STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA    )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                     )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    JUNE 23, 2008

 

 

           

            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,

 

June 23, 2008 at 6:00 pm with the following members present:

                                   

                                               

Chairman J. Leon Inman

Vice-Chairman Jimmy Walker

Commissioner Ron Carroll                                           

Commissioner Ernest Lankford

                                                Commissioner Stanley Smith

                                                                                                                                               

                                                County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                County Manager K. Bryan Steen

                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                                Finance Director Julia Edwards

                                                Interim Health Director Jen Braswell

                                                                                                                                               

                                               

Chairman J. Leon Inman called the meeting to order and 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 June 23, 2008

 

agenda.           

 

            Chairman Inman requested to add a Closed Session following the Action Agenda.

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen requested to move Item B – Meadows Property - Phase II

– Update from the Discussion Agenda to the Information Agenda.

 

            Commissioner Carroll requested to move Item D – JCPC – Appointments/Re-

 

Appointments by General Statute- Consent Agenda to the Discussion Agenda-Item E-

 

Appointments.  The Board unanimously agreed to the requested amendments.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the June 23, 2008 agenda as amended.

 

Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

The following spoke during public comments:

 

Angela McHone

2325 Pitzer Road

Danbury, NC  27016

RE:  Stokes County Home Health

 

Ms. McHone noted the following regarding Stokes County Home Health:

 

§         Very concerned about the future of Stokes County Home Health

§         Gossip within the County about Home Health being sold

§         30th Year Anniversary for Home Health this year

§         Information from Interim Health Director was not to worry, but workers are worried about Home Health being sold

§         Valuable resource for the county and the citizens

§         Home Health workers treat all patients as if they were part of their own family

§         Home Health brings in more revenue than the expenditure cost for operation

§         Home Health makes referrals to Stokes Reynolds Hospital, JRJones Medical Center, etc.

§         Gossip of being sold hinders recruitment of nurses for Home Health

§         Workers concerned about retirement, benefits, etc.

 

Ms. McHone requested the Board make the right decision, not just a quick fix for the County, the right decision for the citizens of Stokes County.

 

Gary Alley

1069 Pack Road

Walnut Cove, NC  27052

RE:  Voting Districts

 

Mr. Alley noted the following regarding voting districts:

 

·        Concerned about voting districts being a dead issue

·        During the last election, over 40% of the people voted for district voting

·        During that election, both parties were putting up signs against district voting – there was no political support from either party for district voting

·        Meetings that were held to inform the citizens did not really inform the public

·        Met with Representative Bryan Holloway and received information about the variations of district voting

 

Mr. Alley requested the Board consider putting the item back on the ballot with different variations to give the public a chance to vote for a specific type of district voting.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

on the consent agenda:

 

Minutes

 

 

Tax Administration Report – May 2008

 

Real and Personal Property Releases over $100

 

County Manager Bryan Steen (Tax Administrator Jake Oakley absent) presented the

 

following Real and Personal Property Releases (May 2008) which are more than $100 at the

 

June 9th meeting, with a request for action by the Board of Commissioners at the June 23rd 

 

meeting:

 

Real and Personal Property Releases

 

More than $100  -  May 2008

 

 

Account

Amount

Reason

Name

Number

 

 

Terry L Myers

00A2000021642

$     219.80

Covers a double wide mobile home in Brookcliff-unable to locate

Mr. Myers

 

99A1999008728

$     219.80

 

 

98A1998018591    

$     203.80

 

 

97A1997003516     

$     200.61

 

Kathern Haynes

99A1999006777

$     370.28

Covers a double wide mobile home Brookcliff-unable to locate

Ms. Haynes

                                         98A1998010733     $     342.88

                                         97A1997001325     $     337.29

 

   Kim Alvear                    02A2002000364      $      328.88    Covers personal property now owned by another taxpayer

                                         03A2003031039     $     341.97     No know employers for the former owners

                                         04A2004054187     $      341.97

   Mark Alvear                06A155912674.06.2  $      334.31

                                      06A155912674.06.1  $      364.70

 

   Affordable Seeding

   Enterprises                    01A2001036907     $      378.38     Business personal property bills – business dissolved

                                         00A2000035594     $      320.32

                                         99A1999055065     $      203.43

                                                Total                $   4,508.42

 

Appeals

 

County Manager Bryan Steen (Tax Administrator Jake Oakley absent) presented the

 

following Appeals and Recommendations which were presented at the June 9th meeting, with a

 

request for action by the Board of Commissioners at the June 23rd meeting:

 

§         Appeal - Ms. Jane F. Cole – Tax value for a 2004 Volvo C70 ($19,310)

Recommendation from the Tax Administrator Jake Oakley to deny

§         Appeal - Ms. Kristin L. Fuller – Interest and Fees ($100.61)

Recommendation from the Tax Administrator Jake Oakley to deny

§         Appeal – Mr. H. Kesar, S Chamber – Portion of tax bill, interest and penalties ($664.19) Recommendation from the Tax Administrator Jake Oakley to deny

 

Parks and Emergency Communications- Budget Amendment #117

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #117.

 

To amend the General Fund, the expenditures are to be changed as follows:

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Parks

 

 

 

100.6121.510

Equipment

$00.00

$6,862.00

$6,862.00

 

Emergency Communications

 

 

 

100.4325.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

$420.00

$4,212.00

$4,632.00

 

Contingency

 

 

 

100.9910.000

Contingency

$156,780.00

$(11,074.00)

$145,706.00

 

Totals

$157,200.00

$00.00

$157,200.00

           

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer funds from Contingency for the purchase of a zero turn lawnmower for Parks Department and upgrade IPC/ORBACOM console to decode MDC1200 signal on the Sheriff Department’s channel one.

 

This will result in a net increase of $00.00 in the expenditures and other financial use to the County’s annual budget. 

 

Superior Court - Budget Amendment #118

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #118.

 

To amend the General Fund, the expenditures are to be changed as follows:

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

General Fund

 

 

 

 

Superior Court

 

 

 

100.4160.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

$3,030.00

$(1,187.00)

$1,843.00

100.9820.960

Transfer to Capital Reserve

$268,847.00

$1,187.00

$270,034.00

 

           Totals

 $271,877.00

$00.00

   $271,877.00

 

Capital Reserve

 

 

 

201.4160.000

Superior Court

$00.00

$1,187.00

$1,187.00

 

           Totals

 $00.00

$1,187.00

   $1,187.00

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer to Capital Reserve for Clerk of Courts to purchase furniture.

 

This will result in a net increase of $1,187.00 in the expenditures and other financial use to the County’s annual budget.  To provide the additional revenue for the above, the following revenues will increase.  These revenues have already been received or are verified they will be received in this fiscal year.

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

          As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

     Amended

 

Capital Reserve Fund

 

 

 

201.3981.000

Transfer from General Fund

$268,847.00

$1,187.00

$270,034.00

 

Totals

$268,847.00

$1,187.00

$270,034.00

 

 

Finance Department – Budget Amendment #119

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #119.

