Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for May 13th Minutes

a.  Consideration of Closed Session Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons Reporting as Vice Chair

3.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

4.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman

a.  Update on Cohen-Fumero House, 1154 Cedarwood Lane, Charlotte, N.C.

b.  Update on Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Torrence Lytle School – Bates Proposal

Offer to Purchase and Contract

c.  Update on Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

d.  Update on the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

e.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11

5.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

a.  Public Hearing for Historic Landmark Designation for the Derita Gymnasium, 6115 Rumple Road, Charlotte, N.C.

SHPO Response Letter and SHPO Comments

Survey and Research Report on the Derita Gymnasium

b.  Public Hearing for Historic Landmark Designation for the Former Louise Cotton Mill House, 1104 Pamlico Street, Charlotte, N.C.

SHPO Response Letter and SHPO Comments

Survey and Research Report on the Former Louise Cotton Mill House

6.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Design Update for American Legion Memorial Stadium

American Legion Memorial Stadium

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL STADIUM, 310 N. KINGS DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS: 1) FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN THE APPLICANT AND THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE PROPERTY, 2) THAT THE APPLICANT CONSIDER USING THE CENTER ARCHES OF THE TICKET BOOTH BUILDINGS FOR HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE PROPERTY, AND 3) THAT THE TWO PROPOSED DESIGN OPTIONS FOR THE PROPOSED NEW BUILDINGS ARE APPROPRIATE AND THE APPLICANT HAS THE DISCRETION TO USE EITHER OPTION. 

b.  Violet W. Currie House, 525 N. Main Street, Davidson, N.C.

Renovation Proposal for Currie House and Revised Proposal

Street Views of the Proposed Addition

Violet W. Currie House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PROPOSED PLAN FOR THE VIOLET W. CURRIE HOUSE, 525 N. MAIN STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C., WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS: 1) THAT THE HEIGHT OF THE PROPOSED CROSS-GABLED WING BE REDUCED, 2) THAT THE AREA OF THE PROPOSED COURTYARD BE REDUCED, 3) THAT THE PROPOSED COURTYARD WALL BE NO CLOSER THAN TWELVE FEET TO THE EXISTING TREE LOCATED TO THE SOUTH OF THE HOUSE AND SHOWN ON THE PLANS, AND 4) THAT THE FRONT PORCH DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS BE PRESERVED. 

7.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Stafford Slave Cabin, 12215 Plaza Road Extension, Charlotte, N.C.

Map of Property

Stafford Slave Cabin

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT FUND A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT ON THE STAFFORD SLAVE CABIN, 12215 PLAZA ROAD EXTENSION, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AND THAT THIS FUNDING BE DELAYED UNTIL AFTER THE START OF THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, WHICH BEGINS JULY 1, 2019.

The building is in poor condition and Staff has concerns about its potential stabilization. There might be a need to develop a policy governing the use of Staff time for properties that are not historic landmarks.  

Email Regarding Property

b.  Charlotte Modernist Survey

Charlotte Modernist Survey

Consultant Susan Mayer surveyed over 1000 properties in Charlotte and presented her findings to the Survey Committee.

8.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for May 2019 Project Budget

9.  Nominating Committee Report/Election of Officers: Laura Hoover

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business


1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for April 8th Minutes

a.  Consideration of Closed Session Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Tom Egan

3.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

a.  Public Hearing for Historic Landmark Designation for the B.A. Sustare House, 110 West Matthews Street, Matthews, N.C.

Click Here for Survey and Research Report

The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11

5.  Executive Committee Report: Tom Egan  

a.  Remarks of the Consulting Director

6.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Several project items must be considered in closed session, which has already been convened.

At this point, the Commission should reconvene in open session.

b.  Discussion of Policy Governing Virtual Meetings of the HLC and its Constituent Bodies and Policy Governing Use of Email for Making Official Decisions 

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT AMEND THE BY-LAWS OF THE HLC IN THE HLC POLICY MANUAL AS PRESENTED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: 1) UNDER SECTION IV. MEETINGS G(A) THAT “CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR” BE REPLACED BY “COMMITTEE CHAIR,” AND 2) UNDER SECTION IV. MEETINGS G(B) THAT “CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR” BE CHANGED TO “CHAIR OR VICE-CHAIR,” AND 3) UNDER 13. GUIDELINES FOR PROJECTS AND REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS THAT “THE HLC SHALL HAVE THE ABILITY TO APPOINT THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE” BE CHANGED TO “THE HLC SHALL DELEGATE TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE” AND THAT THIS SECTION BE MOVED TO III. COMMITTEES UNDER ITEM D. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

c.  Discussion of Impact of Option to Purchase Process.  Leslie Johnson has described the governing process as it presently stands.

      1)  All Options to Purchase must be approved by BOCC.

