STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                   )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                  )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    MAY 9, 2005

 

 

 

The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in regular session in the Shelton Room at the King Public Library, located at 109 Pilot View Drive, King, North Carolina on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 7:00 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

                                                                County Attorney Jonathan Jordan

                                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                                                Finance Director Julia Edwards

                                                                Support Service Supervisor Danny Stovall

Animal Control Officer Phil Handy

Emergency Services Director Monty Stevens

                                                                Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Snyder

Fire Marshal Brad Cheek

Jail Captain Craig Carico

                                                                Landfill Supervisor David Nelson

Public Works Director Jay Kinney

                                                                Sanitation Truck Driver H. Ray Hill

                                                                Senior Services Program Director Lynn Martens

                                                               

 

Chairman John Turpin called the meeting to order.

               

Vice Chairman Inman 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.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY-APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve or amend the minutes of the April 25th and April 27th meetings.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve the minutes of the April 25th and April 27th meetings. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – PRESENTATION OF NEW GARBAGE VEHICLES,

NEW FIRE MARSHAL VEHICLE AND NEW ANIMAL CONTROL VEHICLE

 

Chairman John Turpin invited those in attendance to join the Commissioners outside for the presentation of new county vehicles.

 

County Manager Rick Morris and Chairman John Turpin presented a short presentation to those in attendance informing the public how their tax dollars are spent.

 

Chairman John Turpin presented the keys to the following departments:

               

·         Solid Waste (2 Garbage trucks)

·         Fire Marshal (1 Response truck)

·         Animal Control (1 Animal Control truck)

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Mr. Lou Charland

1110 Freeman Lane

Pinnacle, NC  27043

Re:  Senior Center in King

 

Mr. Charland spoke on behalf of several senior citizens of the southwest part of the County

requesting the active support from the Board for a senior citizen center.   Mr. Charland noted

the need for the center in the southwestern part of the County.

 

Ms. Julie Raynor

King Public Librarian

1416 Mtn View Church Road

King, NC  27021

Re: Welcome

 

King Public Librarian Julie Raynor welcomed the Board to the King Library and expressed appreciation for the Board’s continued support for libraries in Stokes County.

 

Mayor Jack Warren

City of King

Re: Welcome

 

Mayor Jack Warren welcomed the Board and expressed his appreciation to the Board for bringing their meeting to King.

 

City Manager Scott Buffkin

City of King

Re:  EMS Station on Chestnut Grove Road & Social Services Bldg-Brown/Hartgrove Rds

 

Manager Scott Buffkin requested any update concerning a future EMS station on Chestnut

Grove Road and the status of the Social Services Building on Brown and Hartgrove Roads.

 

Scott Lowerre

Riersons Road

Tobaccoville, NC  27050

Re:  Central American Free Trade Agreement

 

Mr. Lowere spoke on behalf of the citizens committee to stop the FTAA.  Mr. Lowere spoke to the Board concerning CAFTA, which will be voted on in Washington at the end of this month.  Mr. Lowere expressed his concerns if the CAFTA were passed and presented Board members with additional information concerning CAFTA.  Mr. Lowere requested that the Board support Virginia Foxx who is committed to vote against CAFTA.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – JAIL  - JAIL INSPECTION REPORT

 

Jail Captain Craig Carico presented the April 18th  jail inspection report to the Board.  Captain Carico presented the following two areas which were out of compliance and require a response: (page 4 of the inspection report)  (response from County also listed below):

 

Rule 10a NCAC 14j.0403 –c  The Sheriff or the regional jail administrator shall request in writing that the local fire department or fire marshal inspect the jail and review the fire plan at least once each year.

 

Response: Per previous instructions from retired Jail Inspector Ernest Dixon,  the understanding was that a one

time written request be made for an annual fire inspection to be conducted by the fire marshal.  Attached

correspondence, is a copy of the initial request submitted in 2000 as instructed by Mr. Dixon. Documentation is on

file in the administrative office of the jail, which verifies that annual inspections by the fire marshal were performed

as requested.

 

Rule 10a NCAC 14j.0405  Some doors were not color-coded. 

 

Response:  The matching locks on the doors must match the corresponding

color-coded keys. These locks were missed during the last resurfacing of

color-coding of the entire key system of the jail.  The color-coding deficiency

noted by Consultant Wood was immediately corrected.

 

 

Captain Carico noted that both non-compliance items were addressed immediately.

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented the Board with a copy of the County’s formal reply detailing the County actions to correct these two deficiencies.

