STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                             )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                         )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    APRIL 12, 2004

 

 

 

The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in regular session at the Double Creek Vol. Fire Department, located in Pinnacle, North Carolina, on Monday, April 12, 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.

           

Greg Collins, Westfield, NC 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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

YVEDDI-FISCAL YEAR 2004-05 PROPOSED RURAL OPERATING TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

Chairman McHugh called the Public Hearing for YVEDDI-F/Y 2004/05 for the Proposed Rural Operating Transportation Assistance Program to order.

 

There were no public comments.

 

Chairman McHugh adjourned the Public Hearing for YVEDDI-F/Y 2004/05 for the Proposed Rural Operating Transportation Assistance Program.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY-APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve or amend the minutes of the March 15th and March 22nd meetings.

           

Commissioner Mabe noted the correction to the minutes of March 15th – Stokes County Board of Health members in attendance should be Dr. Sam Simmons instead of Dr. Sam Newsome.

 

Commissioner Inman noted the correction to the minutes of March 22nd – under Public Comments – should be Stokes County Tourism Council instead of Stokes Council Tourism Council.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the March 15th minutes as amended.

           

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the March 15th minutes as amended. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the March 22nd minutes as amended.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the March 22nd minutes as amended. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Jerry Mitchell

1274 Greenfield Road

Walnut Cove, NC  27052

Re:  Tax Collection

 

Mr. Mitchell presented information to the Board concerning the Stokes Tax Collections and Projections.  Mr. Mitchell made a statement that it appeared the County will be paying $1800/yr. for 25 years less experience, with tax collections down to which some took exception.  Mr. Mitchell outlined information concerning the 2002/03 audit and the tax collection percentages.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY – FISCAL YEAR 2004/05 Rural OPERATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – APPROVAL –CERTIFIED STATEMENT - ROAP

 

Mr. Charlie Walker, Program Manager-YVEDDI- presented information concerning the Proposed Fiscal Year 2004/05 Rural Operating Assistance Program.  Mr. Walker briefed about the following programs and their allocation which will be included the F/Y 2004/05 Rural Operating Assistance Program:

 

 

Chairman McHugh noted that Stokes County Senior Services managed the Elderly Disabled Transportation Assistance Program; DSS managed the Work First Transitional/Employment Transportation Assistance Program; and YVEDDI managed

Rural General Public Program during the previous fiscal year 2003/04.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the application for Fiscal Year 2004/05 Rural Operating Assistance Program with the amendment that Stokes Senior Services apply for the Elderly and Disabled funding and put it out for RFPs like last year;

DSS to manage Work First; and YVEDDI to manage Rural General Public Program.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the motion the application for Fiscal Year 2004/05 Rural Operating Assistance Program with the amendment that Stokes Senior Services apply for the for Elderly and Disabled funding and put it out for RFPs like last year; DSS to manage Work First; and YVEDDI to manage Rural General Public Program.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Appendix A-Certified Statement F/Y2004-2005 with the amendment that Senior Services apply for the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program-not YVEDDI.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the Appendix A- Certified Statement F/Y 2004-2005 with the amendment that Senior Services apply for the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program-not YVEDDI. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-DEDICATION HONORING RETIREES – SERVICE RESOLUTION

 

Chairman McHugh read aloud the proposed Resolution to honor retirees who have served Stokes County for thirty years.   

           

W. GEORGE PARKS- SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh introduced Sheriff Mike Joyce who presented Retiree W. George Parks with a service certificate.  Sheriff Joyce noted that George Parks was the first employee with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department to retire with thirty years service.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree W. George Parks.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree W. George Parks. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

STOKES COUNTY

 

RESOLUTION

HONORING STOKES COUNTY

 

RETIREE W. GEORGE PARKS

 

WHEREAS, W. George Parks has served Stokes County as a valuable employee for thirty years; and

 

WHEREAS, these years of service were marked by exemplary dedication to the best interests of the County as he worked constantly for the betterment of Stokes County, and

 

WHEREAS, the County has benefited greatly because of his work; and

 

WHEREAS, through the performance of his duties and responsibilities as a

Stokes County Employee, he strived to provide outstanding service to Stokes County citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, he earned the admiration and high regard of those with whom he came into contact and the respect of his fellow employees; and

                                 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Stokes County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Stokes County do hereby express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to W. George Parks for his distinguished service to Stokes County.

 

Adopted this 12th day of April 2004.

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Sandy McHugh

                                                                        Chairman

 

____________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Chairman McHugh introduced EMS Director Monty Stevens who presented service certificates to the following:

 

 

EMS Director Stevens noted the combined 120 years of experience that Stokes County would be losing and the dedication given by each individual employee to serve the citizens of Stokes County.

