STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA            )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                     )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    FEBRUARY 26, 2007

 

 

 

           

            The Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina, met

 

for regular session in the Commissioners’ Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan

 

Memorial Building (Administrative Building) located in Danbury, North Carolina on

 

Monday, February 26, 2007 at 6:00 pm with the following members present:

 

                                                Chairman Leon Inman

                                                Vice-Chairman 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

                                    Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall

                                    DSS Director Jan Spencer

                                                                     

Chairman Leon Inman called the meeting to order.

 

Commissioner Carroll delivered the invocation.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Chairman Inman opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to

 

join the Board with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion to approve or amend the agenda for the

 

February 26th meeting.           

 

            Commissioner Carroll requested to substitute a Proposed Resolution for the

Farmer Appreciation Day under the Consent Agenda.

 

            Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins informed the Board that Budget Ordinance

 

Amendment #54 details the results from the second quarter review and requested if the Board

 

would like to move the Budget Ordinance Amendment to the Discussion Agenda.  Chairman

 

Inman requested (if there were no objections) to move Budget Ordinance Amendment #54

 

to the Discussion Agenda- Item E.

 

Commissioner Carroll moved to approve the February 26th agenda with the following

 

amendments – move Budget Ordinance Amendment #54 to Discussion Agenda and the

 

substitution of the Farmer Appreciation Day Resolution.  The motion was unanimous.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – STOKES COUNTY WORK FIRST PLAN –

FISCAL YEAR 2007-2009

 

            Chairman Inman opened the Public Hearing for the Stokes County Work First Plan –

 

Fiscal Year 2007-09.  There were no public comments. 

 

            Chairman Inman closed the Public Hearing for the Stokes County Work First Plan.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

            There were no public comments.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion to approve or amend the following items on

 

the Consent Agenda:

 

·      Minutes of February 12, 2007

 

Commissioner Carroll noted the following corrections to the minutes of February 12th:

 

Page #3 – Delete the following sentence:  Budget Ordinance Amendment #51 can be considered at the February 26th meeting.  Replace:  Budget Ordinance Amendment #51 was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on February 12, 2007.

Page #4 - Delete the following sentence:  Budget Ordinance Amendment #52 can be considered at the February 26th meeting.  Replace:  Budget Ordinance Amendment #52 was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on February 12, 2007.

Page #8 – Change the estimate cost of the proposed project… to the estimated cost of the proposed project…

Page #9 – Change David A. Dora Bragg to David A. and Dora Bragg

Page #15 – Change if the Board choose to proceed… to if the Board chooses to proceed…

Page #16 – Delete to approve the motion from the following: Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the motion to change the County’s position…Should read Commissioner Lankford moved to change….

Page #18 – Change the Board feels strongly about what the image of Stokes County…  to the Board feels strongly that the image of Stokes County…

 

Public Buildings – Improvements- Handicapped Ramp Renovations- Budget Ordinance Amendment #43

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance

 

Amendment #43, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to transfer funds from

 

contingency to replace the handicapped ramp at the old Courthouse. The appropriations are

 

to be as follows: 

 

Account Number

EXPENDITURES

 Decrease

 

 Increase

 

Public Buildings

 

 

 

100.4190.590

Improvements

 

 

$14,238.00

 

Contingency

 

 

 

100.9910.000

Contingency

$14,238.00

 

 

 

 

$14,238.00

 

$14,238.00

 

This will result in a net increase of 00.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund.

 

            Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget

 

ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2006-07:

 

·        Replacement of the handicapped ramp at the Old Courthouse

 

The funding was appropriated and the project approved at the February 12th meeting.

 

District Resource Center - Budget Ordinance Amendment #53

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance

Amendment #53, which is necessary to amend the General Fund to appropriate reallocated

 

Criminal Justice Partnership funding to purchase office equipment, mower, utility building,

 

paving and other items. The appropriations are to be as follows: 

 

Account Number

EXPENDITURES

 Decrease

 

 Increase

 

District Resource Center

 

 

 

100.4321.260

Department Supplies

 

 

$600.00

100.4321.352

Maint. & Repairs Buildings

 

 

$10,475.00

100.4321.510

Equipment

 

 

$12,400.00

100.4321.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

 

 

$12,125.00

 

 

 

 

$35,600.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $35,600.00 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

 

 

$35,600.00

 

 

 

 

$35,600.00

 

            Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget

 

ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2006-07:

 

·        District Resource Center has been approved for reallocated funding from        the Criminal Justice Partnership

 

Appointments

 

Legislative Liaison to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners

 

            Vice Chairman Jimmy Walker was nominated at the February 12th meeting.

 

Northwest Piedmont Job Training Consortium – Workforce Development

 

            Commissioner Ernest Lankford was nominated at the February 12th meeting.