 

To amend the General Fund, the expenditures are to be changed as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 

100.4310.000

Salaries and Wages

     $1,354,764.00

 $3,814.00

$1,358,578.00

 

Jail

 

 

 

100.4320.000

Salaries and Wages

   $586,868.00

 $7,814.00

$594,682.00

 

Emergency Communications

 

 

 

100.4325.000

Salaries and Wages

   $356,510.00

 $1,540.00

$358,050.00

 

Fire Marshal

 

 

 

100.4340.000

Salaries and Wages

   $178,658.00

 $7,691.00

$186,349.00

 

Emergency Medical Services

 

 

 

100.4370.000

Salaries and Wages

$1,088,890.00

 $686.00

$1,089,576.00

 

Social Services

 

 

 

100.5310.000

Salaries and Wages

$1,579,265.00

 $742.00

$1,580,007.00

 

Contingency

 

 

 

100.9910.100

Leave Contingency

     $35,471.00

$(22,287.00)

$13,184.00

 

           Totals

     $5,180,426.00

 $00.00

$5,180,426.00

           

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer funds from contingency leave cost for the pay out of employees terminating employment with Stokes County.

 

This will result in a net increase of $00.00 in the expenditures and other financial use to the County’s annual budget. 

 

Emergency Communications- Budget Amendment #120

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #120.

 

To amend the General Fund, the expenditures are to be changed as follows:

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Emergency Communications

 

 

 

100.4325.350

Maint. & Repairs-Equipment

$26,280.00

$9,450.00

$35,730.00

 

Contingency

 

 

 

100.9910.000

Contingency

$145,706.00

$(9,450.00)

$136,256.00

 

Totals

$171,986.00

$00.00

$171,986.00

 

 

 

           

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer funds from Contingency to repair the main microwave link to and from King Water Tower, which was possibly damaged by lightning.

 

This will result in a net increase of $00.00 in the expenditures and other financial use to the County’s annual budget. 

 

Finance Department – Budget Amendment #111- Correction

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #111-

 

correction. To amend the General Fund, the expenditures are to be changed as follows:

 

Account

Account

Current

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

General Fund

 

 

 

 

See Items Below

$10,113,701.00

$00.00

$10,113,701.00

 

Totals

$10,113,701.00

         $00.00

$10,113,701.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

E911 Fund

 

 

 

 

See Items Below

$19,863.00

$00.00

$19,863.00

 

Totals

$19,863.00

         $00.00

$19,863.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut Cove Senior Center

 

 

 

 

See Items Below

$45,458.00

$00.00

$45,458.00

 

Totals

$45,458.00

         $00.00

$45,458.00

 

                       

This budget amendment correction is justified as follows:

Due to clerical error, the items underlined below were not included in the total of Budget Amendment #111 submitted to the Board on June 9th.  Also, $9,225 less of Contingency was needed to balance Budget Amendment #111.

 

This will result in a net increase of $00.00 in the expenditures and other financial use to the County’s annual budget. 

 

 

 

 

 Increase

 Revised

 

 

 Budget

 (Decrease)

 Budget

General Fund

 

 

 

 

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4110.000

 $        46,331.00

 $         3,000.00

 $         49,331.00

Social Security

100.4110.090

 $          2,873.00

 $            100.00

 $           2,973.00

Medicare Tax

100.4110.091

 $             672.00

 $              50.00

 $              722.00

Retiree Insurance

100.4110.112

 $        60,087.00

 $         2,200.00

 $         62,287.00

Unemployment Insurance

100.4110.130

 $        17,678.00

 $    (13,600.00)

 $           4,078.00

 

 

 

 

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

Training

100.4120.311

 $          3,500.00

 $         (700.00)

 $           2,800.00

Advertising

100.4120.370

 $          7,500.00

 $         3,000.00

 $         10,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

 

 

 

 

Professional Services

100.4130.180

 $        52,000.00

 $      (1,100.00)

 $         50,900.00

Bank Charges

100.4130.390

 $        10,000.00

 $      (4,000.00)

 $           6,000.00

Misc. Contractual Services

100.4130.440

 $        42,000.00

 $         5,100.00

 $         47,100.00

 

 

 

 

 

Purchasing

 

 

 

 

Training

100.4131.311

 $          1,500.00

 $      (1,500.00)

 $                        -  

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Administration

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4140.000

 $      253,176.00

 $            300.00

 $      253,476.00

Social Security

100.4140.090

 $        15,866.00

 $         (300.00)

 $         15,566.00

Postage

100.4140.321

 $        60,000.00

 $      (5,000.00)

 $         55,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Superior Court

 

 

 

 

Departmental Supplies

100.4160.260

 $             200.00

 $            100.00

 $              300.00

Utilities

100.4160.330

 $          5,000.00

 $            600.00

 $           5,600.00

Rental on Equipment

100.4160.430

 $             500.00

 $              25.00

 $              525.00

Juvenile Detention

100.4160.440

 $        25,000.00

 $        2,500.00

 $         27,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Election

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4170.000

 $        89,236.00

 $            100.00

 $         89,336.00

Salaries & Wages-Overtime

100.4170.010

 $             300.00

 $         (100.00)

 $              200.00

Board Reimbursement

100.4170.190

 $          4,845.00

 $            550.00

 $           5,395.00

Travel

100.4170.310

 $             945.00

 $            100.00

 $           1,045.00

Maint. & Repairs Equipment

100.4170.350

 $             830.00

 $            300.00

 $           1,130.00

Advertising

100.4170.370

 $          1,444.00

 $         2,000.00

 $           3,444.00

Dues & Subscriptions

100.4170.490

 $             325.00

 $              50.00

 $              375.00

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Deeds

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4180.000

 $      103,341.00

 $              50.00

 $       103,391.00

Social Security

100.4180.090

 $          6,940.00

 $           (50.00)

 $           6,890.00

 

 

 

 

 

Public Buildings

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4190.000

 $      260,261.00

 $      (3,600.00)

 $       256,661.00

Social Security

100.4190.090

 $        17,376.00

 $      (1,700.00)

 $         15,676.00

Medicare Tax

100.4190.091

 $          4,064.00

 $         (400.00)

 $           3,664.00

Retirement

100.4190.100

 $        13,817.00

 $      (1,200.00)

 $         12,617.00

401K

100.4190.101

 $          2,803.00

 $      (1,000.00)

 $           1,803.00

Group Insurance

100.4190.110

 $        36,080.00

 $      (1,500.00)

 $         34,580.00

Dental Insurance

100.4190.111

 $          2,899.00

 $         (300.00)