           

B. WAYNE TILLEY- EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree B. Wayne Tilley.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree B. Wayne Tilley. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

STOKES COUNTY

 

RESOLUTION

HONORING STOKES COUNTY

RETIREE

 

B. WAYNE TILLEY

 

WHEREAS, B. Wayne Tilley has served Stokes County as a valuable employee for thirty years; and

 

WHEREAS, these years of service were marked by exemplary dedication to the best interests of the County as he worked constantly for the betterment of Stokes County, and

 

WHEREAS, the County has benefited greatly because of his work; and

 

WHEREAS, through the performance of his duties and responsibilities as a

Stokes County Employee, he strived to provide outstanding service to Stokes County citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, he earned the admiration and high regard of those with whom he came into contact and the respect of his fellow employees; and

                                 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Stokes County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Stokes County do hereby express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to B. Wayne Tilley for his distinguished service to Stokes County.

 

 

 

Adopted this 12th day of April 2004.

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Sandy McHugh

                                                                        Chairman

 

____________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

 
 

RAY L. WILSON- EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree Ray L. Wilson.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree Ray L. Wilson. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

STOKES COUNTY

 

RESOLUTION

HONORING STOKES COUNTY

RETIREE

 

RAY L. WILSON

 

WHEREAS, Ray L. Wilson has served Stokes County as a valuable employee for thirty years; and

 

WHEREAS, these years of service were marked by exemplary dedication to the best interests of the County as he worked constantly for the betterment of Stokes County, and

 

WHEREAS, the County has benefited greatly because of his work; and

 

WHEREAS, through the performance of his duties and responsibilities as a

Stokes County Employee, he strived to provide outstanding service to Stokes County citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, he earned the admiration and high regard of those with whom he came into contact and the respect of his fellow employees; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Stokes County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Stokes County do hereby express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Ray L. Wilson for his distinguished service to Stokes County.

 

Adopted this 12th day of April 2004.

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Sandy McHugh

                                                                        Chairman

 

____________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

 

ROY T. GORDON- EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree Roy T. Gordon.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree Roy T. Gordon.  

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

STOKES COUNTY

 

RESOLUTION

HONORING STOKES COUNTY

RETIREE

 

ROY T. GORDON

 

WHEREAS, Roy T. Gordon has served Stokes County as a valuable employee for thirty years; and

 

WHEREAS, these years of service were marked by exemplary dedication to the best interests of the County as he worked constantly for the betterment of Stokes County, and

 

WHEREAS, the County has benefited greatly because of his work; and

 

WHEREAS, through the performance of his duties and responsibilities as a

Stokes County Employee, he strived to provide outstanding service to Stokes County citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, he earned the admiration and high regard of those with whom he came into contact and the respect of his fellow employees; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Stokes County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Stokes County do hereby express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Roy T. Gordon for his distinguished service to Stokes County.

 

 

Adopted this 12th day of April 2004.

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Sandy McHugh

                                                                        Chairman

 

____________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

 

TEDDY BENNETT- EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree Teddy D. Bennett.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the Resolution Honoring Stokes County Retiree Teddy D. Bennett. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

STOKES COUNTY

 

RESOLUTION

HONORING STOKES COUNTY

RETIREE

 

TEDDY D. BENNETT

 

WHEREAS, Teddy D. Bennett has served Stokes County as a valuable employee for thirty years; and

 

WHEREAS, these years of service were marked by exemplary dedication to the best interests of the County as he worked constantly for the betterment of Stokes County, and

 

WHEREAS, the County has benefited greatly because of his work; and

 

WHEREAS, through the performance of his duties and responsibilities as a

Stokes County Employee, he strived to provide outstanding service to Stokes County citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, he earned the admiration and high regard of those with whom he came into contact and the respect of his fellow employees; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Stokes County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Stokes County do hereby express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Teddy D. Bennett for his distinguished service to Stokes County.

           

Adopted this 12th day of April 2004.

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Sandy McHugh

                                                                        Chairman

 

____________________________

Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

The Board expressed their appreciation to each Retiree for their dedicated service to the citizen of Stokes County for thirty years.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-WIRELESS INTERNET- STOKES COUNTY SCHOOLS - RESOLUTION

 

County Manager Rick Morris introduced Dr. Larry Cartner, Stokes County School Superintendent, Economic Director Ron Morgan, and Mr. Dwight Springthorpe-President for Network Dynamics who spoke to the Board concerning the proposed wireless internet

service for the Stokes County School System.  Manager Morris noted the funding for the new concept would be addressed in the upcoming fiscal year 2004/05 County budget.

