STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                 )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                              )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    OCTOBER 11, 2004

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in regular session at the King Public Library located in King, North Carolina, on Monday, October 11, 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.

           

 Commissioner Inman 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.

 

WELCOME

 

Ms. Kay Phillips, Chairman-King Public Library Board of Directors, welcomed the Board of Commissioners the to King Public Library.  Ms. Phillips expressed gratitude to the Board for listening to the needs of the libraries.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY-APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve or amend the minutes of the September 27th meeting.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the minutes of the September 27th meeting.   

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

There were no public comments.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – HEALTH DEPARTMENT -PROPOSED ADDITIONAL SCHOOL NURSES 

 

Ms. Erma Perkins, PHN II Nursing Supervisor, presented an overview of the proposed request for two additional school nurse positions.  (Interim Health Director Rebecca Warren was unable to attend the meeting)

 

Ms. Perkins noted that the NC General Assembly appropriated funding for the School Nurse Initiative.  The Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Public Health allocated these funds to NC Health Departments to work with Local Education Authorities to provide additional school nurses.

 

Stokes Family Health Center was allocated the following:

 

q       One permanently funded position

q       One position funded for only two years.

 

The Stokes County Board of Health approved these positions at their Aug. 18, 2004 meeting. 

 

Ms. Perkins concluded with a request from the Health Department for the additional two (2) PHN I positions to be added to the Organizational Chart for the purpose of hiring two school nurses. (The funded allocation will pay all salaries, fringes, medical supplies, training, and equipment- no local dollars will be required)

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve or deny the request for two (2) PHN I Nurses for the Health Department for School Nurses with funding to be allocated by the State-(no local dollars).

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the motion to add these two (2) PHN I Nurses to the Organization Chart for the Health Department. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – ADMINISTRATION – PROPOSED PARK CONTRACTS – EAST WALNUT COVE PARK

 

County Manager Rick Morris informed the Board that members of the East Walnut Cove Park Board were unable to attend the meeting and would like to postpone the agenda item until the October 25th meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – ADMINISTRATION – PROPOSED MERIT PROGRAM

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented the following overview detailing the proposed Merit Program (Special Achievement Award-SAA) for employees adopted in the fiscal year 2004/05 County budget:

 

q       Cash award in the amount ranging from $200 to $1000

q       Given to employees as an individual or a group for a one-time,

non-recurring achievement

q       Group members –minimum amount awarded to each member is $200

q       All County employees with the exception of the County Manager and

County Attorney are eligible for a Special Achievement Award

q       Awards should be given to top performers (groups or individuals)

who support their department’s goals and objectives and make

significant contributions in job performance

q       Original development of major improvements in methods, organization,

procedures, or products that result in substantial benefits or savings to

the County and/or supporting agencies

q       Demonstration of initiative and creative efforts that make important

and significant contributions to instituting best practices into County

programs and processes; or

q       Accomplishment of assigned duties in such a manner that previously

unattained records of production are achieved

q       Nominations must be approved and forwarded by the nominee’s

Department Head

q       Department Heads will only be nominated by the County Manager

q       County Manager will review and forwarded nominations to an

evaluation panel

q       Evaluation panel will consist of County Manager, Chairman of Board

of Commissioners, County Attorney, Member of Board of

Commissioners

q       Evaluation panel will review and score the award nomination package

q       Evaluation panel will make the final determination on the amount of

the award

q       Special Achievement Award to be given quarterly

 

 

Manager Morris noted that an additional comment had been received by a department head to allow a department head to nominate another department head which has been incorporated into the SAA guidelines.  An additional comment to allow department  heads to be on the evaluation panel has also been received, but not included on the SAA

guidelines.

 

The Board discussed the proposed SAA guidelines.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin requested to change the following:

 

q       SAA eligibility:  All County employees with the except of the County Manager and County Attorney are eligible for a Special Achievement Award

 

q       Change to: All County employees with the except of the County Manager, County Attorney, and the Board of County Commissioners are eligible for a Special Achievement Award

 

Manager Morris noted that was the intention of the SAA and would be added for clarification.  Also, a scoring system would be provided to the evaluation panel to be applied to each nomination to make this Special Achievement Award a fair and objective process.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to accept the Special Achievement Award Program as proposed by the County Manager and as amended by the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to accept the Special Achievement Award Program as proposed by the County Manager and as amended by the Board of County Commissioners. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded the motion.

