STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                   )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                                        )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                                  )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                                        )                    DECEMBER 4, 2006

               

The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met for an organizational session in the Commissioners’ Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Building (Administrative Building) located in Danbury, North Carolina on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 5:00 pm with the following members present:

 

                                                                Commissioner Leon Inman

                                                                Commissioner Jimmy Walker

Commissioner Ron Carroll                                                           

Commissioner Ernest Lankford

                                                                Commissioner Stanley Smith

 

                                                                County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                                Clerk to the Board/Interim County Manager Darlene Bullins

                                                Finance Director Julia Edwards

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins called the organizational meeting to order.

 

Commissioner Inman delivered the invocation.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – INTRODUCTION OF NEW COMMISSIONERS

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins introduced the new Commissioners:

 

Commissioner Ron Carroll, Commissioner Ernest Lankford, and Commissioner Stanley

 

Smith.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins opened the floor for nominations for Chairman of the Stokes County Board of Commissioners.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to appoint Commissioner Leon Inman as Chairman of the Stokes County Board of Commissioners. 

 

Commissioner Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins turned the meeting over to Chairman Inman.

               

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN

 

Chairman Inman opened the floor for nominations for Vice Chairman of the Stokes County Board of Commissioners.

 

Commissioner Carroll moved to appoint Commissioner Jimmy Walker to serve as Vice Chairman of the Stokes County Board of Commissioners. 

 

Commissioner Lankford seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – APPOINTMENTS BY THE BOARD

 

Chairman Inman confirmed with Board members that there is no statutory ruling that the following appointments must be made at this meeting:

 

·         Clerk to the Board

·         County Attorney

·         Budget Officer

·         Finance Officer

·         Fire Marshal

·         Emergency Management Director

·         Assistant Emergency Management Director

·         Planning Director

·         Economic Development Director

 

 

Chairman Inman noted that the current appointments will stand until this Board decides otherwise and that according to County Attorney Edward Powell the Board only has the power to appoint those appointments governed by General Statutes.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – NEW COMMISSIONERS

 

Commissioners Carroll, Lankford, and Smith expressed their appreciation to the citizens of Stokes County for the opportunity to serve Stokes County.

 

 

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

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to adjourn the meeting. 

 

Commissioner Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

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Darlene M. Bullins                                      J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                      Chairman