 

Economic Director Ron Morgan briefed the Board with background information concerning the proposed high speed wireless internet for Stokes County Schools which could also have tremendous benefit to Stokes County down the road. 

 

Director Morgan concluded that this project brings potential to change Stokes County from being classified as “connectively challenged”.

 

Dr. Larry Cartner, Superintendent, noted that the following information concerning the current internet service:

 

            that will replace Simms System in which the school system must ready during the 2004/05 school year; E-procurement –

            ordering on line; HRMS-employment  development on line strongly encouraged by the State.

            have a free standing tower-one behind County Administrative Building

 

Mr. Dwight Springthorpe, President of  Network Dynamics, spoke on the following technical aspects of the wireless system:

 

 

 

 

Chairman McHugh moved to approve the Resolution in Support of the Proposal by Network Dynamics Inc to Implement Wireless Internet Service initially for the Stokes County Board of Education and in the Future for the County of Stokes and Its Citizens

Overall.

 

RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

FOR THE COUNTY OF STOKES

 

IN REGULAR SESSION ASSEMBLED

 

IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSAL BY NETWORK DYNAMICS, INC.

TO IMPLEMENT WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE

INITIALLY FOR THE STOKES COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND IN THE FUTURE FOR THE COUNTY OF STOKES

AND ITS CITIZENS OVERALL

 

WHEREAS, the Stokes County Board of Education’s contract for Internet access services ends on June 30, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, the Stokes County Board of Education is in need of increased bandwidth because of increased state requirements involving online student testing, conversion to the NCWISE student information management system, implementation of E-Procurement, and conversion to a web-based Human Resources Management System; and

 

WHEREAS, after the required 28-day posting for bids, Network Dynamics, Inc. was the only vendor to bid, with two bid proposals; and

 

WHEREAS, Network Dynamics, Inc. has proposed to design, install, and maintain a wireless Internet connection to each of the schools and school system offices in the district, consisting of radios and antennas mounted either on towers at varying heights as needed or on buildings; and

 

WHEREAS, Network Dynamics, Inc. bears all equipment costs including installation, setup, configuration, maintenance, and testing, and will be responsible for adhering to local, state, and federal electrical codes; obtaining any required permits; and providing liability and workmen’s compensation insurance are required by law; and

 

WHEREAS, the cost per month for all schools and district locations in the school system is $40,200.00 plus tax; and

 

WHEREAS, the Stokes County Board of Education has applied for a grant reimbursement of approximately 50% from the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Services Administration (E-rate grant), a decision on which should be received in the fall of 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, the Stokes County Board of Education accepted in February of 2004, upon the recommendation of the superintendent and a committee established to review the bids for Internet access service, the wireless Internet service bid by Network Dynamics, Inc.; and

 

WHEREAS, Network Dynamics, Inc. has proposed the eventual extension of wireless Internet service to government agencies, businesses, and citizens across Stokes County;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners for the County of Stokes does hereby support and endorse the proposal by Network Dynamics, Inc. to design, install, and maintain a wireless Internet connection to each of the schools and school system offices located in the Stokes County school district and to eventually make this wireless Internet service available to as many Stokes County residents as possible at commercially reasonable rates.

 

ADOPTED BY THE STOKES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS this 12th day of April, 2004.

 

_______________________________________________                                                                                     __________________________________

Sandy McHugh, Chairman                                             Darlene Bullins, Clerk to the Board

 

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the Resolution in Support of the Proposal By Network Dynamics Inc. to Implement Wireless Internet Service initially for the Stokes County Board of Education and in the Future for the County of Stokes and Its

Citizens Overall.  

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – STOKES COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-UPDATE

 

Mr. Mike Moran, Chairman of the Board-Stokes County Habitat for Humanity, presented information concerning the Stokes County Habitat for Humanity which is dedicated to eliminate substandard housing in Stokes County.

 

Habitat for Humanity has built two homes in Stokes County – one in the King area and one in the Walnut Cove area and is scheduled for the next home to be built in the Sandy Ridge area.  The home in Sandy Ridge is scheduled to began construction

within the next 30 days.  Approved applicants for the homes are given an interest free loan and must work 250 hours on their home along with recruiting an additional 250 hours of free labor.

 

Mr. Moran concluded that homes increase the tax base and are usually built for less  than half the valuation because of volunteers, donations, and participation from local churches and vendors.