 

Town of Walnut Cove – ETJ Appointments

 

            Kevin Webb was nominated at the February 12th meeting to serve as an ETJ member.

 

            Diane Coffill was nominated at the February 12th meeting to serve as an alternate ETJ

 

member.

 

Reclassification of Social Services’ Position – Income Maintenance Supervisor I to Income Maintenance Caseworker III (Lead Worker)

 

            DSS Director Jan Spencer requested at the February 12th meeting to reclassify an

 

Income Maintenance Supervisor I to an Income Maintenance Caseworker III (Lead Worker).

 

Farmer Appreciation Day Resolution for Stokes County

 

            Commissioner Carroll presented Board members the following substitute Resolution

 

Proclaiming Farmer Appreciation Day in Stokes County:

 

RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING FARMER APPRECIATION DAY IN STOKES COUNTY

Whereas the County of Stokes, the Stokes Soil & Water Conservation District, the Cooperative Extension Service, the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the N.C. Forest Service desire to sponsor a Farmer Appreciation Day to recognize the contributions of our farmers to Stokes County; and

Whereas the Board of Commissioners recognizes that the county's farmers contribute greatly to Stokes County's economic base; and

Whereas the Board believes that all county citizens benefit from farming activities in some manner; and

Whereas the Board agrees that a Farmer Appreciation Day would show our county's support for the existing farming community and honor past activities that have contributed so much to the culture and heritage of Stokes County; and

Whereas the Board recognizes and supports a pig-picking and festival that will be held at North Stokes High School with all Stokes County citizens invited;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT

The Stokes County Board of Commissioners hereby proclaims March 22, 2007 as Farmer Appreciation Day in Stokes County and extends its appreciation and gratitude to the county's farmers for their many contributions to Stokes County.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the consent agenda with the noted

 

changes.   The motion was unanimous.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY - INFORMATION AGENDA

 

Sweet Potato Award – State Award

 

            Mr. Mike Sizemore presented the following information to the Board regarding the

 

Saura Pride Sweet Potatoes: (Russell Slate and Janice Sizemore were also present for the meeting)

 

·        Saura Pride Sweet Potatoes – Mike and Janice Sizemore & David and Denise Priddy

·        Presented the County Sweepstakes Award from the NC State Fair for

2005 and 2006 to the Board of County Commissioners- the 2004 Award had been previously presented to the Board, which makes three consecutive years that Stokes County has received the Award at the NC State Fair

·        2005 – Saura Pride – 4 entries in the State Fair winning First, Second, Fourth and Sixth place against the rest of the State with all other entries coming from the east of Raleigh

·        2006 – Saura Pride - 4 entries in the State Fair with Russell Slate and his wife also having two entries -  winning First through Sixth place

·        Saura Pride Sweet Potatoes entered Beauregard- an orange sweet potato and O’Henry- an white sweet potato, and the Stokes Purple sweet potato in the competition

·        Stokes Purple Sweet Potato placed fifth in the Growers’ Sweepstakes

·        Stokes Purple Sweet Potato has been sent to NC State to have all plant viruses taken out of the sweet potato

·        Next year, the Stokes Purple Sweet Potato will be grown in Stokes County virus clean

·        A patent for the Stokes Purple Sweet Potato has been applied for

·        Preliminary studies indicate that Vitamin E in the Stokes Purple Sweet Potato is 6.5 times more than anything else you can eat

 

Mr. Sizemore extended appreciation to Mr. Russell Slate for being their mentor and

 

for his dedication and assistance.

 

             The Board expressed their appreciation to Mr. & Mrs. Sizemore, Mr. & Mrs. Priddy,

 

and Russell Slate for their accomplishments and extended their congratulations for their

 

achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

Stokes County Growers’ CoOp-Update

 

            Mr. Willis Overby presented a brief overview of the history of the Stokes County

 

Growers’ CoOp.

 

            Mr. Overby requested that the Board request a periodic report from the Stokes County

 

Growers’ CoOp to ensure that the Board is kept up to date regarding the CoOp’s activities.

 

Mr. Overby noted that investments of County funding and Grant funding helped to get

 

the CoOp established and the need to keep this vital operation running for the farmers of

 

Stokes County.

 

            Mr. Overby requested future support from the Board of Commissioners for the

 

Stokes County CoOp.

 

            Mr. Wayne Flippin and Ms. Laura Kater – Stokes County CoOp presented the

 

following information regarding the CoOp: 

 

·        Mr. Wayne Flippin recently became President of the CoOp along with being a farmer in Stokes County

·        Ms. Laura Kater works as a volunteer for the CoOp along with being a farmer in Stokes County

·        Need for more educational classes for farmers

·        Need for additional grants to help keep the operation from struggling

·        Need for managerial assistance in order to let the farmers farm

·        Need for managerial assistance to sell the CoOp’s produce and solicit new customers for the CoOp

·        Need for grant writing assistance for future expansion of the CoOp

·        CoOp has only one paid part time employee, who writes checks, pays the bills, etc.

