STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                 )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                             )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    JUNE 28, 2004

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in regular session in the Council Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building), located in Danbury, North Carolina, on Monday, June 28, 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

 

                                    Mr. Jack Veit – Stokes Intern

 

Chairman McHugh called the meeting to order.

           

County Attorney Jonathan Jordan 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 June 4th, June 7th, June 8th, June 9th, June 10th, June 14th, June 16th, June 17th, and June 18th meetings.

           

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the minutes of the June 4th, June 7th, June 8th, June 9th, June 10th, June 14th, June 16th, June 17th, and June 18th meetings.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

The following individuals spoke during public comments:

 

Dennis Long

Double Creek Fire Department

1352 Gravitte Road

Pilot Mountain, NC  27041

RE:  Fire Marshal

 

Mr. Long spoke in favor of the proposed response unit in the Fire Marshal’s proposed budget. Mr. Long also spoke concerning the need of such a unit in the County.

 

Phil Sutphin

Westfield Volunteer Fire Dept.

Westfield, NC  27053

Re:  Fire Marshal

 

Mr. Sutphin spoke in favor of the proposed response unit in the Fire Marshal’s proposed budget.  Mr. Sutphin also spoke on the lack of daytime volunteers and the support given by the Fire Marshal’s office to local Volunteer Fire Departments.

 

Billy Darrell Moorefield- Rescue Chief

Northeast Stokes Vol. Fire Dept.

Re:  Fire Marshal

 

Mr. Moorefield (representing fire chief) spoke in favor of the proposed response unit in the Fire Marshal’s proposed Budget. Mr. Moorefield also spoke on the need for daytime manpower to help fight fires.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –ADOPTION OF FISCAL YEAR 2004/05 COUNTY BUDGET

 

Chairman McHugh requested comments from the Board concerning the Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2004/05 County Budget.           

 

Commissioner Inman discussed the pros and cons concerning the response unit,  and the request for an Assistant Fire Marshal position in the Fire Marshal’s requested proposed budget.  

 

Commissioner Inman stated support for the request for the Assistant Fire Marshal’s position.

 

Commissioner Mabe also discussed the pros and cons concerning the response unit, and request for an Assistant Fire Marshal position proposed in the Fire Marshal’s proposed budget. 

 

Commissioner Mabe also stated support for the request for the Assistant Fire Marshal’s position.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin had no comments.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin had no comments.

 

Chairman McHugh stated support for the Assistant Fire Marshal’s position in the Fire Marshal’s proposed budget.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to appropriate funding for the Assistant Fire Marshal position with related equipment/truck, appropriate an additional $6000 to YVEDDI for Headstart, reclassify Register of Deeds from grade (83) to grade (80) at the Register of Deeds’ request, reclassify Office Support IV (59) to Administrative Assistant (63) Health Department, and reclassify Public Works Director from grade (77) to grade (79). 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried (3-2) with Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin voting against the motion.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to adopt the amended fiscal year 2004/05 County Budget.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to adopt the amended fiscal year 2004/05 County Budget. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried (3-2) with Vice Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner Joe Turpin voting against the motion.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – 17B JUDICIAL DISTRICT RESOURCE CENTER – PROPOSED PRE-TRIAL PROGRAM

 

DRC Director Tony Hill presented information concerning the proposed Pre-Trial Release Program, which would help to alleviate local jail overcrowding and decrease the cost of incarceration to the County by providing non-incarcerated daily monitoring of eligible defendants awaiting trial.   Director Hill stated that the average cost of local jail incarceration based on the State’s study is currently $45 per inmate/$1350 per month/$16,425 per year not including medical costs. The proposed Pre-Trial Program has been recommended by the Stokes County Criminal Justice Council.

 

DRC Director Hill requested the Board’s approval to implement the Pre-Trial Release Program on July 1, 2004.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the proposed Pre-Trial Release Program to be administered and implemented July 1, 2004 by DRC.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the proposed Pre-Trial Release Program to be administered and implemented July 1, 2004 by DRC. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SENIOR SERVICES- PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2004/05 TRANSPORTATION PLAN

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented information concerning the two bids (YVEDDI and JD Crews) received on Tuesday, June 22nd pertaining to Senior Services Fiscal Year 2004/05 Transportation Plan. 