2)  Purchase price must be “reasonable” as determined by appraisal or realtor’s comps.  If latter is used language must be included stating that price could be adjusted.

3) HLC should seek to identify buyer to whom to assign the option.

4)  If the HLC decides to purchase the property, the HLC must return to the BOCC for approval after performing full due diligence.

5)  In instances when the HLC isn’t planning to purchase the property, it may choose to perform some elements of due diligence.  However, it would be based on HLC direction to the Consulting Director.

7.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  First National Bank Building, 110 and 112 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Revised Window Elevations

First National Bank Building

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE PROPOSED WINDOW DESIGNS FOR THE FIRST STORY LEFT AND MIDDLE WINDOWS ON THE NORTH ELEVATION AS SHOWN ON THE PRESENTED PLAN FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, 110 AND 112 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE IDENTICAL IN DESIGN TO THE EXISTING WINDOWS ON THE NORTH ELEVATION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SINGLE HORIZONTAL DIVIDER AND THAT THE THIRD RIGHT WINDOW BE SHORTER IN ORDER TO AVOID THE SEATING AREA IN POLK PLACE PARK AND THAT STAFF AND THE DESIGN REVIEW CHAIR WILL APPROVE THE CHANGES BEFORE A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS IS ISSUED. 

b.  George Stephens House, 821 Harvard Place, Charlotte, N.C.

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George Stephens House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE PROPOSED DECK ADDITION FOR THE GEORGE STEPHENS HOUSE, 821 HARVARD PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., SHOULD STEP-BACK FROM THE SIDE ELEVATION AND THAT THE PERGOLA SHOULD NOT PROJECT PAST THE SIDE ELEVATION. 

8.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Consideration of Funding a Survey and Research Report for the Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

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Ashford House

The Survey Committee presents a unanimous consensus to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it fund a Survey and Research Report for the Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte, N.C., and that this funding be delayed until after the start of the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2019.

b.  Consideration of Survey and Research Report for the Nevin School, 3523 Nevin Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Survey and Research Report on the Nevin School

Nevin School

The Survey Committee presents a unanimous consensus to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it process the Nevin School (including the exteriors of the 1923 school building and the 1949 auditorium, as well as the tax parcels upon which the buildings sit), 3523 Nevin Road, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation.

c.  Consideration of Survey and Research Report for the Martin-Worth-Henderson House, 310 Concord Road, Davidson, N.C.

Survey and Research Report on the Martin-Worth-Henderson House

Martin-Worth-Henderson House

The Survey Committee presents a unanimous consensus to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it process the Martin-Worth-Henderson House (including the interior and exterior of the building, as well as the entire tax parcel upon which it sits), 310 Concord Road, Davidson, N.C., for historic landmark designation.

d. Consideration of Survey and Research Report for the Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Survey and Research Report on the Bonnie E. Cone House

Bonnie E. Cone House

The Survey Committee presents a unanimous consensus to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it process the Bonnie E. Cone House (including the exterior of the building as well as the entire tax parcel upon which it sits), 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation. 

9.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for April 2019 Project Budget

10.  Nominating Committee Report: Laura Hoover

11.  Old Business

12.  New Business


1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for March 11th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Tom Egan

3.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report 

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

a.  Report on Huntersville Town Jail  Click Here for Photographs

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes 

a.  Revisions to COA 17-59 for the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

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Click Here for the Approved Plan

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Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House Garage

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE REVISED PLANS FOR THE DELBURG MILL HOUSE GARAGE, 303 DELBURG STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C., AS SUBMITTED WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE OVERHANG BRACKET BE REMOVED FROM THE PLAN. 

b.  COA Application for the Lambeth-Gossett House, 923 Granville Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Click Here for Plans

Lambeth-Gossett House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLANS FOR THE LAMBETH-GOSSETT HOUSE, 923 GRANVILLE ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS SUBMITTED WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS: 1) THAT THE PROPOSED MASONRY BASE OF THE COOKING AREA SHOULD NOT BE APPROVED AND THAT A DESIGN FOR A CABINET OPTION FOR THE OUTDOOR GRILL WOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION; AND 2) THAT THE FINAL DESIGN OF THE PITCH OF THE HIPPED ROOF SKYLIGHT BE APPROVED BY HLC STAFF AND THE DESIGN REVIEW CHAIR. 

c.  COA Application for the First National Bank Building, 110 and 112 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

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First National Bank Building

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE GLAZED OPENINGS ALONG THE WALL FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, 110 AND 112 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE CONDITION THAT REFINED PLANS WILL BE RESUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER REVIEW. 