 $           2,599.00

Auto Supplies

100.4190.250

 $          6,200.00

 $         4,000.00

 $         10,200.00

Utilities

100.4190.330

 $      250,000.00

 $       30,000.00

 $      280,000.00

Maint. & Repairs Equipment

100.4190.350

 $        24,000.00

 $         5,000.00

 $         29,000.00

Improvements

100.4190.590

 $        29,312.00

 $         5,600.00

 $         34,912.00

 

 

 

 

 

Information Systems

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4210.000

 $      125,536.00

 $    (13,000.00)

 $       112,536.00

Social Security

100.4210.090

 $          8,085.00

 $      (1,200.00)

 $           6,885.00

Medicare Tax

100.4210.091

 $          1,891.00

 $         (250.00)

 $           1,641.00

Retirement

100.4210.100

 $          6,429.00

 $         (750.00)

 $           5,679.00

401K

100.4210.101

 $          1,304.00

 $         (175.00)

 $           1,129.00

Group Insurance

100.4210.110

 $        12,371.00

 $      (2,650.00)

 $           9,721.00

Dental Insurance

100.4210.111

 $             923.00

 $         (175.00)

 $              748.00

Training

100.4210.320

 $          2,700.00

 $      (2,000.00)

 $              700.00

Vehicle Maintenance

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4250.000

 $        96,737.00

 $              25.00

 $         96,762.00

Medicare Tax

100.4250.091

 $          1,361.00

 $           (65.00)

 $           1,296.00

Retirement

100.4250.100

 $          4,738.00

 $              75.00

 $           4,813.00

Travel

100.4250.310

 $             188.00

 $           (35.00)

 $              153.00

Utilities

100.4250.330

 $         5,000.00

 $         1,750.00

 $           6,750.00

Printing

100.4250.340

 $               40.00

 $              75.00

 $              115.00

Maint. & Repairs Equipment

100.4250.350

 $        47,827.00

 $            450.00

 $         48,277.00

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff's Department

 

 

 

 

Separation Allowance

100.4310.040

 $        43,404.00

 $      (9,000.00)

 $         34,404.00

Group Insurance

100.4310.110

 $      148,449.00

 $      (3,500.00)

 $       144,949.00

Dental Insurance

100.4310.111

 $        11,068.00

 $         (250.00)

 $         10,818.00

Auto Supplies

100.4310.250

 $      141,300.00

 $      28,000.00

 $       169,300.00

 

 

 

 

 

Jail

 

 

 

 

401K

100.4320.101

 $          5,897.00

 $      (3,400.00)

 $           2,497.00

401K5%

100.4320.102

 $          2,432.00

 $           200.00

 $           2,632.00

Group Insurance

100.4320.110

 $        70,690.00

 $         (800.00)

 $         69,890.00

Dental Insurance

100.4320.111

 $          5,271.00

 $         (200.00)

 $           5,071.00

Utilities

100.4320.330

 $      105,000.00

 $       30,000.00

 $       135,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

District Resource Center

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4321.000

 $        82,843.00

 $            250.00

 $         83,093.00

Salaries & Wages-Part Time

100.4321.320

 $          1,395.00

 $         (250.00)

 $           1,145.00

Auto Supplies

100.4321.250

 $          2,000.00

 $           150.00

 $           2,150.00

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Communications

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4325.000

 $      366,510.00

 $    (10,000.00)

 $       356,510.00

Salaries & Wages

100.4325.020

 $        27,000.00

 $         2,000.00

 $         29,000.00

Social Security

100.4325.090

 $        25,074.00

 $      (1,500.00)

 $         23,574.00

Medicare Tax

100.4325.091

 $          5,864.00

 $         (450.00)

 $           5,414.00

Retirement

100.4325.100

 $        18,609.00

 $         (400.00)

 $         18,209.00

401K

100.4325.101

 $          3,655.00

 $      (1,300.00)

 $           2,355.00

Group Insurance

100.4325.110

 $        43,887.00

 $      (2,500.00)

 $         41,387.00

Dental Insurance

100.4325.111

 $          3,273.00

 $         (450.00)

 $           2,823.00

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Marshal

 

 

 

 

Auto Supplies

100.4340.250

 $          6,969.00

 $        2,500.00

 $           9,469.00

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Examiner

100.4360.000

 $        23,000.00

 $         8,500.00

 $         31,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Services

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4370.000

 $   1,095,965.00

 $      (7,075.00)

 $    1,088,890.00

Salaries & Wages-Overtime

100.4370.010

 $      170,000.00

 $      20,000.00

 $       190,000.00

Salaries & Wages-Part Time

100.4370.020

 $      150,000.00

 $    (20,000.00)

 $       130,000.00

Social Security

100.4370.090

 $        80,661.00

 $         1,700.00

 $         82,361.00

Group Insurance

100.4370.110

 $      113,707.00

 $         5,000.00

 $       118,707.00

Dental Insurance

100.4370.111

 $          8,224.00

 $            375.00

 $           8,599.00

Auto Supplies

100.4370.250

 $        75,000.00

 $       40,000.00

 $       115,000.00

Maint. & Repairs Auto

100.4370.350

 $        65,423.00

 $         6,500.00

 $         71,923.00

Rental of Equipment

100.4370.430

 $             600.00

 $            200.00

 $              800.00

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Control

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.4380.000

 $      102,643.00

 $              25.00

 $       102,668.00

Social Security

100.4380.090

 $          6,156.00

 $         (100.00)

 $           6,056.00

401K

100.4380.091

 $             993.00

 $           (25.00)

 $              968.00

Auto Supplies

100.4380.250

 $          7,755.00

 $        1,300.00

 $           9,055.00

 

 

 

 

 

Solid Waste

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages-Overtime

100.4720.010

 $                       -  

 $              25.00

 $                25.00

Salaries & Wages-Part Time

100.4720.020

 $      149,000.00

 $        1,300.00

 $      150,300.00

Social Security

100.4720.090

 $        19,617.00

 $            200.00

 $         19,817.00

Medicare Tax

100.4720.091

 $          4,588.00

 $              50.00

 $           4,638.00

401K

100.4720.101

 $          1,674.00

 $         (800.00)

 $              874.00

Group Insurance

100.4720.110

 $        24,742.00

 $         (500.00)

 $         24,242.00

Auto Supplies

100.4720.250

 $      105,000.00

 $      15,000.00

 $      120,000.00

Rental of Equipment

100.4720.430

 $          5,800.00

 $              25.00

 $           5,825.00

Uniform Rental

100.4720.491

 $          2,200.00

 $            500.00

 $           2,700.00

Equipment Non Capitalized

100.4720.511

 $          7,800.00

 $         (400.00)

 $           7,400.00

 

 

 

 

 

Cooperative Extension

 

 

 

 

Misc. Contractual Services

100.4950.440

 $       45,500.00

 $    (12,000.00)

 $       133,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Health Department

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.5100.000

 $       36,321.00

 $    (21,000.00)

