrison, NC Wildlife Resources Commission; Josh Grandliewald, FAMPO; Wendy Hams, Fayetteville Area Realtors; Vagn Hansen, Benchmark Planning; Barry Hull, Fort Bragg; Tami Lovell, Mid-Carolina COG;  Jeff Marcus, TNC; Mike Rutan, Mid Carolina COG, Helen Welch, Sustainable Sandhills

I.  CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Robert McLaughlin called the meeting to order at 11:50 am. McLaughlin then asked the attendees to introduce themselves.

II.  INVOCATION – John K McNeill offered the invocation for the meeting.

III.  PRESENTATION – Joint Land Use Study Updates – Jason Epley and Benchmark Planning Consultants – The consultants reported that the JLUS is largely on schedule to date. 

Task 1: Project Initiation and Administration – Completed

  • Kick-off presentations were conducted in all six of the participating counties
  • 80+ stakeholder interviews were conducted with Fort Bragg, local governmental, and environmental personnel

Task 2: Review and Research – Nearly all elements are completed

  • Fort Bragg mission and training footprint examined along with constraints
  • Regional growth patterns and land use was examined
  • Environmental compatibility factors were examined
  • Air operations / alternative energy / RF spectrum issues were examined
  • Planning and development regulations were reviewed

Task 3: Land Use Compatibility Analysis – This phase is currently underway

  • Identifying land development patterns
  • Identifying areas of compatibility and incompatibility with Fort Bragg
  • Identifying future conditions
  • Developing a compatibility analysis
  • Interim findings should be ready by September / October 2017

Task 4:  Preparation of Draft and Final Study – Expected to begin this task in November 2017

  • Prepare the draft and final Study
  • Conduct public reviews of the draft study (March 2018)
  • Prepare final draft of the study
  • Conduct final presentation of the completed study (June 2018)

Task 5:  Prepare Implementation Plan

  • Concurrent with the preparation of the preparation and review of the final draft
  • Final presentation (June 2018)

ACTION: Information

IV.  BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Minutes – Roland Hall made a motion to approve the minutes for the Quarterly meeting held on February 16, 2017 and  Kim Nazarchyk seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

ACTION:  Approved

  • Financial Report – McLaughlin reported that RLUAC had a cash balance of $34,601.20 on March 31, 2017.  There were no receipts in April.  Expenditures for the month totaled   $ 3,518.38.  That left a cash balance of $31,082.82  on April 30th.  John K McNeill made a motion to approve the financial report and Kim Nazarchyk seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

ACTION: Approved

                                     

  • RLUAC Local Government Dues for FY 2017-18 – McLaughlin reported that at the April Board of Directors Meeting, it was decided that the RLUAC Local Government Dues Structure should remain the same for the new fiscal year beginning on July 1st.  He sought a motion and second to approve the draft Dues Structure.  Chris Kennedy made a motion to approve the draft dues structure and Kim Nazarchyk seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

ACTION:  Approved

 

  • RLUAC Budget for FY 2017-18 – McLaughlin reported that the Board of Directors recommended keeping the FY 2017-18 budget unchanged for the new fiscal year.  He sought a motion and second to approve the draft budget.  Roland Hall made a motion to approve the proposed RLUAC budget and Kim Nazarchyk seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

ACTION: Approved

  • Consideration / Approval of Adding the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to RLUAC Membership and Assistant Secretary Jason Cain to the Board of Directors – McLaughlin reported that the Board of Directors recommends adding the NC Department of Military Affairs to full RLUAC membership and approving the appointment of Assistant Secretary Jason Cain to the Board of Directors.  Kim Nazarchyk made the motion to approve and Chris Kennedy seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

ACTION:  Approved

V.  ADJOURN - There being no further business, McLaughlin adjourned the meeting at    1:10 PM.

                     

Events

Next Quarterly Meeting       February 21, 2019
Location:
TBD

 

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