STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                   )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    JUNE 8, 2009

 

           

            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 (Administration Building) located in Danbury, North Carolina on Monday,

 

June 8, 2009 at 1:30 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

                                                Fire Marshal Frankie Burcham

                                                Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall

                                                Senior Services Program Manager Lynn Martens

                                                Tax Administrator Jake Oakley

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                               

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 8, 2009 Agenda.      

 

Commissioner Carroll requested to add the following to the June 8th Agenda:

 

·         Proposed Stokes County Animal Control Ordinance to the                           Action Agenda as directed by the Board of Commissioners

 

Vice Chairman Walker noted that several citizens were interested in attending the meeting

 

when the proposed Animal Control Ordinance was discussed again and did not attend tonight’s

 

meeting due to the item not being on the Agenda.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted that the action could be to table the item until a later date.

 

County Manager Bryan Steen requested to add the following to the June 8th Agenda:

 

·         Budget Amendment #73 (as requested in the Budget Work Session on        June 3rd) funding for the concrete pad the Animal Shelter

 

The Board had no issues with the requests from Commissioner Carroll and Manager Steen.

 

Commissioner Smith moved to approve the June 8, 2009 Agenda as amended.

 

Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

Walnut Cove Senior Center – Budget Amendment #70

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #70.

 

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

 

 

 

100.5830.696

Walnut Cove Sen. Center

$62,762.00

$5,090.00

$67,852.00

 

Totals

    $62,762.00

    $5,090.00

    $67,852.00

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To appropriate pass thru funds from additional Aging Grant Funding for the Walnut Cove Senior Center.

 

This will result in a net increase of $5,090.00 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

 

General Fund

 

 

 

100.3301.376

NWPCOG Senior Center General Purpose

$8,000.00

$5,090.00

$13,090.00

 

Totals

      $8,000.00

    $5,090.00

    $13,090.00

 

Emergency Medical Services – Budget Amendment #71

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #71.

 

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 Medical Services

 

 

 

100.4370.351

M&R – Auto

$54,870.00

$961.00

$55,831.00

 

Totals

    $54,870.00

       $961.00

     $55,831.00

 

 

 

 

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To appropriate insurance claims funding for ambulance repairs.

 

This will result in a net increase of $961.00 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

 

General Fund

 

 

 

100.3839.850

Insurance Claims

$5,41300

$961.00

$6,374.00

 

Totals

       $5,413.00

$961.00

$6,374.00

 

 

 

Economic Development – Budget Amendment #72

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #72.

 

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

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Economic Development

 

 

 

100.4920.180

Professional Services

$10,000.00

($5,200.00)

$4,800.00

100.4920.370

Advertising

$25,000.00

($16,125.00)

$8,875.00

100.9820.960

Transfer to Capital Reserve

$96,126.00

$21,325.00

$117,451.00

 

Totals

$131,126.00

$00.00

$131,126.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Reserve Fund

 

 

 

201.4920.027

Economic Development

$214,178.00

$21,325.00

$235,503.00

 

Totals

$214,178.00

    $21,325.00

$235,503.00

 

 

 

 

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer funds from General Fund for Economic Development website and marketing projects to Capital Reserve Fund for future expenditures

 

This will result in a net increase of $21,325.00 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

$98,126.00

$21,325.00

$119,451.00

 

Totals

    $98,126.00

  $21,325.00

   $119,451.00

 

Animal Control – Budget Amendment #73

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Ordinance Amendment #73.

 

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

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Animal Control

 

 

 

100.4380.352

M&R – Buildings

$6,750.00

$1,400.00

$8,150.00

 

Contingency

 

 

 

100.9910.000

Contingency

$383,255.00

($1,400.00)

$381,855.00

 

Totals

$390,005.00

          $0.00

$390,005.00

 

 

 

 

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer funds from Contingency for a concrete pad at the back entrance of the Animal Shelter.

 

This will result in a net increase of $00.00 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.

 

 

 

 

Proposed Contracts for Fire/Rescue Protection/Mutual Aid/Medical First Response

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen submitted the following proposed Fire/Rescue Fire Service

 

Agreements for the Board’s final approval, the agreements have been approved by each individual

 

department:

 

§  Double Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

§  Francisco Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

§  Lawsonville Volunteer Department, Inc.

