STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                   )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    SEPTEMBER 14, 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,

 

September 14, 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

                                                Tax Administrator Jake Oakley

                                                Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall

                                                Captain Mike Marshall – Sheriff’s Department

                                                Information Technology Director Dianna Fulp

                                                Public Works Director Mark Delehant

                                                Health Director Josh Swift

                                               

                                               

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 September 14, 2009 Agenda.

 

County Manager Bryan requested to add the presentations of awards given to Stokes County

 

at the NCACC Conference to the Information Agenda. 

 

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

 

presentations.

 

            Manager Steen presented Information Technology Director Dianna Fulp and Captain

 

Mike Marshall certificates from the NCACC and Local Government Federal Credit Union for their

 

implementation of the Video Probable Cause Conference Program.   The Video Probable Cause

 

Conference Program coordinated by Manager Steen saves Deputies’ travel time between Danbury

 

and King which allows the Deputy to be back on patrol quicker and saves fuel, thus saving tax

 

dollars. Stokes County was one of ten counties recognized for an exemplary program.

 

            The Board commended the work done on the Video Probable Cause Conference Program by

 

Manager Steen, Director Fulp, and Captain Marshall.

 

            Manager Steen also noted that the County received recognition from NCACC Risk

 

Management for the Greatest Reduction of Medical Claims Cost in Group Benefits Pool for 2008-09

 

and was designated as a “Super Member” having participation in Group Health, Property and

 

Liability, and Worker’s Compensation Insurances.

 

            Chairman Inman recognized Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins for her continued dedication

 

in trying to obtain the best insurance coverage available for county employees at the lowest cost

 

possible and also to Commissioner Lankford for his participation on the NCACC Board of Directors

 

who helps to provide the best insurance coverage possible for the counties in North Carolina.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the September 14, 2009 Agenda as presented.  

 

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

 

Social Services - Budget Amendment #12

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Amendment #12.

 

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

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Social Services

 

 

 

100.5310.180

Professional Services

$65,000.00

$(6,355.00)

$58,645.00

100.5310.511

Equipment- Non Capitalized

$00.00

$6,355.00

$6,355.00

 

           Totals

$65,000.00

$00.00

$65,000.00

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

Administrative Funding for Food and Nutrition Services is paid for through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Budget Amendment #12 transfers funds to purchase scanners for the Food and Nutrition Program.

 

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 this fiscal year.

 

 

 

 

 

Service District Fund – Budget Amendment #13

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Amendment #13.

 

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

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Service District Fund

 

 

 

209.4340.001

South Stokes Vo. Fire Dept

$200,859.00

$23,700.00

$224,559.00

 

           Totals

$200,859.00

$23,700.00

$224,559.00

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To appropriate funds received from NCDOT for the paving of the parking lot at the South Stokes Fire Department sub-station.

 

This will result in a net increase of $23,700.00 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 this fiscal year.

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

          As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

     Amended

209.3839.000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$00.00

$23,700.00

$23,700.00

 

Totals

$00.00

$23,700.00

$23,700.00

 

Special Appropriation – Budget Amendment #14

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Amendment #14.

 

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

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

Amended

 

Service District Fund

 

 

 

100.5830.690

Surry/Stokes Friends of Youth

$99,034.00

$(4,177.00)

$94,857.00

100.5830.695

SCAN

$30,237.00

$(1,168.00)

$29,069.00

100.5830.692

Juvenile Services

$12,710.00

$(440.00)

$12,270.00

100.5830.691

Step One

$35,266.00

$(1,373.00)

$33,893.00

 

           Totals

$177,247.00

$(7,158.00)

$170,089.00

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To un-appropriate state funds for Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) due to reduction in the state budget.

 

This will result in a net decrease of $7,158.00 in the expenditures and other financial use to the County’s annual budget.  The following revenues will decrease.

