STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                          )                       OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                           )                       STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                            )                       DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                           )                       JULY 28, 2003

 

Meeting Highlights

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY-APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PUBLIC COMMENTS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–CLOSED SESSION

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–TAX ADMINISTRATION REPORT

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – LEPC/EOC –UPDATE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- PROPOSED TOURISM COUNCIL UPDATE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-WINSTON SALEM URBAN AREA MPO-RESOLUTION

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – PLANNING DEPARTMENT– BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS – ALTERNATE MEMBER

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-COUNTY APPOINTMENTS BY GENERAL STATUTES

Deputy Tax Collector – General Statute 105-349

Budget Officer – General Statute 159-9

Finance Officer – General Statute 159-24

Fire Marshal – General Statute 153A-234

Emergency Management Director – General Stature 166A-7

Planning Director and Economic Development Director –General Statute 153A-76

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – EMS – REGIONAL COMPETITION

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–JAIL- BUDGET AMENDMENT #1

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–SHERIFF’S DEPT- BUDGET AMENDMENT #2

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–HEALTH DEPT- BUDGET AMENDMENT #3

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-FINANCE-BONDS-REFINANCING

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-LIQUIDATION OF EMS/JAIL CHARGES

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-RESOLUTION-STOKES COUNTY INTERNET SERVICE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-COOPERATIVE EXTENSION-GRANT REQUEST

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS-WORK SCHEDULE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – SALARY REQUEST

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-VEHICLE DECALS/SIGNAGE

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-VACANT COUNTY MANAGER’S POSITION

 

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

the Administrative Building, located in Danbury, North Carolina, on Monday, July 28, 2003, at 7:00 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.

 

Commissioner Inman delivered the invocation.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Chairman McHugh opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY-APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve or amend the minutes of the July 14th meeting.

              

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the minutes of the July 14th meeting 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

The following citizens spoke to the Board:

 

Selwyn Matthews

1638 Sauratown Road

Germanton, NC 27019

 

Ms Matthews requested information from the Board concerning the status of the inventory tax reimbursements.  Ms. Matthews requested that if funding was available from the inventory tax reimbursements, please consider redistribution to the Health Department and Mental Health.

 

Chairman McHugh stated that the inventory tax reimbursements had not been received from the State and is estimated to be transferred around the 11th of August to the County

 

Stan Squires

2753 HWY 89W

Danbury, NC  27016

 

Mr. Squires spoke to the Board concerning tourism in Stokes County.  Mr. Squires reminded the Board that Hanging Rock State Park gets around 400,000+ visitors each year. 

Mr. Squires requested that the Board look into Bike Trails, Dan River Accesses, and the Foundry at Moratock Park.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–CLOSED SESSION

 

Chairman McHugh moved to enter into closed session to consult with the County Attorney retained by the County in order to preserve the attorney client privilege for discussion of a possible judicial action pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board reconvened to the regular session of the July 28th meeting.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–TAX ADMINISTRATION REPORT

 

Tax Administrator Wren Carmichael requested the Board’s approval for June 2003 Itemized Releases (real and personal) in the amount of $398.96, June 2003 Motor Vehicle Releases in the amount of  $740.54, and a refund in the amount of $50 for Piedmont Lounge/Barry Woods.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve June 2003 Itemized Releases (real and personal) in the amount of $398.96 and June 2003 Motor Vehicle Releases in the amount of $740.54.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve June 2003 Itemized Releases (real and personal) in the amount of $398.96 and June 2003 Motor Vehicle Releases in the amount of $740.54. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to refund Piedmont Lounge/Barry Woods in the amount of $50 due to unfortified wine has never been sold at the business although a license has been purchased for the past two years.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to refund Piedmont Lounge/Barry Woods in the amount of $50. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Tax Administrator Carmichael informed the Board the 2003 tax bills went out on Friday by the new vendor, South Data, Mount Airy, NC. 

 

The new vendor is a cost savings of about  $11,000.