§  Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

§  Pinnacle Volunteer District, Inc.

§  Sauratown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

§  South Stokes Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the Consent Agenda as amended.

 

Commissioner Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Update – Manager and Board of Commissioners

           

            County Manager Bryan Steen presented the Board with information regarding an application

 

to be submitted by the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department for federal assistance from the Edward

 

Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  The assistance is being requested to

 

enhance the Sex Offender Registration Program.  Notice to the Board of Commissioners is a

 

requirement of the grant and the funding will be used to pay the salary of an existing part time

 

employee- no new position.

 

Commissioner Smith noted that he along with Economic Development Director Alan Wood

 

attended the RTI Board of Directors’ meeting last Friday.  Commissioner Smith noted that the RTI

 

Board of Directors has contracted with Magellan Strategies from Asheville for additional marketing

 

services and the Cascade Highlands website should be up and running by the first of July.

 

Commissioner Lankford noted that the North Carolina Association of Commissioners

 

Insurance Pool has acquired several counties and  other entities this year which should help the

 

county’s renewal rates next year.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – DISCUSSION AGENDA

 

2009 International Fire Code – Request for Adoption

 

            Fire Marshal Frankie Burcham presented the North Carolina State Building Code -2009 Fire

 

Prevention Code along with the 2006 IFC with the North Carolina Amendments for the Board’s

 

consideration.

 

            Fire Marshal Burcham noted the following:

 

 

Fire Marshal Burcham submitted the following proposed Ordinance for Adoption of the

 

International Fire Code:

 

ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE

 

An Ordinance of Stokes County adopting the 2006 edition of the International Fire Code, regulating and governing the safe-guarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling, and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises in Stokes County; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees.

 

The Board of Commissioners of Stokes County does ordain as follows:

 

Section 1:  That a certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the Stokes County Fire Marshal, being marked and designated as the International Fire Code, 2006 edition, including Appendix Chapters, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of Stokes County, in the State of North Carolina regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Code on file in the office of the Stokes County Fire Marshal are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions, and changes.

 

Section 2:  That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.  The Stokes County Board of Commissioners hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.

 

Section 3:  That nothing in this ordinance or in the Fire Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any causes of action acquired or existing, under any act, nor shall any just or legal right or reedy of any character be lost, impaired, or affected by this ordinance. 

 

Section 4:  That the Clerk to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners is hereby ordered and directed to cause this ordinance to be published.

 

Section 5:  That this ordinance and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders, and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and in effect July 1, 2009.

Adopted this ____ day of June 2009.          

 

____________________________                  ____________________________

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

 

            The Board discussed the proposed amendments.

 

            Commissioner Lankford noted in the future a synopsis of the changes prior to requesting

 

approval would be helpful.

 

            Chairman Inman noted that Board members could contact Fire Marshal Burcham before

 

the next meeting to review the 432 page amended document.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to the place item on the Consent Agenda.

 

Fire Marshal Annual Report

 

            Fire Marshal Burcham discussed the following information regarding the 2008-09 Fire

 

Marshal Annual Report:

 

§  190 Incidents – Incidents have recently increased- may be due to economic times

§  44 Building Fires

§  16 Arson Fires

§  25 Criminal Charges Issued

§  7 Juvenile Fire-Setter Programs

§  277 Commercial and Public Building Inspections

§  School Inspections must be done twice a year

§  Fuel Tank Installation/Removal Inspections

§  System Inspections/Testing

§  Special Use Permits

§  Plan Reviews

§  Public Schools

§  Community Programs

§  4-H Summer Fun

§  Smoke Detector Program

§  Fire Safety House

§  Physically Challenged Program

§  Emergency Response

§  Coordination of Response Resources

§  Preplanning

§  Disaster Planning

§  Hazard Mitigation

§  Hazmat

§  Emergency Response

§  Fire Commission

§  Fire Department Inspection, Rating, and Testing

§  Training

 

            Fire Marshal Burcham noted that proposed State Legislation if adopted would eliminate

 

free training and certifications from the community college system which would be very detrimental

 

to the local volunteer fire departments as well as county personnel.

 

            Chairman Inman, on behalf of the Board, expressed the Board’s appreciation for the

 

hard work and dedication of Fire Marshal’s office.