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

          As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

     Amended

100.3301.361

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC)

$143,168.00

$(7,158.00)

$136,010.00

 

Totals

$143,168.00

$(7,158.00)

$136,010.00

State Employees’ Credit Union – One Year Renewal

 

            Manager Bryan Steen presented the following request from the State Employees’ Credit

 

Union:

 

·         Request to exercise the third one-year renewal option on the ATM located in the upper parking lot at the Government Center in Danbury, in accordance with the terms of the original lease agreement

·         Monthly rental payments will remain rent free

·         Lease Term begins January 1, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010

 

Manager Steen requested approval of the renewal request from the State Employees’ Credit

 

Union.

 

State of North Carolina 4-H Centennial Proclamation

 

            Extension Agent Terri Bost presented the following Proclamation for the North Carolina

 

4-H Centennial for the Board’s consideration and approval:

 

North Carolina 4-H Centennial Proclamation 

 

RESOLUTION

DATE:  September 14, 2009

 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF STOKES

 

BE IT REMEMBERED, at a regular meeting of the Commissioners of Stokes County, North Carolina held on the 14th day of September, 2009, on motion made by Commissioner Ernest Lankford and seconded by Commissioner Stanley Smith, the following Resolution was adopted:

 

WHEREAS, the youth and volunteers of any community are its greatest natural resource; and

 

WHEREAS, 4-H is one of the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, with over 204,000 youth involved; and

 

WHEREAS, 4-H is an active viable youth development organization in Stokes County; and

 

WHEREAS, 4-H is viable in Stokes County as a result of a partnership between NC State University and NCA&T State University and Stokes County Commissioners since 1902; and

 

WHEREAS, 4-H is celebrating its Centennial as North Carolina’s premier youth development organization.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Stokes County Commissioners by the passage of this Resolution expresses its deepest gratitude and appreciation to 4-H for its many achievements in developing our youth on this its 100th birthday.

 

Adopted in regular session this the 14th day of September, 2009.

_________________________________                  ________________________________

Chairman J. Leon Inman                                         Vice Chairman Jimmy Walker

_________________________________                  ________________________________

Commissioner Ron Carroll                                      Commissioner Ernest Lankford

_________________________________

Commissioner Stanley Smith

 

Attest:

_________________________________

Darlene M. Bullins

Clerk to the Board   

Surplus Vehicle Trade in Approval – Proposed Resolution

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall submitted the following proposed Resolution

 

for private sale of county vehicles per NCGS 160A-266 and NCGS 160A-267:

 

Resolution authorizing sale of personal property worth less than $30,000.00

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

 

 

WHEREAS, The County of Stokes owns two (2) vehicles that have become surplus; and

 

WHEREAS, North Carolina General Statute, 153A-176, 160A-266 and 160A-267 permits the County to sell such property by private sale at a negotiated price upon authorization by the Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting and notice to the public; and

 

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

 

THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF STOKES COUNTY RESOLVES THAT:

 

  1. The Board of Commissioners authorizes the Support Services Supervisor to sell by private sale at a negotiated price the following vehicles:                            

       

2002 Mitisibushi                     4A3AA46G12E137173 

1994 Dodge Van                    2B6HB21Y2RK109055

                                      

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

 

 Adopted the ____day of September 2009.

_____________________________                          _____________________________

J. Leon Inman- Chairman                                       Jimmy Walker – Vice Chairman

____________________________                              _____________________________

Ron Carroll - Commissioner                                       Ernest Lankford - Commissioner

                         

____________________________                            Attest ________________________                    

Stanley Smith – Commissioner                                  Darlene Bullins - Clerk to the Board

 

 

            Support Services Supervisor Stovall requested approval of the submitted Resolution.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Commissioner Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – INFORMATION AGENDA

 

Update – Manager and Board of Commissioners

           

            County Manager Bryan Steen noted the following:

 

·         County should receive the first ambulance remount within the next few weeks

·         Second ambulance for remounting will be taken upon receipt of the first remount

·         County has purchased 9 new ambulances during the past five budget years with this Board trying to replace two ambulances each budget year

·         Presented public health information from Health Director Josh Swift regarding H1N1, along with a schedule of flu vaccine clinics which will be held around the County

·         Sheriff’s Department has received a $15,000 Grant which will provide services regarding sex offenders

 

Vice Chairman Walker noted the following:

 

·         Recent Stokes Stomp was a very successful event

·         Spoke with Assistant Secretary Lynn Minges, Department of Commerce, at the NCACC Annual Conference regarding tourism.  Secretary Minges was very interested in working with Stokes County to bring Golden Leaf Funding to the County for tourism. A representative from the Department of Commerce will be attending the next EDC/Tourism meeting.