 

Chairman McHugh presented the Order of the Board of Commissioners in Accordance with G.S. 105-321(b) for the Collection of Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Property Taxes.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Order of the Board of Commissioners in Accordance with G.S. 105-321(b) for the Collection of Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Property Taxes.

 

 

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the Order of the Board of Commissioners in Accordance with G.S. 105-321(b) for the Collection of Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Property Taxes. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA         )   ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                                                             )   IN ACCORDANCE WITH G.S.105-321(b) FOR THE

COUNTY OF STOKES                        )   COLLECTION OF FY 2003-2004 PROPERTY TAXES

 

 

TO :     THE STOKES COUNTY TAX ADMINISTRATOR

 

 

You are hereby authorized, empowered, and commanded to collect the taxes set forth in the 2003 tax records filed in the Office of

the Stokes County Tax Administration, and in the tax bills herewith delivered to you, in the amounts and from the taxpayers likewise set forth.  You are further authorized, empowered, and commanded to collect the 2003 taxes charged and assessed as provided by law for adjustments, changes, and additions to the tax records and tax bills delivered to you, which are made in accordance with law.  Such taxes are hereby declared to be a first lien on real property of the respective taxpayers in Stokes County, King Fire District, Rural Hall Fire District, Walnut Cove Fire District, Stokes County Service District, the Town of Walnut Cove, and the Town of Danbury.  Taxes collected for the City of King are to be for motor vehicles only, as provided by law.  This order shall be full and sufficient authority to direct, require, and enable you to garnish wages, to attach rents, cash receipts, checking accounts, and savings accounts; levy on and sell any real or personal  property of such taxpayers, for and on account thereof, in accordance with law.

 

 

Witness my hand and official seal this 28th day of July 2003.

 

                                                                                         

                                                                                          ____________________________________

                                                                                          Sandy McHugh, Chairman

                                                                                          Stokes County Board of Commissioners

 

 

ATTESTED:

 

_________________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners

 

 

Chairman McHugh presented the Order of the Compliance with G.S. 105-352(b)(1) and G.S. 105-352(b)(2) for the Settlement of Fiscal Year 2002-2003 Property Taxes.

 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                )         ORDER OF THE COMPLIANCE WITH G.S.

                                                                    )                 105-352(b)(1) AND G.S. 105-352(b)(2) FOR

                                                                    )                 THE SETTLEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR

COUNTY OF STOKES                                       )          2002-2003 PROPERTY TAXES

 

 

                              TO: THE STOKES COUNTY TAX ADMINISTRATOR

 

By the powers invested in me as the Chief Accounting Officer of Stokes County, North Carolina, this order of compliance pursuant to North Carolina General Statues 105-352(b)(1) and 105-352(b)(2) is issued to you.  I further acknowledge that the receipts for prepayments of taxes for the fiscal year 2003-2004 have been delivered to me, and that such prepayments have been deposited to the credit of Stokes County.

 

Witness my hand and official seal this 28th day of July 2003.

 

 

                                                                           ____________________________________

                                                                           Julia Edwards, Finance Officer & Chief 

                                                                           Accounting Officer, Stokes County, North Carolina

 

 

Sworn to and Subscribed Before Me This

28th Day of July, 2003

 

Darlene Bullins

Notary Public

 

My Commission Expires 9-27-2004

 

 

Tax Administrator Carmichael requested the Board’s approval of the Resolution which presents the annual settlement of property taxes charged to the Tax Collector-Section Tax Administrator Carmichael presented the following:

 

For the County of Stokes

2002-2003 Property Tax Collections Settlement

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-373

(copy attached at the end of minutes)

 

For the Town of Walnut Cove

2002-2003 Property Tax Collections Settlement

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-373

(copy attached at the end of minutes)

 

 

               For the Town of Danbury

2002-2003 Property Tax Collections Settlement

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-373

(copy attached at the end of minutes)

 

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Resolution, which presents  the annual settlement of property taxes charged to the Tax Collector-Section 105-373.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the Resolution, which presents the annual settlement of property taxes charged to the Tax Collector-Section 105-373.  

