STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                   )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                  )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    OCTOBER 24, 2005

 

 

The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in regular session in the Council Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building), located in Danbury, North Carolina, on Monday, October 24, 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 Manager Richard Morris

                                                                County Attorney Jonathan Jordan

                                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                                                Finance Director Julia Edwards

                                                                Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall

Tax Administrator Wren Carmichael

Jail Captain Craig Carico

                                                                Health Director Don Moore

                                                                                                                               

Chairman John Turpin called the meeting to order.

               

County Manager Rick Morris 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 October 4th and October 10th meetings.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve the minutes of the October 4th and the October 10th meetings. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

The following citizens spoke to the Board during public comments.

 

Charlie Taylor

3075 Spainhour Mill Road

Tobaccoville, NC  27050

Re:  Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County

 

Mr. Taylor presented the Board with an update regarding the Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County.  Mr. Taylor noted that Habitat for Humanity had built a home in King, Walnut Cove, Sandy Ridge, and was currently working on the permits for the fourth home in King.

 

Mr. Taylor invited the Board to the Stokes County Habitat for Humanity ASK Breakfast on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 am at First Baptist Church in King on Kirby Road.

 

Stan Squires

2753 HWY 89

Danbury, NC  27016

Re:  Dan River Accesses

 

Mr. Squires expressed concerns regarding the river accesses that were to be built at all new bridges- specially the new bridge on HWY #89/Lynchburg, which does not have an access.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SAURATOWN TRAILS/DAN RIVER TRAILS- UPDATE

 

Mr. Larry Reeves, President Sauratown Trail Association, presented an update regarding the Sauratown Trail. 

 

Mr. Reeves noted the following:

 

·         Part of NC Trails System

·         Non-profit association with 43 members

·         Only trail in State connecting two state parks (Pilot Mtn. and Hanging Rock)

·         Only trail in State crossing strictly private property

·         Trail crosses 60 landowners’ property

·         Trail is 21.7 miles

·         Trail has places for boys scout to camp

·         Five parking lots to access the trail

·         Trail has swinging bridge for hikers

·         Interest from the Town of Danbury and Economic Development Director Ron Morgan for more trails to connect to the Sauratown Trail.

·         Trail systems brings tourism to Stokes County and future trails could bring more tourism to Stokes County

·         $50,000 grant received from Adopt a Trails for the Pilot Mtn. Trail

·         Sauratown Trail website is in the process of connecting to the Tourism website currently maintained by Economic Development Director Ron Morgan

 

Mr. Reeves presented Board members with a map of the Sauratown Trail.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT –TAX ADMINISTRATION REPORT

 

Tax Administrator Wren Carmichael presented the Tax Administration Report.

 

Tax Administrator Carmichael requested the following Property Tax Release Requests for Real and Personal Property in the amount of $491.75:

 

Marlin Leasing

 

 $           55.99

Marlin Leasing

 

 $           48.62

Barbara Jean Tullock

 

 $         284.27

McLissie Leake Lash

 

 $         102.87 

 Total Amount Requested 

 

 

   to be Released

 

$         491.75

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve the submitted Property Tax Release Requests for Real and Personal Property in the amount of $491.75.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the submitted Property Tax Release Requests for Real and Personal Property in the amount of $491.75. 

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded the motion. 

 

The Board discussed the Marlin Leasing request that had previously been submitted to the Board-no action taken at that time due to lack of information. 

 

Tax Administrator Carmichael recommended the request for Marlin Leasing with the condition that the amended listing must include a late listing penalty of 10% for failure to list by April 15, 2005.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to amend the original motion to include that the amended listings for Marlin Leasing include a late listing penalty of 10% for failure to list by April 15, 2005. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the amendment carried unanimously. 

 

The motion to approve the submitted Property Tax Release Requests for Real and Personal Property in the amount of $491.75 and the amended listings for Marlin Leasing include a late listing penalty of 10% for failure to list by April 15, 2005 carried unanimously.

 

Tax Administrator Carmichael presented a request from Price Law Office-Attorney Robert E. Price Jr. to increase the rates for each step in the foreclosure process to $15.00 per step beginning October 1, 2005.  Attorney Price noted that operating costs keeps increasing such as gasoline.

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve the request from Price Law Office to increase the rates for each step in the foreclosure process to $15.00 per step.

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to approve the motion to increase the rates for each step in the foreclosure process to $15.00 per step. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – JAIL – JAIL INSPECTION REPORT

 

Jail Captain Craig Carico presented the jail inspection report performed at the Stokes County Jail on October 11, 2005 by Chris Wood, Western Area Jail Consultant, from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

 

Jail Captain Carico noted that there were no actions or responses required by Stokes County.