Commissioner Lankford noted the following:

 

·         Last year, NCACC Insurance Pool brought underwriting services in house, which provided approximately $1.5 million savings. This is passed on to counties, such as Stokes, that participate in the pool

·         This year, within the next 16 months, NCACC Insurance Pool will be bringing claims processing in house, which is estimated to save approximately $1.5 million

 

Chairman Inman noted the following:

 

·         Governor Perdue spoke at the NCACC Conference in Hickory

·         Governor Perdue informed counties that last fiscal year’s third quarter lottery funds (that were taken by the State) will be released which amounts to approximately $200,000 for Stokes County

·         Finance Director Edwards confirmed that those funds have been deposited into the County’s account

·         Recent legislation passed will require all elected officials to take ethics training by January 2010 and each county will be require to have a Code of Ethics

·         Stokes County has a Code of Ethics which will be revised by this Board at a later date

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – DISCUSSION AGENDA

 

Lawsonville Vol. Fire Department –  Equipment Request

 

            Chairman Inman welcomed Lawsonville Vol. Fire Chief Keith Lawson, who will be

 

presenting an equipment request for the department.

 

            Commissioner Lankford requested to be recused from any discussion or voting on

 

this item due to serving on the Board of Directors for the Lawsonville Vol. Fire Department.

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion regarding Commissioner Lankford’s request to

 

be recused from discussion and voting on the Lawsonville Fire Department’s equipment request.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker moved to approve Commissioner Lankford’s request to be recused

 

from discussion and voting on the equipment request from Lawsonville Vol. Fire Department.

 

Commissioner Smith seconded the motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker questioned whether Commissioner Lankford needed to be

 

recused due to there is no personal financial gain involved.

 

            Commissioner Lankford stated that there was definitely no personal financial gain, but

 

requested to be recused due to a perception issue of being a Board member and that the Department

 

understood his reasoning.

 

 

            Commissioner Smith questioned whether Commissioner Lankford could recused himself if

 

it is not legally necessary.

 

            The Board discussed the request from Commissioner Lankford.

 

            The motion carried unanimously.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Manager to check with the County Attorney regarding a

 

Commissioner’s request to be recused from voting on an item if there is no financial gain.

 

Fire Chief Keith Lawson, Lawsonville Vol. Fire Department, presented the following

 

information regarding the request to purchase a Pumper Tanker Truck:

 

·         Department organized a truck committee two years ago

·         Committee has been working on what type of truck the department needs by attending fire seminars, trade shows, visiting other departments outside of the county, etc.

·         Requested bids and presentations, three vendors responded

·         New pumper-truck will replace a 1983 FMC 1000 gallon tanker

·         Replacement pumper-truck proposed is a 2010 International KME 2000 gallon pumper-tanker with a pump capacity of 1250 gpm

·         New pumper-tanker will provide greater pumping capacity for the department which will help with reducing the department’s insurance rating, thus saving money for county home owners

·         Estimated cost is $293,986.00

·         Department currently has $60,000.00 for a down payment

·         Spoke with several financial agencies, BB&T offered the lowest interest rate

·         Amount to be financed is $233,986.00 for a term of 8 years @ 4.77% with annual payments of $35,866.89

·         Financing for 8 years will reduce the amount of interest by approximately $62,000.00, which is 2/3 of the department’s current budget

·         One capital debt (payment is $11,640) will be paid off this fiscal year

·         A second capital debt (payment is $4,663) will be paid off in fiscal year 2014

·         First payment on the new truck will be due in August of fiscal year 2010-2011

·         Current debt service for the department is $31,029

·         Next year’s debt service, minus retiring debt of $11,640 and new debt payment for pumper-tanker, will be $55,255.89