 

County Manager Morris noted both bids were non-responsive and did not meet the bid requirements.

 

County Manager Morris requested the Board reject both bids and informed the Board a meeting has already been scheduled for Tuesday June 29th with both bidders for bid requirement clarification.

           

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to reject both bids which will allow the County Manager to meet with the respective bidders to work out bid requirements.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the motion to reject both bids which allow the County Manager to meet with the respective bidders to work out bid requirements.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – TAX ADMINISTRATION REPORT

 

Tax Administrator Wren Carmichael presented the Tax Administration Report. Tax Administrator Carmichael requested the following Property Tax Release Requests for Real and Personal Property totaling $373.83:

 

v      John Hamby                                          $134.94

v      Lawsonville Flower/Garden Ct                $36.85

v      Lawsonville Flower/Garden Ct                $39.85

v      Michael D Bowman                                 $129.98

v      Delmer Smith                                        $32.21

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the submitted Property Tax Release Requests for Real and Personal Property totaling $373.83.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the submitted Property Tax Release Requests for Real and Personal Property totaling $373.83.  

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Tax Administrator Carmichael noted the current collection percentage is 98.7%.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – TAX ADMINISTRATION – REVIEW OF 2005 REVALUATION

 

The following Tax Administration employees presented an overview of the upcoming 2005 Revaluation:

 

            Danny Nelson – Real Property Appraiser Tech II

            Richard Brim – Real Property Appraiser II

            April Hicks -  Real Property Appraiser I

            Sarah McHugh – Part time Revaluation Clerk

 

The following items were discussed during the slide presentation:

 

§         Purpose of a Revaluation

§         Goal of the Stokes Tax Department

§         Four year Revaluation Cycle

§         Revaluation Process

§         Land Value Base Rates

§         Depreciation Rates

§         Stokes County Parcels

§         In House Revaluation

§         Qualified Sales

§         Establishment of Neighborhood Land Base Rates

§         Adjustments to Land Value

§         Mass Appraisal

 

Following the presentation, questions were answered by the Tax Administration Staff.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-FINANCE-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #146

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #146 which is necessary to amend the General Fund for appropriation and transfer funds to departments for the remainder of the fiscal year.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

See attachment below

 

$82,235.00

 

$154,722.00

 

 

 

 

 $82,235.00

 

$154,722.00

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

 

Account

 

 

 

 

Number

 

 Decrease

 

 Increase

 

Governing Body

 

 

 

100.4110.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $          6,000.00

100.4110.090

Social Security

 $            550.00

 

 

100.4110.091

Medicare Tax

 $            100.00

 

 

 

 Administration

 

 

 

00.4120.000

 Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $              90.00

100.4120.310

 Travel

 $          1,090.00

 

 

100.4120.320

 Telephone & Postage

 $            700.00

 

 

100.4120.370

 Advertising

 

 

 $          1,700.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Finance

 

 

 

100.4130.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            300.00

100.4130.180

Professional Services

 

 

 $            360.00

100.4130.310

Travel

 $            300.00

 

 

100.4130.320

Telephone & Postage

 $            200.00

 

 

100.4130.370

Advertising

 $            160.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Administration

 

 

 

100.4140.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          2,000.00

 

 

100.4140.310

Travel

 

 

 $            350.00

100.4140.311

Training

 $            700.00

 

 

100.4140.320

Telephone & Postage

 

 

 $          6,000.00

100.4140.390

Tax Refunds and Tax Settlement

 

 

 $            300.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mapping/GIS

 

 

 

100.4141.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            300.00

100.4141.090

Social Security

 $              45.00

 

 

100.4141.091

Medicare Tax

 $              30.00

 

 

100.4141.260

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 $            200.00

100.4141.340

Printing

 $            200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal

 

 

 

100.4150.320

Telephone & Postage

 $            100.00

 

 

100.4150.490

Dues & Subscriptions

 

 

 $            100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elections

 

 

 

100.4170.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $              75.00

100.4170.020

Salaries & Wages Part Time

 $            575.00

 

 

100.4170.370

Advertising

 

 

 $            500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Deeds

 

 