 

The Board discussed whether to approve the Special Achievement Award Program before reviewing the scoring system.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin withdrew his motion in order to review the scoring system before adopting the Special Achievement Award Program. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin withdrew his second to the motion. 

 

County Manager Morris noted a proposed scoring system would be presented at the October 25th meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-HEALTH DEPARTMENT-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #25

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #25, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds for Grants for two (2) school health nurse positions.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

General Fund

 

 

 

 

100.5100.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

 

     $63,290.00

100.5100.090

 

Social Security

 

 

 

       $3,924.00

100.5100.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 

 

          $918.00

100.5100.100

 

Retirement

 

 

 

       $3,108.00

100.5100.101

 

401(k)

 

 

 

          $986.00

100.5100.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 

 

       $4,429 00

100.5100.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 

 

          $262.00

100.5100.180

 

Professional Services

 

 

 

       $7,000.00

100.5100.230

 

Medical Supplies

 

 

 

       $7,000.00

100.5100.261

 

Office Supplies

 

 

 

       $6,213.00

100.5100.311

 

Employee Training

 

 

 

       $1,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

       $98,630.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $98,630.00 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

100.3301.256

 

School Nurse Initiative

 

 

 

        $98,630.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$98,630.00

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #25.

           

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment  #25. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –PUBLIC BUILDINGS-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #26

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #26 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds for the purchase of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building boiler project approved for $16,563.00.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Public Buildings

 

 

 

 

100.4190.510

 

Equipment

 

 

 

$6,563.00

100.9910.000

 

Contingency

 

    $6,563.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

    $6,563.00

 

$6,563.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #26.

           

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #26. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin commented on the quick action taken by the County Manager to resolve this issue and the usefulness of hiring an outside consultant.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – RONALD WILSON REAGAN MEMORIAL BUILDING-COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

 

Chairman McHugh reiterated to those wishing to contribute for the commemorative name on the building, please contact the Clerk to the Board as soon as possible.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY/DSS – WORK FIRST PLANNING COMMITTEE – APPOINTMENTS

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to appoint the following to serve on the Work First Planning Committee: (nominated at the September 27th meeting)

 

·         Cythnia Sevier- Stokes Schools

·         Ann Fryar – East Stokes Outreach Ministry

·         Brenda Hall – Hall Oil and Propone

·         Mike Culler – King Outreach Ministry

·         Christine Hopkins– Stokes DSS Board

·         Greg Collins – Stokes Health Board

·         Sandy McHugh- Board of Commissioners

·         Howard Mabe – Board of Commissioners

·         Jan Spencer – DSS Director

·         Mike Beasley - Centerpoint

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to appoint the following to serve on the Work First Planning Committee:

 

·         Cythnia Sevier- Stokes Schools

·         Ann Fryar – East Stokes Outreach Ministry

·         Brenda Hall – Hall Oil and Propone

·         Mike Culler – King Outreach Ministry

·         Christine Hopkins– Stokes DSS Board

·         Greg Collins – Stokes Health Board

·         Sandy McHugh- Board of Commissioners

·         Howard Mabe – Board of Commissioners

·         Jan Spencer – DSS Director

·         Mike Beasley - Centerpoint

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE PROPOSED REFUNDING 1996 & 1998 GENERAL OBLIGATIONS BONDS

 

Chairman McHugh noted the following to clarify information in the Stokes News (letter to the editor)concerning the Refinancing of the 1996 & 1998 General Obligations Bonds:

 

§         Refinancing is for the same number of years

§         If approved for 1996 & 1998, saving taxpayers almost ½ million dollars

§         Fund balance as of 6-30-04, estimated $2,586,000

§         Fire Trucks have vehicle insurance if involved in a wreck

§         Funding for the purchase of Fire trucks is allocated from the

Fire Tax Fund Balance (not County Fund Balance)

with the fire districts having an accumulative fund balance

of about $400,000

 

