STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ) OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS
) STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT
COUNTY OF STOKES ) DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA
) MARCH 15, 2005
The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met for continuation of the Board Retreat in the Council Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building), located in Danbury, North Carolina, on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 6:00 pm with the following members present:
Chairman John Turpin
Vice-Chairman Leon Inman
Commissioner Sandy McHugh
Commissioner Joe Turpin
Commissioner Jimmy Walker
County Personnel in Attendance:
County Manager Richard Morris
Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins
Assistance Finance Director Lisa Lankford
Chairman John Turpin called the Board Retreat to order.
Commissioner Walker delivered the invocation.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairman John Turpin opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance.
CONTINUATION - DISCUSSION DEPARTMENTAL REQUESTS
The Board continued strategic discussion related to the following departments and other issues:
District Resource Center
DSS (Social Services)
Emergency Medical Services
Planning and Zoning
Register of Deeds
Soil and Water Conservation
Health Insurance concerns
Roads and bridges in Stokes County
Five-year budget projections
Bringing jobs to Stokes County
Continued discussion on schools
No interest loans for Schools
Infrastructure within the County
TOP FIVE PRIORITY GOALS
The Board continued discussion concerning the top priority goals for Stokes County.
The Board prioritized their top five goals for the County as follows:
No new taxes
County wide health care issues
Improve Infrastructure – connectivity-water, sewer, gas, high speed internet, etc.
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