STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                         )               OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

)               STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                             )               DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

)               MAY 30, 2003

 

 

Meeting Highlights

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-FIRE COMMISSION – PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2003/04 SERVICE DISTRICT BUDGET

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY– PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2003/04 STOKES COUNTY BUDGET

 

The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in special session in the Council Chambers of the

Administrative Building, located in Danbury,  North Carolina, on Friday, May 30, 2003, at 6:30 pm with the following

members present:

 

Chairman Sandy McHugh

                              Vice-Chairman John Turpin

                              Commissioner Howard Mabe

                              Commissioner Leon Inman

                              Commissioner Joe Turpin

                             

                              Darlene Bullins, Clerk to the Board

 

Chairman McHugh called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Chairman McHugh invited the citizens in attendance to join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-FIRE COMMISSION – PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2003/04 SERVICE DISTRICT BUDGET

 

Chairman L. G. Tilley, Stokes County Fire Commission, returned to the Board submitting the  following revised Proposed Fiscal

Year 2003/04 Service District Budget:

 

 

Station

Agency Name

Proposed 2003/04 Funding

31

Pinnacle Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       113,188.00

32

Lawsonville Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       116,281.00

34

Francisco Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       116,133.00

36

Northeast Stokes Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       126,117.00

37

Stokes-Rockingham Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       144,755.00

38

Sauratown Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       165,949.00

39

Danbury Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       126,587.00

40

South Stokes Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       135,339.00

41

Double Creek Vol. Fire - Rescue

 $                       122,339.00

73

Westfield Vol. Fire Department

 $                         44,017.00

76

Pilot Knob Vol. Fire Department

 $                         14,340.00

86

Pilot Mountain Rescue & EMS

 $                         13,630.00

 

 

 

 

Service District Agency Totals

 $                      1,238,675.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman Tilley concluded this proposed budget represented no tax increase, Stokes County Mountain Rescue Team and Stokes

County Voluntary Fire/Rescue Association being transferred to the General Fund, and $192,000 being transferred from Stokes

County’s General Fund to repay Service District Fund.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to accept or reject the Proposed Fiscal Year 2003/04 Service District Budget submitted by the

Stokes County Fire Commission.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to accept the Proposed Fiscal Year 2003/04 Service District Budget submitted by the Stokes

County Fire Commission.

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY– PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2003/04 STOKES COUNTY BUDGET

 

          Interim County Manager Sandy McHugh submitted the Proposed Fiscal Year 2003/04 County Budget to the Board.

 

 

Interim County Manager McHugh submitted a balance budget with no tax increase which addressed the essential services needs of

the county, increasing teacher supplements, increasing funding of textbooks and supplies, reorganizing departments and reorganizing

staff where needed, attempting to stay competitive with other counties, opening green box sites 6 days a week from 7am to 7pm, and

beginning to build the fund balance back to acceptable levels.  The budget of $32,806,923 is $781,213 more than fiscal year 2002-03. 

Hold Harmless revenue is used sparingly and with the understanding that is it frozen until the funds are received by the County.

 

 

There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Mabe moved to recess  the meeting until June 4th at 6:00pm

meeting.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh called the meeting back to order.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to adjourned the meeting instead of recessing until June 4th.

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

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Darlene Bullins                                                          Sandy McHugh
Clerk to the Board                                              Chairman