·         In 2014, debt service will reduce to $50,592.89

·         Even with the increase in debt service by 78%, department’s total budget next fiscal year is projected to be less than $100,000.00

·         Purchase of the pumper-tanker has been approved from the Fire Commission

·         Truck being replaced will be sold

 

Fire Chief Keith Lawson also presented the following proposed Resolution for the

 

Board’s consideration and approval:

 

Resolution Approving the Financing By Lawsonville Volunteer Fire and Rescue

                   For up to $233,986.00 for the Pumper Tanker Truck Project

 

 

Whereas,  Lawsonville Volunteer Fire and Rescue has determined to finance an amount of up to $233,986.00 for a pumper-tanker truck.  The United State Internal Revenue Code requires that for such financing to be carried out on a tax-exempt basis, the Stokes County Board of Commissioners must first approve the financing, and;

 

Whereas, The Volunteer Fire Department has held a public hearing on the financing after published notice, as required by the Code, and;

 

Whereas, The Volunteer Fire Department has reported the proceedings of the hearing to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners.

 

Be It Therefore Resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Stokes County, North Carolina, as follows:

 

1.       The County approves Lawsonville Volunteer Fire Department entering into the financing, as required under the Code for the financing to be carried out on a tax-exempt basis

2.      The Lawsonville Volunteer Fire Department’s conduct of the required public hearing is approved.

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted at a meeting of the Stokes County

Board of Commissioners duly called and held on______________2009, and that a quorum was present and acting throughout such meeting.  Such Resolution remains in full effect as of today.

 

Dated this______day of _______________,2009.

 

___________________________ 

Darlene M. Bullins

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners

Stokes County, North Carolina

 

 

            The Board discussed the agenda item with Fire Chief Lawson.

 

            Fire Commissioner Chairman Clifford Hall noted the following:

 

·         Confirmed that the Fire Commission approved the purchase of the pumper-tanker for the Lawsonville Fire Department in fiscal year 2007-08 through the normal budget process

·         Department has worked diligently to “get their ducks in a row” before purchasing this piece of equipment

·         Department does need this pumper-tanker

·         Will be an asset to help the Service District’s mission to reduce the ISO rating which will reduce homeowners’ insurance premiums

·         Two other departments have been approved for truck purchases this fiscal year

 

Chairman Inman questioned Fire Chief Lawson if there was no additional funding available

 

for the next fiscal year (2010-11), could the department support this purchase.

 

            Fire Chief Lawson stated that the Department would not be able to buy any needed capital

 

equipment.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker directed Chairman Inman’s funding question to Fire Commission

 

Chairman Hall.  Chairman Hall noted the Commission tries to stagger purchase of large items such

 

as tanker, brush trucks, etc.  Chairman Hall also noted that until the Commission knows how much of

 

an increase the Service District will receive from the recent Revaluation, it is hard to predict. 

 

Chairman Hall stated that next year’s budget will be challenging with some departments already

 

employing paid personnel, others thinking about it, and the current economic slowdown.

 

Board members commended the department on their continued dedication to submit

 

 conservative, cost saving budgets.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the September 28th Action Agenda.

Proposed Paving Project – Government Center Complex

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall presented scope of work drawings and

 

the following recommendations and estimates for pavement repairs submitted by NCDOT

 

Maintenance Engineer Noel Chilton: 

 

 

Remove and replace 2” of asphalt      11,200 sq ft     1.68     18,816.00

New 2” asphalt construction                 8,442 sq ft     1.45     12,240.90

Condition stone                                  19,642 sq ft       .50       9,821.00

Bituminous surface treatment             19,642 sq ft       .22       4,321.24

 

 

Remove and replace 2” of asphalt      12,681 sq ft     1.68     21,304.08

Condition stone                                  12,681 sq ft       .50       6,340.50

Bituminous surface treatment             12,681 sq ft       .24       3,043.44

 

 

Full depth patch                                       305 sq ft     9.20         2,806.00

Remove and replace 2” of asphalt      71,840 sq ft     1.68     120,691.20

Skin Patch                                             2,027 sq ft     1.62         3,283.74

Crack Sealing                                    100,000 sq ft        .12      12,000.00

Bituminous surface treatment           174,267 sq ft        .22      38,338.74

 

“Above costs are subject to asphalt cost at time of construction.”