 

Mr. Steve Kiser-part time Executive Director, presented information concerning the upcoming home that is scheduled to be built on Highway #770, Sandy Ridge, and spoke on the selection process of applicants and partnerships throughout the County.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE No. #60 on NC 8 & 89/DAN RIVER-IMPACT

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented a request from the North Carolina Department of Transportation concerning the replacement of Bridge No. 60 on NC 8 and 89 over the Dan River. 

 

Manager Morris noted that NCDOT had requested the Board’s recommendation in evaluating potential community and environmental impacts on the project.

 

Manager Morris noted that recommendations and concerns were included from the following Departments Heads which unanimously agreed that the right of way must stay open and also that a request for an public access site for the Dan River be incorporated into the project:

 

§         Sheriff Mike Joyce – Sheriff’s Department

§         EMS Director Monty Stevens- Emergency Medical Services

§         Fire Marshal Bradley Cheek – Fire Marshal’s Office

§         Communications Director Del Hall – Emergency Communications

§         Economic Director Ron Morgan – Economic Development

 

The Board discussed the request for a public access site and the following alternatives that will be studied by NCDOT for this bridge project:

 

§         Do-Nothing

      structure as an on site detour

      structure as an on site detour

           

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to authorize the County Manager to submit a letter to include the recommendations from County Department Heads requesting NCDOT to replace the bridge on the southwest side maintaining traffic on the existing structure as an on site detour and to acquire easement for an access site in the process.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve motion to authorize the County Manager to submit a letter to include the recommendations from County Department Heads requesting NCDOT to replace the bridge on the southwest side maintaining traffic on the existing structure as an on site detour and to acquire easement for an access site in the process.  

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – CENTERPOINT REPORT –UPDATE

 

County Manager Rick Morris, Area Director Ron Morton-Centerpoint, Captain Al Tuttle-Sheriff’s Dept. presented an update to the Board as required by the 2003-04 Performance Agreement between Stokes County and CenterPoint Human Services

(Biannual presentations-Item 9).

 

Area Director Ron Morton summarized the written report submitted to the Board, which detailed the Performance Agreement-Progress Report.  

 

Director Morton noted that CenterPoint has been granted a waiver to be part of a pilot project that will allow Centerpoint to use trained clinicians other than psychiatrics and psychologists to perform the first opinion evaluation at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital, which would provide quicker service for patients and less off the road time for Deputies.  CenterPoint will continue to work with Stokes Reynolds Hospital to secure an observation bed that may further limit the number of out of county transports for overnight, involuntary inpatient stays.         

 

Area Director Morton concluded that new issues had been raised during the March 31st meeting concerning the lengthy delay in the time it takes for a behavioral health  assessment to be conducted at the jail when an inmate has been referred by the jail’s medical staff and the transportation of inmates for outpatient appointments. 

 

Jail Captain Craig Carico noted that after the March 31st meeting, a list of current inmates who have been referred and not yet seen was provided to Director Morton and those inmates were seen the next day.

 

Captain Al Tuttle, Sheriff’s Department, noted that the procedures that had been outlined were being carried out much faster at Forsyth Memorial Hospital.  The possibility of using Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital would also increase the first opinion

evaluation and keep Deputies in the County.  Captain Tuttle concluded that Performance Agreement had greatly improve the services provided by Centerpoint, the down time for Deputies had drastically decreased, and one of the best improvement tools to evaluate and improve services for the citizens of Stokes County.

 

Manager Morris concluded that the Reorganization is working better, the Performance Agreement is working well to evaluate CenterPoint’s performance, and the close working relationship with Centerpoint, Sheriff’s Department, and County

Administration will continue to help improve and evaluate the services for the citizens of Stokes County.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-TAX ADMINISTRATION-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #107

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance  Amendment #107 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds for the reclassification of the Tax Listing Supervisor to a Listing Appraiser, Real Property

Appraisal Tech to a Business Personal Property Appraiser and Delinquent Tax Collector to an Assistant Tax Administrator/Delinquent Tax Collector.   The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Tax Administration

 

 

 

 

100.4140.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

 

$2,365.00

100.4140.090

 

Social Security Tax

 

       $200.00

 

 

100.4140.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

         $50.00

 

 

100.4140.100

 

Retirement

 

         $65.00

 

 

100.4140.350

 

Maint. & Repairs-Equipment

 

       $500.00

 

 

100.4140.351

 

Maint. & Repairs-Auto

 

       $400.00

 

 

100.4140.390

 

Tax Refunds and Settlements

 

    $1,150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

    $2,365.00

 

$2,365.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $0.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. 

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #107.