·        Sweet potatoes are the backbone of the CoOp

·        Other items processed by the CoOp – watermelons, cucumbers, squash, etc.

·        First years – CoOp received good, quality sweet potatoes

·        Current year- crops were not as good as previous years-harder to market

·        Current year- CoOp expects to receive approximately $9,000 from the selling of sweet potatoes, which will be used for electricity, boxes, freight, taxes, etc.

·        CoOp has applied for a $10,000 line of credit

·        Sales down in the current year, no funding available to hire manager or the needed staff to help wash sweet potatoes

·        16 current producers in the CoOp

·        Need for additional producers to keep the CoOp running

·        Urgent need for a manager to oversee complete operation of the CoOp

 

Mr. Kater concluded with the request of financial assistance to help keep the CoOp

 

operational and more education for the farmers.

 

The Board discussed the current operation of the CoOp, the need for more

 

producers, current financial status of the CoOp, and this vital operation for Stokes County

 

farmers.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – DISCUSSION AGENDA

 

Appointments and Re-appointments

 

            Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins informed the Board of the following

 

recommendation from the Stokes County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council for re-

 

appointments and appointments:

           

Re- Appointees

 

 

 

Kathy Ford

Judge's Designee

 

6/30/2008

Tiffany Cone

County Commissioner Appointee

 

6/30/2008

Jane Williams

Substance Abuse Processional

 

6/30/2008

Clyde Stewart

Ex Officio

 

6/30/2008

Don Moore

Health Department Director

 

6/30/2007

Danny Bottoms

Sheriff's Department Designee

 

6/30/2007

Tom Langan

DA's Designee

 

6/30/2007

Jack Moore

Chief Court Counselor

 

6/30/2007

Jan Spencer

Social Services

 

6/30/2007

Darlene Bullins

County Manager Designee

 

6/30/2007

Malcolm Dixon

County Commissioner Appointee

 

6/30/2007

Kelly Beard

King Police Department Designee

 

6/30/2007

 

 

 

 

New Appointees

 

 

 

Jeff Makins

Ex Officio

 

6/30/2008

Ed Ecklund

Director- AMD/DD/SA

 

6/30/2008

Donna Horton

School Superintendent Designee

 

6/30/2008

Tammy Slater

Ex Officio

 

6/30/2008

Brent Trivette

County Commissioner Appointee

 

6/30/2008

Keith McKinney

Faith Community Representative

 

6/30/2008

Anna Williams

Youth Representative (WSHS)

 

6/30/2008

Ann Dalton

County Commissioner Appointee

 

6/30/2008

Clerk to the Board Bullins also requested to add Mr. Mike Eiland, Eckerd Wilderness

 

Camp as a new appointee at the request of Kathy Ford.

 

            The Board discussed the JCPC requirements regarding appointments to the Council.

 

The Board requested additional information regarding appointments to the Council.

 

Commissioner Carroll nominated the re-appointments and appointments as

 

recommended by JCPC including Mike Eiland.

 

            Nominations can be considered at the March 12th meeting.

 

Proposed Resolution – Land of Tomorrow

 

            Interim County Manager Darlene Bullins presented information received from 

 

Land for Tomorrow who has a proposal before the Legislature.  A NC General Assembly

 

study commission has recommended that the Legislature approve $1 billion over the next five

 

years to protect the state’s drinking water, farms, forests and historic places and to provide

 

parks for this and future generations.

 

            Interim Manager Bullins also presented information from Economic Development

 

Director Ron Morgan who encourages the Board to give a favorable consideration to adopting

 

the proposed Resolution as presented.

 

            Land for Tomorrow is requesting the support from the Board to seek $1 billion in

 

additional state funding by adopting a proposed resolution for the following proposed

 

new funding for Conservation of Land, Water and Historic Properties, and Investment in

 

Place-Based Economic Development over the next five years:

 

·        Clean Water Management Trust Fund – Proposed New Funding per

Year = $39.5 million

·        Farmland Preservation Trust Fund –Proposed New Funding per Year = $30 million

·        Natural Heritage Trust Fund-Proposed New Funding per Year = $62.5 million

·        Parks and Recreation Trust Fund –Proposed New Funding per Year = $35 million

·        Landing Jobs- Proposed New Funding per Year = $30 million

·        One NC Naturally – Proposed New Funding per Year = $3 million

·        Total Proposed Funding = $200 million/year or $1 billion/5 years

 

Land for Tomorrow requests the Board’s support by adopting the submitted

 

Resolution.