 

Commissioner McHugh suggested that an additional statement be added to the response pertaining to the written request for the fire marshal to perform annual fire inspection indicating that the County would be writing an annual request for this inspection.

 

(Written request for fire marshal inspection and review of the fire plan will now be performed annually). This statement will be added to the County’s response letter.

 

The Board commended Captain Carico and his staff for their dedication and hard work.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –GOVERNING BODY – PROPOSED HCCBG FUNDING RECOMMENDATION

 

Mr. Lou Charland – Chairman (Aging Committee) and Ms. Lynn Martens – Secretary (Aging Committee) presented the proposed Stokes County Aging Planning Committee/Home and Community Care Block Grant recommendation for the upcoming fiscal year 2005/06.

 

Mr. Charland noted that the funding this year is basically the same as last year with the requests from the service providers exactly the same.

 

The following is a breakdown of proposed services:

 

 

Services

          Funding    

           Amount

 

In Home Aide - Level II

 $      21,000.00

 

In Home Aide - Level III

 $      10,089.00

 

Senior Center Operations

 $      27,022.00

 

Congregate Meals

 $      71,627.00

 

Home Delivered Meals

 $    132,897.00

 

General Transportation

 $      79,256.00

 

Medical Transportation

 $        6,667.00

 

 

 

 

Total Funding

 $    348,558.00

 

 

 

 

Mr. Charland requested the Board’s approval for the HCCBG funding recommendation.

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve or decline the Aging Committee’s HCCBG recommendation.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve the Stokes County Aging Planning Committee recommendation for the Home and Community Care Block Grant Funding.

 

Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –EMS-PROPOSED PROCLAMATION-EMS WEEK

 

Commissioner McHugh presented the following EMS proposed Proclamation for Emergency Medical Services Week (May 15-21, 2005):

 

 

STOKES COUNTY

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK 2005

 

BY THE STOKES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

A PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS, The state of North Carolina has proclaimed May 15-21, 2005 as “EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK”; and

 

WHEREAS, Stokes County’s Emergency Medical Services system is a vital public service; and

 

WHEREAS, the members of the Emergency Medical Services teams are ready to provide life-sustaining care to those in need twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; and

 

WHEREAS, over the years, the quality of emergency care has dramatically improved the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

 

WHEREAS, the residents and visitors to Stokes County benefit daily from the dedicated efforts, knowledge and skills of the emergency medical teams, career and volunteer; emergency medical technicians; paramedics; emergency nurses; emergency physicians; rescue squad workers; fire fighters; public safety telecommunications personnel; emergency administrators; emergency response educators; disaster response personnel, and others who received specialized training and continuing education to enhance and maintain their lifesaving skills; and

 

WHEREAS, injury prevention, public safety education and the appropriate use of the Emergency Medical Services system will help reduce health care costs; and

 

WHEREAS, to recognize the value and accomplishments of the Emergency Medical Services teams, we set aside a special period to observe the contribution of these men and women to the citizens of Stokes County.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE STOKES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, do hereby proclaim May 15-21, 2005, as “EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK” in Stokes County, and call upon all citizens to observe this period with appropriate programs and activities.

 

Adopted this 9th day of May 2005.

                                                                                                         _____________________________

                                                                                                John M. Turpin

                                                                                    Chairman

____________________________

Darlene M. Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

Emergency Services Director Monty Stevens presented a brief history of Stokes County’s EMS and this year’s celebration with the 3 R’s that describe EMS: Ready- because we are available anywhere and at any time; Responsive- in all weather conditions,  and Reliable- serving the public with well-trained and courteous paid professionals.

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve the submitted Stokes County Emergency Medical Services Week-2005 Proclamation.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve the Stokes County Emergency Medical Services Week-2005 Proclamation. Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –WALNUT COVE LIBRARY –PROPOSED ARCHITECTURAL BIDS FOR WALNUT COVE LIBRARY EXPANSION PROJECT

 

Support Service Supervisor Danny Stovall and Walnut Cove Librarian Betty Smith presented the Board with the following architectural bids for the expansion/renovation project:

 

                Perry Peterson                                  6 ½ % of the building cost

                Tom H. Hughes                                 6% of the building cost

                Kyle Troxell                                         6-8% of the building cost

 

Librarian Betty Smith noted that the Walnut Cove Library Board’s building Committee unanimously agreed that the firm of Thomas H. Hughes best meets the needs, has a sound understanding of the proposed project, and presented the lowest bid-6% of the building cost.  Andrew J. Lopina, who is Vice President and Partner of the firm, was the architect in charge of the building of the King Public Library.