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

State of North Carolina             )                                                                         

                                                   )                                                                          Resolution

County of Stokes                        )

 

WHEREAS, Section 105-373 of the North Carolina General Statutes provides for an annual settlement of the property taxes charged to the Tax Collection; and

 

WHEREAS, that, in keeping with this requirement, the attached settlement summary was provided to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners

by the Stokes County Tax Administrator, Wren Carmichael;

 

(1)    Orders the insolvent amount for 2002 be entered into the minutes as the accepted insolvent amount, and further, that said insolvent amount be credited to the Stokes County Tax Administrator in his settlement. And;

(2)    Orders the tax liens for 2002 property taxes for the purpose of collection to be recharged to the Stokes County Tax Administrator. And further;

(3)    Orders that the settlement for delinquent (prior years taxes) be entered into the minutes, and that the uncollected balance of said taxes be recharged to the Stokes County Tax Administrator for the purpose of collection. And finally;

(4)    Orders that the 2002 property tax settlement by the Stokes County Tax Administrator be accepted in accordance with Section 105-373(e) of the North Carolina General

Statutes.

 

Adopted this the 28th day of July 2003

 

                                                                                          ______________________________

                                                                                          Sandy McHugh, Chairman                           

                                                                                          Stokes County Board of Commissioner

ATTESTED:

 

 

___________________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – LEPC/EOC –UPDATE

 

Chairman McHugh presented an updated report from EMS Director Ricky Tuttle  who was unable to attend the meeting due to attending visitation services for an employee’s family member.

 

Emergency Operations (EOC)

·        Duke Power has made donation of 21 desk chairs and will continue to search for a conference table with chairs.

·        American Red Cross will be making a $500.00 donation

·        Request Board approve Resolution recognizing contributions made by Duke Power

and American Red Cross to the EOC

·        Laptop computer and printer from the EOC grant have been ordered

 

Department of Justice Grant-2002

·        Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –suites, boots and gloves for the Sheriff’s Department has arrived.

·        Decontamination trailer should be completed within next 2 weeks

·        Exercise proposal is due in the Central Branch Office on July 31st.  Exercise will be conducted in 2004.

 

Department of Justice Grant-2003

·        Memorandum of Agreement between NCEM and Stokes County due August 28, 2003.

·        Equipment order ($41,885.00) is due September 30, 2003.

 

Citizens Corp/CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

·        Citizens Corp grant has been approved.

·        CERT grant should be approved in the near future

·        Danny Bottoms, Robert Snyder, Monty Stevens, and Ricky Tuttle have completed the CERT, Train the Trainer Course.

 

Emergency Operation Plan Grant (EOP)

·        No word on approval or denial.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- PROPOSED TOURISM COUNCIL UPDATE

 

Economic Development Director Ron Morgan presented information for the proposed Stokes County Tourism Council which included background information, tourism options that relate to the strengths and resources of Stokes County, possible grants, and request to define goals that Stokes County can support.  Director Morgan also presented a composition of the proposed Stokes County Tourism Council, which could possibly include representatives from the following:

 

·        Public Sector

·        Private Sector-Accommodations

·        Sport/Adventure/Recreation Tourism

·        Food and Beverage

·        Events and Conferences

·        Transportation

·        Travel Trade

·        Citizens at Large

 

Director Morgan also submitted possible nominations for representatives from each Sector.

 

Chairman McHugh moved to establish a Stokes County Tourism Council and have the Board entertain nominations for that Council at the next regular meeting (August 11th). 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Economic Director Morgan concluded that the grant from the State-DOT for the proposed Visitor’s Center (which had not been started due to budget constraints) is still viable and the County has requested an extension in order not to loose the funding and that

possible other funding/grants will be available.

 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin, RPO Representative, noted the recent interest in a biking trail for Stokes County funded by transportation funds. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin requested Director Morgan to develop a flow chart for the County’s web page that could assist citizens who wanted to start a business. 