           

Tax Administration Report – May 2009

 

Tax Administrator Jake Oakley presented the following informational data:

Fiscal Year 2008-09

Budget Amt

Collected Amt

Over

Under

 

 

 

Budget

Budget

County Regular & Motor Vehicles

$(19,053,616.00)

$18,535,681.89

 

$517,934.11

 

 

 

 

 

Prior Taxes 1991-2007 Tax Years

 

 

 

 

County Regular & Motor Vehicles

$       700,000.00

$     646,163.03

 

$   53,836.97

EMS Collections

 

 

 

 

Total Collected (5-1-09/5-31-09)

$         10,761.39

 

 

 

Total Collected (7-01-08/6-30-09)

$         69,977.50

 

 

 

Delinquent accounts received from EMS (Received on 05-21-09) =81 in the amount of $33,147.44

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Property Discovery Report

# of

Total

Taxes

 

Audit Dates

Accts

Value

Due

 

05-01-09/05-31-09

20

$421,628

$3,500.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Personal Property Discovery Report

# of

Total

Taxes

 

Audit Dates

Accts

Value

Due

 

05-01-09/05-31-09

0

$00.00

$00.00

 

 

Motor Vehicle Release Report

Accounts

Total Value

Audit Dates

 

 

05-01-09/05-31-09

37

$1,226.23

 

 

 

Motor Vehicle Refund Report

Accounts

Total Accounts

Audit Dates

 

 

05-01-09/05-31-09

8

$259.73

 

 

 

Number billed for May  2009

4680

 

 

Garnishment Totals

 

 

 

Totals

Original Levy

Month

Accounts

Amount

F/Y 07-08 (July-June)

1547

 $ 585,042.84

F/Y 08-09

(July 1st -April 30th )

2003

$560,257.75

May  2009

324

$150,569.94

Totals

3874

$1,295,870.53

 

Real and Personal Property Releases Less

 

 

than $100–May 09-Per NCGS 105-381 (b)

 

 

 

Account

Amount

 

Name

Number

 

 

Perry Mitchell

00A2000035248

$77.30

 

 

99A1999027693

       $18.35

 

 

98A1998051154

$17.63

 

 

98A1998051155

$20.15

 

 

 

$133.43

 

 

Tax Administrator Oakley presented the following Real and Personal Property Release

 

(May 2009) which is more than $100 for the Board’s consideration:

 

Real and Personal Property Refunds More

 

 

than $100–May 09-Per NCGS 105-381 (b)

 

 

 

Account

Amount

Reasons

Name

Number

 

 

Arthur King

05A2005014710

$154.06

 

 

Totals

$154.06

 

 

Tax Administrator Oakley presented the following Real and Personal Property Refund

 

(May 2009) which is more than $100 for the Board’s consideration:

 

Real and Personal Property Refunds More

 

 

than $100–May 09-Per NCGS 105-381 (b)

 

 

 

Account

Amount

Reasons

Name

Number

 

 

Bruce Hedgecock

08A695700612469

$128.35

 

 

07A695700612469

     $128.35

 

 

Totals

$256.70

 

           

            Tax Administration presented the following Present-Use Value Applications for the

 

Board’s consideration:

 

Name

Parcel

Acreage

O. T. Fowler

599214438331

4.13

Reason:  Has other property already under Agricultural Present-Use Value Program

Ronald Gray Sheppard

597700618847

15.77

Reason:  Thought this parcel was under the Agricultural Present -Use Value Program, but was not. 

Hay/Corn grown on the property

Pat and Kathryn Moore

691201453694

53.4

Reason:  Have owned the property since 1986, but never applied for Forestry Present-Use Value

Raymond and Doris Young

695800209203

81.18

Reason:  David Mabe farms the open land and Mr. and Mrs. Young already have a Forestry Management

Plan on the wooded portion

 

            Tax Administrator Oakley stated that the Tax Department recommends approval of the

 

submitted Present-Use Value Late Applications.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the Real/Personal Property Release and Refund

 

and the Present-Use Value Late Applications on the June 22nd Consent Agenda.

 

Confirmation of 2% Early Tax Payment

 

            Tax Administrator Oakley requested confirmation from the Board regarding the 2%

 

Discount for Payment of 2009 Annual Tax Bills prior to September 1, 2009, authority granted in

 

NCGS 105-360.  Administrator Oakley noted the County would not have to submit anything to the

 

State unless the County’s approves to alter or delete the current 2% discount.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the June 22nd Consent Agenda.