 

100.4180.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $          1,400.00

100.4180.020

Salaries & Wages Part Time

 $            350.00

 

 

100.4180.090

Social Security

 $              25.00

 

 

100.4180.091

Medicare Tax

 $              25.00

 

 

100.4180.320

Telephone & Postage

 $          1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Buildings

 

 

 

100.4190.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          6,500.00

 

 

100.4190.090

Social Security

 $            600.00

 

 

100.4190.091

Medicare Tax

 $            100.00

 

 

100.4190.100

Retirement

 $            500.00

 

 

100.4190.250

Auto Supplies

 

 

 $            350.00

100.4190.260

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 $          3,500.00

100.4190.310

Travel

 $            150.00

 

 

100.4190.350

Maint. & Repairs Equipment

 

 

 $          4,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Systems

 

 

 

100.4210.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $          4,800.00

100.4210.100

Retirement

 $                5.00

 

 

100.4210.101

401K

 

 

 $                5.00

100.4210.310

Training

 $            275.00

 

 

100.4210.511

Equipment Non Capitalized

 

 

 $            275.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance

 

 

 

100.4250.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            100.00

100.4250.090

Social Security

 $              25.00

 

 

100.4250.100

Retirement

 $              45.00

 

 

100.4250.340

Printing

 

 

 $              50.00

100.4250.430

Rental of Equipment

 

 

 $              50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff's Department

 

 

 

100.4310.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $          6,000.00

100.4310.090

Social Security

 

 

 $            160.00

100.4310.091

Medicare Tax

 $            100.00

 

 

100.4310.100

Retirement

 $            500.00

 

 

100.4310.101

401K 1%

 

 

 $              25.00

100.4310.102

401K 5%

 $            400.00

 

 

100.4310.310

Travel

 

 

 $            700.00

100.4310.351

Maint. & Repairs Auto

 

 

 $          5,852.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jail

 

 

 

100.4320.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $        12,000.00

100.4320.020

Salaries & Wages Part Time

 

 

 $          3,000.00

100.4320.030

Salaries & Wages Contract Pay

 $          1,000.00

 

 

100.4320.090

Social Security

 

 

 $            550.00

100.4320.091

Medicare Tax

 

 

 $              50.00

100.4320.100

Retirement

 

 

 $            700.00

100.4320.250

Auto Supplies

 $            300.00

 

 

100.4320.320

Telephone & Postage

 

 

 $          1,000.00

100.4320.330

Utilities

 

 

 $            800.00

100.4320.390

Misc. Expense Board of Prisoners

 

 

 $        10,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Resource Center

 

 

 

100.4321.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            100.00

100.4321.090

Social Security

 $              55.00

 

 

100.4321.091

Medicare Tax

 $              75.00

 

 

100.4321.100

Retirement

 

 

 $              30.00

100.4321.101

401K

 

 

 $              30.00

100.4321.250

Auto Supplies

 

 

 $            300.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Communications

 

 

 

100.4325.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          3,000.00

 

 

100.4325.020

Salaries & Wages Part Time

 $        11,000.00

 

 

100.4325.090

Social Security

 $          1,000.00

 

 

100.4325.091

Medicare Tax

 $            250.00

 

 

100.4325.100

Retirement

 $            150.00

 

 

100.4325.101

401K

 $            200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Management

 

 

 

100.4330.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            200.00

100.4330.020

Salaries & Wages Part Time

 $            200.00

 

 

100.4330.320

Telephone & Postage

 $            200.00

 

 

100.4330.340

Printing

 

 

 $            200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire & Rescue

 

 

 

100.4340.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            150.00

100.4340.250

Auto Supplies

 

 

 $            150.00

100.4340.320

Telephone & Postage

 

 

 $            150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Services

 

 

 

100.4370.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          5,000.00

 

 

100.4370.020

Salaries & Wages Part Time

 

 

 $          5,000.00

100.4370.090

Social Security

 $          1,800.00

 

 

100.4370.091

Medicare Tax

 $            400.00

 

 

100.4370.100

Retirement

 $          1,500.00

 

 

100.4370.101

401K

 $            300.00

 

 

100.4370.250

Auto Supplies

 

 