Chairman McHugh introduced the following Resolution of the Board of Commissioner of the County of Stokes, North Carolina Making Certain Statements of Fact concerning Proposed Bond Issue:

 

A Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina Making Certain Statements of Fact Concerning Proposed Bond Issue

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners is considering the issuance of bonds of the County of Stokes, North Carolina (the “County”) which shall be for the following purposes and in the following maximum amount:

 

Not to exceed $16,000,000 of General Obligation Refunding Bonds to pay the costs of refunding in advance of their maturities (1) $4,400,000 aggregate principal amount of the County of Stokes, North Carolina School Bonds, Series 1996 maturing on and after June 1, 2007 and (2) $8,500,000 aggregate principal amount of the County of Stokes, North Carolina School Bonds, Series 1998 maturing on and after June 1, 2009.

 

WHEREAS, certain findings of fact by the Board of Commissioners must be presented to enable the Local Government Commission of the State of North Carolina to make certain determinations as set forth in Article 4 of Chapter 159 of the General Statutes, Section 52.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners meeting in open session on the 11th day of October, 2004, has made the following factual findings in regard to this matter:

 

A.         Facts Regarding Necessity of Proposed Financing.  The proposed bonds are necessary and expedient to lower debt service costs to the County.

 

B.         Facts Supporting the Amount of Bonds Proposed.  The sums estimated for these bonds are adequate and not excessive for the proposed purpose.

 

C.         Past Debt Management Polices.  The County’s debt management policies have been carried out in compliance with law.  The County employs a Finance Director to oversee compliance with applicable laws relating to debt management.  The Board of Commissioners requires annual audits of County finances.  In connection with these audits, compliance with laws is reviewed.  The County is not in default in any of its debt service obligations.  The County Attorney reviews all debt-related documents for compliance with laws.

 

D.         Past Budgetary and Fiscal Management Polices.  The County’s budgetary and fiscal management policies have been carried out in compliance with laws.  Annual budgets are closely reviewed by the Board of Commissioners before final approval of budget ordinances.  Budget amendments changing a function total or between functions are presented to the Board of Commissioners at regular Board of Commissioners meetings.  The Finance Director presents financial information to Board of Commissioners which shows budget to actual comparisons annually and otherwise as the County Manager deems necessary or as a member of the Board of Commissioners may request.

 

E.         Retirement of Debt.  The schedule for issuing the bonds does not require a property tax increase.  The schedule for issuance calls for issuing all of the bonds in Fiscal Year 2004/2005, but issuance may be delayed until such time as the County receives sufficient net present value savings therefrom.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to adopt the Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina Making Certain Statements of Fact Concerning Proposed Bond Issue.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the submitted Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina Making Certain Statements of Fact Concerning Proposed Bond Issue. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh introduced the following Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $16,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds of the County of Stokes, North Carolina:

 

Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $16,000,000

General Obligation Refunding Bonds Of the County of Stokes,

North Carolina

 

WHEREAS, the County of Stokes, North Carolina has issued (1) $8,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its School Bonds, Series 1996 (the “1996 Bonds”) and (2) $17,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its School Bonds, Series 1998 (the “1998 Bonds”);

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina deems it advisable to refund $4,400,000 in aggregate principal amount of the 1996 Bonds maturing on and after June 1, 2007 and $8,500,000 in aggregate principal amount of the 1998 Bonds maturing on and after June 1, 2009;

 

WHEREAS, an application has been filed with the Secretary of the Local Government Commission of North Carolina requesting Commission approval of the bonds hereinafter described as required by the Local Government Bond Act, and the Secretary of the Local Government Commission has notified the Board of Commissioners that the application has been accepted for submission to the Local Government Commission.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina, as follows:

 

Section 1. The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina deems it advisable to refund $4,400,000 in aggregate principal amount of the 1996 Bonds maturing on and after June 1, 2007 and $8,500,000 in aggregate principal amount of the 1998 Bonds maturing on and after June 1, 2009.

 

Section 2. To raise the money required to pay the costs of refunding the 1996 Bonds and the 1998 Bonds as set forth above, General Obligation Refunding Bonds of the County of Stokes, North Carolina are hereby authorized and shall be issued pursuant to the Local Government Bond Act of North Carolina.  The maximum aggregate principal amount of such General Obligation Refunding Bonds authorized by this bond order shall be and not exceed $16,000,000.

