STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                          )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                       )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    MARCH 8, 2004

 

 

 

The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met  in regular session at the Mountainview Community Center, located in King, North Carolina,  on Monday, March 8, 2004, 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

 

                                    County Manager Richard Morris

                                    County Attorney Jonathan Jordan

                                    Darlene Bullins, Clerk to the Board

 

Chairman McHugh called the meeting to order.

           

Ms. Barbara Watkins, Interagency Chairman, 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 February 17th and February 23rd meetings.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the minutes of the February 17th and the February 23rd meetings. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

There were no public comments.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY – FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UPDATE

 

Dr. Gary Green, President-FTCC, was unable to attend the meeting due to a scheduling conflict.  The update has been rescheduled for the March 22nd meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-TIME WARNER FRANCHISE – UPDATE

           

Mr. David Harris, Regional Cablevision Administration-Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, presented the Board with information concerning a proposal for negotiating the upcoming franchise renewal with Time Warner.

 

Mr. Harris noted the following:

           

            12 years of personal experience-Cablevision Admin-Piedmont Triad Council

            Personal experience – negotiated 120 franchises within the last 5 years

            Assists counties and cities with cable television matters

            Update on Adelphia Communications-County Franchise expires 2007

            Adelphia serves an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 subscribers within the County

            County Franchise with Time Warner expires 2006

            Time Warner serves an estimated 2,000 subscribers within the County

            Upgrade the current County Cable Franchise Ordinance

            Attend the mandatory public hearing before renewal         

            Analysis the information from county personnel, Board, public, etc.

            Negotiate for possible free cable for schools and administrative buildings

            Negotiate the franchise renewal based on the needs of the county

            Present the negotiated franchise renewal to the Board for approval

            Estimated 6 to 8 months for this complete renewal process

           

Mr. Harris concluded that his proposal for completion of negotiating the franchise renewal with Time Warner would be $6000 for the complete process.

 

County Manager Rick Morris noted the need of procuring the service of Mr. Harris due to his expertise and time that would be involved to complete the negotiations for the franchise renewal.

 

Chairman McHugh requested County Attorney Jonathan Jordan review Mr. Harris’s proposed contract and return to the Board for further discussion.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PROPOSED FARMER APPRECIATION DAY – RESOLUTION

 

Chairman McHugh presented the proposed Farmer Appreciation Day Resolution for Stokes County for the Board’s approval. (Mr. James Booth was unable to attend the meeting due to a death in his family)

 

(Farmer Appreciation Day –Tuesday, March 23, 2004-North Stokes High School)

 

            FARMER APPRECIATION DAY
           RESOLUTION FOR STOKES COUNTY

 

Whereas, the County of Stokes, the Stokes Soil & Water Conservation District, the Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service desire to sponsor the Farmer Appreciation Day to recognize the economic contribution of our county farmers to Stokes County.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT;

 

1)  The Board of Commissioners agrees that the county farmers contribute greatly to

Stokes County’s economic base.

 

2)  The Board agrees that all the county’s people, in one matter or another benefit from farming activities.

 

3)  The Board agrees that a Farmer Appreciation Day would show our county’s support for the existing farming industry and honor the past activities, which contributed so much to Stokes County.

 

4)  The Board recognizes that a pig picking and festival will be held at North Stokes High School with all Stokes County people invited.

 

5)  Let it be proclaimed, that March 23, 2004 is Farmer Appreciation Day in Stokes County.

 

Adopted by the Stokes County Board of Commissioners this 8th day March 2004.

 

________________                             ______________________________________                                

Clerk to the Board                            Chairman, Stokes Board of Commissioners

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Farmer Appreciation Day Resolution for Stokes County.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the Farmer Appreciation Day Resolution for Stokes County. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.        

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-VOLUNTEER RECEPTION REQUEST

 

Ms. Barbara Watkins, Chairman -Interagency Council, requested $500 for the upcoming Volunteer Reception, which is scheduled for Monday, April 19, 2004,(5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) at the Government Center. 

 

(Ms. Christine Greene was also in attendance for the request)

 

Ms. Watkins noted that last year NWPCOG donated funding and the completion of the certificates, which reduced the amount, requested last year by the Interagency Council.

 

This year, the NWPCOG has no available funding, but has donated the completion of the certificates.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the amount of $500 for the upcoming Volunteer Reception- April 19, 2004.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the motion to fund $500 for the upcoming Volunteer Reception- April 19, 2004. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -WELCOME CENTER PROJECT UPDATE

 

Economic Development Director Ron Morgan presented the Board with an update concerning the Welcome Center Project.