 

            Manager Steen noted that these recommendations give the Board an idea of what the

 

County’s current situation is regarding needed paving and that currently NCDOT does not have

 

any available time until the Spring.  This would give the Board plenty of time to review other revenue

 

sources since there was only $150,000 allocated in this fiscal year’s budget.

 

            The Board discussed the recommendations with Mr. Chilton.

 

            Mr. Chilton discussed what was needed in each area, bituminous surface treatment,

 

condition stone, etc. and stated that some of crack sealing could be done in January or February

 

which must be done before any of the major repairs.  Mr. Chilton also noted that private asphalt

 

plants shut down in November.

 

            Manager Steen noted that the item could be placed back on the agenda around the first of

 

the year for further discussion before bidding the project.

 

Health Department Job Reclassification and Job Vacancies

 

            Chairman Inman requested to hear Item F “ Health Department Job Reclassification”

 

and “Job Vacancies” due to Health Director Josh Swift having to be on a state conference call

 

within the hour regarding possible state funding reductions.  The Board had no issues moving the

 

Agenda item.

Health Department Job Reclassification

 

            Health Director Josh Swift requested the following Job Reclassification:

 

·         Reclassification of the Northwest Community Care Network Case Manager position from a Social Worker to a Registered Nurse (Public Health Nurse II)

·         Position’s primary function is to strive to improve the health of Medicaid patients in an appropriate and cost effective manner

·         Position is currently vacant

·         Majority of other Northwest Community Care Network Case Managers are Registered Nurses and has found the knowledge of the medical field enables nurses to better manage patient’s complex levels of care

·         Position is currently funded 100% by Northwest Community Care

·         Reclassification of position to a Registered Nurse will be funded 100% by Northwest Community Care

·         Addressed the reclassification with the Board of Health on August 18th

·         Board of Health supports the reclassification request

 

The Board discussed the reclassification with Director Swift.

 

Commissioner Carroll, Board of Health member, confirmed that the Board of Health endorses

 

the reclassification.

 

Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the September 28th Action Agenda.

           

Job Vacancies

 

            Health Director Josh Swift discussed the following two requests submitted by

 

County Manager Steen:

 

·         Approval to fill the two current vacancies:  Processing Assistant IV and PHN II – Child Health Coordinator

 

Health Director Swift stressed the need to fill both positions. 

Health Director Swift noted the following:

 

·         PHN II position deals with infant and children health which are core Public Health

·         H1N1 vaccine is being recommended for infants and children

·         State provides funding for the position which can be decreased if there is no one coordinating the program

·         Processing Assistant IV works at the front desk which will be needed now more than ever with the upcoming vaccine clinics and the increased patient load when the flu season starts (especially if there is a H1N1 outbreak)

·         Any Public Health Nurse can help with flu vaccines clinics

 

The Board discussed the two vacancies with Director Swift.

 

Manager Steen discussed the remaining positions being requested to be filled:

·         E911 - Telecommuicators (two positions)  - 24/7 operation   (one vacated on 06-11-09 and one vacated on 08-06-09)

·         District Resource Center – Office Assistant III – only two staff members – (will be vacant this week -09-17-09)

·         DSS – Income Maintenance Caseworker II – (vacated 08-27-09)

·         Solid Waste – Sanitation Truck Driver –(vacated 09-08-09), currently have one driver out due to Worker’s Comp. injury

·         Health Department’s Processing Assistant vacated on 06-04-09

·         Health Department’s PHN vacated in April 2008

 

The Board discussed the vacant positions with Manager Steen.

Vice Chairman Walker suggested that if position cuts had to be made in the Health

 

Department due to reduction of funding, could these employees be transferred before any outside

 

advertising.  Manager Steen noted that Director Swift should know about funding reductions before

 

the next meeting.