 

Director Morgan stated he had such a document that could be placed on the web page with minor modifications.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-WINSTON SALEM URBAN AREA MPO-RESOLUTION

 

Chairman McHugh presented information from Chris Murphy, Winston Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board concerning the Board’s membership in the Winston Salem Urban Area MPO.  

 

Mr. Murphy requested the following from the Board:

 

Appoint an alternate to serve on the MPO-TAC

Appoint a staff person to represent Stokes County on the TCC

Approve the Resolution Accepting the Invitation to Join the MPO

 

Chairman McHugh requested a volunteer to serve as an alternate to serve on the MPO-TAC.   

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin volunteered to serve on the MPO-TAC as an alternate.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to appoint Commissioner Joe Turpin to serve on the MPO-TAC as an alternate. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to appoint a staff member to serve as a representative on the TCC(Technical Coordinating Committee).

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the motion to allow the Planning and Zoning Director to designate a person to attend the TCC meeting. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Resolution Accepting the Invitation to Join the Winston Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the Resolution Accepting the Invitation to Join the Winston Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE INVITATION TO JOIN THE WINSTON-SALEM

 URBAN AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

 

 

WHEREAS, the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) strives to ensure continuing, cooperative

and comprehensive transportation planning for all of the Winston-Salem Urban Area; and

 

WHEREAS, based on the 2000 Federal Census, the United States Census Bureau issued new boundary designations for the

Winston-Salem Urban Area; and

 

WHEREAS, the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Advisory Committee voted

to amend the boundaries of the MPO to include the newly designated urban areas on November 21, 2002; and

              

WHEREAS, all/part of Stokes County is located within the newly designated Winston-Salem Urban Area; and

 

WHEREAS, the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Advisory Committee voted

to extend an invitation of membership to Stokes County on February 20, 2003.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Stokes County that the offer of membership

to the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is hereby accepted.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Stokes County that we understand we will not be able to

participate as a member of the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization until we sign the Memorandum of

Understanding which governs the operations of the organization.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Stokes County that we authorize the Chairman to sign the

Memorandum of Understanding.

 

The motion for the adoption of the Resolution was made by Commissioner Joe Turpin and                  seconded by Vice Chairman John

Turpin.  The vote was unanimously.

 

 

 

 

Adopted on this the 28th day of July, 2003.

 

 

_____________________________

Chairman Sandy McHugh

 

________________________

Darlene Bullins, Clerk to the Board

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve nominee Laura Hudgins or to submit any other nominee to serve on the Stokes County Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee.  Ms. Hudgins was nominated at the July 14th meeting. There were no other nominations.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to appoint Laura Hudgins to serve on the Stokes County Nursing Home Committee Advisory Committee. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – PLANNING DEPARTMENT– BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS – ALTERNATE MEMBER

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve nominee Matthew Robbins or to submit any other nominee to serve on the Stokes County Board of Adjustments-Alternate Member.  Mr. Robbins was nominated at the July 14th meeting.  There were no other nominations.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to appoint Matthew Robbins to serve as an Alternate Member on the Stokes County Board of Adjustments. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-COUNTY APPOINTMENTS BY GENERAL STATUTES

 

Chairman McHugh presented information to the Board concerning appointments that were the Board should appoint at the reorganization meeting held each December.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained motions to appoint the following:

 

o       Deputy Tax Collector

o       Budget Officer

o       Finance Officer

o       Fire Marshal

o       Emergency Management Director

o       Planning Director

o       Economic Development Director

 

Deputy Tax Collector – General Statute 105-349

 

Tax Administrator Wren Carmichael recommended the following to be appointed as Deputy Tax Collectors: Joanne Fallon, Cheryl Hill, and Jackie Hostetter (one year beginning July 1)

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to appoint per General Statute 105-349- Joanne Fallon, Cheryl Hill, and Jackie Hostetter as Deputy Tax Collectors for a one-year appointment.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Budget Officer – General Statute 159-9

 