6.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

a.  Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on the Louise Cotton Mill House, 1104 Pamlico Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Click Here for Survey and Research Report

7.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for Revised March 2019 Project Budget

8.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Click Here for Term Sheet

Click Here for Offer to Purchase

Click Here for Promissory Note

Click Here for Loan Agreement

Click Here for Financial Sheet

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT: 1) ACCEPT THE OFFER OUTLINED IN THE TERM SHEET AND AGREED TO BY REGINA AND TYSON BATES FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., AND 2) ALLOW THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE AND APPROVE THE TERMS OF THE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT BASED ON TERM SHEET AND DELEGATE NEGOTIATION AND APPROVAL OF ANY SUBSEQUENT CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF THE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CHAIR AND THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE CHAIR. 

The Projects Chair will present a substitute motion:

Substitute Motion for Torrence Lytle School

b.  Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.  

The Commission will consider the sales price of the Barnhardt House.

c.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11

9.  Executive Committee Report: Tom Egan

a.  Remarks of the Consulting Director

b.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business


HLC Agenda – March 11, 2019

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for February 11th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Tom Egan

3.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  Request to Revise COA for Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

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Click Here for Front Elevation

Click Here for the Approved Plan

Delburg Mill House

The owner of the Delburg Mill House is requesting that the approved plan for the garage to be modified to include windows set into the front gable. 

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE REVISIONS TO THE WATSON STREET ELEVATION AND NOT APPROVE THE REVISIONS TO THE DELBURG STREET ELEVATION AS SUBMITTED FOR THE DELBURG MILL HOUSE, 303 DELBURG STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C.

6.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

7.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for February 2019 Project Budget 

8.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Click Here For Term Sheet

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE TERM SHEET FOR TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: 1) THE BATESES WILL PAY $5000 EARNEST MONEY AT SIGNING AND AN ADDITIONAL $5000 AT THE END OF THE FEASIBILITY PERIOD (TO BE APPLIED TO SELLER NOTE AT MATURITY); THE $40,000 DOWN PAYMENT AT CLOSING WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED; AND THE AMOUNT OF THE SELLER NOTE WILL BE THE FULL AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURES AT THE CLOSING DATE WHICH IS CURRENTLY $409,296.26. 

b.  Update of Negotiations on Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Promissory Note

Offer To Purchase And Contract

Revised Addendum A

Ingleside Mineral Rights

Ingleside Residential Disclosure Statement

c.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business


1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for January 14th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Tom Egan

3.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

5.  Public Hearing to Receive Community Input on Prospective Historic Landmark Designation of the Reginald Armistice Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

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Dr. Reginald Hawkins House

6.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  Request to Reduce the Delay of the Effective Date of COA 18-48 for the Demolition of the Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

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Victor Shaw House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT NOT APPROVE THE PROPERTY OWNER’S REQUEST THAT THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR DEMOLITION FOR THE VICTOR SHAW HOUSE, 2400 MECKLENBURG AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE REDUCED TO 180 DAYS. 

7.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

a.  ca. 1901 Sherrill Farmhouse, 21525 Shearer Road, Davidson, N.C.

Sherrill Farmhouse

Sherrill Farmhouse

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT FUND A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT FOR THE SHERRILL FARMHOUSE, 21525 SHEARER ROAD, DAVIDSON, N.C.

The following motions passed by the Survey Committee are presented for informational purposes:

b.  Martin-Worth-Henderson House, 310 Concord Road, Davidson, N.C.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PASSED A MOTION THAT HLC STAFF UPDATE THE SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT ON THE MARTIN-WORTH-HENDERSON HOUSE, 310 CONCORD ROAD, DAVIDSON, N.C., AND THAT THE SURVEY COMMITTEE REVIEW THE SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT BEFORE IT IS PRESENTED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION.

c.  Louise Cotton Mill Village

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PASSED A MOTION THAT IT SUPPORT HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION OF 1104 AND 1108 PAMLICO STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WHETHER OR NOT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION PURCHASES THE HOUSES, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE HOUSES WILL BE COMPLETED, IF POSSIBLE, BY THE FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION. 

d.  The Survey Committee voted to place the following properties on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks:  

Thomasboro House, 4439 Hovis Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Smith Building, 21320 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, N.C.

Patterson Grocery Store, 2515 Booker Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Providence Road Shopping Center. Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Myers Park Shopping Center. Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.

8.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for January 2019 Project Budget

9.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Modifications to LOI for Ingleside

Revised Letter of Intent

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ACCEPT THE OFFER PRESENTED IN THE LETTER OF INTENT SUBMITTED BY ABIGAIL JENNINGS FOR THE PURCHASE OF INGLESIDE, 7225 BUD HENDERSON ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., WITH THE STIPULATIONS THAT THE PROPERTY REMAIN LISTED FOR SALE UNTIL CLOSING AND THAT THE DEED CONTAIN PRESERVATION COVENANTS TO ASSURE THE PRESERVATION OF THE PROPERTY IN PERPETUITY AND THAT THE FINAL AMOUNT SPENT ON THE PROPERTY BE RECONCILED WITH THE OFFERED PRICE. 

b.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business