 $       815,321.00

Salaries & Wages-Permanent PT

100.5100.030

 $          8,703.00

 $            400.00

 $           9,103.00

Auto Supplies

100.5100.250

 $          6,000.00

 $            200.00

 $           6,200.00

Travel

100.5100.310

 $          2,000.00

 $       15,000.00

 $         17,000.00

Postage

100.5100.321

 $          5,250.00

 $            200.00

 $           5,450.00

Utilities

100.5100.330

 $          8,350.00

 $         3,000.00

 $         11,350.00

Printing

100.5100.340

 $          5,250.00

 $         1,200.00

 $           6,450.00

Maint. & Repairs Auto

100.5100.350

 $             850.00

 $         1,000.00

 $           1,850.00

 

 

 

 

 

Home Health

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.5190.000

 $      323,897.00

 $    (20,000.00)

 $       303,897.00

Salaries & Wages-Part Time

100.5190.020

 $        94,152.00

 $    (45,000.00)

 $            4952.00

Salaries & Wages-Permanent PT

100.5190.030

 $          2,374.00

 $            100.00

 $           2,474.00

On Call

100.5190.081

 $        12,000.00

 $         4,000.00

 $         16,000.00

Social Security

100.5190.090

 $        26,793.00

 $      (5,000.00)

 $         21,793.00

Medicare Tax

100.5190.091

 $          6,266.00

 $      (1,000.00)

 $           5,266.00

Retirement

100.5190.100

 $        16,546.00

 $      (1,500.00)

 $         15,046.00

401K

100.5190.101

 $          3,237.00

 $      (2,000.00)

 $           1,237.00

Group Insurance

100.5190.110

 $        37,113.00

 $      (1,000.00)

 $         36,113.00

Professional Services

100.5190.180

 $      115,000.00

 $     100,000.00

 $       215,000.00

Medical Supplies

100.5190.230

 $        32,000.00

 $         8,200.00

 $         40,200.00

Auto Supplies

100.5190.250

 $        11,500.00

 $         3,000.00

 $         14,500.00

Departmental Supplies

100.5190.260

 $                       -  

 $            100.00

 $              100.00

Travel

100.5190.310

 $          1,200.00

 $         1,000.00

 $           2,200.00

Misc. Contractual Services

100.5190.440

 $        30,000.00

 $    (30,000.00)

 $                       -  

 

 

 

 

 

King Clinic

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.5191.000

 $        74,857.00

 $    (15,000.00)

 $         59,857.00

Medical Supplies

100.5191.230

 $        15,986.00

 $        7,000.00

 $         22,986.00

Equipment Non Capitalized

100.5191.511

 $          9,014.00

 $           450.00

 $           9,464.00

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.5192.000

 $        67,316.00

 $      (2,000.00)

 $      165,316.00

Salaries & Wages-Permanent PT

100.5192.030

 $          2,374.00

 $            100.00

 $           2,474.00

Social Security

100.5192.090

 $        12,424.00

 $      (2,000.00)

 $         10,424.00

Medicare Tax

100.5192.091

 $          2,905.00

 $         (500.00)

 $           2,405.00

Retirement

100.5192.100

 $          9,880.00

 $      (1,500.00)

 $           8,380.00

401K

100.5192.101

 $          1,980.00

 $         (400.00)

 $           1,580.00

Group Insurance

100.5192.110

 $        19,087.00

 $      (3,000.00)

 $          16087.00

Dental Insurance

100.5192.111

 $          1,424.00

 $         (200.00)

 $           1,224.00

Professional Services

100.5192.180

 $        28,700.00

 $    (20,000.00)

 $           8,700.00

Auto Supplies

100.5192.250

 $          2,200.00

 $        1,750.00

 $           3,950.00

Maint. & Repairs Auto

100.5192.351

 $          1,500.00

 $         1,000.00

 $           2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Social Services

 

 

 

 

Social Security

100.5310.090

 $      100,090.00

 $      (2,700.00)

 $         97,390.00

Auto Supplies

100.5310.250

 $        12,500.00

 $        2,700.00

 $         15,200.00

 

 

 

 

 

Public Assistance

 

 

 

 

State/County Special Assistance

100.5420.000

 $      339,607.00

 $     100,000.00

 $       439,607.00

Medicaid Program Cost

100.5450.000

 $   2,166,579.00

 $  (100,000.00)

 $    2,066,579.00

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran Service

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

100.5820.000

 $        14,648.00

 $              65.00

 $         14,713.00

Social Security

100.5820.090

 $             910.00

 $              25.00

 $              935.00

Retirement

100.5820.100

 $             713.00

 $              15.00

 $              728.00

Printing

100.5820.340

 $             100.00

 $              75.00

 $              175.00

Training

100.5820.311

 $             338.00

 $         (180.00)

 $              158.00

 

 

 

 

 

Special Assistance for the Blind

100.5840.000

 $          4,726.00

 $      (1,700.00)

 $           3,026.00

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Services

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages-Permanent PT

100.5860.030

 $        29,175.00

 $              75.00

 $         29,250.00

401K

100.5860.101

 $          1,162.00

 $         (400.00)

 $              762.00

Auto Supplies

100.5860.250

 $          2,000.00

 $              50.00

 $           2,050.00

Telephone

100.5860.320

 $          4,130.00

 $            800.00

 $           4,930.00

 

 

 

 

 

Contingency

 

 

 

 

Contingency

100.9910.000

 $      196,905.00

 $    (30,075.00)

 $      157,605.00

Fuel Contingency

100.9910.500

 $        45,000.00

 $    (45,000.00)

 $                        -  

Total

 

 $ 10,113,701.00

  $                   -  

 $  10,113,701.00

 

 

 

 

 

E911 Fund

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

200.4325.000

 $       15,083.00

 $            575.00

 $         15,658.00

Social Security

200.4325.090

 $             935.00

 $              35.00

 $              970.00

Medicare Tax

200.4325.091

 $             219.00

 $              10.00

 $              229.00

Retirement

200.4325.100

 $             744.00

 $              25.00

 $              769.00

401K

200.4325.101

 $             151.00

 $                5.00

 $              156.00

Departmental Supplies

200.4325.260

 $             731.00

 $         (300.00)

 $              431.00

Training

200.4325.311

 $          2,000.00

 $         (350.00)

 $           1,650.00

Total

 

 $        19,863.00

 $                    -  

 $         19,863.00

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut Cove Senior Center

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

204.5861.000

 $        24,400.00

 $         1,550.00

 $         25,950.00

Social Security

204.5861.090

 $          1,485.00

 $            100.00

 $           1,585.00

Medicare Tax

204.5861.091

 $             347.00

 $              25.00

 $              372.00

Retirement

204.5861.100

 $          1,206.00

 $             75.00

 $           1,281.00

Professional Services

204.5861.180

 $        13,620.00

 $         (900.00)

 $         12,720.00

Departmental Supplies

204.5861.260

 $          3,800.00

 $         (600.00)

 $           3,200.00

Maint. & Repairs Auto

204.5861.351

 $             600.00

 $         (250.00)

 $              350.00

Total

 

 $        45,458.00

 $                     -  

 $         45,458.00

 

Finance – Budget Amendment #115-Correction

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #115-

 

correction.  To amend the General Fund, the expenditures are to be changed as follows:

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

General Fund

 

 

 

 

See Items Below

$820,353.00

$00.00

$820,353.00

 

           Totals

$820,353.00

$00.00

$820,353.00

 

Revaluation Fund

 

 

 

 

See Items Below

$19,222.00

$00.00

$19,222.00

 

           Totals

$19,222.00

$00.00

$19,222.00

           

Regional Sewer Fund

 

 

 

 

See Items Below

$20,000.00

$00.00

$20,000.00

 

           Totals

$20,00000

$00.00

$20,000.00

           

           

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

Due to clerical error, the items underlined below were not included in the total of Budget Amendment #115 submitted to the Board on June 9th.