           

Proposed Lock Box Automated Payment System

 

Tax Administrator Oakley presented the following information regarding proposed Lock Box

 

Automated Payment System:

 

§  Lockbox Proposal would utilize the services of RBC Banking for the processing of  tax payments via lockbox facilities

§  Tax bills will include a bar code of the lockbox facility which the tax payer submits their payment to, (could be a Charlotte address)

§  Initial implementation would begin with the  July motor vehicle bills which would be billed during the month of November 2009

§  Payments would be automatically deposited into the County’s account with updates to the County’s tax system

§  This would save the Tax Administration staff hours of opening mail and posting payments, resulting in free time to concentrate on delinquent accounts

§  If adopted, Lockbox Automated Payment System would eliminate one position in the Tax Department which could possibly transfer to another department

§  Elimination of the position would more than pay for the lockbox services

§  Would not include the real and personal property taxes this year, due to the lateness in the year, would like to see if the new system is accurate

§  One banking institution has been contacted, RBC Banking, which has presented a proposal based an estimated number of transactions in the amount of $18,251 minus the $4,800 for real property which is projected to start in fiscal year 2010-11

§  Estimated cost for fiscal year 2009-10 would be approximately $14,000

§  Service would be long term cost savings

§  The State is projected to take over the collection of vehicles tax in 2011, which would eliminate 50,000 billings at a cost of $3,500

§  Potential for less errors and would eliminate large deposits for the Finance Department

§  Large counties, Forsyth and Guilford, use the Lockbox Services

§  Citizens can still personally pay in the Tax Department

 

Tax Administrator Oakley requested the Board consider the Lockbox System for the

 

upcoming fiscal year.

 

The Board discussed the proposal submitted by Tax Administrator Oakley.

 

Chairman Inman noted the need to possibly look at obtaining other quotes if other

 

banking institutes offer the same service. 

 

            Commissioner Lankford agreed that other quotes, if possible, should be considered and could

 

the County possibly do the same service.  Tax Administrator Oakley stated that he felt the cost of

 

the equipment, supplies, and possibly the need for additional staff would outweigh the savings if the

 

County chose to do the same service.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker noted the need to investigate the extremely “steep” fees associated

 

with paying with a credit card by phone or computer.  Tax Administrator Oakley noted an outside

 

company provides this service and the fees associated are paid to that company, not the County.

 

            Chairman Inman noted the possibility of combining both services in order to reduce the

high fees associated with credit card payments.

 

            Commissioner Carroll confirmed with Tax Administrator Oakley that this would not affect

 

the taxpayer from paying in person.  Commissioner Carroll also questioned if the tax bill could

 

include paying by credit card to eliminate the convenience fee.  Tax Administrator Oakley noted that

 

he would see if it could be incorporated with the mailing of the upcoming tax bills in July.

 

            Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, directed Tax Administrator Oakley to

 

contact other banking institutes for quotes for both services and directed the Clerk to place the

 

item on the June 22nd Discussion Agenda if other quotes are received in time.  Tax Administrator

 

Oakley noted that if the information could not be received by June 22nd,  it would be placed on the

 

first meeting in July.

 

Proposed Senior Meal Contracts

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall and Senior Services Program Manager Lynn

 

Martens submitted the following information regarding the renewal with Golden Corral for the

 

Senior Meals Program for the upcoming fiscal year 2009-10:

 

·         Effective July 1, 2009, Golden Corral’s meal cost will increase by 5 cents

·         New meal cost for fiscal year 2009-10 will be $3.45 per meal

·         Last year of the original three year contract

·         Congregate Meals Client Surveys revealed a majority of satisfied attendees

·         Home Delivered Meals Client Surveys also revealed a majority of satisfied clients

·         Golden Corral is in compliance with the State Standards

·         Golden Corral is very good to work with and responds promptly to any issue

·         Golden Corral is interested in implementing “Senior Day” on the third Monday of each month, if customers will acknowledge that they are there for “Senior Day”,  Golden Corral will return 10% of sales back to Stokes County

 

Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall and Senior Services Program Manager Lynn

 

Martens requested the Board retain Golden Corral at a cost of $3.45 per meal for the upcoming

 

fiscal year 2009-10.