           

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment  #107. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –SOCIAL SERVICES-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #111

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #111, which is necessary to amend the General Fund for reallocation of Aging Grant Funds to Social Services for In Home Adie. The appropriations are to be changed as

followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Social Services

 

 

 

 

100.5310.000

 

Salaries & Wages

         

      $600.00

 

 

100.5310.184

 

Professional Services-HCCBG

 

 

 

$5,399.00

100.5850.000

 

Adult Day Care

 

   $4,799.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

    $5,399.00

 

$5,399.00

 

This will result in a net decrease of $0.00 in the appropriations of the Capital Reserve Fund. 

To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be decreased.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #111.

           

Commissioner Joe Turpin to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #111. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –JAIL-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #112

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #112 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to purchase a CEVO II Police Kit and materials to provide enhanced instructional training to Sheriff’s Dept. and Jail

personnel in specific areas of operating law enforcement emergency vehicles. The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

JAIL

 

 

 

 

100.4320.260

 

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 

$450.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$450.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $450.00 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

 

 

 

$450.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$450.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #112.

           

Commissioners Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #112.

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT - BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #113

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #113 which is necessary to amend the General Fund for insurance claims to repair vehicle in Sheriff’s Department.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

 

100.4310.351

 

Main. & Repairs Auto

 

 

 

$4,070.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,070.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $4,070.00 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

100.3839.850

 

Insurance Claims

 

 

 

$4,070.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,070.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #113.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #113.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS -BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #114

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #114 which is necessary to amend the General Fund for insurance claim for repairs to the satellite disc from wind damage at the E911 Communications Center.  The

appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Emergency Communications

 

 

 

 

100.4325.350

 

Maint. & Repairs -Equipment

 

 

 

$720.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$720.00

This will result in a net increase of $720.00 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

100.3839.850

 

Insurance Claims

 

 

 

$720.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$720.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #114.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #114.

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #115

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #115 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds to paint the Suburban.   The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance

 

 

 

 

100.4190.351

 

Maint. & Repairs –Auto

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $1,000.00 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

100.3839.000

 

Miscellaneous Revenue

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #115.

           

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #115.

 

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

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –COOPERATIVE EXTENSION-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #116

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #116 which is necessary to amend the General Fund for the purchase of pesticide equipment for farmers.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Cooperative Extension

 

 

 

 

100.4950.260

 

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 

$1,365.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,365.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $1,365.00 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

100.3839.000

 

Miscellaneous Revenue

 

 

 

$1,365.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,365.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #116.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #116.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –SENIOR SERVICES -BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #117

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #117, which is necessary to amend the General Fund for elderly and disable transportation from donations.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Senior Services

 

 

 

 

100.5860.441

 

Misc. Cont. Servs.-EDTAP

 

 

 

$453.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$453.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $453.00 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

100.3586.454

 

E&D Client Donations

 

 

 

$453.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$453.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #117.

           

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #117.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –SOLID WASTE-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #118

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #118, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer and appropriate funds for repairs to Solid Waste trucks and equipment.

 

The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Solid Waste

 

 

 

 

100.4720.290

 

Miscellaneous Expense

 

       $250.00

 

 

100.4720.310

 

Travel

 

       $500.00

 

 

100.4720.352

 

Maint. & Repairs Buildings

 

       $200.00

 

 

100.4720.370

 

Advertising

 

       $300.00

 

 

100.4720.340

 

Printing

 

         $75.00

 

 

100.4720.320

 

Telephone & Postage

 

       $100.00

 

 

100.4720.350

 

Maint. & Repairs Equipment

 

 

 

$10,075.00

 

 

 

 

  $1,425.00

 

$10,075.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $8,650.00 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

100.3836.820

 

Sale of Equipment

 

 

 

$8,650.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$8,650.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #118.

Commissioner Inman moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #118.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –SOLID WASTE -BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #119

 

County Manager Rick Morris updated the Board concerning the recent additional Funding of $25,453 received from the State for White Goods.

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #119 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate additional funds from White Goods Grant for building at Convenience/Recycling Center.  The

appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Solid Waste

 

 

 

 

100.4720.580

 

Solid Waste/Building

 

 

 

$25,453.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$25,453.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $25,453.00 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

100.3329.330

 

White Goods

 

 

 

$25,453.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$25,453.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #119.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #119.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –JAIL -BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #120

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #120, which is to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds for medical expenses for an inmate.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Jail

 

 

 

 

100.4320.350

 

Misc.Expense-Prisoners

 

 

 

$25,000.00

100.4320.440

 

Misc. Contractual Serv-Prisoners

 

 

 

$5,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$30,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $30,000.00 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

100.3991.000

 

Fund Balance Appropriated

 

 

 

$30,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$30,000.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #120.