 

Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the September 28th Action Agenda.

 

Tax Administration Report – August 2009

 

Tax Administrator Jake Oakley presented the following informational data:

 

Fiscal Year 2009-10

Budget Amt

Collected Amt

Over

Under

 

 

 

Budget

Budget

County Regular & Motor Vehicles

$(20,702,277.00)

$9,421,115.48

 

$11,281,161.52

 

 

 

 

 

Prior Taxes 1993-2008 Tax Years

 

 

 

 

County Regular & Motor Vehicles

$       600,000.00

$     225,382.35

 

$   374,617.65

 

EMS Collections

 

 

 

 

Total Collected (08-1-09/08-31-09)

$            9,755.60

 

 

 

Total Collected (7-01-09/6-30-10)

$          17,798.50

 

 

 

Delinquent accounts received from EMS  (258  accounts ICC-99 = $38,829.62 received on 08-19-09) (61 accounts received on 08-31-09 = $28,097.41)

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Property Discovery Report

# of

Total

Taxes

 

Audit Dates

Accts

Value

Due

 

08-01-09/08-31-09

41

$428,543

$3,356.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Personal Property Discovery Report

# of

Total

Taxes

 

Audit Dates

Accts

Value

Due

 

08-01-09/08-31-09

0

$00.00

$00.00

 

 

Motor Vehicle Release Report

Accounts

Total Value

Audit Dates

 

 

08-01-09/08-31-09

50

$1,581.54

 

 

 

Motor Vehicle Refund Report

Accounts

Total Accounts

Audit Dates

 

 

08-01-09/08-31-09

8

$275.31

Number billed for August  2009

5175

 

 

Garnishment Totals

 

 

 

 

Month

Total Accounts

Original Levy Amt

Collected Amt

 

 F/Year 2009-10

 

(July 1 – June 30)

271

$50,286.52

$50,756.91

 

Aug-09

151

$41,059.98

$48,419.17

 

 

Real and Personal Property Releases Less

 

 

than $100–August  09-Per NCGS 105-381 (b)

 

 

Name

Bill  Number

Amount

 

 Matthew Holder

09A599216949434

$28.80

 

Gary Williams

09A14452.05

$13.10

 

Larry Shinault

09A13425.04

$19.95

 

Doris Pittman

09A155891883.09

$37.34

 

James Bullins

09A22758.04

$2.13

 

Stephen Brown

09A3942.01

$15.53

 

George Ross

09A19716.05

$24.12

 

Gaylon Adams

09A80.02

$15.53

 

Tony Gibson

09A16451.07

$40.15

 

Michael Tucker

09A155904976.09

$12.00

 

Name

Bill  Number

Amount

 

Mark Lawson

09A155924827.09

$41.07

 

Clifford James

09A22256.08

$62.11

 

Mary Helen Joyce

09A8229.04

$34.95

 

Jerold Caldwell

09A155891896.09

$39.57

 

Jerold Caldwell

06A155891896.09

$47.15

 

Aldine Hege

09A16051.05

$34.16

 

James Bennett

09A155923261.09

$10.24

 

Jorge Martinez

09A155894346.08

$87.75

 

Larry Marshall

09A53726.09

$33.03

 

J A Lopez Const. Inc

09A155928262.09

$60.72

 

Chipman Sales Inc

09A32994.09

$15.29

 

Chipman Sales Inc

08A32994.09

$16.39

 

Chipman Sales Inc

07A32994.09

$18.65

 

Chipman Sales Inc

06A32994.09

$30.23

 

M&W Apartments Inc

09A17489.04

$30.60

 

Kim O. Adkins

09A690700898412

$50.54

 

Hal Nelson

09A155893749.04

$37.34

 

Sandy McHugh

09A22745.06

$6.00

 

Leon & Patricia Ratliff

09A697200937899

$88.40

 

Leon & Patricia Ratliff

08A697200937899

$88.40

 

Charles T Childers

09A598700282032

$27.27

 

Charles T Childers

09A598700280355

$41.23

 