The Budget Officer is usually the County Manager, which is currently vacant.  An interim would need to be appointed and appoint the new manager when hired.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to appoint per General Statute 159-9- Interim  County Manager Sandy McHugh to serve as Interim Budget Officer until a new County Manager is hired. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Finance Officer – General Statute 159-24

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to appoint per General Statute 159-24 –Julia  Edwards as Finance Officer until reorganization of the Board. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously

 

Fire Marshal – General Statute 153A-234

 

Commissioner Inman moved to appoint per General Statute 153A-234 –Brad Cheek as Fire Marshal until reorganization of the Board. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously

 

Emergency Management Director – General Stature 166A-7

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to appoint per General Statute 166A-7 –Ricky Tuttle as Emergency Management Director until reorganization of the Board. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously

 

Planning Director and Economic Development Director –General Statute 153A-76

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to appoint per General Statute 153A-76 –David Sudderth as Planning Director and Ron Morgan as Economic Development Director until reorganization of the Board. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – EMS – REGIONAL COMPETITION

 

Chairman McHugh and Vice Chairman John Turpin presented information to the Board concerning the recent participation by the Stokes County EMS in the NC State Paramedic Preliminary Regional Competition. 

 

The Board recognized Scott Brown and Fred Lawson-Stokes County Paramedics who participated in the  NC State Paramedic

Preliminary Regional Competition.  Stokes County placed 2nd in the Region.

              

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–JAIL- BUDGET AMENDMENT #1

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Amendment #1  which is necessary to appropriate funds from fund balance for replacement/repairs to three locks and two hoods over keyholes on block crossover doors at the jail.  Funds were

appropriated last fiscal year BA #40, but work was not completed.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Amendment #1.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve Budget Amendment #1.  

 

Commissioner  Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 INCREASE

 DECREASE

REVENUES

 

 

 

   Fund Balance

100.3991.000

  $    (1,913.00)

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

 

      Jail

 

 

 

      Maint. & Repairs Buildings

100.4320.352

 $      1,913.00

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–SHERIFF’S DEPT- BUDGET AMENDMENT #2

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Amendment #2 which to appropriate funds from Calendar funds to purchase 1000 junior badges used for children to create a positive image for law enforcement.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Amendment #2.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Amendment #2. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 INCREASE

 DECREASE

REVENUES

 

 

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

   Miscellaneous

100.3839.001

$      (310.00)

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

 

   Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

      Departmental Supplies

100.4310.260

$      310.00

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–HEALTH DEPT- BUDGET AMENDMENT #3

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Amendment #3 which is necessary to appropriate funds for WIC-Client Services from the State for the purpose of installation costs associated with new computers provided by the State.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Amendment #3. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 INCREASE

 DECREASE

REVENUE

 

 

 

   WIC-Client Services

100.3301.232

 $      (604.00)

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

 

   Health Department

 

 

 

       Miscellaneous Expense

100.5100.290

 $       604.00

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-FINANCE-BONDS-REFINANCING

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards informed the Board that the recent refinancing of Bonds had been completed (to close July 29th) and the low interest rate had been locked in before the rates started to climb.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-LIQUIDATION OF EMS/JAIL CHARGES

 

Jail Captain Craig Carico requested the approval for liquidation of the following  EMS charges for inmates who were incarcerated at the Stokes County jail:  (Due to the recent privacy act- names of individuals are not allowed to be revealed)

 

               Call Number 0301101                                $360.94 

               Call Number 0301107                                $380.47

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the liquidation of the requested EMS charges.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the liquidation of the requested EMS Invoices #0301101 in the amount of $360.94 and #0301107 in the amount of $380.47. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-RESOLUTION-STOKES COUNTY INTERNET SERVICE.

 

Chairman McHugh presented a Resolution –Stokes County Internet Service which notes the services provided by Surry Telephone Membership, and Alltel to provide high speed internet access (DSL).

