STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                   )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    NOVEMBER 1, 2007

 

 

 

           

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

 

for a special session in the Commissioners’ Chambers of the Ronald Wilson Reagan

 

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

 

Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 7:00 pm for a joint meeting with the Stokes County

 

Board of Health.

 

            The following Board of Commissioners was present:

 

                                                Chairman J. Leon Inman

                                                Vice-Chairman Jimmy Walker

Commissioner Ron Carroll                                         

Commissioner Ernest Lankford

                                                Commissioner Stanley Smith

 

            The following members of the Board of Health were present:

 

                                                Dr. Mark Johnson, Chairman

                                                Dr. Sam Newsome, Member

                                                Dr. Kevin Walker, Member

                                                Mr. Joe Hicks, Member

                                                Mr. Jerry Mitchell, Member

                                                Mr. Jerry Moorefield, Member

                                                Dr.  Kim Gemeinhardt, Member

                                                Mr. Keith Lawson, Member

                                                Dr. Ron Carroll, Member

                                                Ms. Betty Shackleford, Member (entered the meeting at 7:10 pm)

                                                                                                                                   

                                                County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                County Manager K. Bryan Steen

                                                County Attorney Edward L. Powell

                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                                PHN Supervisor Virginia “Ginny” Campbell

                                                Administrative Officer Wanda Hicks

 

                                                Others in Attendance:

                                                Deputy Director Dennis Harrington

                                                North Carolina Division of Public Health

 

                                   

Chairman Leon Inman called the joint meeting to order for the Board of

 

Commissioners.

 

Chairman Dr. Mark Johnson called the joint meeting to order for the Board of Health.

 

Chairman Inman delivered the invocation.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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

 

join both Boards with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion on behalf of the Board of Commissioners to enter

 

into closed session to consult with the Attorney employed or retained by the Public Body in

 

order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the Attorney and the Public Body, which

 

privilege is hereby acknowledged, and to consider and give instructions to an attorney

 

concerning the handling or settlement of a claim, judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or

 

administrative procedure pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3).

 

            Commissioner Lankford moved to enter closed session to consult with the Attorney

 

employed or retained by the Public Body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege

 

between the Attorney and the Public Body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged,

 

and to consider and give instructions to an attorney concerning the handling or settlement of a

 

claim, judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure pursuant to G.S. 143-

 

318.11(a)(3).   Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

            Chairman Johnson on behalf of the Board of Health entertained a motion to enter into

 

closed session to consult with the Attorney employed or retained by the Public Body in order to

 

preserve the attorney-client privilege between the Attorney and the Public Body, which

 

privilege is hereby acknowledged, and to consider and give instructions to an attorney

 

concerning the handling or settlement of a claim, judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or

 

administrative procedure pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3).           

 

            Commissioner Carroll (on behalf of the Board of Health) moved to enter closed session

 

to consult with the Attorney employed or retained by the Public Body in order to preserve the

 

attorney-client privilege between the Attorney and the Public Body, which privilege is hereby

 

acknowledged, and to consider and give instructions to an attorney concerning the handling or

 

settlement of a claim, judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure

 

pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3).     Dr. Kevin Walker seconded and the motion carried (9-0)

 

with member Betty Shackleford absent.

 

Both Boards returned to open session of the joint meeting.

           

Adjournment

 

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

 

Inman (on behalf of the Board of Commissioners) entertained a motion to adjourn the special

 

session meeting.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to adjourn the special session.   Vice Chairman Walker

 

seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

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Darlene M. Bullins                                                    J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                                    Chairman