 

This will result in a net increase of $00.00 in the expenditures and other financial use to the County’s annual budget. 

 

 

 

 

 Increase

 Revised

 

 

 Budget

(Decrease)

 Budget

General Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

Training

100.4120.311

 $     3,500.00

 $  (300.00)

 $   3,200.00

Telephone

100.4120.320

 $     1,200.00

 $    225.00

 $   1,425.00

Printing

100.4120.340

 $     1,700.00

 $    300.00

 $   2,000.00

Maint. & Repairs Equip.

100.4120.350

 $        350.00

 $  (225.00)

 $      125.00

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

 

 

 

 

Departmental Supplies

100.4130.260

 $     4,800.00

 $    250.00

 $   5,050.00

Telephone

100.4130.320

 $     2,450.00

 $  (250.00)

 $   2,200.00

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Administration

 

 

 

 

Departmental Supplies

100.4140.260

 $     5,328.00

 $    500.00

 $   5,828.00

Advertising

100.4140.370

 $     5,000.00

 $ 1,200.00

 $   6,200.00

Tax Refunds & Settlement

100.4140.390

 $     2,500.00

 $ 1,000.00

 $   3,500.00

Postage

100.4140.321

 $   60,000.00

$(2,700.00)

 $ 57,300.00

 

 

 

 

 

GIS/Mapping

 

 

 

 

Social Security

100.4141.090

 $     7,276.00

 $  (300.00)

 $   6,976.00

Medicare Tax

100.4141.091

 $     1,603.00

 $      50.00

 $   1,653.00

401K

100.4140.110

 $   14,138.00

 $  (200.00)

 $ 13,938.00

Group Insurance

100.4141.110

 $   14,138.00

 $    600.00

 $ 14,738.00

Dental Insurance

100.4141.111

 $     1,098.00

 $      45.00

 $   1,143.00

Travel

100.4141.310

 $          60.00

 $    (60.00)

 $             -  

Training

100.4141.311

 $        500.00

 $  (500.00)

 $             -  

Postage

100.4141.321

 $        450.00

 $  (200.00)

 $      250.00

Printing

100.4141.340

 $              -  

 $    565.00

 $      565.00

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Deeds

 

 

 

 

Telephone

100.4180.320

 $     2,150.00

 $    100.00

 $   2,250.00

Postage

100.4180.321

 $     2,200.00

 $  (100.00)

 $   2,100.00

 

 

 

 

 

Information Systems

 

 

 

 

Telephone

100.4210.320

 $     1,000.00

 $    200.00

 $   1,200.00

Training

100.4210.311

 $     2,700.00

 $  (200.00)

 $   2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance

 

 

 

 

Departmental Supplies

100.4250.260

 $        936.00

 $    100.00

 $   1,036.00

Travel

100.4250.310

 $        188.00

 $  (100.00)

 $        88.00

Telephone

100.4250.320

 $     1,780.00

 $    400.00

 $   2,180.00

Social Security

100.4250.090

 $     5,819.00

 $  (375.00)

 $   5,444.00

Medicare Tax

100.4250.091

 $     1,361.00

 $    (25.00)

 $   1,336.00

 

 

 

 

 

Jail

 

 

 

 

Auto Supplies

100.4320.250

 $        200.00

 $    100.00

 $      300.00

Telephone

100.4320.320

 $     5,000.00

 $ 1,700.00

 $   6,700.00

Group Insurance

100.4320.110

 $   70,690.00

$(1,800.00)

 $ 68,890.00

District Resource Center

 

 

 

 

Misc. Contractual Services

100.4321.440

 $   34,704.00

$(1,150.00)

 $ 33,554.00

Training

100.4321.311

 $     1,049.00

 $  (200.00)

 $      849.00

Telephone

100.4321.320

 $     2,900.00

 $    150.00

 $   3,050.00

Utilities

100.4321.330

 $     5,700.00

 $ 1,200.00

 $   6,900.00

 

 

 

 

 

Emerg.Communications

 

 

 

 

Telephone

100.4325.320

 $     4,100.00

 $    550.00

 $   4,650.00

Dental Insurance

100.4325.111

 $     3,273.00

 $  (450.00)

 $   2,823.00

Retirement

100.4325.100

 $   18,609.00

 $  (100.00)

 $ 18,509.00

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

Telephone

100.4330.320

 $        685.00

 $    150.00

 $      835.00

Departmental Supplies

100.4330.260

 $     1,600.00

 $  (150.00)

 $   1,450.00

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Marshal

 

 

 

 

Group Insurance

100.4340.110

 $   16,997.00

$(2,000.00)

 $ 14,997.00

Dental Insurance

100.4340.111

 $     1,292.00

 $  (500.00)

 $      792.00

Telephone

100.4340.320

 $     2,050.00

 $ 2,500.00

 $   4,550.00

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Control

 

 

 

 

Social Security

100.4380.090

 $     6,156.00

 $  (300.00)

 $   5,856.00

401K

100.4380.091

 $        993.00

 $    (75.00)

 $      918.00

Group Insurance

100.4380.110

 $   14,138.00

 $  (250.00)

 $ 13,888.00

Utilities

100.4380.330

 $     2,500.00

 $    625.00

 $   3,125.00

 

 

 

 

 

Planning

 

 

 

 

Social Security

100.4910.090

 $   16,518.00

 $  (800.00)

 $ 15,718.00

Medicare Tax

100.4910.091

 $     3,864.00

 $  (100.00)

 $   3,764.00

401K

100.4910.101

 $     2,665.00

 $  (100.00)

 $   2,565.00

Auto Supplies

100.4910.250

 $     9,700.00

 $    500.00

 $ 10,200.00

Departmental Supplies

100.4910.260

 $     2,100.00

 $    500.00

 $   2,600.00

 

 

 

 

 

Cooperative Extension

 

 

 

 