 

Chairman McHugh moved to approve the Resolution-Stokes County Internet Service. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

RESOLUTION

 

STOKES COUNTY INTERNET SERVICE

 

 

WHEREAS, According to the "Study of High-Speed Internet Access Availability in North Carolina" (2002) by the Rural Internet Access

Authority, Stokes County is one of the "Least Connected" counties in the State, ranking 92nd out of 100 counties, with a "% of

Households with high-speed access available" of 39.93%; and,

 

WHEREAS, The report, "High-Speed Internet Access In North Carolina" (2003) by the Rural Internet Access Authority states that, "By

the end of 2002, 74.88% of the households in North Carolina will have the ability to access high-speed Internet services via cable

modem or DSL services."; and,

WHEREAS, Alltel, Sprint and Surry Telephone Membership Corporation provide telephone access in Stokes County. Alltel provides DSL access to approximately 65% of its subscribers in the King exchange.  Sprint provides DSL access to approximately 50% of the subscribers in the Walnut Cove exchange, with "plans" to deploy DSL access to the Danbury, Quaker Gap and Sandy Ridge exchanges in 2003.  (The Rural Internet Access Authority awarded a grant to Sprint to deploy DSL services to the Quaker Gap exchange in early 2003.)  Surry Telephone Membership Corporation provides DSL access to approximately 80% of its subscribers in Stokes County served by the Westfield exchange; and

WHEREAS, The Westfield exchange is the least densely populated area of any of the service areas serviced by the three telephone service providers. At $39.95 per month, the DSL service provided by Surry Telephone Membership Corporation is also the most affordable (Alltel DSL service is $49.95 per month).

 

THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that, we the Board of Stokes County Commissioners commends Surry Telephone Membership Corporation for its leadership and commitment to providing High Speed Internet service at an affordable rate to its subscribers in Stokes County.

 

 

 

Adopted this 28th day of July 2003.

 

                                                                                          _____________________________

                                                                                          Sandy McHugh

                                                                                          Chairman

______________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-COOPERATIVE EXTENSION-GRANT REQUEST

 

Chairman McHugh presented a request from Jeffrey Boyles-Cooperative Extension for support from the Board for a grant request to

the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and NC Tobacco Trust for continuing operation of the Growers’ CoOp.  (no County funding)

 

Commissioner Inman moved to support the grant requests to the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the NC Tobacco Trust. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS-WORK SCHEDULE

 

Chairman McHugh requested the Board’s approval to allow Emergency Communications Director to use the 168 hour flexible schedule due to staffing problems until vacant positions are filled. 

 

Commissioner Inman moved to allow Emergency Communications Director to use the 168-hour flexible schedule due to staffing problems until vacant positions are filled. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – SALARY REQUEST

 

Chairman McHugh requested the Board’s approval to allow the Sheriff to move a Sergeant to a Deputy Sheriff II (day shift) position with a salary of $30,001.01.

 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the Sheriff’s request to move a Sergeant to a Deputy Sheriff II (day shift) position with a salary of $30,001.01.  

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-VEHICLE DECALS/SIGNAGE

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin requested the Board investigate the possibility of purchasing vinyl-cutting machine for decals and signs.

 

Chairman McHugh requested Finance Director Julia Edwards to have Purchasing Agent Danny Stovall investigate the cost and feasibility of the purchase of a vinyl cutting machine for decals and signs.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-VACANT COUNTY MANAGER’S POSITION

 

Commissioner Mabe requested that the Board discuss the selection process for the hiring of a County Manager either in closed or regular session whichever is appropriate.

 

Chairman McHugh requested before the Board discuss the issue of the selection process for hiring a County Manager, a legal opinion of whether the issue should be discussed in open or closed session should be obtained.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin suggested the possibility of discussing the issue after an legal opinion is obtained at the August 5th-Planning Meeting.

 

Meeting for August 11th will be at the Double Creek Fire Department.

