STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ) OFFICE
OF THE COMMISSIONERS ) STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT COUNTY OF STOKES ) DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA ) JUNE 17, 2004
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ) OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS
) STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT
COUNTY OF STOKES ) DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA
) JUNE 17, 2004
The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met for scheduled budget work session for the proposed Fiscal Year 2004/05 County Budget in the Council Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building, located in Danbury, North Carolina, on Thursday, June 17, 2004, at 6:00 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
Others in Attendance:
Finance Director Julia Edwards
Assistant Finance Director Lisa Lankford
Mr. Jack Veit - Stokes Intern
Chairman McHugh called the budget session to order.
County Manager Rick Morris delivered the invocation.
Chairman McHugh opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC)
Jack Moore – Juvenile Services
Clyde Stewart – Surry/Stokes Friends of Youth
Bert Wood – Step One
Robin Testerman – Scan
Mr. Moore presented a brief overview of the services provided by the funding administered through the JCPC. Mr. Wood also commented on the need of the services provided by the funding and the cost of $51,000 a year for a youth to stay in a training facility.
County Manager presented information concerning surrounding counties and similar counties compared to reclassifications and salary classification schedule.
Chief Animal Control Officer Sarah Shumate
Chief Animal Control Officer Shumate noted the following areas in the proposed Animal Control Budget:
Vehicles – 4 wheel drive in this year’s budget and one in next year (debt service)
Training – Cruelty Investigator for entire staff/state convention
Replacement of roof – damaged by wind (deductible in budget)
Separation of travel and training this year’s budget
Vaccinations as a possible revenue item
Possible spay and neuter program for the future
Reclassification of Animal Control Attendant to Deputy Animal Control Officer
Reclassification Animal Control Officer II
Reclassification Deputy Chief Animal Control Officer
Adoption Fees and Procedures
Veterinarian Contractual Services for court cases
Forest Ranger Mr. Michael Pell
Mr. Pell explained the forestry services provided to citizens of Stokes County.
Arts Council Director Eddy McGee
Director McGee noted the following areas in the proposed Arts Council Budget:
Upcoming Events for Fund Raising- Fund Drive ,Seven Island Bridge Portrait Raffle, Fund Drive, Stokes Stomp (Rubber Duck Regatta, Canoe/Kayak Race, Auditions for “Outdoor Channel”), Wonderful Adventures of Brer Rabbit children’s plays, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle, Fall Motorcycle Ride for the Arts.
Other upcoming events – NC School of the Arts Summer Concert Series, Stokes
Veterans Photography Exhibit, Public Art Classes at the Park, Patriot Day
Upcoming Website – estimated to be finished in July
Corporation Sponsorship Participation
Possibility returning the Living Storybook
Working with Walnut Cove Events Committee
Reorganization of Arts Council Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Mabe moved to adjourn the budget work session.
Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
Darlene Bullins Sandy McHugh
Clerk to the Board Chairman