Auto Supplies

100.4950.250

 $        900.00

 $    450.00

 $   1,350.00

Travel

100.4950.310

 $                -  

 $      70.00

 $        70.00

Telephone

100.4950.320

 $     3,000.00

 $ 1,300.00

 $   4,300.00

Misc. Contractual Services

100.4950.440

 $ 145,500.00

$(1,820.00)

$143,680.00

 

 

 

 

 

Forsyth Tech

 

 

 

 

Auto Supplies

100.5920.250

 $     1,500.00

 $    375.00

 $   1,875.00

Telephone

100.5920.320

 $     3,500.00

 $  (475.00)

 $   3,025.00

Maint. & Repairs Auto

100.5920.351

 $        300.00

 $    100.00

 $      400.00

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Council

 

 

 

 

Social Security

100.6150.090

 $     3,564.00

 $      25.00

 $   3,589.00

Medicare Tax

100.6150.091

 $        836.00

 $      10.00

 $      846.00

Retirement

100.6150.100

 $     3,817.00

 $    (35.00)

 $   3,782.00

 

 

 

 

 

Debt Service

 

 

 

 

Principle-Equipment

100.9100.804

 $ 168,312.00

 $      53.00

$168,365.00

Principle-Equipment

100.9100.805

 $   98,243.00

 $      30.00

 $ 98,273.00

Interest-Equipment

100.9100.834

 $   11,605.00

 $    (53.00)

 $ 11,552.00

Interest-Equipment

100.9100.835

 $     7,568.00

 $    (30.00)

 $   7,538.00

Total

 

 $ 820,353.00

 $     00.00 

$820,353.00

 

 

 

 

 

Revaluation Fund

 

 

 

 

Social Security

202.4140.090

 $     5,466.00

 $  (500.00)

 $   4,966.00

Medicare Tax

202.4140.091

 $     1,278.00

 $  (100.00)

 $   1,178.00

Retirement

202.4140.100

 $     4,346.00

 $    125.00

 $   4,471.00

401K

202.4140.101

 $        882.00

 $  (100.00)

 $      782.00

Auto Supplies

202.4140.250

 $     1,550.00

 $    700.00

 $   2,250.00

Departmental Supplies

202.4140.260

 $     4,500.00

 $  (425.00)

 $   4,075.00

Maint. & Repairs Auto

202.4140.351

 $        500.00

 $ 1,000.00

 $   1,500.00

Advertising

202.4140.370

 $        700.00

 $  (700.00)

 $             -  

 

 

 

 

 

                                   Total

 

 $   19,222.00

 $           -  

 $ 19,222.00

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Sewer Fund

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Expense

501.7140.290

 $              -  

 $    700.00

 $      700.00

Maint. & Repairs Equip.

501.7140.350

 $   20,000.00

 $  (700.00)

 $ 19,300.00

                                   Total

 

 $   20,000.00

 $           -  

 $ 20,000.00

           

Tuition Reimbursement

 

            Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins presented a request for tuition reimbursement for

 

Jail Officer Corporal Steven Lawson in the amount of $58.00 for Speed Spanish II taken at

 

Forsyth Technical Community College.  Officer Lawson has satisfied all requirements of the

 

County’s Personnel Policy -Article XI- Section 9- Tuition Reimbursement Program.

 

NCDOT – Proposed Resolution Requesting Financial Assistance for Driveway Paving Cost

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen presented the following proposed Resolution which

 

authorizes the county manager to submit a letter to NCDOT on behalf of Stokes County for

 

South Stokes Vol. Fire Department for reimbursement for paving of the driveway connection at

 

their new substation – Forest Hill:

 

RESOLUTION

AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER

TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE N.C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR DRIVEWAY PAVING COSTS

FOR THE NEW SOUTH STOKES VOLUNTARY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT SUBSTATION (FOREST HILL) FACILITY

 

WHEREAS, The South Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Inc. which provides rural fire protection and rescue services to a portion of Stokes County, has completed construction of a new Substation (Forest Hill), which is located at 6624 Highway #8 South, Germanton, NC; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of NCGS 136-18(24), the South Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Inc. is seeking financial assistance from the N.C. Department of Transportation with asphalt paving costs of the driveway connecting concrete driveways of the substation engine bays to Highway #8; and

 

WHEREAS, the N.C. Department of Transportation has requested a letter on behalf of Stokes County which authorized the Department to deduct the requested funding from the pool of State funds which are designated for road projects in Stokes County.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Stokes County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the County Manager to submit a letter on behalf of Stokes County to the N.C. Department of Transportation requesting financial assistance, from the pool of State funds designated for road projects in Stokes County, for driveway paving costs in connecting the new

Substation (Forest Hill) to Highway #8.

 

Adopted this 23rd day of June, 2008.

 

_________________________                      ____________________________

J. Leon Inman – Chairman                                            Jimmy Walker – Vice Chairman

 

_________________________                                  ____________________________

Ron Carroll – Commissioner                             Ernest Lankford – Commissioner

 

_________________________                                 

Stanley Smith – Commissioner

                                                                                    Attest:

                                                                                    _____________________________

                                                                                    Darlene Bullins – Clerk to the Board

 

 

            Manager Steen noted that reimbursement will be requested after the substation has been

 

inspected and approved by the North Carolina Fire Insurance Rating Bureau (Office of State

 

Fire Marshal).

           

Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the Consent Agenda as amended.

 

Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – INFORMATION AGENDA

 

Comments – Manager and Board of Commissioners

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen noted the following update:

 

§         Information regarding recent approved Budget Memorandum #18- for fiscal year 2007-08

           

Meadows Property- Phase II – Update

 

            County Manager Steen Bryan Steen noted the following regarding the Meadows

 

Property – Phase II Update:

 

§         Moving forward to prepare the site for a future community college campus

§         Phase II Environmental Study completed

§         Recently met with consultant to discuss findings

§         Former NCDOT property was used for various activities including fueling of vehicles

§         Findings relate to the past NCDOT usage

 

Manager Steen noted a copy of the report was included in tonight’s agenda and that

 

the County would continue to proceed to get the property ready for a future community college

 

with periodic updates to the Board.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – DISCUSSION AGENDA

 

PART- Update

 

            PART Executive Director Brent McKinney presented the following update:

 

§         With increasing cost of gasoline, participation on PART Express Services has increased by 51% during May 2008 versus May 2007

§         Cost is increasing daily for a citizen to operate a motor vehicle

§         On June 30th, PART Express will begin service in Davidson County with service to Forsyth and Guilford counties and service in Randolph County with service from Asheboro and Randleman to Greensboro

§         Numerous calls received from Stokes County regarding PART Services

§         PART Services available in Surry County –buses are exceeding capacity

§         Recently approved acquisition of property in Yadkin County for a park and ride lot

§         Taken delivery on nine buses within the past few weeks with one additional bus on order

§         Started talks with NCDOT last year regarding purchasing of right a way property in Stokes County

§         Park and ride lot needs to be close to Highway #52

§         10 additional vehicles on order for next Spring

§         Resolution for PART to collect tax from rental cars adopted by the Board in November 2007

§         Counties usually receive services 6 months after collection of fees – no fees have been collected in Stokes County, currently looking for vendors in Stokes County that rent vehicles

§         Ten (10) passenger vans were received in February 2008 and all have already been leased with 10 additional vans on order

§         Other Options  – (1) General Assembly has given PART the authority to levy a tax to the annual license fee up to $5 per vehicle – pending legislation would increase that to $7 per vehicle (2) Same legislation has provision to allow Stokes to consider levying a quarter of a penny sales tax for transportation in the future

 

Director McKinney concluded that several issues regarding location and development

 

of park and ride lots and the procurement of buses remain uncertain, but if all goes well, service

 

should begin in Stokes County this fall.