 

Director Morgan reviewed the following information with the Board:

 

v      The contract with NCDOT provides 3 years from the contract date

(September 7, 2001) to complete the project (September 7, 2004).

v      Grant funds are in the amount of $119,839.

v      Project has been on hold since executing the contract due to lack of funding availability.

v      The 2003/04 budget included up to $15,000 for architectural/engineering work.

v      No funds have been identified for construction at this time.

v      Estimated project cost in Year 2000 - $230,500

v      Updated estimated cost anticipated at 3% per year, with an updated construction cost of $260,500.

v      Estimate cost for Stokes County - $140,000 (not yet budgeted)

v      Welcome Center would require on-going maintenance estimated @$7,000 to $8,000 annually.

v      The Stokes County Tourism Council is currently developing an overall plan for Tourism Development that could influence the use and design of the facility.

v      Stokes County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy encourages the adaptive re-use of our historic properties.

                       

Director Morgan concluded that the County had the following options:

 

           

The Board discussed issues concerning availability of funding, maintaining the grant until information is received from the Tourism Council in the Spring of 2004, consequences in relinquishing the grant and reapplying, site location, etc.

 

The Board agreed unanimously to have Director Morgan continue communicate with NCDOT concerning the grant and allow input from the Tourism Council before making any decision concerning the grant.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SOLID WASTE-PROPOSED REFUSE TRUCK LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

Mr. Danny Stovall, Support Services Supervisor, presented the following rate quotes for a lease purchase agreement for a Refuse Truck:

 

            First Citizens Bank & Trust                   Rate 2.70% with a $500 closing fee

 

            Closing Fee                                           $500.00

            1st payment       June 2004                $34,000.00

            2nd payment       June 2005                $37,989.72

            3rd payment       June 2006                $37,989.72

            4th payment       June 2007                $37,989.72

 

            Total payback                   $148,469.16

 

            BB&T Governmental Financing                       Rate 3.01%

 

            1st payment       June 2004                $34,000.00

            2nd payment       June 2005                $38,611.59

            3rd payment       June 2006                $38,611.59

            4th payment       June 2007                $38,611.59

           

            Total payback                   $149,834.77

 

            Central Carolina Bank                                     Rate 3.75%

            Wachovia                                Declined to quote at this time on small project

 

Mr. Stovall recommended securing the governmental lease purchase agreement with First Citizens Bank and Trust at a rate of 2.70% with a  $500 closing fee.

Vice Chairman John Turpin requested Lexington State Bank (Banking services for the County) be given the opportunity to quote on future proposals.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to award the lease purchase agreement to First Citizens Bank and Trust at the rate of 2.70% with a $500 closing fee with a total payback of $148,469.16.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to award the lease purchase agreement to First Citizens Bank and Trust at the rate of 2.70% with a $500 closing fee with a total payback of $148,469.16.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SOLID WASTE – PROPOSED METAL BUILDING BIDS

 

Mr. Danny Stovall, Support Services Supervisor, presented the following bids for the proposed (40’x 60’x16’) prefabricated metal building to be placed at the County landfill that were opened and read aloud at 2:00pm-Thursday, February 26, 2004:

 

            J.R.Campbell & Sons                             $39,967.00   90 days to complete

            Triad Builders of King                             $59,637.00   98 days to complete

 

Mr. Stovall noted that the bid of $39,967 cannot be considered or accepted per NCGS 87-1, 87-14 (over $30,000 bid must be by a licensed general contractor).

 

Mr. Stovall requested the Board reject all bids and allow possible alternate options be presented at the next meeting.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to reject the submitted bids on the proposed prefabricated metal building to be placed at the County landfill.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to reject the submitted bids on the proposed prefabricated metal building to be placed at the County landfill. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-FIRE MARSHAL –FIRE/RESCUE PROTECTION/MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT-FRANCISCO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC

 

County Manager Rick Morris request the Board’s approval for the Fire and Rescue Protection and Mutual Aid Agreement with the Francisco Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Fire and Rescue Protection and Mutual Aid Agreement with the Francisco Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the Fire and Rescue Protection and Mutual Aid Agreement with the Francisco Volunteer Fire Department Inc. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

 

(As noted in previous minutes, a signed copy of the approved agreement will be attached to the original minutes.)

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #94

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #94 which is necessary to amend the General Fund for insurance claims for the Sheriff’s Department.  

 

The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

 

100.4310.351

 

Maint. & Repairs-Auto

 

 

 

$1,317.00

 

 

 

 

  

 

$1,317.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $1,317.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. 

 

Account Number

 

REVENUES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

100.3839.850

 

Insurance Claims

 

 

 

$1,317.00

 

 

 

 

  

 

$1,317.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #94.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment  #94. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –REGISTER OF DEEDS-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #95

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #95 which is necessary to amend the Capital Reserve Fund to correct Budget Amendment #27 dated October 13, 2003 for the transfer from General Fund for Register of

Deeds Technology Funds. The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

201.4180.025

 

Register of Deeds

 

       $500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

       $500.00

 

 

 

This will result in a net decrease of $500.00 in the appropriations of the Capital Reserve Fund.  To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be decreased.