 

The Board discussed the proposal from Land for Tomorrow, possible grants for 

 

Stokes County and the proposed funding.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker requested that Economic Development Director Ron

 

Morgan be at the next meeting to further discuss the request from Land for Tomorrow.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Interim Manager to request Economic Development

 

Director Ron Morgan to seek additional information regarding the proposal from Land for

 

Tomorrow and schedule Director Morgan for the March 12th meeting.

 

Board of Equalization and Review – Proposed Schedule

 

            Interim County Manager Darlene Bullins informed the Board that the Tax

 

Administrator had notified the clerk’s office for the need to schedule two meetings for the

 

Board of Equalization and Review.  The Tax Department offered the following two dates

 

for the Board’s consideration:

 

·        Thursday, April 12, 2007 (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm)

·        Monday, April 16, 2007 (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)

 

The Board discussed the proposed dates.

 

The dates can be considered at the March 12th meeting.

 

Surplus Property- Mobile Units – Old Prison Camp Location

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall presented the following options for

 

removing the two mobile units located at the old Prison Camp as requested by the Board:

Option #1

Follow upset bid procedure per NC General Statute 160A-269

Option #2

Follow private sale option per NC General Statute 160A-267

Option #3

Follow NC General Statute 160A-266(d), declare these units as unsold property with no value and the County has exhausted all efforts to sell such property

(test for asbestos, hire a contractor to demo units along with hauling debris to a State approved Construction and Demolition landfill)

Option #4

Follow NC General Statute 160A-266(d), declare these units as unsold property with no value and the County has exhausted all efforts to sell such property

(test for asbestos and have local fire department burn mobile units and hire a contractor to haul remaining leftover burnt debris to a State approved Construction and Demolition landfill

(Winston Salem’s C&D landfill on Hanes Mill Road will not accept this type of waste per Public Works Director Jay Kinney)

 

            Mr. Stovall noted that the bid award to Mr. A.V. Marshall needs to be rejected before

 

any option is pursued.

 

            The Board discussed County staff dismantling the units, disposing of the waste if the

 

units were burned, any useful benefit of the units, and the possible cost of hiring an outside

 

contractor to dispose of the units.

 

            Mr. Stovall suggested to go ahead and test the units for asbestos before proceeding

 

with any option.

 

            Chairman Inman directed Mr. Stovall to proceed with testing the units for asbestos

 

and obtain quotes for Option #3 for the Board’s consideration.

 

            Chairman Inman also noted the need to start a clean up project at the old prison camp

 

site.  Chairman Inman directed Mr. Stovall to also obtain information regarding the removal

 

of the fencing and metal bars for the Board’s consideration.

 

            Mr. Stovall also presented Board members with General Statute information

 

pertaining to the Disposition of County Property for the Board’s review.

 

 

Budget Ordinance Amendment #54

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards requested the approval of Budget Ordinance

 

Amendment #54 which necessary to transfer funds from the second quarter review process of

 

the Departmental Budgets.  The appropriations are to be as follows:

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Listed Below

 

 $374,621.00

 

 $254,599.00

 

 

 

 

 $374,621.00

 

 $254,599.00

 

This will result in a net increase of $0.00 in the appropriations of the General Fund. To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be increased.

 

 

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 

 

 

100.3519.410

 

Home Health Fees

 

 $         51,140.00

 

 

100.3301.234

 

Food & Lodging

 

 $          1,382.00

 

 

100.3519.411

 

Family Planning Fees

 

 $         12,500.00

 

 

100.3519.412

 

Primary Care Child

 

 $         25,000.00

 

 

100.3519.413

 

Primary Care Adult

 

 $          3,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $       120,022.00

 

 

 

 

 

Account Number

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Decrease

 

Increase

 

 

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

100.4110.112

 

Retiree Insurance

 

 

 

 $              8,300.00

100.4110.040

 

Special Achievement Award

 

 $            1,210.00

 

 

100.4110.113

 

Unemployment Insurance

 

 $            4,960.00

 

 

 

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

100.4120.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $            1,980.00

 

 

100.4120.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $               150.00

 

 

 

 

Finance

 

 

 

 

100.4130.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.4130.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 50.00

 

 

100.4130.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               380.00

 

 

100.4130.340

 

Printing

 

 $               730.00

 

 

 

 

Purchasing

 

 

 

 

100.4131.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               160.00

 

 

100.4131.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 35.00

 

 

 

 

Tax Administration

 

 

 

 

100.4140.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $            2,500.00

 

 

100.4140.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               900.00

 

 

100.4140.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               200.00

 

 

100.4140.100

 

Retirement

 

 $               100.00

 

 

100.4140.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               900.00

 

 

100.4140.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $               280.00

 

 

100.4140.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $                 20.00

 

 

 

 

Mapping/GIS

 

 

 

 