 $          3,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Control

 

 

 

100.4380.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            225.00

100.4380.090

Social Security

 

 

 $                5.00

100.4380.091

Medicare Tax

 $                5.00

 

 

100.4380.352

Maint. & Repairs Buildings

 $            380.00

 

 

100.4380.430

Rental of Equipment

 

 

 $              30.00

100.4380.491

Uniform Rental

 

 

 $            125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid Waste

 

 

 

100.4720.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            350.00

100.4720.090

Social Security

 $            100.00

 

 

100.4720.100

Retirement

 

 

 $              10.00

100.4720.101

401K

 $              70.00

 

 

100.4720.250

Auto Supplies

 

 

 $          5,000.00

100.4720.350

Maint. & Repairs Equipment

 

 

 $          6,600.00

100.4720.440

Misc. Contractual Services

 

 

 $        35,000.00

100.4720.491

Uniform Rental

 

 

 $            200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning

 

 

 

100.4910.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            550.00

100.4910.310

Travel

 $            500.00

 

 

100.4910.260

Departmental Supplies

 $              50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Development

 

 

 

100.4920.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            100.00

100.4920.310

Travel

 $            100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Resources

 

 

 

100.4960.260

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 $            100.00

100.4960.351

Maint. & Repairs Auto

 

 

 $            150.00

100.4960.440

Misc. Contractual Services

 $            250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.4961.490

U S Forestry Services

 

 

 $          2,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

100.5100.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          8,500.00

 

 

100.5100.250

Auto Supplies

 

 

 $            500.00

100.5100.261

Office Supplies

 

 

 $          2,000.00

100.5100.320

Telephone & Postage

 

 

 $          3,000.00

100.5100.351

Maint. & Repairs Auto

 

 

 $          2,000.00

100.5100.511

Equipment Non Capitalized

 

 

 $          1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Health

 

 

 

100.5190.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          8,000.00

 

 

100.5190.180

Professional Services

 

 

 $          8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Services

 

 

 

100.5310.000

Salaries & Wages

 $        16,500.00

 

 

100.5310.000

Professional Serv.-SSBG Level II State

 

 

 $          4,000.00

100.5310.340

Printing

 

 

 $          2,500.00

 

Veteran Services

 

 

 

100.5820.000

Salaries & Wages

 

 

 $            125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Services

 

 

 

100.5860.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          1,500.00

 

 

100.5860.250

Auto Supplies

 

 

 $            200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Council

 

 

 

100.6150.000

Salaries & Wages

 $          2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $        82,235.00

 

 $      154,722.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $72,487.00 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

100.3301.410

 

Federal Inmate Reimbursement

 

 

 

     $15,000.00

100.3839.850

 

Insurance Claims

 

 

 

$12,378.00

100.3991.000

 

Fund Balance Appropriated

 

 

 

$45,109.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$72,487.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #146. 

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment  #146. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #147

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #147 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to training funds for Terrorism to Capital Reserve Fund and to appropriate these funds in Capital Reserve Fund.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

General Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

 

100.4310.311

 

Training

 

    $7,250.00

 

 

100.9820.961

 

Transfer to Capital Reserve

 

   

 

$7,250.00

 

 

 

 

   $7,250.00

 

$7,250.00

 

 

Capital Reserve Fund

 

 

 

 

201.4310.001

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

$7,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$7,250.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $7,250.00 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

 

 

Capital Reserve Fund

 

 

 

 

201.3981.000

 

Transfer to Capital Reserve

 

   

 

$7,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$7,250.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #147.

           

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #147. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –PLANNING-SCATTERED SITE HOUSING-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #148

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #148 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer for Equipment from the Scattered Site Housing Projects.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Scattered Site Housing

 

 

 

 

203.4910.440

 

Misc. Contractual Services

 

   $3,750.00

 

 

203.4910.511

 

Equipment-Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$3,750.00

 

 

 

 

   $3,750.00

 

$3,750.00

 

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 #148.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #148.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #149

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #149 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate Grants Funds for an Economic Development Project related to Luwa Inc.  Grant Funds were received July 3, 2002.   The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Economic Development

 

 

 

 

100.4920.440

 

Misc. Contractual Services

 

 

 

$10,000.00

 

 

 

 

     

 

$10,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $10,000.00 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 Appropriation

 

 

 

$10,000.00

 

 

 

 

     

 

$10,000.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #149.

