STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                   )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                  )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    MARCH 8, 2005

 

 

 

The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in recessed session (recessed from the February 28, 2005 meeting) in the Council Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building), located in Danbury, North Carolina, on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 5:30 pm with the following

members present:

 

                                                Chairman John Turpin

                                                                Vice-Chairman Leon Inman

Commissioner Sandy McHugh

Commissioner Joe Turpin  -entered meeting at 5:38 pm

                                                                Commissioner Jimmy Walker

                                                               

                                                                County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                                County Manager Richard Morris

                                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                                                Assistance Finance Director Lisa Lankford

                                                                Interim Health Director Rebecca Warren

                                                                PHN Supervisor Erma Perkins

                               

 

Chairman John Turpin called the recessed meeting to order.

               

The Board recessed from the regular meeting of February 28th to further consider Budget Ordinance Amendment #77, Budget Ordinance Amendment #79, and Budget Ordinance Amendment #83. 

 

The Board had requested additional information for each Budget Ordinance Amendment.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –HEALTH DEPARTMENT- BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #77

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards had requested the approval of Budget Ordinance  Amendment #77 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds to appropriate state grant funds for supplies for a healthier community.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

 

100.5100.180

 

Professional Services

 

 

 

$4,500.00

100.5100.261

 

Office Supplies    

 

 

 

$3,380.00

100.5100.511

 

Equipment-Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10,380.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $10,380.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenue will be increased.

 

Account Number

 

REVENUES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

100.3301.258

 

PAN Community Grant

 

 

 

$10,380.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10,380.00

 

Interim Director Rebecca Warren presented the following additional information:

 

Professional Services - $4500 for Landscape contractor

Office Supplies - $3380 for signs, distance marker, flyers

Equipment - $2500 for Exercise equipment along the walking trail

To be located in Sandy Ridge Elementary School

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #77.

               

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #77.

 

Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried 4-0 with Commissioner Joe Turpin absent.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – HEALTH DEPARTMENT- BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #79

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards had requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #79 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds for additional State Funds.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

 

100.5100.180

 

Professional Services

 

 

 

$3,000.00

100.5100.230

 

Medical Supplies

 

 

 

$9,907.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$12,907.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $12,907.00 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

100.3301.247

 

Family Planning

 

 

 

$12,907.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$12,907.00

 

PHN Supervisor Erma Perkins noted that the medical supplies to be purchased was designated for contraceptives for women over 18 and for medical supplies for the clinic.

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #79.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #79.

 

Commissioner Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – HEALTH DEPARTMENT- BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #83

           

Finance Director Julia Edwards had requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #83 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds for cost of temporary Interim Health Director.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

 

100.5100.000

 

Salaries

 

$12,000.00

 

 

100.5100.090

 

Social Security Tax

 

  $5,000.00

 

 

100.5100.091

 

Medicare

     

  $3,000.00

 

 

100.5100.100

 

Retirement

 

  $3,000.00

 

 

100.5100.101

 

BB&T 401(k)

 

  $2,500.00

 

 

100.5100.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

  $1,000.00

 

 

100.5100.180

 

Professional Services

 

 

 

$26,500.00

 

 

 

    

$26,500.00

 

$26,500.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $00.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. 

 

Commissioner Walker stated that Dr. Nick Chalfa – Chairman of the Board of  Health requested the Board consider Budget Ordinance Amendment #83. 

 

Commissioner McHugh stated that the Board of Health had hired a Health Director on Monday, March 7th

who had agreed to start on Monday, March 14th.

 

 Commissioner Walker noted that  Dr. Chalfa had made his request this afternoon at 2:00 pm in case some unexpected hurdle was not cleared by the newly hired Health Director. 

 

(Office of State Personnel had not officially approved the application)

 

The Board discussed the hiring of the new health director.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to deny Budget Ordinance Amendment #83.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded the motion. 

 

The Board continued discussion of denying Budget Ordinance Amendment #83. 

 

The motion carried 4-1 with Commissioner Walker voting against the motion.

 

There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

 

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to adjourn the meeting.   

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene M. Bullins                                                    John M. Turpin

Clerk to the Board                                                     Chairman