 

Account Number

 

REVENUES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

201.3981.000

 

Transfer from General Fund

 

        $500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

        $500.00 

 

 

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #95.

 

Commissioner Mabe to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #95. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –HEALTH DEPARTMENT-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #96

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #96 which is necessary to amend the General Fund for additional state funds for immunization supplies and completion of the food and lodging inspections to purchase a

computer.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

 

100.5100.230

 

Medical Supplies

 

 

 

$2,259.00

100.5100.261

 

Office Supplies

 

 

 

$291.00

100.5100.511

 

Equipment Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$1,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,050.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $4,050.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund.  To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be increased.

 

Account Number

 

REVENUES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

100.3301.239

 

Immunization Action Plan

 

 

 

$2,259.00

100.3301.234

 

Food & Lodging

 

 

 

$1,791.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,050.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #96.     

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #96.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-JCPC-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #97

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #97, which is necessary to amend the General Fund for additional Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Funding increase from the State.  The appropriations are to

be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

100.5830.690

 

Stokes Friends of Youth

 

 

 

  $2,171.00

100.5830.692

 

Juvenile Services

 

 

 

$2,824.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,995.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $4,995.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund.  To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be increased.

 

Account Number

 

REVENUES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

100.3438.001

 

Juvenile Justice Del. Prevention

 

 

 

$4,343.00

100.3839.000

 

Miscellaneous Revenue

 

 

 

$652.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,995.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #97.

           

Commissioner Inman moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #97.

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –PUBLIC BUILDINGS-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #98

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #98 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate State Fines and Forfeitures Funds for the installation of electrical hook up for the emergency

response vehicle.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Public Buildings

 

 

 

 

100.4190.352

 

Maint. & Repairs -Buildings

 

 

 

$343.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$343.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $343.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund.  To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be increased.

 

Account Number

 

REVENUES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

100.3301.413

 

State Fines & Forfeitures

 

 

 

$343.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$343.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #98.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #98.

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-NORTHWEST PIEDMONT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD –RE-APPOINTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to re-appointment Barbara Stevens to the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board. Ms. Stevens was nominated at the February 23rd meeting.

 

Vice Chairman John Joe Turpin moved to re-appoint Barbara Stevens to the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

                       

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-PLANNING BOARD-BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS –APPOINTMENTS AND RE-APPOINTMENTS

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to re-appoint Don Lester and appoint Larry Boles to serve as members on the Stokes County Board of Adjustments.  Both were nominated at the February 23rd meeting. 

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to re-appoint Don Lester and appoint Larry Boles to serve as members on the Stokes County Board of Adjustments. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried (3-2) with Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner

 

Joe Turpin voting against the motion.

 

Chairman McHugh nominated Matthew Tilley to serve as an alternate member on the Stokes County Board of Adjustments.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-ADMINISTRATION-FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE- VEHICLE REQUEST

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented additional information concerning the recent request from Dr. Anne Hennis for the use of a county vehicle for courier service between Danbury and the Winston Salem campus and high schools where courses are being offered.

 

County Manager Morris noted that NC General Statute 115D-32 (Local financial support of institutions) states the following:

 

(a)     The tax-levying authority of each institution shall be responsible for providing

in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 115D-33 or 115D-34, as

appropriate, adequate funds to meet the financial needs of the

institutions for the following budget items:

 

(1)     purchase of a automobile

(2)     (a) 4. Cost of operation of motor vehicles

 

Manager Morris noted that only administrative staff at the FTCC-Stokes Facility would be allowed to drive the county vehicle.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to allow FTCC to use a County car as a courier car. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY – CHERRY PARK SALE UPDATE

 

County Manager Rick Morris updated the Board concerning the Cherry Park property that had been advertised at a minimum bid amount of $24,000 in September, October, and November 2003. To date, there has been only (1) one bid of $18,000 for

the property.

 

Manager Morris noted that at the time the property was approved to be sold by bid at a minimum bid of $24,000,

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin had no interest in the property.  Since that time, Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin have expressed interest in becoming potential bidders on the property. 

 

For that reason, Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin have asked to be recused from any future dealings with this item of business as far as the County is concerned.

 

Manager Morris recommended that the Board allow Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin be recused from an further dealings with this property and continue to leave the property open for bids until a time that the Board deems it is

appropriate to close the bidding process.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin stated to prevent a conflict of interest, he would request not to be involved in setting the price for this piece of this land. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin requested to be recused from this item in order to bid on the property.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to allow Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin to recuse themselves from any further voting or subject matter with the Cherry Park property.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the motion to allow Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin to recuse themselves from any further voting or subject matter with the Cherry Park property.  