           

Commissioner Inman moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #149.

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-VEHICLE MAINTENANCE-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #150

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #150 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds for the Purchase of radios from equipment non capitalized and un-appropriate funds budgeted twice.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance

 

 

 

 

100.4250.530

 

Equipment

 

 $10,000.00

 

 

100.4250.511

 

Equipment –Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$10,000.00

100.5830.690

 

Stokes Friends of Youth

 

   $2,171.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $12,171.00    

 

$10,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $2,171.00 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

 

 $2,171.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $2,171.00    

 

$10,000.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #150.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #150.

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-JAIL-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #151

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #151 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds for

 

medical expenses for inmate at Jail.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Jail

 

 

 

 

100.4320.440

 

Misc. Contractual Services

 

 

 

$60,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$60,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $60,000.00 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

 

 

 

$60,000.00

 

 

 

 

     

 

$60,000.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #151.

           

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #151.

 

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

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-SOCIAL SERVICES-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #152

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #152 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds from Special Adoption funds to salaries and wages for MAPP pay.  These Special Adoption funds must be spent by June 30, 2004.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Social Services

 

 

 

 

100.5310.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

 

$285.00

 

 

Public Assistance

 

 

 

 

100.5470.003

 

Special Adoption Funds

 

   $285.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

   $285.00    

 

$285.00

 

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 #152.

           

Commissioner Inman moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #152.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-STOKES COUNTY PLANNING BOARD-RE-APPOINTMENTS

 

Chairman McHugh presented the names of Lewis Wood (Danbury Township)and Patrick Flinchum (Meadows Township) who were nominated for re-appointment to a 3-year term to the Stokes County Planning Board at the June 14, 2004 meeting.  There were no further nominations.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to re-appointment Lewis Wood (Danbury Township) and Patrick Flinchum (Meadows Township) to a 3-year term to the Stokes County Planning Board.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to re-appointment Lewis Wood (Danbury Township) and Patrick Flinchum (Meadows Township) to a 3-year term to the Stokes County Planning Board. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – ADMINISTRATION – TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins presented a tuition reimbursement request from Mr. Fred Lawson, EMT Paramedic, in the amount of $142.00 and Mr. Douglas Bullins, EMS Shift Supervisor in the amount of $250 according to Stokes County Personnel Handbook – Section 9, Page #18.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the tuition reimbursement requests for Mr. Fred Lawson in the amount of $142.00 and Mr. Douglas Bullins in the amount of $250.00.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the tuition reimbursement for requests for Mr. Fred Lawson in the amount of $142.00 and Mr. Douglas Bullins in the amount of $250.00.

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY-PROPOSED EXPANSION –J.R. JONES MEDICAL CENTER

County Manager Rick Morris presented information from Co-Administrator Lance Labine, Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital, indicating plans to expand services to the citizens of Stokes County by adding a CT Scanner at the Dr. J.R. Medical Center in King.  This would require an addition of approximately 600 sq. ft. be added to the North end

of the existing facility.  Estimated cost of $125,000 for the addition would be completely funded by Stokes Memorial Hospital.

 

County Manager presented a draft letter responding to the proposed addition to the Dr. J.R. Jones Medical Center.  The letter addressed that the new addition will become a permanent part of the Dr. J.R. Jones Medical Center Complex and would be covered under the terms and conditions of the current lease agreement.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the County Manager’s response for the addition to the Dr. J.R. Jones Medical Center. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the County Manager’s response for the addition to the Dr. J.R. Jones Medical Center. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY– ADOPTION OF BUDGET ORDINANCE

 

Chairman McHugh presented the following Fiscal Year 2004/05 Budget Ordinance to the Board for adoption:

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX A

 

 

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina:

 

 

 

 

SECTION I.  The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the General Fund for the operation of the

County Government and its activities for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005

in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established for this County:

 

 

 

 

100.4110.000

 

Governing Body

 $            616,818.00

100.4111.491

 

Health Insurance

                            -  

100.4120.000

 

Administration

               152,290.00

100.4130.000

 

Finance

               280,264.00

100.4131.000

 

Purchasing

                62,383.00

100.4140.000

 

Tax Administration

               426,200.00

100.4141.000

 

Mapping/GIS

               222,158.00

100.4150.000

 

Legal

               116,030.00

100.4160.000

 

Superior Court

                52,330.00

100.4170.000

 

Elections

               126,709.00

100.4180.000

 

Register of Deeds

               216,991.00

100.4910.000

 

Public Buildings

               811,337.00

100.4210.000

 

Information Sys.