 

Section 3. A tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said General Obligation  Refunding Bonds when due shall be annually levied and collected.

 

Section 4. A sworn statement of the County’s debt has been filed with the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners and is open to public inspection.

 

Section 5. This bond order shall take effect on its adoption.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to adopt the Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $16,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds of the County of Stokes, North Carolina.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to adopt the submitted Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $16,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds of the County of Stokes, North Carolina. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman McHugh introduced the following Resolution of the County of Stokes, North Carolina Calling a Public Hearing on the Bond Order, Directing Publication of Notice of Said Public Hearing and Filing of a Debt Statement:

 

A Resolution of the County of Stokes, North Carolina Calling a Public Hearing on the Bond Order, Directing Publication of Notice of Said Public Hearing and Filing of a Debt Statement.

 

WHEREAS, a bond order titled:

 

Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $16,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds of the County of Stokes, North Carolina.”

 

has been introduced at a meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina this 11th day of October, 2004, and the Board of Commissioners desires to provide for the holding of a public hearing thereon on Monday, October 25, 2004, and the submission of a statement of debt in connection therewith as required by the Local Government Bond Act;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF STOKES, NORTH CAROLINA DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.  The public hearing on said bond order shall be held on the 25th day of October, 2004 at 7:05 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Chamber, Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building), Danbury, North Carolina.

 

2.   The Clerk to the Board of Commissioners is hereby directed to cause a copy of the bond order to be published with a notice of such hearing in the form prescribed by law in a qualified newspaper no fewer than six days before such public hearing.

 

3.   The County’s Finance Director is hereby directed to file with the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners before publication of the bond order with the notice of such public hearing, a statement setting forth the debt incurred or to be incurred, the appraised value of

property subject to taxation by the County and the net debt of the County.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to adopt the Resolution calling for a Public Hearing on this Bond Order on the 5th day of October 2004 at 7:05 pm.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to adopt the submitted Resolution calling for a Public Hearing on this Bond Order on the 25th day of October 2004 at 7:05 pm.  Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – ADMINISTRATION-PROPOSED SALES TAX REALLOCATION PROGRAM-RECOMMENDATION

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented an overview of the three companies (Micheal Blackburn-Tax Reduction Solutions, Inc; Steve Manns – Tax Reduction Specialists-TRS; and Randy Brodd- Dixon Hughes, PLLC) who had presented a

presentation at the September 27th meeting on the Sales Tax Reallocation Program.

 

Manager Morris noted that all three companies were very capable of performing the business with all references concerning the three companies being positive.   Manager Morris also noted that additional unsolicited emails had been received from two of the three companies. In an email from Michael Blackburn-Tax Reduction Solutions, Inc,

Mr. Blackburn reduced his rate from 23% to 20%.

 

Based on all being equal in service and ability other than the rate, County Manager Morris recommended contracting with Tax Reduction Solutions, Inc.

 

Manager Morris concluded that the proposed contract included a 30-day termination clause for both parties.  Manager Morris requested the Board’s approval to enter into contract with Tax Reduction Solutions, Inc. at the rate of 20% for the Sales Tax Reallocation Program.  Manager Morris reiterated that none of the three vendors had been requested by

the County to submit a lower bid.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to allow the County Manager to contract with Tax Reductions Solutions, Inc for the Sales Tax Reallocation Program.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve motion to allow the County Manager to contract with Tax Reductions Solutions, Inc for the Sales Tax Reallocation Program. 

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Inman requested Mr. Michael Blackburn, Tax Reductions Solutions, who was present at the meeting, to present an overview of the Sales Tax Reallocation Program.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – PROPOSED SCATTERING SITE HOUSING PROGRAM

 

Chairman McHugh presented information from Director David Sudderth, Planning and Community Development, pertaining to the Proposed Scattered Site Housing.  Planning Director Sudderth noted the following:

 

q       Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments (NWPCOG) can

administer the Scattered Site Housing Grant without any cost to the

County other than the Administrative fees associated with the program

q       NWPCOG is currently administering the program for Surry and

Yadkin Counties

q       County would be responsible for dispersing the funds as with

the previous Scattered Site Housing Grant

q       NWPCOG would provide an agreement to be signed by both

parties holding the county “harmless” if the COG were to make

mistakes in administering the project

q       The Board can be the selection committee

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to continue the Scattered Site Housing Program with the NWPCOG administering the program. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded the motion.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin noted the option of bidding out for a third party contractor to administer the program.