 

Mayor Jack Warren noted the excellent firm of Thomas H. Hughes, but expressed concerns over the ventilation and heating system of the King Library.

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve the architectural bid to the Thomas H. Hughes Firm for the Walnut Cove Library Expansion Project.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the architectural bid to the Thomas H. Hughes Firm for the Walnut Cove Library Expansion Project.  

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY –PROPOSED WORKMEN COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY INSURANCE RENEWALS

 

Support Service Supervisor Danny Stovall requested the Board’s approval for renewals to continue the Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Automotive insurance coverage with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioner Joint Risk Management Agency for fiscal year 2005/06.

 

Mr. Stovall noted the following fiscal year 2005-06 costs:

 

               

 

Workers' Compensation

 $    177,820.00

 

General Liability-Property

 $    279,409.00

 

Less (3) Pool Discounts

 $     (12,100.00)

 

Less 2% Annual Payment Discount

 $       (9,144.00)

 

Total Cost

 $    435,985.00

 

 

 

 

Mr. Stovall noted a total cost of $13,922 less than fiscal year 2004-05 which  reflects a decrease in Workers’ Compensation and an increase in General Liability and Property (water damage in Government Center, ambulance accident -inclement weather, patrol cars accident, etc.)

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve the renewals to continue the Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Automotive insurance coverage with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioner Joint Risk Management Agency for fiscal year 2005/06.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve the reauthorization of the Workmen’s Compensation and General Liability & Property with noted discounts with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Joint Risk Management Agency for fiscal year 2005/06. 

 

Commissioner Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT - BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #118

 

 Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #118, which is necessary to amend the General Fund and Capital Reserve for Homeland Security training.   The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

 

100.4310.311

 

Training

 

 

 

$3,800.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,800.00

 

 

Capital Reserve Fund

 

 

 

 

201.4310.001

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 $3,800.00

 

 

201.9810.000

 

Transfer to General Fund

 

 

 

$3,800.00

 

 

 

 

 $3,800.00

 

$3,800.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $3,800.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. 

To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be increased.

 

 

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

100.3982.960

 

Transfer from Capital Reserve             

 

 

 

$3,800.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,800.00

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #118.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #118.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – PUBLIC ASSISTANCE-DSS - BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #119

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #119 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds for TANF Emergency Assistance from Day Care TANF (Federal Maintenance of Effort).   The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Public Assistance

 

 

 

 

100.5410.002

 

TANF-Emergency Assistance

 

 

 

$50,000.00

 

 

Day Care

   

 

 

 

100.5850.001

 

Day Care TANF

 

$50,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$50,000.00

 

$50,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $0.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. 

           

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #119.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #119.

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –SOCIAL SERVICES-BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #120

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #120 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds from lapsed salaries to contract for Social Worker.   The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Social Services

 

 

 

 

100.5310.000

 

Salaries & Wages

 

  $12,000.00

 

 

100.5310.180

 

Professional Services

   

 

 

  $12,000.00

 

 

 

 

  $12,000.00

 

$12,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $0.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. 

           

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #120.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #120.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SOCIAL SERVICES - BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #121

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #121 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to reduce appropriations Adult Day Care – State Funds. The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Social Services

 

 

 

 

100.5850.000

 

Adult Day Cares  

 

  $2,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

  $2,000.00

 

 

 

This will result in a net increase of $2,000.00 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

100.3301.203

 

Welfare- State

 

  $2,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

  $2,000.00

 

 

           

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #121.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #121.

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT - BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #122

 

 Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #122 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate State Fines and forfeitures and Stokes Safe School funds for maintenance contract on copier and to purchase Lap Top Computer and Projector for the Dare Program.   The appropriations are to

be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

 

100.4310.430

 

Rental of Equipment

 

 

 

$914.00

100.4310.511

 

Equipment Non-Capitalized

   

 

 

$3,022.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,936.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $3,936.00 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

100.3301.413

 

State Fines & Forfeitures

 

 

 

$914.00

100.3301.417

 

Stokes Safe School

 

 

 

$3,022.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,936.00

           

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #122.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #122.

 

Commissioner Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SUPERIOR COURT- BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #123

 

 Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #123 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds for the Clerk’s Office Jury Selection new software.  The appropriations are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Superior Court

 

 

 

 

100.4160.190

 

Jury Commissioners

 

  $1,200.00

 

 

100.4160.260

 

Departmental Supplies

   

 

 

$80.00

100.4160.440

 

Misc. Contractual Services

 

 

 

$1,300.00

100.4160.441

 

Juvenile Detention

 

  $1,230.00

 

 

100.4160.511

 

Equipment –Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$1,050.00

 

 

 

 

  $2,430.00

 

$2,430.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $0.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund.  .