Charles T Childers

09A598700183512

$0.67

 

Charles T Childers

09A598700181695

$0.67

 

Charles T Childers

09A598700273746

$21.28

 

Charles T Childers

09A598700184431

$56.53

 

Floyd Vaden

09A699900614876

$14.63

 

Vanessa Roberston

09A64253.07

$18.79

 

Total Amount

$1,240.60

 

 

Real and Personal Property Refunds Less

 

 

than $100–August  09-Per NCGS 105-381 (b)

 

 

Name

Bill  Number

Amount

 

 Guy Tedder/Francis Tedder

09A691303435596

$1.33

 

First American/Leon & Patricia Ratliff)

07A697200937899

$88.40

 

Doris Pittman

08A155891883.09

$40.85

 

*Keith Hatcher

08A155920919.04

$37.14

 

07A694401350564

$39.49

 

06A694401350564

$35.46

 

05A2005011373

$35.16

 

Lloyd Hancock

08A3927.04

$25.56

 

07A693302951872

$25.05

 

06A693602789985

$24.64

 

05A2005011007

$24.69

 

04A2004010993

$25.26

 

Randy Galyean

08A39050.09

$50.14

 

07A690402895484

$53.85

 

06A690402895484

$60.28

 

05A2005009265

$91.42

 

Mark Lawson

08A155924827.09

$43.90

 

07A155924827.09

$52.51

 

Clifford James

08A22256.08

$78.00

 

07A697800433449

$75.66

 

06A697800433449

$81.63

 

Mary Joyce

08A8229.04

$34.87

 

07A695501455778

$33.74

 

06A695501455778

$36.65

 

05A2005014254

$33.12

 

04A2004014222

$33.90

 

Name

Bill  Number

Amount

 

Jorge Martinez

08A155894346.08

$96.57

 

Margie Mabe

09A155891750.07

$36.50

 

08A155891750.07

$36.30

 

07A696102875394

$35.09

 

06A696102875394

$35.19

 

05A2005016956

$34.89

 

04A20040116968

$35.93

 

Ruth Nelson

09A5526.04

$37.34

 

08A5526.04

$37.14

 

07A693302985795

$35.90

 

06A693302985795

$35.46

 

05A2005020324

$36.92

 

04A2004020292

$41.34

 

Hal Nelson

08A155893749.04

$37.14

 

07A155893749.04

$37.69

 

**Robert Rhodes

09A155919972.01

$34.01

 

Total Amount

$1,806.11

 

 

*Keith Hatcher‘s refund will be applied to account #155920919, rather than processing a refund check

**Robert Rhodes paid the bill, he now owns the SWMH through a court action

 

Tax Administrator Oakley presented the following Real and Personal Property Releases

 

(August 2009) which are more than $100 for the Board’s consideration:

 

Real and Personal Property Releases More

 

 

than $100–August  09-Per NCGS 105-381 (b)

 

 

 

Name

Bill  Number

Amount

Reason

 Christie Wilhelm

09A690402853962

$104.41

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Mark Durrett

09A698300726605

$1,581.37

Corrected Bldg Data & % Complete

John Hairston

09A699305081842

$1,007.48

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Ronnie/Wendy Scicli

09A697101264431

$942.50

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Matthew Holder

09A599216949309

$159.60

NBH. Change-Equitable Transition BTW NHBS

William G Oakley

09A699700098724

$524.02

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

James A Perryman

09A695900438435

$692.93

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Douglas Stanley

09A697901185903

$907.73

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Dalton Developers

09A690202668916

$831.60

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Katie Lopez

09A597603433024

$223.44

Corrected Bldg Data

David F Marion

09A599700169339

$811.97

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Anthony/Leisa Davis

09A603000345740

$1,475.64

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

Randy/Rhonda Bullins

09A606000651441

$250.04

Keystone Error - Parcel Inactive

JC Mabe

09A21258.01

$101.75

SWMH Valued Incorrectly

Mary Frances Watts

09A690105280332

$422.40

Late AP Approval  for Elderly by Board

James/Cynthia Scott

09A599111669727

$657.60

DOT ROW Correction

Collins Enterprises

09A155900756.07

$106.87

Bus Per listed In Error

Rebecca Tuttle

09A694203133047

$196.92

Remodeling Incomplete

Ronald Young

09A604000577803

$300.58

Approval of Late Use App.