 

            Commissioner Lankford noted the possible need for van services in Danbury/Walnut

 

Cove area instead of the bus service and requested Director McKinney to further research this

 

possibility.

 

            Director McKinney requested Board members to refer any possible interest in van

 

pooling to his office.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker asked if there was anything that the Board could do to speed up

 

the process.  Director McKinney noted that the Board had done all they could currently do to

 

keep the process moving.

           

            Vice Chairman Walker suggested looking into empty parking lots in King for a possible

 

site for a park and ride lot.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted not to forget Highway #8, #65 and #311.

 

            Commissioner Smith reiterated the need for PART Services in Stokes County.

 

            The Board discussed the needed transportation services in Stokes County.

 

 Health Department – Request for Salary Adjustment

 

            Interim Health Director Jenny Braswell submitted the following information regarding

 

a salary request:

 

§         Since April 28, 2008, Jennifer Rakes, RN has assumed the duties as Interim Nursing Supervisor in addition to her role as Adult Health Coordinator

§         Ms. Rakes has kept the essential duties of this position on task as the Health Department continues to search for a viable candidate to fill the Nursing Supervisor position (Ms. Rakes is not interested in the current vacancy)

§         In order to compensate Ms. Rakes for managing the extra duties, the Board of Health recommends (unanimously approved at their June 12th meeting) compensation of $150 per month, to be made retroactive to May 1st and extending until the position is filled

§         No additional funds will be requested to accomplish this request

§         Nursing Supervisor position has been vacant since March 2008

§         Once a supervisor is hired, Ms. Rakes will resume her regular job duties and will not be compensated any further

§         There is a part time person kind of filling in that slot temporarily

§         Would respectfully request that this item be placed on tonight’s Action Agenda for a final decision

 

            Interim Health Director Braswell expressed appreciation to Board for their

 

consideration of the request.     

 

            The Board discussed Interim Director Braswell’s request.

 

            Commissioner Carroll reiterated the Board of Health unanimously approved the

 

recommendation.

 

            Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, moved the item to the Action Agenda.

 

Proposed Personal Policy – Employment of Relatives

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen requested the Board consider an amendment to Article

 

VIII – Section 2 (Employment of Relatives) which was last amended by the Board of

Commissioners on May 22, 2006.

 

            Manager Steen presented the following current policy:

 

It shall be the following policy of Stokes County, excluding the Sheriff and Register of Deeds, relating to the hiring of relatives:

a.  Members of an immediate family shall not be employed at the same time if such employment would result in an employee directly or indirectly supervising a member of the immediate family.

                b.   This policy shall not be retroactive, and no action will be taken

concerning those members of the same family employed in conflict with (a) above prior to the adoption of this policy.

c.     Immediate family is defined for the purpose of this section as spouse, mother, father, guardian, children, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparents, grandchildren, plus the various combinations of half, step, in-law, and adopted relations that can be derived from those named

 

            Manager Steen presented the following amendment for the Board’s consideration and

 

possible adoption:        

 

a.       Unless approved by the County Manager, after consultation with the Board of County Commissioners, it shall be the policy of Stokes County, excluding appointments by the Sheriff or Register of Deeds, that no relative of a current county employee, by blood or marriage, shall be approved to work in the same department.

b.      This policy will not affect nor rescind appointments of employees   authorized under the policy approved by the Board of Commissioners on May 8, 2006 and amended by the Board of Commissioners on

        May 22, 2006.

 

 

            Manager Steen noted that he felt the current policy was not in the best interest of the

 

county.  Manager Steen also noted the revised policy would allow the hiring of relatives after

 

consultation with the Board of Commissioners.

 

            The Board discussed the proposed amendment with Manager Steen.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted the new policy should define relatives “by blood” and

 

include a section regarding departments having multiple departments such as Health, Tax/GIS,

 

etc.

 

            Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, requested Manager Steen to submit

 

an amended policy to include the items discussed by the Board for the July 14th Discussion

 

Agenda with the option to move the item to the Action Agenda.

 

Appointments

 

CenterPoint Human Services – Board of Directors

 

            Commissioner Carroll requested to hold the CenterPoint Human Services –Board of

 

Directors’ appointments until after the Closed Session due to possible discussion of individuals.

 

The Board had no issues with holding the item until after Closed Session.

 

Stokes County Planning Board

 

            Chairman Inman presented the following individuals who were nominated at the

 

June 9th meeting:

 

§         Snow Creek Township – Dowell (Darrell)Lester

§         Sauratown Township – Ronnie Morris

§         Quaker Gap Township – L.G. Tilley

§         Yadkin Township – Larry Snyder, Scott Barr, Michael Hartley

 

There were no further nominations.

 

Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, moved the item to the Action Agenda.

 

Walnut Cove Senior Center Advisory Council (5 vacancies)

 

            Chairman Inman noted the following regarding the Walnut Cove Center Advisory

 

Council:

 

§         Steve Mabe was nominated at the May 27th meeting

§         Applications for appointment received from:  Sue Briggs, Louise Flynt, Mary Jane Hairston, and Lori Webb

 

Commissioner Lankford nominated Frank Dalton.

 

Commissioner Smith nominated Sue Briggs, Louise Flynt, Mary Jane Hairston, and

 

Lori Webb.

 

Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the item on

 

the July 14th Agenda.

 

Stokes County Board of Social Services

 

            Chairman Inman noted that Vice Chairman Jimmy Walker’s term on the Social Services

 

Board expires June 30, 2008.

 

            Commissioner Carroll nominated Vice Chairman Walker for re-appointment.

 

Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the item on

 

the July 14th Agenda.

 

JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL(JCPC)

 

            Chairman Inman presented the following JCPC recommendations for re-appointment

 

and new appointments (terms to expire 06-30-2010)

           

            Stanley Smith                County Commissioner

            Ed Eklund                    Designee, AMH/DD/SA

            Donna Horton              School Superintendent Designee

            Tammy Slater               Stokes SCAN

            Terri Fowler                 Substance Abuse Professional

            Jordan Boyette King Police Department Designee

            Jenna Jackson              Student, Meadowbrook

            Dustin Hurley                Student, West Stokes

 

            *Students for North Stokes and South Stokes will be submitted for the Board’s

approval in July.

