STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                   )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                  )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    OCTOBER 20, 2005



The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met for a Conservation Tour sponsored by the Stokes Soil and Water Conservation District on Thursday, October 20, 2005 beginning at 9:00 am with the following members present:


                                    Chairman John Turpin

                                                Vice-Chairman Leon Inman

Commissioner Sandy McHugh

Commissioner Joe Turpin

                                                Commissioner Jimmy Walker


                                                Other County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                County Manager Richard Morris

                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                    Sheriff Mike Joyce

Tom Smith – District Soil/Watershed Conservationist

Janice Pack – District Administration/Education Specialist

Sara Jo Durham – District Technician


                                                Others in Attendance:

Rep. Bryan Holloway – NC House of Representatives

Senator Don East – NC Senate

Jim Cummings – NC Department of Agriculture

James Booth – Chairman, Stokes Soil/Water Cons. District (SWCD) Board

Willis Overby – Secretary/Treasurer, Stokes SWCD Board

Jack Nunn – Member, Stokes SWCD Board

Johnny East – Member, Stokes SWCD Board

Dede DeBruhl – District Conservationist

Jane Dobson – Soil Technician


Conservation Tour


The Conservation Tour began at 9:00 am at the Old Courthouse (Danbury) with the following stops:


Bob & Tilda Lindsay Farm


James & Nancy McKinney Farm


Donnie & Penny Sawyers Farm


Craig & Debbie Boyles Farm


Hunter Farm


Flood Control Structure Little Yadkin #4 (Pinnacle Watershed) –Pinnacle



Pilot Mountain Vineyards, LLC – Philip Hammond - Landowner


Board members received a booklet, which further outlined each site visited along with the following information:



(a copy of the booklet will be retained by the Clerk to the Court and Stokes Soil/Water District)


The Board’s tour ended with lunch provided by Soil and Water District at the Old Courthouse.



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Darlene M. Bullins                                                    John M. Turpin

Clerk to the Board                                                    Chairman