) STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT
COUNTY OF STOKES ) DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA
) SEPTEMBER 5, 2003
The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in recessed session
(recessed from the August 25, 2003 meeting) in the Council Chambers of the Administrative Building,
located in Danbury, North Carolina, on Friday, September 5, 2003, at 8:30 am 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 Joe Turpin presented an update from the RPO meeting held on Thursday, September 4, 2003.
Commissioner Joe Turpin noted the importance of the Rural Plan of Development which allows the County
to be entitled to State and Federal TIP funding.
Chairman McHugh recommended that Commissioner Joe Turpin speak to Economic Development
Director Ron Morgan for more details on the completion of the plan.
Commissioner Joe Turpin presented updated information on the following:
(1) East/West Connector – Possible Alternator Routes
(2) Seven Island Bridge Project
(3) Widening of Highway #8 – Lawsonville to VA Line
(4) Railroad Project – Highway #65
(5) Safety issues for Stokes County roads
Chairman McHugh moved to enter closed session to consider the performance and conditions of
appointment of an individual public employee pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11.
Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
The Board reconvened to the recessed meeting of September 5, 2003 Chairman McHugh called the meeting
back to order.
Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to pay Interim County Manager Sandy McHugh $3500 per pay period retroactive to
May 12, 2003 until the appointment of a new County Manager.
Commissioner Inman seconded the motion.
Chairman McHugh requested to be excused from the voting of this motion.
Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the motion to allow Chairman McHugh to be excused from the motion
on the floor.
Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried 4-0 with Chairman McHugh being excused from
The motion on the floor to pay Interim County Manager Sandy McHugh $3500 per pay period retroactive to
May 12, 2003 until the appointment of a new County Manager carried 4-0 with Chairman McHugh being excused
from the vote.
representatives from Centerpoint.
Chairman McHugh (Vice Chairman John Turpin attended the meeting) noted the recent meeting with Centerpoint –
Ron Morton at which time the following items were discussed:
(1) Identifying problems in the past with services provided by Centerpoint
(2) Identifying the changes being made by Centerpoint.
(3) Identifying budget items and how funding is spent
(4) Documentation being developed for a plan for service standards
to be provided by Centerpoint.
(5) Recommendation for Performance Pay Plan for possible additional
Funding to Centerpoint for the Board’s approval.
(6) Another meeting with Centerpoint to be held September 9, 2003.
Chairman McHugh noted that as soon as any information is available is concerning
the Performance Plan with Centerpoint, it would be furnished to the Board.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Inman moved to adjourn the
Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
Darlene Bullins Sandy McHugh
Clerk to the Board Chairman