 

The Board discussed the option of bidding out for a third party contractor for the administration of the program and the time frame for the program.

 

Commissioner Mabe withdrew his motion to allow bidding for a third party administrator for the program. 

 

Commissioner Inman withdrew his second to the motion.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to continue with the Scattered Site Housing Program and to bid out for a third party administrator for the program.

 

Commissioner Mabe moved to approve the motion to continue with the Scattered Site Housing Program and to bid out for a third party administrator for the program.

 

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

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – LEGAL – VERIZON COMMUNICATION TOWER-BOOTH MOUNTAIN

 

County Attorney Jonathan Jordan presented information to the Board concerning the recent contract with Verizon –Communication Tower at Booth Mountain.  According to section #4 of the contract, the Board is to determine a rent abatement amount, which is the total cost of the replacement of the tower to Verizon.  This rent abatement amount

will be abated over the number of years in the schedule include in the contract.  A letter received from attorneys representing Verizon states the total cost of the tower to Verizon is $209,000 and requested that this amount be used as rental abatement amount to determine future rental obligations. 

 

County Attorney Jordan noted the concern that the County did not receive an itemized listing of the total expenses. 

 

County Attorney Jordan had requested an itemized statement from the attorneys representing Verizon, but had yet to receive an itemized list.

 

County Attorney Jordan noted that the contract with Verizon requires a rent abatement amount to be determined within 30 days of final completion of the replacement communications tower that date determined to be September 16, 2004.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion as recommended by the County Attorney to tentatively accept that amount with the understanding the County request an itemized list not to exceed that amount.

 

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the motion to accept the County Attorney’s recommendation to tentatively accept the $209,000 amount (not to exceed $209,000) with the understanding an itemized statement is forthcoming. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded the motion.   

 

The Board discussed a time limit due to the motion being tentative.

 

Chairman McHugh moved to amend the motion to include that the itemized list must be received before the October 25th meeting. 

 

Commissioner Inman seconded the amendment and the amendment to the motion carried unanimously.

 

The motion to accept the County Attorney’s recommendation to tentatively accept the $209,000 amount (not to exceed $209,000) with the understanding that an itemized statement is to be received before the October 25th meeting carried unanimously.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – ADMINISTRATION – PROPOSED HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2005

 

Chairman McHugh presented the following proposed holiday schedule for 2005:

 

Holiday                                                Day of Week                            Date

New Year’s Day                                      Friday                                   December 31, 2004

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day                      Monday                                January 17, 2005

Good Friday                                           Friday                                   March 25, 2005

Memorial Day                                         Monday                                 May 30, 2005

Independence Day                                  Monday                                July 4, 2005

Labor Day                                              Monday                                September 5, 2005

Veterans Day                                         Friday                                   November 11, 2005

Thanksgiving                                          Thursday                               November 24, 2005

                        Friday                                   November 25, 2005

Christmas                                              Friday                                   December 23, 2005

                                                            Monday                                 December 26, 2005

 

Floating Holiday-(1) day to be used by employees during the calendar year of 2005 upon approval of supervisor.  Can’t be carried over to year 2006.

 

Chairman McHugh entertained a motion to approve the submitted proposed holiday schedule for 2005.

 

Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to approve the submitted proposed holiday schedule for 2005. 

 

Commissioner Mabe seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SOIL AND WATER – AREA 2 – FALL MEETING

 

Chairman McHugh informed the Board that Dept. Head/Member James Booth, Stokes Soil/Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, had invited the Board to attend the Area 2 Fall Meeting (hosted by Stokes County) at the Jefferson Church of Christ on Thursday, October 14th – 2:00 pm.

           

There being no further business to come before the Board, Vice Chairman John Turpin moved to adjourn the meeting. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

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Darlene Bullins                                                             Sandy McHugh

Clerk to the Board                                                       Chairman