Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Commissioners Board Room in Lillington, NC

Harnett County Commissioners Meeting

 Call to order – Chairman Lewis Weatherspoon 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation Commissioner Brooks Matthews 
  2. Consider additions and deletions to the published agenda 
  3. Consent Agenda 
  4. Minutes 
  5. Work Session Minutes of June 13, 2022 
  6. Regular Meeting Minutes of June 20, 2022 

iii. Work Session Minutes of June 28, 2022 

  1. Budget Amendments 
  2. Administration requests the Board of Commissioners adopt a Resolution requesting NC DOT  add Sherman Pines Drive to the secondary road system. 
  3. Harnett County Emergency Services is seeking Board approval to donate two small cargo trailers  to the Harnett County Chiefs Association. These trailers will be utilized by the Swift Water  Rescue Team and the Honor Guard. These trailers have aged out of our fleet and are excess  items. The trailers will be registered and insured under the Harnett County Chiefs Association. 
  4. Harnett County Emergency Services on behalf of Buies Creek Fire Rescue is seeking Board  approval to move forward with the demolition of an old building and replacement of that with a  metal 45x50x14 with three 12x12 bay doors on the street side of the building with an 8x8 bay  door at rear of building. The total cost of the project will be $223,596, Demolition cost $89,810  and new construction cost $133,786. 
  5. The Harnett County Public Library respectfully requests to continue our membership of the NC  Cardinal consortium. As a member of this consortium, the Harnett County Library and  affiliate/branch libraries have access to a shared catalog with other participating library systems  as well as an integrated library system and shared library material. This collaboration with the  North Carolina State Library and other member libraries leverages federal and local funds to  achieve operational efficiencies and savings for the library while providing more effective use of  public library resources. 
  6. The Harnett County Public Library respectfully requests permission to apply for the State Library  of North Carolina’s Bright Ideas Grant. The general goal for this grant is to inspire and galvanize  libraries with an opportunity that will allow for the design and implementation of creative  solutions and innovative ideas to solve unique problems in their communities. If awarded, the Harnett County Library will use grant funds to strengthen capacity, expand access, and engage  the Harnett County community with services and programs that improve physical and mental  health as well as nutritional education. This grant is for up to $15,000 with no matching funds  nor recurring expenses. 
  1. General Services / Animal Services Director requests the Board of Commissioners approve a  project ordinance for the amount of $26,750 for Professional Services. The project ordinance  will set up funding for the Needs Assessment Study & Conceptual Design project. Shelter  Planners of America (SPOA) intends to begin project as soon as possible following Board  approval. 
  2. DSS would like to use the $125,212.64 of ARPA Funding allocated to Harnett County FNS (Food  and Nutrition Services) to pay overtime to employees during the months of July and August of  2022. The funding is to be used to support the counties efforts of administering the FNS  program due to the workload increases brought on by the pandemic. These employees will not  have a total of 80 hours or more during those two months but need the extra time to work to  bring their caseloads current. Since the money has to be spent within July and August and can  be spent to administer the program, DSS is requesting a waiver of the 80 hour requirement. 
  3. Harnett Regional Water requests the Board approve an engineering consulting agreement (task  order no. 2) with MBD Consulting Engineers PA out of Pinehurst, NC and Conway, SC. This  agreement is for the North Harnett Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Upgrade Project. This  is for the second engineering task order of the project which consists of the preliminary and  final design phases. 
  4. Harnett Regional Water requests the Board approve the acceptance of grant funding in the  amount $3,800,000 for the North Harnett Waste Water Treatment Plant Capacity Upgrade  Project and adopt a Resolution agreeing to meeting the conditions of the grant.  
  5. Public Comment Period  Period of up to 30 minutes for informal comments allowing 3 minutes for each presentation. Please note  the Harnett County Board of Commissioners adopted revisions to the Rules of Procedure, Rule 29. Public  Comment Period on April 4, 2022. Speakers are requested to signup prior to the meeting. Speakers may sign up by contacting the clerk at [email protected] at least one hour prior to the start of the meeting  or by utilizing the signup sheet at the back of the room. The signup form will be picked up by the clerk 5  minutes before the published meeting start time. 
  1. Motion to adopt a Resolution Dissolving the Harnett County Economic Development  Commission.  
  2. Motion to appoint two Commissioners to the Harnett County Economic Development  Partnership.  
  3. County Manager’s Report Brent Trout, County Manager 
  4. Harnett County DSS Monthly Report 
  5. Interdepartmental Budget Amendments

Harnett County Board of Commissioners 

  1. North Carolina Department of State Treasurer Retirement System Division – Contribution-Based  Benefit Cap Report. 
  2. New Business 
  3. Closed Session 
  4. Adjourn 


Live audio of the meeting will be streamed on the Harnett County Government’s YouTube Channel  at


Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Harnett County Board of Elections

The Board will be finalizing plans for the seventeen days of early voting for this fall's General Election.

Let's start asking the Board to:

  • reduce the number of One Stop Voting Days locations to one--the Lillington Commons. 
  • hire equal representation of Republicans & Democrats for poll workers and judges.  
  • never allow drop box locations within our county.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Harnett County Board Chamber in Lillington, NC

HC Board of Commissioners Work Session

Agenda TBD

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM · 14 RSVPs
Harnett County Commons in Lillington, NC

Harnett Republican Women

Agenda TBD   All are welcome!

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Harnett County Resource Center & Library

Harnett County Informational Sessions

The Harnett County Manager's Office will provide residents an opportunity to learn more about Harnett County government departments, services, and initiatives.  County Manager Brent Trout will discuss topics such as the 2023 County Budget, the Strategic Plan, Broadband, economic development, County growth, Parks & Recreation and other initiatives.

Time permitting, a question-and-answer period will follow.

Monday, July 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Board of Commissioners Mtg

Agenda TBD



Monday, July 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Hispanic Outreach Committee Meeting

All are welcome to attend. 

RSVP's are not necessary but appreciated if possible.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Board of Commissioners Work Session

Agenda TBD