Voting Members Present: Jessie Belflowers, Hope Mills; Kathy Blake (Proxy for Paul Sabiston), Aberdeen; Debra Ensminger, Moore County: Roland Hall, Sampson County; Daniel Kelly, Hoffman; Mark Locklear, Harnett County (Vice Chairman); Robert McLaughlin, Wagram; John K McNeill, Raeford (Chairman) and Kim Nazarzik, Eastover.
Voting Members Absent: Bob Davis, Scotland County; Tony Buzzard, Lillington; Patsy Carson, Erwin; Tracy Jackson, Cumberland County; Chris Kennedy, Southern Pines; Mike Lynch, At Large, (Secretary); Kris Kosem, Vass; Dixon Ivey, Jr, Robeson County; Mike Mandville, Laurinburg; Tracy Parris, Richmond County; Daniel Geralds, Spring Lake; Michelle Lexo, Whispering Pines; Jeff Sanborn, Pinehurst; and Harry Southerland, Hoke County.
Additional Board of Directors Present: Greg Bean, At Large; Will Best, NC Department of Commerce; Susan Miller, US Fish & Wildlife Service; Andy Spendlove, Fort Bragg;
Non-Voting Members Present: Jim Dougherty, Executive Director RLUAC; Glenda Dye, Mid-Carolina COG; Barry Hull, Fort Bragg; Justin Mitchel, Fort Bragg; David Nash, Fayetteville; Jason Robinson, Scotland County; Monica Stephenson, Fort Bragg; Theresa Thompson, Moore County;
Guests Present: Stephany Ayerbe, Longleaf Pine Realtors; Denise Bruce, Sustainable Sandhills; Kacy Cook, NC Wildlife Resources Commission; Tommy Hart, Hoffman; Jeff Marcus, TNC; Travis Morehead, Three Rivers Land Trust; Frank Quis, Moore County
I. CALL TO ORDER – Chairman John K. McNeill called the meeting to order at 12:05 pm. He then asked the attendees to introduce themselves.
II. INVOCATION – John K. McNeill offered the invocation for the meeting.
III. PRESENTATION – “Moore County UDO Amendments Regarding Major Subdivisions” – Frank Quis, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Debra Ensminger, Planning Director – Ensminger shared that Moore County planners and leaders have become concerned with the rate of unsustainable urban sprawl in the county. To counter this trend the planning staff reviewed three planning scenarios to plan for both land use and the integration of water and sewer infrastructure in the siting process. Scenario A relies on the current market driven growth with engineered infrastructure solutions; Scenario B relies on planned growth where water and sewer infrastructure currently exists or is planned to be built; and Scenario C permits growth only where there is existing water and sewer infrastructure and in concept existing and future capacity to support the proposed growth. Quis shared that the Board of Commissioners have adopted the following procedure to address the sprawl issue. They have created a “Subdivision Review Board” composed of the County Planning Staff, the Public Safety Director, the Public Works Director, the Environmental Health, Parks & Recreation Director, the GIS Manager, the Superintendent of the Moore County Schools, a representative from the NC Department of Transportation and a local surveyor. With the aid of this group, the Commissioners can now make their decisions based purely on an administrative process or allow for a quasi-judicial process. In this manner, the County hopes to get a better handle on the sprawl.
IV. PRESENTATION – “Fort Bragg’s Community Planning Process” – Andy Spendlove, Chief Master Planning Division DPW, Fort Bragg – Spendlove described the military planning process at Fort Bragg. He explained that Army posts are required to follow the planning criteria detailed in documents UFC 2-100-01 and Chapter 10, AR 420-1, which outline the framework for managing the army land, facilities and infrastructure. Part of the process is to develop a “Real Property Master Plan” that includes: 1) a Vision Plan; 2) Installation Planning Standards; 3) a Long-Range Component; and 4) a Capital Investment Strategy. The Installation Planning Standards (IPS) are utilized to capture an installation’s guidelines for development of sustainable and efficient facilities. It contains three set of standards – for buildings, streets and landscape. The Real Property Vision Framework Plan divides the entire planning area into identifiable and connected districts based upon geographical features, land use patterns, building types and transportation networks. The Capital Investment Strategy contains a plan for a sustainable future of the fort through the wise use of available funding. Each of these plans are expected to be updated / reviewed every five years.
V. BUSINESS ITEMS
- Pete Campbell to be new RLUAC Executive Director – Greg Bean made a motion to employ Pete Campbell to succeed Jim Dougherty as RLUAC Executive Director effective October 1, 2019 and Mark Locklear seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.
- Minutes – .Daniel Kelley made a motion to approve the minutes for the Quarterly meeting held on February 21, 2019 and Greg Bean seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
- Financial Report – Glenda Dye reported that RLUAC had a cash balance of
$ 14,404.57 on January 31, 2019 Receipts for February 1st through April 30th totaled $ 00. Expenditures for the same period totaled $ 9,262.59. That left a balance of $ 5,141.98 on April 30, 2019. Kim Nazarzik made a motion to approve the financial report and Robert McLaughlin seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.
- Local Government Dues for FY 2019-20 – Kim Nazarzik made a motion to approve the proposed local government dues structure for FY 2019-20 and Mark Locklear seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.
- RLUAC Budget for FY 2019-20 – Robert McLaughlin made a motion to approve the proposed RLUAC budget for FY 2019-20 and Jessie Belflower seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.
- Benchmark Planning – Jessie Belflower made a motion to approve Benchmark Planning to serve as the contractor to conduct the JLUS Implementation project and Kim Nazarzik seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.
VI. ADJOURN - There being no further business, Greg Bean made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.