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented a brief overview concerning Budget Ordinance Amendment #123 which will result in an overall cost savings to the County and will provide a better system for jury selection process.  Manager Morris also noted that the budget amendment is required to get the new contract in place before July 1, 2005 to ensure no interruption of the jury selection process as we transition to the new vendor.

                       

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #123.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #123.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – DISTRICT RESOURCE CENTER - BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #124

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #124 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate reallocated

 

funds from the Criminal Justice Partnership Program to renovate and purchase items

 

which are attached to the original Budget Ordinance Amendment #124.  The appropriations

 

are to be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

District Resource Center

 

 

 

 

100.4321.260

 

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 

$1,290.00

100.4321.352

 

Maint & Repairs – Buildings

   

 

 

$5,100.00

100.4321.511

 

Equipment –Non capitalized

 

 

 

$3,170.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$9,560.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $9,560.00 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

100.3301.363

 

Criminal Justice Partnership

 

  

 

$9,560.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

$9,560.00

           

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance

 

Amendment #124.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #124.

 

Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – HEALTH DEPARTMENT – BUDGET ORDINANCE

AMENDMENT #125

 

             Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance

 

Amendment #125 which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds back to

 

Bioterrorism (State funding) that was budgeted incorrectly to another program.  Items

 

are listed with the original Budget Ordinance Amendment #125.  The appropriations are to

 

be changed as followed:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

 

100.5100.000

 

Salaries & Wages

 

$18,000.00

 

 

100.5100.090

 

Social Security

   

  $2,000.00

 

 

100.5100.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

     $300.00

 

 

100.5100.100

 

Retirement

 

  $1,500.00

 

 

100.5100.101

 

401(k)

 

     $200.00

 

 

100.5100.110

 

Group Insurance

 

  $3,000.00

 

 

100.5100.260

 

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 

$900.00

100.5100.511

 

Equipment –Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$24,100.00

 

 

 

 

$25,000.00

 

$25,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $0.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. 

           

Health Director Don Moore presented a brief overview concerning Budget Ordinance Amendment #125.

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #125.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #125.

 

Chairman John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – NW PIEDMONT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD - APPOINTMENT

               

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to re-appoint Economic Development

 

Director Ron Morgan to serve on the NW Piedmont Workforce Development Board. 

 

Economic Development Director Morgan was nominated at the April 25th meeting.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to re-appoint Economic Development Director

 

Ron Morgan to serve on the NW Piedmont Workforce Development Board.

 

Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SOCIAL SERVICES - APPOINTMENT

 

Chairman John Turpin presented a request from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services –Division of Social Services for a replacement for Eugene Lyons who is currently serving as a member of the Stokes County Board of Social Services. 

 

Mr. Lyons’ term expires June 30, 2005.

 

Chairman John Turpin requested Board members submit nominations at the May 23rd meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY– KING BUILDING-UPDATE

 

County Manager Rick Morris presented a brief overview of the status of the King Building.  Public Works Director Jay Kinney noted that the cement work and additional guttering had been completed.            

 

County Manager Morris presented the following final bid from ProClean which includes the upstairs and downstairs: (the original bid did not include work being done on the upstairs level)

 

                Interior Downstairs

1.       Document MR readings before, during, and after work is complete

2.       Install (1) Lg commercial dehumidifier

3.       Turn off HVAC system & install critical barriers of six mil ploy sheeting

and place over openings.

4.       Install negative air machine with HEPA filter piped to exterior while work

is being performed (will help spore level)

5.       HEPA vac and wipe the following:  ceiling tile with grid system, all walls,

woodwork, doors, windows, floor, light fixtures, desks, filing cabinets, etc.

6.       Install HEPA filter air scrubber for no less than 48 hours

7.       Install filters @ all registers

8.       Inspect wood/document MR readings

 

Total original scope of work   $4,291.73

                     Adjustment                          (321.12)

                      Total Interior downstairs         $3,970.61

 

                Interior Upstairs

1.       Document MR readings before, during, and after work is complete

2.       Install (1) Lg commercial dehumidifier

3.       Turn off HVAC system & install critical barriers of six mil ploy sheeting

and place over openings.

4.       HEPA vac and wipe the following:  ceiling tile with grid system, all walls,

woodwork, doors, windows, floor, light fixtures, desks, filing cabinets, etc.