               220,771.00

100.4250.000

 

Vehicle Maint.

               167,466.00

100.4310.000

 

Sheriff's Dept.

            2,096,389.00

100.4320.000

 

Jail

            1,171,843.00

100.4321.000

 

District Resource Center

               119,842.00

100.4325.000

 

Emer. Commun.

               474,773.00

100.4330.000

 

Emer. Mgt.

               128,914.00

100.4340.000

 

Fire & Rescue

               223,971.00

100.4360.000

 

Medical Examiner

                10,000.00

100.4370.000

 

EMS

            1,745,895.00

100.4380.000

 

Animal Control

               154,868.00

100.4720.000

 

Solid Waste Coll

            1,087,551.00

100.4910.000

 

Planning & Insp.

               311,205.00

100.4920.000

 

Econ. Deve.

               136,681.00

100.4950.000

 

Coop. Ext.

               152,617.00

100.4960.000

 

Natural Resources

               107,216.00

100.5100.000

 

Family Health Center

            1,282,578.00

100.5190.000

 

Home Health

               619,240.00

100.5191.000

 

King Clinic

                            -  

100.5192.000

 

Environmental Health

               256,115.00

100.5200.000

 

Mental Health

               398,820.00

100.5310.000

 

Social Services

            2,658,543.00

100.5410.000

 

Public Assistance

            1,211,502.00

100.5450.000

 

Medicaid

            1,707,000.00

100.5820.000

 

Veteran Svcs.

                17,803.00

100.5840.000

 

Aid to Blind

                  8,500.00

100.5850.000

 

Child Daycare

            1,475,460.00

100.5860.000

 

Senior Services

               493,253.00

100.5911.000

 

School -- Curr. Exp.

            8,473,321.00

100.5912.000

 

School -- Cap. Out.

            2,006,151.00

100.5920.000

 

Forsyth Tech

                  1,700.00

100.6110.000

 

Libraries

               375,164.00

100.6121.000

 

Parks

                  6,887.00

100.6130.000

 

Recreation

                77,580.00

100.6150.000

 

Arts Council

                76,448.00

 

 

Special Approp.

               284,618.00

100.9100.000

 

Debt Service

            3,087,386.00

100.9820.960

 

Capital Reserve

               104,000.00

100.9820.982

 

Revaluation Fund

               112,748.00

100.9820.984

 

Transfer SRMH

               411,318.00

100.9820.985

 

Transfer to Senior Center

                32,938.00

100.9910.000

 

Contingency

               220,000.00

 

 

 

  

 

 

TOTAL

 $       36,792,585.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION II.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the General Fund in the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ad Valorem Taxes

 $       16,523,697.00

 

 

Other Taxes & Licenses

            7,173,200.00

 

 

Unrestricted Intergovernmental Revenues

               164,000.00

 

 

Restricted Intergovernmental Revenues

          11,265,814.00

 

 

Permits and Fees

               558,400.00

 

 

Sales and Services

               528,560.00

 

 

Investment Earnings

                65,000.00

 

 

Miscellaneous

               151,900.00

 

 

Transfers

                37,000.00

 

 

Fund Balance

               325,014.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $       36,792,585.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION III.  The appropriation to the Board of Education's expense account shall be allocated from the

General Fund as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools- Current Expense

 $         8,473,321.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $         8,473,321.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION IV.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Board of Education's

current expense account for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriated from General Fund

 $         8,473,321.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $         8,473,321.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION V.  The appropriation to the Board of Education's Capital Outlay account shall be allocated

from the General Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriated from General Fund