 

 

 

There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Joe Turpin  moved to adjourn meeting. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene Bullins                                                          Sandy McHugh

Clerk to the Board                                              Chairman

 

 

 

 

COUNTY OF STOKES

 

 

 

 

 

2002-2003 PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS SETTLEMENT PURSUANT TO N.C.G.S.  105-373

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT

 

 

 

 

 

CHARGES

 

                CREDITS

$16,038,423.93

(Total to Collect)

 

$15,063,224.93

(Amount Deposited)

$54,201.69

(Interest Collected)

 

$67,977.59

(Releases Authorized)

$5,976.87

(Misc Credits Allowed)

 

$110,783.44

(Discounts Allowed)

$2,528.31

(License)

 

$557,264.00

(Real-Pers Property Liens)

$3,416.40

(Misc Fees including ADV, NFS, GAR)

 

$305,297.24

(Motor Vehicle Liens)

$16,104,547.20

 

 

$16,104,547.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELINQUENT

 

 

 

 

 

CHARGES

 

CREDITS

         1,452,028.72

(Total to Collect)

 

$623,414.06

(Amount Deposited)

               1,690.83

(Misc Credits Allowed)

 

$11.29

(Discounts Allowed)

 

 

 

$11.29

 

 

 

 

2001

$385,604.96

 

 

 

2000

$96,725.03

 

 

 

1999

$56,673.61

 

 

 

1998

$29,088.84

 

 

 

1997

$17,338.54

  

 

 

1996

$20,275.45

 

 

 

1995

$7,042.88

 

 

 

1994

$4,215.63

 

 

 

1993

$3,921.32

 

 

 

1992

$1,747.57

 

 

 

1991

$780.23

 

 

 

$40,827.67

(Releases Authorized)

 

 

 

$789,466.53

(Amount Uncollected)

$1,453,719.55

 

 

$1,453,719.55

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF WALNUT COVE

 

 

 

 

 

2002-2003 PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS SETTLEMENT PURSUANT TO N.C.G.S.  105-373

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT

 

 

 

 

 

CHARGES

 

                CREDITS

$343,832.78

(Total to Collect)

 

$319,048.09

(Amount Deposited)

$1,083.74

(Interest Collected)

 

$1,180.05

(Releases Authorized)

$566.01

(Misc Credits Allowed)

 

$2,447.14

(Discounts Allowed)

 

 

 

$16,417.07

(Real-Pers Property Liens)

 

 

 

$6,390.18

(Motor Vehicle Liens)

$345,482.53

 

 

$345,482.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELINQUENT

 

 

 

 

 

CHARGES

 

CREDITS

             28,083.77

(Total to Collect)

 

$16,653.78

(Amount Deposited)

 

 

 

2001

$8,858.52

 

 

 

2000

$1,701.77

 

 

 

1999

$1,462.99

 

 

 

1998

$472.00

 

 

 

1997

$1,124.63

  

 

 

1996

$1,181.16

 

 

 

1995

$872.31

 

 

 

1994

$870.27

 

 

 

1993

$38.39

 

 

 

1992

$36.81

 

 

 

1991

$34.93

 

 

 

$116.52

(Releases Authorized)

 

 

 

$11,313.47

(Amount Uncollected)

$28,083.77

 

 

$28,083.77

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF DANBURY

 

 

 

 

 

2002-2003 PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS SETTLEMENT PURSUANT TO N.C.G.S.  105-373

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT

 

 

 

 

 

CHARGES

 

                CREDITS

$17,309.43

(Total to Collect)

 

$16,163.51

(Amount Deposited)

$57.74

(Interest Collected)

 

$90.36

(Releases Authorized)

$106.00

(Misc Credits Allowed)

 

$83.78

(Discounts Allowed)

 

 

 

$665.56

(Real-Pers Property Liens)

 

 

 

$469.96

(Motor Vehicle Liens)

$17,473.17

 

 

$17,473.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELINQUENT

 

 

 

 

 

CHARGES

 

CREDITS

                  953.37

(Total to Collect)

 

$668.27

(Amount Deposited)

 

 

 

2001

$425.54

 

 

 

2000

$123.33

 

 

 

1999

$112.25

 

 

 

1998

$7.15

 

 

 

 

(Releases Authorized)

 

 

 

$285.10

(Amount Uncollected)

$953.37

 

 

$953.37