5.       Install HEPA filter air scrubber for no less than 48 hours

6.       Install filters @ all registers

7.       Inspect wood/document MR readings

 

Total Interior upstairs scope of work - $2,893.04

 

Total Cost of Mold Remediation/Cleaning/Disinfecting = $6,863.65

 

Manager Morris noted that if the Board was willing to proceed with ProClean, the building should be ready for occupancy within the next few weeks.

 

                The Board discussed the following issues concerning the King Building:

 

·         Building being an asset for the County

·         Need for Clinic in King

·         Time needed to place health and social services depts. back in the building

·         The need for cleaning carpet versus replacing the carpet

·         Time this building has been vacant

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to accept the submitted bid from ProClean.

 

Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SOLID WASTE – SALE OF USED REFUSE TRUCKS

 

County Manager Rick Morris stated Support Service Supervisor Danny Stovall had received an additional request concerning purchasing the two used refuse trucks that the oard had recently approved to be sold as a “private sale”.   Manager Morris requested the Board’s approval to rescind the previous Resolution to sell the two used refuse trucks as

a “private sale” and proceed with an upset bid process for selling the two used refuse trucks.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to cancel the Resolution to sell the two used garbage trucks as a “private sale”. 

 

Commissioner Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

County Manager Morris noted the information for the upset bid process to sell the two used refuse trucks would be included in the May 23rd agenda.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – PROPOSED SENIOR CENTER IN KING

 

Commissioner Walker requested any additional information available for the citizens in attendance pertaining to a proposed Senior Center in King.

 

County Manager Rick Morris noted that $5,000 had been funded in the County’s fiscal year 2004/05 budget and that $5,000 was included in the County proposed fiscal year 2005/06 budget.

 

King City Manager Scott Buffkin noted the following concerning a proposed King Senior Citizens Center:

 

·         Stokes County has allocated $5,000 – fiscal year 04/05

·         Stokes County has proposed an additional $5,000 –fiscal year 05/06

·         King Lions Club has pledged a donation

·         City of King has proposed $30,000 – fiscal year 05/06

·         City of King will be requesting funding from State & other donations

 

City Manager Buffkin stated the possibility of renovations to the building at Recreation Acres in the upcoming fiscal year – 2005/06 for a Senior Center in King.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT- EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – EMS LOCATION

 

County Manager Rick Morris noted that the Study recently performed by the State Office of EMS concerning the geographical area of Stokes County with recommendations would be presented to the Board at the May 23rd meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT- LEGAL- REGION I - AGING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

County Attorney Jonathan Jordan presented information to the Board concerning (4) four members appointed by the Stokes County Board of Commissioners whose terms have expired which serve on the Region I Aging Advisory Committee.  In working with Dean Burgess- NWPCOG, members’ terms expired in 2002, 2003, and 2004 with no

 

formal re-appointments by the Stokes County Board of Commissioners.

               

Chairman John Turpin requested that County Attorney Jordan present those appointments at the May 23rd meeting for nominations.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to enter into closed session for the following:

 

o        To discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the County pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(4).

o        To consider and take action with respect to the position to be taken by the County in negotiating the price or other materials terms of an agreement for the acquisition or lease of real property pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(5).

o        To consult with the county attorney or another attorney employed or retained by the county in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3).

o        To consider the initial employment or appointment of an individual to any office or position, other than a vacancy in the Board of County Commissioners or any other public body, or to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, and fitness of any public officer or employee, other than a member of the Board of Commissioners or of some other public body pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(6). 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to enter into closed session for the following:

 

o        To discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the County pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(4).

o        To consider and take action with respect to the position to be taken by the County in negotiating the price or other materials terms of an agreement for the acquisition or lease of real property pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(5).

o        To consult with the county attorney or another attorney employed or  retained by the county in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3).

o        To consider the initial employment or appointment of an individual to any office or position, other than a vacancy in the Board of County Commissioners or any other public body, or to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, and fitness of any public officer or employee, other than a member of the Board of Commissioners or of some other public body pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(6). 

 

 

 Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board re-entered the regular session of the May 9th meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY -MOUNTAIN RESCUE –DEED OF TRUST

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to approve the motion to release the Deed of Trust (Book 385, Pages 583-585, Stokes County Registry) with the Stokes County Mountain Rescue Team (currently North Carolina Project Lifesaver Specialized Team, Inc.).

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried 4-1 with Commissioner McHugh voting against the motion.

 

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

 

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to adjourn the meeting.   

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried 3-2 with Commissioner Joe Turpin and Commissioner

McHugh voting against the motion.

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene M. Bullins                                                     John M. Turpin

Clerk to the Board                                                     Chairman