STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                  )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                  )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    JANUARY 18, 2006


The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met in recessed session (recessed from the January 9, 2006 meeting) in the Commissioners’ Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building) located in Danbury, North Carolina on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 6:00 pm with the

following members present:

                                                Chairman Leon Inman

                                                                Vice-Chairman Joe Turpin

Commissioner Sandy McHugh

Commissioner John Turpin

                                                                Commissioner Jimmy Walker


                                                                County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins


Chairman Leon Inman called the recessed meeting to order.


Commissioner Walker delivered the invocation.



Chairman Inman opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance.




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



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



Commissioner John Turpin seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


The Board re-entered into regular session of the January 18, 2006 recessed meeting.




Commissioner John Turpin moved to appoint Darlene Bullins as Interim County Manager and Dennis Thompson as Budget Officer/Consultant which will be hired on a contract part time basis at a rate of $350 per day. 


Vice Chairman Joe Turpin seconded the motion.  


The Board discussed naming a current employee or current commissioner to the position as interim manager, best possible solution for the county’s current situation, and main emphasis is to focus on the process to find a permanent county manager. 


The motion carried (3-2) with Commissioner Walker and Chairman Inman voting against the motion.


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


Vice Chairman Joe Turpin moved to adjourn the meeting. 


 Commissioner McHugh seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


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Darlene M. Bullins                                              J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                              Chairman*