           

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #120.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh suggested the Board draft a Resolution requesting Congress in Washington DC help to eliminate the unfunded mandate for inmates concurring medical expenses.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –DSS-DAY CARE-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #121

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #121 which is to amend the General Fund to appropriate additional Day Care Funding necessary .  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Day Care

 

 

 

 

100.5850.003

 

Smart Start Day Care

 

 

 

$78,350.00

100.5850.002

 

Day Care-Regular Purchase of Care

 

 

 

$210,026.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$288,376.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $288,376.00 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

100.3301.209

 

Smart Start DSS

 

 

 

$78,350.00

100.3301.208

 

Day Care

 

 

 

$210,026.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$288,376.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #121.

           

Commissioner Inman moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #121.

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE-APPOINTMENT

           

Chairman McHugh entertained nominations to serve on the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee. There were no nominations presented.  Information concerning the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee’s appointment

will be placed on the County’s web page for volunteers.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-ADULT CARE HOMES COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE-APPOINTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh entertained nominations to serve on the Adult Care Homes Community Advisory Committee. There were no nominations presented.  Information concerning the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee’s appointment will be

placed on the County’s web page for volunteers.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT- SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD-REAPPOINTMENT

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to reappointment Christine Hopkins to continue to serve on the Social Services Board.  There were no other nominations.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to reappoint Christine Hopkins to serve on the Social Services Board.  Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SOLID WASTE – PROPOSED PREFABRICATED METAL BUILDING-WHITE GOODS-BID PROPOSALS

 

Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall submitted the following proposed Bids for the 40’ x 60’ x16’ prefabricated metal building for White Goods at the County Landfill which were opened and read aloud at 2:00pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2004:

 

            Campbell & Brewer                               $43,365.00     90 days to complete

            Danbury, NC                                          Building Manufacture- O’Steel

 

            Shelton Pipeline                                    $61.500.00     150 days to complete

            Winston Salem, NC                                Building Manufacture- Rockford

 

            Triad Builders of King                          $69,353.00     98 days to complete

            King, NC                                                Building Manufacture- Star Building System

 

            JH Batten Inc                                       $88,770.00      80 days to complete

            Walkertown, NC                         Building Manufacture- A&S Building Systems

 

Mr. Stovall noted that Campbell and Brewer was a non-responsive bidder due to being licensed only as residential contractor.

 

County Manager Rick Morris recommended to take the next higher bid, which is a responsive bid-Shelton Pipeline at $61,500.  Mr. Stovall noted that Shelton Pipeline is currently moving his business to Stokes County.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve to accept the County Manager’s recommendation – Shelton Pipeline at $61,500.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the motion for the new construction of the White Goods building to Shelton Pipeline in the amount of $61,500.00. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-LEGAL-PROPOSED CONTRACT CABLE FRANCHISE- PIEDMONT TRIAD COUNCIL

 

County Attorney Jonathan Jordan presented the Board with a revised copy of a proposed contract with Mr. David Harris, Regional Cablevision Administration-Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, who will be negotiating the Time Warner Cable

Franchise in Stokes County that will be expiring in August 20, 2004.

 

Attorney Jordan noted the revised copy of the contract included the insertion of Adelphia which would have all franchise termination dates at the same time.  Adelphia will be expiring February 17, 2007.

 

Piedmont Triad Council will handle all renegotiations of the franchise agreements, public hearings, update franchise ordinance, and provide an executive summary presentation to the Board of Commissioners at the rate of $6000.00.

 

Attorney Jordan, along with County Manager Rick Morris, both recommended the services of the Piedmont Triad Council due to the telecommunication law is extremely specialized, the need for the amendments to the current franchise ordinance, and the great amount of time needed for renegotiations for a 15-year contract.

 

Attorney Jordan requested the Board’s approve to hire Mr. David Harris, Piedmont Triad Council of Governments for the amount of $6000.00.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the contract between Piedmont Council of Governments and Stokes County for the renegotiations of the cable franchises in the County.

 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

STOKES COUNTY

 

CONTRACT

 

This Contract is made and entered into this the 12th day of April 2004 by and between Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, party of the first part and Stokes County (“County”), party of the second part.

 

 

WITNESSETH

 

1.       Piedmont Triad Council of Governments is a State of North Carolina agency whose principal offices are located at 2216 West Meadowview Road, Greensboro, NC 27407.