 

The Board commended Captain Carico and his staff for an excellent job.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – WALNUT COVE LIBRARY – EXPANSION PROJECT BIDS

 

Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall presented the following bids, which were opened at 3:00 pm on October 12, 2005 for the Walnut Cove Public Library Expansion Project:

 

Ø       Wishon Carter                                                    $628,000.00

Yadkinville

Ø       M&M Builders                                                    $630,000.00

High Point

Ø       RP Murray                                                           $659,000.00

Winston Salem

Ø       Associated Industrial                                       $685,071.00

Eden

 

Walnut Cove Librarian Betty Smith informed the Board that original estimate of $500,000.00 for the expansion project, which started in 2000, had increased due to adding additional 486 square feet in the conference room and the cost of fuel and building materials. Ms. Smith stated that the Walnut Cove Public Library Board is convinced that the money can be raised and is willing to work toward this goal.  Ms. Smith requested if there was anyway possible the County could allocate additional funding or decrease the funding amount appropriated each year, but add additional years to the current funding agreement.

 

Ms. Smith concluded that the Walnut Cove Library Board unanimously voted on Monday, October 17, 2005 to contract with the low bidder Wishon Carter.

 

Mr. Stovall noted that financing would have to be guaranteed by the County due to the Library being in the County’s name.

 

The Board discussed the additional funding requested by Ms. Smith.

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to approve the motion to authorize the acceptance of the low bid from Wishon Carter. 

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded the motion.

 

The Board continued further discussion of the additional funding needed for the expansion project.

 

County Manager Rick Morris reiterated that even though the Walnut Cove Library Board intends to raise the additional funding, the County by co-signing the loan application, becomes financially responsibility for the entire loan.

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to amend the original motion to include that Stokes County will secure and guarantee the loan if additional funding is not raised by the Walnut Cove Library Board. 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the amendment carried unanimously.

 

The motion to authorize the acceptance of the low bid from Wishon Carter and that Stokes County will secure and guarantee the loan if additional funding is not raised by the Walnut Cove Library Board carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – HEALTH DEPARTMENT – STAFFING ISSUES

 

Health Director Don Moore requested the approval from the Board regarding the following positions:

 

·         Funding of full time Public Health I Supervisor

§         Only funded 60% in F/Y 2005/06 budget

§         Current part time PH I Supervisor resigning

§         Requesting full time position for remainder of F/Y 05-06

§         Requesting starting salary of $44,071

§         No increase in County funding-use lapsed salaries

·         Hiring of Physician Extender II position at a starting salary of $55,000

§         Currently funded in the F/Y 2005-06 budget

§         Need of $55,000 in order to hire Physician Extender

§         Current range (77) is well below the prevailing salary

§         No increase in County funding-use lapsed salaries

§         Experienced candidate is moving to Stokes County and has agreed to accept this position, contingent on the salary requested

§         Physician Extender will allow expansion of services in Stokes County

§         Physician Extender will allow for at least two days a week at the King Clinic

 

The Board discussed the requests presented by Director Moore, time frame for re-opening of the King Clinic (possibly January 2006), and the services needed in Stokes County.

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion regarding the position funding for the Public Health I Supervisor and the Physician Extender II.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve the Health Department’s request for funding for Public Health I Supervisor and Physician Extender II at the requested salaries.

 

Vice Chairman Inman seconded and the motion carried (4-1) with Commissioner Joe Turpin voting against the motion.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GRANT – PROPOSED GARAGE – UPDATE

 

County Manager Rick Morris requested the approval of the submitted Resolution to allow the County to hire an architect to develop a site plan that can be submitted for approval of the Department of Transportation.  Architect fees less than $30,000 by statutes do not require a competitive solicitation.  Manager Morris suggested the County solicit the services of Perry Peterson who has done previous work for the county and who is a specialist in metal buildings. 

 

The Board discussed bidding out for architect services.

 

Manager Morris offered to secure other bids from other architects if the Board knew of any architects available. 

 

No names were given.

 

Manager Morris presented Board members with a picture of a steel building being considered for the proposed garage.

 

Commissioner McHugh moved to approve the following Resolution based on NC General Statutes 143-64.31 and 143-64.32:

 

Resolution

 

WHEREAS, North Carolina General Statute 143-64.31 requires the initial selection of firms to perform architectural, engineering and surveying services without regard to fee,

 

WHEREAS, The County of Stokes proposes to enter into one or more contracts for such services of work on the Stokes County Garage/Yadkin Valley Economic Development District Inc., Garage/Office facility; and

 

WHEREAS, North Carolina General Statute 143-64.32 permits the County to exempt a project; and

 

WHEREAS, the estimated professional fees is in an amount less than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00)

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners is convened in a regular meeting:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF STOKES COUNTY RESOLVES THAT:

 

The above-described project is hereby made exempt from the provisions of North Carolina General Statue 143-64.31 for the reason stated in this resolution.