100.4141.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               650.00

 

 

100.4141.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               140.00

 

 

100.4141.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               200.00

 

 

100.4141.311

 

Employee Training

 

 $            2,780.00

 

 

 

 

Legal

 

 

 

 

100.4150.180

 

Professional Services

 

 

 

 $                 622.00

100.4150.260

 

Departmental Supplies

 

 $               100.00

 

 

100.4150.340

 

Printing

 

 $               100.00

 

 

 

 

Elections

 

 

 

 

100.4170.020

 

Salaries/Wages-Part Time

 

 $               715.00

 

 

100.4170.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               150.00

 

 

100.4170.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 18.00

 

 

100.4170.321

 

Postage

 

 $            1,880.00

 

 

100.4170.350

 

Maint & Repair-Equipment

 

 $            8,000.00

 

 

100.4170.390

 

Precinct Officials

 

 $            1,393.00

 

 

100.4170.440

 

Misc Contractual Services

 

 $            1,000.00

 

 

 

 

Register of Deeds

 

 

 

 

100.4180.020

 

Salaries/Wages-Part Time

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.4180.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               425.00

 

 

100.4180.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 60.00

 

 

100.4180.100

 

Retirement

 

 $               115.00

 

 

100.4180.450

 

Insurance and Bonds

 

 $                 12.00

 

 

100.4180.511

 

Equipment-Non Capitalized

 

 $                 24.00

 

 

 

 

Public Buildings

 

 

 

 

100.4190.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

 

 $              1,000.00

100.4190.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            1,000.00

 

 

100.4190.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               225.00

 

 

100.4190.100

 

Retirement

 

 

 

 $                 100.00

100.4190.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               600.00

 

 

100.4190.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $               845.00

 

 

100.4190.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $                 60.00

 

 

100.4190.250

 

Auto Supplies

 

 $               800.00

 

 

 

 

Information Systems

 

 

 

 

100.4210.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               250.00

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance

 

 

 

 

100.4250.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.4250.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 60.00

 

 

100.4250.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               175.00

 

 

 

 

Sheriff's Department

 

 

 

 

100.4310.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

 

 $            79,405.00

100.4310.040

 

Separation Allowance

 

 

 

 $              1,775.00

100.4310.090

 

Social Security

 

 

 

 $              7,500.00

100.4310.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 

 

 $              2,000.00

100.4310.100

 

Retirement

 

 

 

 $              1,000.00

100.4310.101

 

401(k)

 

 

 

 $                     5.00

100.4310.102

 

401(k) 5%

 

 

 

 $              7,200.00

100.4310.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $            2,500.00

 

 

100.4310.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $               150.00

 

 

100.4310.250

 

Auto Supplies

 

 $          15,000.00

 

 

100.4310.510

 

Equipment

 

 $          24,767.00

 

 

100.4310.511

 

Equipment-Non Capitalized

 

 

 

 $            24,767.00

 

 

Jail

 

 

 

 

100.4320.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $          20,000.00

 

 

100.4320.020

 

Salaries/Wages-Part Time

 

 

 

 $            20,000.00

100.4320.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            2,000.00

 

 

100.4320.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               450.00

 

 

100.4320.100

 

Retirement

 

 $            1,600.00

 

 

100.4320.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.4320.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $            3,600.00

 

 

100.4320.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $               200.00

 

 

 

 

District Resource Center

 

 

 

 

100.4321.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $               100.00

 

 

100.4321.250

 

Auto Supplies

 

 $            1,200.00

 

 

 

 

Emergency Communications

 

 

 

 

100.4325.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $            1,480.00

 

 

100.4325.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            1,000.00

 

 

100.4325.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               200.00

 

 

100.4325.100

 

Retirement

 

 $               150.00

 

 

100.4325.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               300.00

 

 

100.4325.320

 

Telephone

 

 

 

 $              1,700.00

100.4325.511

 

Equipment-Non Capitalized

 

 $            1,140.00

 

 

 

 

Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

100.4330.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.4330.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 60.00

 

 

100.4330.101

 

401(k)

 

 

 

 $                     5.00

100.4330.340

 

Printing

 

 $                 50.00

 

 

100.4330.370

 

Advertising

 

 $                 50.00

 

 

 

 

Fire & Rescue

 

 

 

 

100.4340.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $               150.00

 

 

100.4340.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               450.00

 

 

100.4340.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               100.00

 

 

100.4340.100

 

Retirement

 

 $               275.00

 

 

100.4340.101

 

401(k)

 

 $                 50.00

 

 

100.4340.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $            1,495.00

 

 

100.4340.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $               370.00

 

 

100.4340.250

 

Auto Supplies

 

 $               350.00

 

 

100.4340.320

 

Telephone

 

 

 

 $                 780.00

100.4340.351

 