 

2.        Stokes County is a local government as defined in the general Codes of the State of North Carolina;

 

NOW THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the party of the first part and the party of the second part agree as follows:

 

1.       The party of the first part agrees to provide the party of the second part the following services:

 

a.                       Provide notice and information necessary for the County to conduct a public hearing in order to ascertain the

              future cable-related needs of the community and to allow the local residents to express their thoughts on the

              performance of the cable operator.

 

b.                       Draft a Community Needs Assessment Report based on the comments made in the public hearings and any

              guidance received from the County. Forward the draft Needs Report to the County for comment.

 

c.                        Examine the current franchise agreements and any other cable television documents. Draft suggested format for

              a new ordinance and present the suggested ordinances to the County for comment. Re-draft the suggested

              Ordinance and provide an executive summary for presentation to the Board of Commissioners. Present the final

              draft of the suggested Ordinance to the Board of Commissioners for adoption.

 

d.                       Develop a suggested negotiation strategy for the franchise agreement renewal with Time Warner based on Needs

              Report and guidance from the County. Negotiate the franchise renewal agreement on behalf of the County.

              Present suggested draft franchise agreement to the County for comment. Re-draft the suggested agreement;

              prepare an executive summary for presentation to the Board. Present a final draft of the suggested Franchise

              Agreement to the Board of Commissioners for adoption.

 

e.                       Provide all administrative support to include preparation of those draft documents, stated above, in a format 

                        sufficient for the County to consider for adoption; coordinating execution of franchise agreement by Time

                        Warner; providing record copies of all executed documents for file by the County.

 

2.         Party of the second part (County) agrees to:

 

a.                  Provide notes from the public hearings and provide a meeting place for the general sessions and to reimburse

            party of the first part (Piedmont Triad Council of Governments) $6000.00.

 

            b.         Provide sufficient legal representation to approve documents noted in 1 above as to legal form prior to adoption.

 

3.         Either party may terminate this contract for any reason, or for no reason, upon thirty- (30) day’s written notice to the

            other party.  If Piedmont Triad Council of Governments terminates the Contract, County will owe no monies.  If County

            terminates the contract, County will owe Piedmont Triad Council of Governments any monies due.

 

In Witness whereof, the party of the first part and party of the second part have entered into this contract, in duplicate originals, on the date set forth above.

 

 

For the County of Stokes:                                   For Piedmont Triad Council of Governments:

 

 

By:_______________________________(Seal)     By:______________________________(Seal)

 Title:                                                                                       Title: Executive Director

 


Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve
a motion to approve the contract between Piedmont Council of Governments and Stokes County for the renegotiations of the cable franchises in the County. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY -SALE OF CHERRY PARK

 

\Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall submitted an offer from Mr. Mike Fulp to purchase Cherry Park (14.197) acres from Stokes County for the amount of $24,000.00

 

County Manager Rick Morris noted that Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin had previously recused themselves from any activity associated with Cherry Park.

 

Mr. Stovall noted that after a motion has been approved by the Board of Commissioners to accept this offer, an advertisement will be placed in the Stokes News for ten (10) days for upset bids.  Mr. Stovall concluded that the lowest acceptable offer will be

$25,250 (10% of the 1st $1,000. plus 5% of the remaining offer amount) and if no one has upset the most current offer, the Board will make the final decision to sell the property.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to accept this bid of $24,000 so that the upset bid procession can begin according to NCGS 153A-176 and 160A-269.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to accept this bid of $24,000 so that the upset bid process can begin according to NCGS 153A-176 and 160A-269. 

 

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

 

Joe Turpin being recused from voting on any matter associated with Cherry Park.

 

Chairman McHugh noted that Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin abstained from voting after requesting at a previous meeting to abstain from voting on any matters related to Cherry Park and being given permission by a vote of the

County Commissioners.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-DSS-RECLASSIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT AGENT I POSITION

 

DSS Director Jan Spencer and Child Support Supervisor Lynn Whitaker requested the Board’s approval to reclassify an existing Child Support Agent I to a Child Support Agent II.

 

Ms. Spencer informed the Board that DSS had been informed in August 2003 that in the fiscal year of 2001/02, the County received more incentive (estimated $11,000-County funding) than what the Child Support Program actually cost.  The overage must be reinvested in the County’s Child Support Program.  Ms. Spencer has outlined a plan that has been approved by the State for implementations to utilize the extra incentive funding.  A Child Support Agent I cannot participate in court cases.   This extra incentive funding must be reinvested by September 2004.  The reclassification of the Child Support Agent can be used yearly to invest any additional incentive funding.