 

Adopted this the 24th day of October 2005.

 

 

_________________________                                      __________________________ 

Clerk to the Board                                                     Chairman

 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried (4-1) with Chairman John Turpin voting against the motion.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – TAX ADMINISTRATION – BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #23

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #23, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds for a Dell color printer for the Tax Department, approved October 10, 2005 Board of County Commissioners meeting.  The appropriations are to be as follows:

 

 

ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

EXPENDITURES

 

DECREASE

 

INCREASE

 

Tax Administration

 

 

 

 

100.4140.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$850.00

 

 

 

 

 

$850.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $850.00 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

100.3100.111

Prior Year Taxes

 

 

 

$850.00

 

 

 

 

 

$850.00

 

Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2005/06:

 

·         Tax Administrator did not request a printer in the budget process.  Operation of a used printer failed.

 

 Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #23.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #23.

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SOLID WASTE – BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #24

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #24, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds for the purchase of a new building and associated cost and paving of the driveway for the Pinnacle Collection Site.  The appropriations are to be as follows:

 

ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

EXPENDITURES

 

DECREASE

 

INCREASE

 

Solid Waste

 

 

 

 

100.4720.580

Building

 

 

 

$3,185.00

100.4720.590

Improvements

 

 

 

$12,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

$15,185.00

This will result in a net increase of $15,185.00 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

100.3472.111

Solid Waste Fees

 

 

 

$15,185.00

 

 

 

 

 

$15,185.00

 

Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2005/06:

 

·         Requested by the Board of Commissioners

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #24.

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #24.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SAURATOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT WATER LINE – 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 from the Rural Economic Development Center Grant and Stokes Water and Sewer Authority for the Sauratown Fire Station Water Line Extension.  The appropriations are to be as follows:

 

ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

EXPENDITURES

 

DECREASE

 

INCREASE

 

Sauratown Fire Dept-Water Line

 

 

 

 

100.4931.002

Sauratown Fire Dept-Water Line

 

 

 

$250,750.00

 

 

 

 

 

$250,750.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $250,750.00 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

100.3301.264

Rural Economic Dev. Grant

 

 

 

$245,750.00

100.3939.000

Miscellaneous Revenue

 

 

 

$5,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

$250,750.00

 

Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2005/06:

 

·         The project funding was not completed before the budget was approved.

 

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

 

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

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – 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 appropriate funds from a Wal-Mart Grant Foundation to purchase DVD/VCR for surveillance equipment, photo printer, projection screen for community prevention classes, spotlights for patrol and

 

flashlights for courtrooms.  The appropriations are to be as follows:

 

ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

EXPENDITURES

 

DECREASE

 

INCREASE

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

 

100.4310.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $1,000.00 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

100.3839.001

Sheriff’s Dept.-Miscellaneous

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2005/06:

 

·         Received check from Wal-Mart for the Safe Neighborhood Heroes Program on October 11, 2005.

 

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

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #26.

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – JAIL – BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #27

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #27, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds from a Sam’s Club Foundation to purchase Riot Helmets for the jailers.  The appropriations are to be as follows:

 

ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

EXPENDITURES

 

DECREASE

 

INCREASE

 

Jail

 

 

 

 

100.4320.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $1,000.00 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

100.3839.005

Jail - Miscellaneous

 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00

Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2005/06:

 

·         Received check from Sam’s Club for the Safe Neighborhood Heroes Program on October 11, 2005

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #27.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #27.

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – ENVIROMENTAL HEALTH – BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #28

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance Amendment #28, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate funds from Senate Bill 7, Hurricane Recovery Act of 2005.  The staff has performed the appropriate duties as outlined in Contract No. T05145 for these funds.  The funds will be used for

necessary supplies and equipment for the Environmental Health Department.  The appropriations are to be as follows:

 

ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

EXPENDITURES

 

DECREASE

 

INCREASE

 

Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

100.5192.260

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 

$5,000.00

100.5192.261

Office Supplies

 

 

 

$5,000.00

100.5192.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

 

 

 

$7,400.00

 

 

 

 

 

$17,400.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $17,400.00 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

100.3301.233

Hurricane Recovery Act

 

 

 

$17,400.00

 

Well Inspections

 

 

 

$17,400.00

           

Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2005/06:

 

·         Contract did not go into effect until July 11, 2005

 

 

Chairman John Turpin entertained a motion to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #28.