Maint & Repair-Auto

 

 

 

 $                 200.00

 

 

Emergency Medical Ser

 

 

 

 

100.4370.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $            5,000.00

 

 

100.4370.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            2,000.00

 

 

100.4370.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.4370.100

 

Retirement

 

 $            1,000.00

 

 

100.4370.101

 

401(k)

 

 $            2,850.00

 

 

100.4370.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $            4,745.00

 

 

100.4370.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $               530.00

 

 

 

 

Animal Control

 

 

 

 

100.4380.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

 

 $                 130.00

100.4380.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               500.00

 

 

100.4380.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 90.00

 

 

100.4380.250

 

Auto Supplies

 

 $            1,600.00

 

 

100.4380.320

 

Telephone

 

 

 

 $                 525.00

100.4380.321

 

Postage

 

 $               500.00

 

 

100.4380.351

 

Main & Repairs to Auto

 

 

 

 $                 250.00

100.4380.510

 

Equipment

 

 $                 10.00

 

 

100.4380.511

 

Equipment-Non Capitalized

 

 $                 50.00

 

 

 

 

Solid Waste

 

 

 

 

100.4720.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $            5,900.00

 

 

100.4720.020

 

Salaries/Wages-Part Time

 

 

 

 $              3,700.00

100.4720.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               800.00

 

 

100.4720.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               175.00

 

 

100.4720.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               200.00

 

 

 

 

Planning

 

 

 

 

100.4910.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $               200.00

 

 

100.4910.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            1,400.00

 

 

100.4910.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               300.00

 

 

100.4910.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               200.00

 

 

100.4910.250

 

Auto Supplies

 

 $            1,300.00

 

 

 

 

Economic Development

 

 

 

 

100.4920.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               400.00

 

 

100.4920.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 90.00

 

 

 

 

Natural Resources

 

 

 

 

100.4960.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               325.00

 

 

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

 

100.5100.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $          87,500.00

 

 

100.5100.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            1,800.00

 

 

100.5100.230

 

Medical Supplies

 

 

 

 $            20,000.00

100.5100.330

 

Utilities

 

 

 

 $              1,800.00

 

 

Home Health

 

 

 

 

100.5190.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $          50,000.00

 

 

100.5190.020

 

Salaries/Wages-Part Time

 

 $          34,000.00

 

 

100.5190.030

 

Salaries/Wages-Perm Part time

 

 $               700.00

 

 

100.5190.081

 

On Call Pay

 

 

 

 $              1,650.00

100.5190.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            6,000.00

 

 

100.5190.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $            1,000.00

 

 

100.5190.100

 

Retirement

 

 $            1,000.00

 

 

100.5190.101

 

401(k)

 

 $            1,500.00

 

 

100.5190.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $            3,270.00

 

 

100.5190.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $               240.00

 

 

100.5190.230

 

Medical Supplies

 

 

 

 $            25,000.00

100.5190.250

 

Auto Supplies

 

 $            2,000.00

 

 

100.5190.490

 

Dues and Subscriptions

 

 $                 80.00

 

 

 

 

Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

100.5192.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

 

 $              2,000.00

100.5192.030

 

Salaries/Wages-Perm Part time

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.5192.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               600.00

 

 

100.5192.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               150.00

 

 

100.5192.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               500.00

 

 

100.5192.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $               900.00

 

 

100.5192.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $                 70.00

 

 

100.5192.260

 

Departmental Supplies

 

 

 

 $              1,000.00

100.5192.261

 

Office Supplies

 

 

 

 $              1,610.00

100.5192.511

 

Equipment

 

 $            2,610.00

 

 

 

 

Social Services

 

 

 

 

100.5310.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $            7,000.00

 

 

100.5310.083

 

CAP-C and CAP-DA

 

 

 

 $              5,500.00

100.5310.090

 

Social Security

 

 $            3,000.00

 

 

100.5310.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $               750.00

 

 

100.5310.100

 

Retirement

 

 $               750.00

 

 

100.5310.101

 

401(k)

 

 $            1,900.00

 

 

100.5310.110

 

Group Insurance

 

 $            3,000.00

 

 

100.5310.111

 

Dental Insurance

 

 $               200.00

 

 

 

 

Special Assist. For the Blind

 

 

 

 

100.5840.000

 

Aid to the Blind

 

 $            5,500.00

 

 

 

 

Senior Services

 

 

 

 

100.5860.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $            1,200.00

 

 

100.5860.030

 

Salaries/Wages-Perm Part time

 

 $            2,500.00

 

 

100.5860.090

 

Social Security

 

 $               250.00

 

 

100.5860.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 $                 60.00

 

 

100.5860.100

 

Retirement

 

 $               110.00

 

 

100.5860.101

 

401(k)

 

 $               125.00

 

 

 