 

            Senior Services Program Manager Martens noted that the volunteers had assisted home

delivered recipients with emergency assistance during this fiscal year.

 

            The Board discussed the Agenda item with Program Manager Lynn Martens.

 

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

 

on the June 22nd Action Agenda.

 

Proposed Transportation Contracts/YVEDDI/JD Cruise

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall presented the following information regarding

 

the upcoming fiscal year 2009-10 Transportation Plan:

 

YVEDDI - $1.10 cost per mile

 

 

JD Cruises Transportation Services - $1.32 cost per mile

 

 

Mr. Stovall noted the following:

 

·         More transportation business in Stokes County than one vendor can handle

·         YVEDDI must be the lead transportation agency in order to qualify for grants

·         Only other transportation would be the use of Cabs

·         Consideration of eliminating the clause which allows the client to request which vendor to use in the proposed fiscal year 2009-10 contracts

 

The Board discussed the proposals submitted by Mr. Stovall, the amount (percentage) of

 

services being provided by each vendor, flat rate for short trips and the increase in the proposal by

 

 JD Cruises Transportation Service.

 

Chairman Inman requested Vice Chairman Walker, who serves on the YVEDDI Board of

 

Directors, see what amount of transportation services could be provided by YVEDDI.

 

Vice Chairman Walker suggested the use of the voucher system.

 

            Chairman Inman noted the item could be incorporated into the budget work session.

 

            Commissioner Smith noted that YVEDDI purchases fuel from the County which is a

 

cheaper rate than JD Cruises which makes a difference.

 

Commissioner Carroll noted that the County is comparing a non-profit to a private entity

 

which does make a difference.

 

            Chairman Inman directed Mr. Stovall to obtain additional information regarding the

 

fuel surcharges and return to the Clerk for distribution to the Board for an upcoming budget work

 

session.

 

Appointments

Stokes County Animal Control Advisory Council

 

            Chairman Inman noted that the following had been nominated at the May 26th meeting for

 

consideration to serve on the Stokes County Animal Control Advisory Council:  Candis Loy and

 

Leonard Hicks.

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker moved to appoint Leonard Hicks to serve on the Stokes County

 

Animal Control Advisory Council.  Commissioner Lankford seconded and the motion carried

 

unanimously.

           

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – ACTION AGENDA

 

Feasibility Study - Meadows Property

 

            Chairman Inman opened the floor for further discussion of the Feasibility Study at the

 

Meadows Property.

 

            The Board discussed the need to wait until additional information is received from DEHNR

 

regarding the contaminated soil at the site before proceeding with a Feasibility Study.

 

Chairman Inman entertained a motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker moved to the table the Agenda item – Feasibility Study (Meadows

 

Property) until some future date.  Commissioner Lankford seconded and the motion carried

 

unanimously.

 

Stokes County Animal Control Ordinance – Proposed Amendments

 

            Chairman Inman opened the floor for further discussion of the proposed Stokes County

 

Animal Control Ordinance.

 

            Chairman Inman suggested possibly tabling the item until after the completion of the

 

county budget.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker moved to table the Agenda item – Stokes County Animal Control

 

Ordinance – Proposed Amendments to sometime in the future.  Commissioner Lankford seconded

 

the motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker noted that he had not received complaints with the County’s current

 

Ordinance and did not recall the Board directing the Council to amend the current Ordinance.

 

            The motion to table the item carried unanimously.

 

           

Closed Session

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Commissioner Lankford seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board returned to the open session of the June 8th meeting.

 

EMS Bids

 

County Manager Bryan Steen noted that the Board might want to consider recessing today’s

 

meeting until June 15th in order to receive and discuss the proposed EMS bids that are due in on

 

Wednesday, June 10th. 

           

            Commissioner Lankford requested holding the item to the June 22nd meeting.

 

            Commissioner Carroll had a conflict with the June 15th meeting time.

 

            Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, directed Manager Steen to provide the bid

 

information to the Board as soon as possible or by June 15th  and place the item on the June 22nd

 

Discussion Agenda with option to move to the Action Agenda.

 

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.  Vice Chairman Walker seconded

 

and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Darlene M. Bullins                                                    J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                                      Chairman