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to approve Budget Ordinance Amendment #28.

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – PLANNING BOARD – APPOINTMENT

 

Vice Chairman Inman informed the Board that Mr. Jack Hall had declined the nomination for the Planning Board appointment.

 

There were no additional nominations.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – STOKES COUNTY FIRE COMMISSION- APPOINTMENT

 

Chairman John Turpin stated that the Fire Commission will submit a nomination at the November 14th meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – BOARD OF HEALTH – APPOINTMENTS

 

Commissioner Walker noted that there were a couple vacancies on the Board of Health.  Health Director Don Moore stated that nominations from the Board of Health would be submitted to the Board in December for consideration.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – SOLID WASTE – PINNACLE SITE

 

County Manager Rick Morris informed the Board that Stanleyville Paving did not respond to the request for a bid for paving at the Pinnacle Greenbox Site.  Public Works Director Jay Kinney had also contacted other paving vendors and had received no response.

 

                Manager Morris noted that the existing bids were as follows:

 

 

 

 

Manager Morris concluded that most paving companies stop paving around the first of December.

 

The Board discussed the urgent need for the paving at the Pinnacle Site and the possible cost increase if deferred until Spring.

               

Vice Chairman Inman moved to accept the low bid of Hiatt Paving Company of Mount Airy at $11,305.00. 

 

Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – NCDOT- ROAD ABANDONMENT REQUEST PORTION OF JOHN TUCKER SR#1509

 

Chairman John Turpin presented the request from NCDOT to abandon a portion of SR#1509-John Tucker Road from the Secondary Road System.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin moved to approve the motion to abandon a portion of SR#1509 –John Tucker Road from the Secondary Road System. 

 

Commissioner Walker seconded the motion.

 

Chairman John Turpin stated that NCDOT had requested finalization of this request due to the road already paved. 

 

Commissioner McHugh stated that Mr. Bennett- property owner was not in favor of abandoning this portion of the road. 

 

Chairman John Turpin stated that an email from NCDOT confirmed that Mr. Bennett still wants the abandonment

 

of that portion of the road due to a dam that is at the end of the road.

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin withdrew his motion. Commissioner Walker withdrew his second to the motion.

 

Due to the discrepancy of the matter, Chairman John Turpin requested the Clerk to the Board to contact Mr. Bennett concerning his preference regarding the abandonment of this portion of the road and place this on the November 14th agenda.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT–GOVERNING BODY–FISCAL YEAR BUDGET 05/06

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to approve the following motion regarding the fiscal year 2005-06 budget:

 

·         Remove (1) ambulance approved in the 05/06

·         Remove $100,000 allocated for third floor renovations

·         Hold all personnel reclassifications until salary compensation study is completed

·         Change the longevity pay increase to a one time bonus

 

Commissioner Walker seconded the motion.

 

County Manager Rick Morris stated that all personnel reclassifications and longevity pay increases have been implemented this pay period beginning September 23, 2005, have already been entered and calculated for the October 28th pay date, and changing this could cause a delay in employees receiving paychecks on Friday, October 28th.

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to amend his motion to remove the following items:

 

·         Hold all personnel reclassifications until salary compensation study is completed

·         Change the longevity pay increase to a one time bonus

 

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

 

Commissioner McHugh stated that it was a sad state of affairs when the Board is revisiting a budget that has already been adopted.

 

Vice Chairman Inman requested that funding be returned to contingency.

 

The Board continued discussion concerning removing items from the adopted fiscal year 05/06 budget.

 

The amended motion to remove (1) ambulance approved in the 05/06 and remove $100,000 allocated for third floor renovations from the fiscal year 2005/06 budget carried (3-2) with Chairman John Turpin and Commissioner McHugh voting against the motion.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – PRISON CAMP FACILITY

 

Manager Rick Morris stated that an individual had offered to purchase and remove the two modular units at the old prison camp facility for $1.00 each.  Manager Morris also stated that the units were leaking, were deteriorating, and was of no use to the county.

 

Manager Morris suggested the possibility of proceeding with the upset bid process to dispose of the units.

               

The Board discussed proceeding with the upset bid process for disposal of the units.

 

Chairman John Turpin requested that Manager Morris have a Resolution prepared to dispose of the units by upset bids for the November 14th meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERING BODY- LEAGUE OF GOVERMENTS

 

Chairman John Turpin informed the Board of the upcoming League of Governments has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 pm – Commissioners Chambers.

               

CLOSED SESSION

 

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

 

 

 

 

Vice Chairman Inman moved to enter into closed session for the following:

 

 

 

Commissioner Joe Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board re-entered into the regular session of the October 24th meeting.

 

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