 

Arts Council

 

 

 

 

100.6150.000

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 $            5,500.00

 

 

100.6150.020

 

Salaries/Wages-Part Time

 

 

 

 $                 500.00

100.6150.090

 

Social Security

 

 

 

 $                 100.00

100.6150.091

 

Medicare Tax

 

 

 

 $                   30.00

100.6150.100

 

Retirement

 

 

 

 $                   60.00

 

 

Contingency

 

 

 

 

100.9910.000

 

Contingency

 

 

 

 $            12,135.00

100.9910.100

 

Leave Cost

 

 $               372.00

 

 

100.9910.000

 

Fuel Cost Contingency

 

 

 

 $            22,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $        374,621.00

 

 $          254,599.00

 

Finance Director Edwards noted that the following justification of the budget

 

ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2006-07:

 

·        Second Quarter Review of Departmental Budgets

·        $12,135.00 reverted back to the Contingency

·        $22,250.00 reverted back to the Fuel Cost Contingency

·        $120,022.00 Revenues in the Health Department reduced due to revenues not coming as projected

·        All budgets were reviewed

 

 

 

Commissioner Carroll noted the following change to the Budget Amendment:

 

·        To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will be increased-  increased should be changed to decreased

 

Budget Amendment Ordinance #54 can be considered at the March 12th meeting.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – ACTION AGENDA

 

Relocation of Medical Helicopter Helipad- Budget Proposals

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall presented the following estimated budget

 

for the relocation of the Medical Helicopter Helipad with county staff constructing the pad,

 

seeding grass, and spreading out the gravel along the roadway:

 

·        Grading/drainage pipe installation                     $2,700.00

·        Concrete for pad 17 yards -1” thick             $1,802.00

·        Concrete for walkway 5 yards -4”thick          $515.00

·        Rebar/forming supplies                                  $450.00

·        Gravel                                                          $1,860.00

·        Seeding Supplies                                            $225.00

·        Lights/Electrical                                           $1,000.00

Total                         $8,552.00                                                                                 

 

            Interim County Manager Darlene Bullins informed the Board that there was

 

$2,224 remaining in Capital Outlay and approximately $47,000 in Contingency.

 

            The Board discussed the proposed budget and reiterated having the items ready to be

 

able to proceed when Mr. Walker –YVEDDI receives approval from the State.

 

            Commissioner Lankford moved to accept the budget proposal, have items ready to

 

proceed immediately when approval is received from the State, and funding allocated from

 

capital outlay and contingency.  Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried

 

unanimously.

 

Surplus Property – Cat Cages – Animal Shelter

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall requested the Board’s approval for the

 

following Resolution in order to proceed with the private sale of seven (7) old cat cages to

 

Animal Rescue of Stokes County as directed by the Board at the February 12th meeting:

 

            Resolution authorizing sale of personal property worth less than $30,000

                                             (G.S. 160A-266;267)

 

 

WHEREAS, County of Stokes owns seven (7) fiberglass cat cages that have become surplus; and

 

WHEREAS, North Carolina General Statute, 153A-176, 160A-266 and 160A-267

permits the County to sell such property by private sale at a negotiated price upon authorization by the Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting and notice to the public; and

 

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

 

THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF STOKES COUNTY RESOLVES

THAT:

 

1.      The Board of Commissioners authorized the Support Services Supervisor to sell by private sale at a negotiated price the following items to Animal Rescue of Stokes County;     (7) Fiberglass cat cages with wire bottoms and plastic trays

2.      The Support Services Supervisor shall publish a notice summarizing this resolution, and no sale may be executed pursuant to this resolution until at least ten (10) days after the day the notice is published.

 

Adopted this 26th day of February 2007.

 

____________________________                              _____________________________

J. Leon Inman- Chairman                                                 Jimmy Walker – Vice Chairman

 

____________________________                              _____________________________

Ron Carroll - Commissioner                                         Ernest Lankford - Commissioner  

 

____________________________                             

Stanley Smith - Commissioner

 

 

Attest:

 

 

________________________________

Darlene M. Bullins – Clerk to the Board

 

            Mr. Stovall concluded a summary of the Resolution will be advertised in the Stokes

 

News per NC General Statute 160A-267.

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion to approve Resolution Authorizing the Sale

 

Of Personal Property worth less than $30,000.00.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Sale

 

of Personal Property worth less than $30,000.00.  Commissioner Smith seconded and the

 

motion carried unanimously.

 

District System

 

            Commissioner Carroll moved that the Board of Commissioners establish a special

 

bipartisan citizens’ committee to study a district system for electing commissioners and

 

school board members and to recommend whether or not the Board should develop a plan to

 

implement such a system, subject to the approval process as provided by law.