 $         2,006,151.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $         2,006,151.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION VI.  It is estimated that following revenues will be available for the Board of Education's

Capital Outlay account for this fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approp. from B.O.E. 1/2 Cent Sales Tax(40)

 $            120,808.00

 

 

Approp. from B.O.E. 1/2 Cent Sales Tax(42)

            1,134,151.00

 

 

Capital Reserve

                            -  

 

 

Public School Capital Fund-Adm

               662,422.00

 

 

State Bond Funds

                88,770.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $         2,006,151.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION VII.  The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the Capital Reserve Fund for the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E911 Fund

 $              30,000.00

 

 

Mapping

                10,000.00

 

 

Public Buildings -Paving Funds

                20,000.00

 

 

Animal Control

                  5,000.00

 

 

Technology

                  7,000.00

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance

                52,000.00

 

 

Environmental Health

                  5,000.00

 

 

Planning

                  5,000.00

 

 

Transfer to General Fund

                  7,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            141,000.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION VIII.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Capital Reserve Fund

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriated from General Fund

 $            104,000.00

 

 

Transfer from E911 Fund

                30,000.00

 

 

Technology

                  7,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            141,000.00

SECTION IX.  The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the Revaluation Fund for the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to General Fund

 $            112,748.00

 

 

Fund Balance

                46,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            158,748.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION X.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Revaluation Fund

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

 $              85,502.00

 

 

Salaries & Wages-Overtime

                            -  

 

 

Salaries & Wages-Part Time

                14,000.00

 

 

Social Security

                  6,169.00

 

 

Medicare Tax

                  1,443.00

 

 

Retirement

                  4,198.00

 

 

401k County Match

                     855.00

 

 

Group Insurance

                  9,972.00

 

 

Dental Insurance

                     459.00

 

 

Postage

                15,000.00

 

 

Printing

                  1,500.00

 

 

Maint. & Repairs Auto

                     500.00

 

 

Misc. Contractual Services

                  6,000.00

 

 

Auto Supplies

                  2,450.00

 

 

Departmental Supplies

                  5,700.00

 

 

Travel

                     500.00

 

 

Training

                  2,000.00

 

 

Advertising

                  1,500.00

 

 

Dues & Subscriptions

                  1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            158,748.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION XI.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Regional Sewer Fund for

fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sewer Fees

 $            140,000.00

 

 

Fund Balance

                28,025.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            168,025.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION XII.  The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the Regional Sewer Fund for the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone

 $               1,575.00

 

 

Utilities

                11,075.00

 

 

Travel

                  1,200.00

 

 

M&R Equipment

                  5,000.00

 

 

Miscellaneous Contractual Services

                30,000.00

 

 

Miscellaneous Expense

                  5,800.00

 

 

Depreciation Expense

                            -  

 

 

Principal

                79,425.00

 

 

Interest

                28,950.00

 

 

Transfer to General Fund

                  5,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            168,025.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION XIII.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Stokes-Reynolds Revenue

Bond Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital Lease Payment

 $                    12.00

 

 

Transfer from General Fund

               411,318.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            411,330.00

 

SECTION XIV.  The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the Stokes-Reynolds Revenue Bond Fund

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital Operations

 $            200,000.00

 

 

Hospital Revenue Bond-Principal

               185,000.00

 

 

Hospital Revenue Bond-Interest

                26,330.00

 

 

TOTAL

 $            411,330.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION XV.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Enhanced 911 Fund for

the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-911 Charges

 $            150,000.00

 

 

Wireless 911 Fees

 $              72,670.00

 

 

Interest

                  3,000.00

 

 

Fund Balance

               137,085.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            362,755.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION XVI.  The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the Enhanced 911 Fund for the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

 $              24,475.00

 

 

M&R to Equipment

               116,840.00

 

 

Telephone

               106,370.00

 

 

Principle-Debt Payment

                68,035.00

 

 

Interest-Debt Payment

                17,035.00

 

 

Transfer to Capital Reserve

                30,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $            362,755.00

 

 

 

 

SECTION XVII.  It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Grant Fund for

the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $                         -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $                         -  

 

 

 

 

SECTION XVIII.  The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the Grant Fund for the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Contractual Services

 $                         -