 

County Attorney Jonathan Jordan stated that this reclassification would utilize time spent in court more wisely.  This could possibly reduce 20 to 25% of the time spent in court by the county attorney and DSS workers.  Attorney Jordan noted that he fully supports this reclassified in order to expedite time in the courtroom.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the request from DSS to reclassify the Child Support Agent I currently occupied by Rebecca Hunter to a Child Support Agent II.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the request from DSS to reclassify the Child Support Agent I currently occupied by Rebecca Hunter to a Child Support Agent II. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-PROCLAMATION-CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH-APRIL 2004

 

Chairman McHugh presented and read aloud the proposed Child Abuse Prevention Month –Proclamation 2004 for the Board’s consideration.

 

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
PROCLAMATION

                                 2004

 

Whereas, the abuse of even one child is intolerable and finding solutions depends on involvement by many different people throughout the community; and

 

Whereas, there are approximately five million reports of child abuse and neglect in this country each year; and

 

Whereas, there are approximately 107,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in North Carolina each year; and

 

Whereas, there were 710 reports of child abuse or neglect in Stokes County in 2003; and

 

Whereas, 26 children reportedly were victims of child abuse homicide in North Carolina during the year 2002; and

 

Whereas, the effects of child abuse can be damaging for a lifetime and are felt by whole communities; and

 

Whereas, effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnerships created among religious and civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, social services agencies, schools, and the business community;

 

Whereas, all citizens should become more aware of the negative effects of child abuse and its prevention within the community, and become involved in supporting parents as they raise their children in a safe and nurturing environment;

 

Now, Therefore, We, the Board of the Stokes County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Stokes County, North Carolina and call upon all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities, and businesses to increase their participation in efforts to prevent child abuse, and urge them to become increasingly supportive of parents and strong families.

 

            Adopted this 12th day of April 2004.

                                                                                    ________________________________

                                                                                                Sandy McHugh, Chairman

 

            __________________________________

            Darlene Bullins

            Clerk to the Board       

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Child Abuse Prevention Month –Proclamation 2004.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the Proclamation-Child Abuse Prevention Month 2004. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-ADMINISTRATION-PROPOSED SUMMER INTERNSHIP

 

County Manager Rick Morris requested the Board’s approval to test and evaluate an internship program administered by Appalachian State University-Master of Public Administration Program during the upcoming summer months.

 

Manager Morris noted that the intern would carry out projects as assigned by the County Manager during a 12-week program at a cost of $5000- no benefits.  Manager Morris concluded that this internship could possibly develop a relationship with that

department and faculty that could be beneficial down the road.  Funding could possibly come from either Administration and/or Governing Body- only needs half of funding for this fiscal year.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to proceed with the internship program of the County Manager’s design through Appalachian State University-Master of Public Administration Program.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the motion to proceed with the internship program of the County Manager’s design through Appalachian State University-Master of Public Administration Program. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SOLID WASTE – CITY OF WINSTON SALEM/ FORSYTH COUNTY -CONTRACTUAL SERVICES-SOLID WASTE FEES

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented a contract revision concerning the Contractual Services for Solid Waste Fees with the City-County Utility Commission, a joint agency established by the City of Winston Salem and Forsyth County.  Currently, the

County is under a 20- year contract (10 years into the original agreement) with the City-County Utility Commission to deliver solid waste to the Hanes Mill Landfill.

 

The Commission proposed a modification to reduce the rate per ton.  Currently, the County pays $33 per ton.  The modification to the contract would reduce the price per ton to $27 with the condition that the hauler disposes of at least 700 tons of solid waste at the Landfill with a calendar month.  The Hauler (Stokes County) must qualify for this Special Rate of Tipping Fee each calendar month that the contract is in effect.

 

County Manager Morris concluded that if the County does not meet the required tonnage of solid waste, the fee per ton remains at the original fee of $33.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the Special Rate Disposal Agreement with the City- County Utility Commission.

             

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the Special Rate Disposal Agreement with the City-County Utility Commission.  \

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

(Signed copy of contract maintained in County Attorney and Clerk’s office.)

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY- COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING-PLANNING – RESCHEDULING OF JUNE MEETING

 

Chairman McHugh presented a request to reschedule the scheduled June Commissioners’ Planning meeting to Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 7:00 pm.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to reschedule the June Commissioners’ Planning meeting to Tuesday, May 4th.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the motion to reschedule the June Commissioners’ Planning meeting to Tuesday, May 4th.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY –CLOSED SESSION

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to enter closed session to discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the County pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(4).

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board returned to the regular session of the April 12th meeting.

 

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

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene Bullins                                                            Sandy McHugh

Clerk to the Board                                                        Chairman