 

            Commissioner Lankford seconded the motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker presented the following information to the Board:

 

·        41 counties elect Board of Commissioners at large

·        23 counties elect Board of Commissioners with a combination of at large and districts with some residency requirements for the districts

·        22 counties elect Board of Commissioners at large with district residency required

·        10 counties elect Board of Commissioners entirely by districts

·        4 counties elect Board of Commissioners under limited voting plans

 

Vice Chairman Walker also noted the need for unity in the County and feels that there

 

are more pressing, urgent issues to deal with at the present time especially with the upcoming

 

budget.  Vice Chairman Walker feels the Board should take ample time before approving

 

the committee selection and criteria.

 

Commissioner Smith stated that he personally does not support a district system, but

 

supports the motion to form a committee to gather information and return that information to

 

the Board.

 

            Chairman Inman stated that he does support a committee to gather information and

 

return information for the Board’s consideration.

 

            The motion carried 4-1 with Vice Chairman Walker voting against the motion.

 

            Commissioner Carroll moved that the special bipartisan citizens’ committee consist

 

of 7 seven members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, to include 3 registered

 

Republican voters, 3 registered Democrats voters, and 1 registered unaffiliated voter, with at

 

least 1 committee member residing in each of the County’s quadrants.

 

            Commissioner Smith seconded the motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker expressed concerns about deciding on the makeup of the

 

committee at this particular meeting.  Vice Chairman Walker noted that he was unprepared

 

to discuss the requirement of the appointments to the committee and thought the decision for

 

the appointment of the committee would be decided at a later meeting.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted the need to proceed with establishing the requirements of

 

Committee appointments in order to appoint the committee, meet and educate with the

 

committee, and ample provide time for meetings in all the precincts.

 

            Commissioner Lankford noted that he feels strongly about the representation being

 

from the nine (9) townships instead of using the four geographic quadrants.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker reiterated the need for additional time to study the

 

makeup and requirements of the appointments of the committee.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker questioned if the Board had not agreed at the last Board

 

Retreat to use a second after a motion is made.

 

            Clerk to the Board Bullins noted that no official vote had been approved by the Board

 

to start requiring a second to a motion.

 

            Chairman Inman also noted the need to have representation from the nine (9)

 

townships for the committee.

 

            The motion failed 2-3 with Commissioner Lankford, Vice Chairman Walker, and

 

Chairman Inman voting against the motion.

           

            Commissioner Lankford moved that the special bipartisan citizens’ committee consist

 

of (9) nine members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, to include 4 registered

 

Republican voters, 4 registered Democrats voters, and 1 registered unaffiliated voter, with at

 

least 1 committee member residing in each of the County’s townships with the appointments

 

being approved by the Board of Commissioners.

 

            Commissioner Carroll seconded the motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker reiterated the need for more time to consider Commissioner

 

Lankford’s motion regarding such an important issue.

 

            The motion carried 4-1 with Vice Chairman Walker voting against the motion.

 

            Commissioner Carroll moved that the Board compile a roster from which members of

 

the special bipartisan citizens’ committee will be selected, and that the roster be compiled as

 

follows: (a) interested citizens as always may volunteer, (b) the executive committees of the

 

Stokes County Republican Party and the Stokes County Democrat Party may each

 

recommend up to 5 individuals, (c) each Commissioner may recommend 2 individuals, (d) the

 

Stokes County Board of Education may recommend up to 5 individuals; provided that no

 

elected official and no government or school employee may be recommended.

 

            Commissioner Lankford seconded the motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker expressed concerns including the Board of Education

 

without first notifying or discussing the issue with them.  Vice Chairman Walker

 

reiterated the need for more time to consider such an important issue.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted that if the Board of Education had concerns, that would

 

be an issue to discuss when the study is done and it is presented to the Legislative delegation.

 

The Board of Commissioners nor the Board of Education will not have any say so on the final

 

decision. 

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted that this committee will be receiving input from the

 

citizens on whether or not this is the direction they wish to go.

           

            Commissioner Smith reiterated his support of this committee as being formed for a

 

fact finding mission, to bring back input from the citizens regarding the issue of Districts, and

 

that this Board can only decide whether to place this item on the ballot.

 

            Chairman Inman also reiterated that this committee will be a fact finding committee

 

to bring back input to the Board of Commissioners.

 

            The motion carried 4-1 with Vice Chairman Walker voting against the motion.

 

There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman Inman

 

entertained a motion to recess the meeting until Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 4:00 pm to

 

discuss additional allocation of  $200,000 from CenterPoint Human Services for mental health

 

services in Stokes County.

 

Commissioner Smith moved to recess the meeting until Tuesday, February 27th at

 

4:00 pm.  Commissioner Lankford seconded and the motion carried unanimous.

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene M. Bullins                                                    J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                                  Chairman