 

            Commissioner Carroll requested to confirm that even though re-appointments and

 

new appointments were statutory requirements, the Board of Commissioners had the discretion

 

who would be appointed from the specific areas.

 

            Clerk Bullins confirmed that these were only recommendations from JCPC and the

 

Board could appoint any individual from the specific area as required by General Statutes.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted with that understanding, he would nominate the

 

Following to serve on the JCPC:

 

            Stanley Smith                County Commissioner

            Ed Eklund                    Designee, AMH/DD/SA

            Donna Horton              School Superintendent Designee

            Tammy Slater               Stokes SCAN

            Terri Fowler                 Substance Abuse Professional

            Jordan Boyette King Police Department Designee

            Jenna Jackson              Student, Meadowbrook

            Dustin Hurley                Student, West Stokes

 

            Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the

 

item on the July 14th Agenda.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – ACTION AGENDA

 

Proposed 6 Mile Insurance District

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen presented the proposed Resolutions for the proposed

 

Six Mile Insurance Districts for the following:

 

¨      Danbury Fire District

¨      Double Creek Fire District

¨      Francisco Fire District

¨      King Fire District

¨      Lawsonville Fire District

¨      Northeast Stokes Fire District

¨      Pilot Knob Fire District

¨      Pinnacle Fire District

¨      Rural Hall Fire District

¨      Sauratown Fire District

¨      South Stokes Fire District

¨      Stokes Rockingham Fire District

¨      Walnut Fire District

¨      Westfield Fire District

 

Below is a copy of the proposed Resolution that will be completed for each District:

 

RESOLUTION

APPROVAL OF INSURANCE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

 

NORTH CAROLINA

STOKES COUNTY

 

Upon a motion by Commissioner_____________________________, seconded by

 

Commissioner______________________, Resolved that the Board of Commissioners of the

 

County of Stokes approves the boundary lines of the _____________________________ in

 

accordance with the maps and description filed this date with the Board of County

 

Commissioners and recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

 

Said  _________________________________________ described as follows:

 

§         Increasing the Fire Insurance District from a 5 mile to 6 mile Insurance District

§         Station is located at ___________________

§         Map of the new 6 mile Fire Insurance District attached

 

_________________________                       __________________________

J. Leon Inman – Chairman                                            Jimmy Walker – Vice Chairman

 

_________________________                                  ____________________________

Ron Carroll – Commissioner                             Ernest Lankford – Commissioner

 

_________________________                                 

Stanley Smith – Commissioner

 

North Carolina

Stokes County                       

                                                           

This is to certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate copy of the excerpt from the minutes of the Board of County Commissioners of Stokes County, adopted this the 23rd day of

June, 2008.                            

 

                                                                                    ________________________________

                                                                                    Darlene M. Bullins – Clerk to the Board

 

 

Manager Steen noted that Fire Marshal Burcham presented the proposed Six Mile

 

Insurance Districts at the June 9th meeting, which would help lower insurance rates for

 

some homeowners and businesses in Stokes County and that this is only an insurance district

 

and not a response district and that their response district would not change.

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion to approve the submitted proposed Resolutions

 

for the following Six Mile Insurance Districts:

 

¨      Danbury Fire District

¨      Double Creek Fire District

¨      Francisco Fire District

¨      King Fire District

¨      Lawsonville Fire District

¨      Northeast Stokes Fire District

¨      Pilot Knob Fire District

¨      Pinnacle Fire District

¨      Rural Hall Fire District

¨      Sauratown Fire District

¨      South Stokes Fire District

¨      Stokes Rockingham Fire District

¨      Walnut Fire District

¨      Westfield Fire District

 

Vice Chairman Walker moved to approve proposed Resolutions for the following Six

 

Mile Insurance Districts:

 

¨      Danbury Fire District

¨      Double Creek Fire District

¨      Francisco Fire District

¨      King Fire District

¨      Lawsonville Fire District

¨      Northeast Stokes Fire District

¨      Pilot Knob Fire District

¨      Pinnacle Fire District

¨      Rural Hall Fire District

¨      Sauratown Fire District

¨      South Stokes Fire District

¨      Stokes Rockingham Fire District

¨      Walnut Fire District

¨      Westfield Fire District

 

Commissioner Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Health Department – Request for Salary Adjustment

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion to approve the request from Interim Health

 

Director Jen Braswell for a salary adjustment for Jennifer Rakes, RN. (Moved from Discussion

 

Agenda)

 

            Commissioner Smith moved to approve the request from Interim Health Director Jen

 

Braswell for a salary adjustment for Jennifer Rakes, RN.  Vice Chairman Walker seconded and

 

the motion carried unanimously.

 

Stokes County Planning Board

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion for appointments from the following townships:

            (Moved from Discussion Agenda)

 

§         Snow Creek Township

§         Sauratown Township

§         Quaker Gap Township

§         Yadkin Township

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to appoint the following who were presently serving:

 

§         Snow Creek Township – Dowell (Darrell)Lester

§         Sauratown Township – Ronnie Morris

§         Quaker Gap Township – L.G. Tilley

§         Yadkin Township – Larry Snyder

 

Vice Chairman Walker seconded the motion.

 

Commissioner Carroll reiterated that he had no issues with any member nominated, but

 

expressed concerns with any member serving on the Planning Board that did not live in the

 

jurisdiction of that board.

 

            The motion carried (3-2) with Commissioners Carroll and Smith voting against the

 

motion.

 

 

 

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

§         To consider the initial employment or appointment of an individual to any office or position, other than a vacancy in the Board of County Commissioners or any other public body, or to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, and fitness of any public officer or employee, other than a member of the Board of Commissioners or of some other public body pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(6).

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to enter into closed session for the following:

 

§         To consider the initial employment or appointment of an individual to any office or position, other than a vacancy in the Board of County Commissioners or any other public body, or to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, and fitness of any public officer or employee, other than a member of the Board of Commissioners or of some other public body pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(6).

 

Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 The Board returned to open session of the June 9th meeting.

 

           

CenterPoint Human Services – Board of Directors (two vacancies)

 

            Chairman Inman noted the following regarding the two vacancies:

 

§         One member – “openly-declared consumer”  

§         One member  - “open capacity”

§         Members must reside in Stokes County

§         Martha Davis nominated at the June 9th meeting for the “open capacity”

 

Vice Chairman Walker nominated DSS Director Jan Spencer for the “open capacity”.

 

Commissioner Lankford nominated Doris Hill for the “open capacity”.

 

            Chairman Inman noted all nominations can be considered at the July 14th meeting.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Commissioner Smith moved to adjourn the meeting.  Commissioner Lankford seconded

 

and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene M. Bullins                                                    J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                                     Chairman