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried (3-0) with Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin being

recused from voting.

 

Chairman McHugh requested Services Support Supervisor Danny Stovall re-advertise this property one more week and return to the Board for further discussion.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY – PROPOSED RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE RECOGNITION OF GOD AS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE

 

Chairman McHugh presented the following proposed Resolution by the Board of  Commissioners for the County of Stokes in Regular Session Assembled Supporting the Recognition of God as the Foundation of our National Heritage for the Board’s

consideration.

 

RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FOR THE COUNTY OF STOKES
IN REGULAR SESSION ASSEMBLED
SUPPORTING THE RECOGNITION OF GOD

AS THE

FOUNDATION OF OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE

 

WHEREAS, Our Government was founded upon a trust in God, that was evident when our Founding fathers proclaimed in America’s first official document, our Declaration of Independence, that our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, were not given to us by government, but by God “our Creator,” the “Sovereign Judge of the Universe”; and

 

WHEREAS, it is fact that between 90 and 95% of those who drafted and signed the US Constitution had a strong belief and trust in God and never ever intended that there should be a separation between Him and the affairs of Government, only that each citizen be free to choose on a personal basis how to worship, or if to worship; and

 

WHEREAS, the recognition of God by our Government was further established when Congress, in 1954, added the phrase “ONE NATION UNDER GOD,” to our Pledge of Allegiance, followed in 1956 by the official establishment of, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” as our National Motto; and

 

WHEREAS, there is now a growing demand by some within the Judicial System to remove all visible recognition of God from public institutions, which has recently resulted in a Federal Order to physically remove the Ten Commandments Monument from the Alabama State Supreme Court, rightfully placed there by the Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court to remind all that God is central to our National Heritage, and His Ten Commandments, without question, the foundation of American law, moral values, and code of conduct;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners for the County of Stokes does hereby urge all American citizens, to proclaim to every level of Government (Local, State and Federal) the responsibility to publicly recognize God As the Foundation of Our National Heritage,  LEST OUR NATION FORGET AND OUR CHILDREN NEVER KNOW!

 

ADOPTED BY THE STOKES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS this 8th day of  March, 2004.

 

 

___________________________                             ____________________________                   

Sandy McHugh, Chairman                                     Darlene Bullins, Clerk to the Board

 

 

Chairman McHugh moved to approve the Resolution by the Board of Commissioners for the County of Stokes in Regular Session Assembled Supporting the Recognition of God as the Foundation of our National Heritage. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY –INVITATION TO HOLD COMMISSIONERS’ MEETINGS WITHIN THE COUNTY AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins presented the Board with an invitation from the King Public Library to hold the October 11th Board of Commissioners’ meeting at their location.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to schedule the October 11th County Commissioners’ meeting at the King Public Library.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the motion to schedule the October 11th County Commissioners’ meeting at the King Public Library. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY –CLOSED SESSION

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to enter closed session to consider and take action with respect to the position to be taken by the County in negotiating the price or other materials terms of an agreement for the acquisition or lease of real property pursuant to G. S. 143-318.11(a)(5).

 

To consider the initial employment or appointment of an individual to any office or position, other than a vacancy in the Board of County Commissioners or any other public body, and to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, and fitness of any public officer or employee, other than a member of the Board of Commissioners or of some other public body pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(6)

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board returned to the regular session of the March 8th meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – ADMINISTRATION – ADULT DAY CARE QUALITY OF LIFE

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented an update concerning the closure of the Adult Day Care Quality of Life.

 

Manager Morris noted the check received from the insurance carrier in the amount of $6,918.72 and $500 deductible which will be paid by the Interim County Manager and Finance Director who have taken full responsibility for the $500 deductible along with

reimbursement from the State in the amount of $2,783.15 will bring the issue to closure.

 

Chairman McHugh noted these services performed a valuable service to the elderly and handicapped in Stokes County and are truly needed.  Chairman McHugh concluded that if back in that position today, knowing what she knows now, she would do it differently,

but would still do everything possible to help them stay in business in order to provide the needed service for Stokes County citizens.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY –INVITATION TO HOLD COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS WITHIN THE COUNTY AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins presented the Board with an invitation from the members of the Mountainview Community Center to hold the December 13th County Commissioners’ meeting at their location.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to schedule the December 13th Commissioners’ meeting at the Mountainview Community Center.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the motion to schedule the December 13th meeting at the Mountainview Community Center. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried (4-1) with Chairman McHugh voting against the motion.

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene Bullins                                                      Sandy McHugh

Clerk to the Board                                                 Chairman