WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
JOINT MEETING WITH THE
WATAUGA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners held a joint meeting with the Watauga County Economic Development Commission (EDC) at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in the Commissioners’ Board Room located in the Watauga County Administration Building, Boone, North Carolina.
The following were present: Board of Commissioners: Chairman Hodges, Vice-Chairman Blust (who arrived at 1:09 P.M.), and Commissioners Kennedy, Welch, and Yates; Watauga Economic Development Commission: Chairman Joseph Miller, Jeanine Underdown Collins, Paul Combs, Ben Shoemake, Walter Kaudelka, Scott McKinney, and Charles Hardin (who arrived at 1:11 P.M.); Staff: County Manager, Deron Geouque, Planning and Inspections/Economic Development Director, Joe Furman, Planner, John Spear, and Clerk to the Board, Anita Fogle.
Chairman Hodges called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M.
County Manager Geouque requested to add a possible closed session as advertised.
Commissioner Kennedy, seconded by Commissioner Welch, moved to add a closed session to the agenda per, G. S. 143-318.11(a)(5)(i).
EDC Chairman, Joseph Miller, thanked the Board for the joint meeting and stated that the EDC had located several tracts of land for a potential Business Park. Mr. Miller also requested support of HB 108 which could provide funding for land and infrastructure.
After lengthy discussion regarding a potential Business Park, Commissioner Yates, seconded by Commissioner Welch, moved to enter closed session to discuss Land Acquisition per, G.S. 143-318.11(a)(5)(i).
Commissioner Yates, seconded by Vice-Chairman Blust, moved to resume the regular meeting at 2:46 P.M.
Commissioner Kennedy, seconded by Commissioner Welch, moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:46 P.M.
Jimmy Hodges, Chairman
Anita J. Fogle, Clerk to the Board