Richard Rutledge & Others

09A692300649659

$285.29

Approval of Late Use App.

Richard Rutledge & Others

09A692300831126

$515.38

Approval of Late Use App.

Richard Rutledge & Others

09A693303019632

$338.49

Approval of Late Use App.

Robert Stewart

09A694304632420

$1,116.54

Approval of Late Use App.

Jerry Rutledge

09A692300625022

$284.62

Approval of Late Use App.

Jerry Rutledge

09A692200575657

$517.37

Approval of Late Use App.

Total Amount

$14,356.54

Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the Releases more than $100 on the

 

September 28th Consent Agenda.

Tax Administrator Oakley presented the following Real and Personal Property Refunds

 

(August 2009) which are more than $100 for the Board’s consideration:

Real and Personal Property Refunds More

than $100–August  09-Per NCGS 105-381 (b)

 

Name

Bill  Number

Amount

Reason

 Randy Galyean

04A2004009239

$100.71

Double Listed

Clifford James

05A2005013343

$110.29

Double Listed

04A2004013316

$119.87

Double Listed

JC Mabe

08A21258.01

$101.75

Value Incorrect

07A698500622562

$101.75

Value Incorrect

Jorge Martinez

07A698900621597

$102.33

Double Listed

06A698900621597

$109.94

Double Listed

05A2005017950

$131.85

Double Listed

Gyula Szabo

09A155916019.09

$115.75

Double Listed

08A155916019.09

$124.43

Double Listed

07A690404810878

$129.26

Double Listed

06A690404810878

$134.77

Double Listed

05A2005027079

$149.43

Double Listed

First American

09A690214445020

$1,012.54

Keystone Error -Parcel Inactive

Total Amount

$2,544.67

 

Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the Refunds more than $100 on the

 

September 28th Consent Agenda.

 

Tax Administrator Oakley presented the following Late Applications for Elderly Exemption,

 

Disabled Exemption, or Disabled Veterans Exemption for 2009 for the Board’s consideration:

 

Name

Parcel Number

Acreage

Assigned  Tax    Value

Paul W. Warren

6951-02-86-4237

7.69

$153,000.00

Floyd V. Vaden/

6999-00-68-6240

1

$69,000.00

Margie A. Vaden

Linda W. Treece

5993-01-28-3520

9.87

$96,240.00

Kathleen M. Tedder

6925-03-32-8169

56.48

$317,800.00

Lee J. Sweeney

5986-01-27-4249

5.47

$104,100.00

Avoline Marshall Smith

5982-16-84-8339

8.95

$147,400.00

Allard C. Smith/

5982-15-54-2318

2.96

$156,100.00

Kathleen J. Smith

Frank Y. Shuff

6908-00-79-9220

5.57

$65,800.00

James E. Shelton/

Velma M. Shelton

6040-00-67-3697

9.2

$69,000.00

Billy J. Priddy/

6999-00-14-0688

52.37

$227,400.00

Eva B. Priddy

Maeola A. Lawson

5983-01-49-6034

50

$277,500.00

Norma L. Hill

5976-03-33-9708

1.03

$132,300.00

Louis Frohlich

6984-00-17-0798

0.5

$62,300.00

Arne K. Erikson/

6902-13-03-7973

1 Lot

$112,300.00

Charlotte M. Erikson

Mary A. Cocker ham

6955-04-80-7412

0.93

$23,470.00

Bertha H. Cann

5981-01-48-7383

1 Lot

$89,300.00

Mark A. Brim

6984-02-95-8238

0.33

$17,815.00

Betty J. Boles/

5998-00-02-4890

0.95

$22,466.00

Roger D. Boles

 

 

            Tax Administrator Oakley recommends approval of the submitted Late Applications for

 

Elderly Exemption, Disabled Exemption, or Disabled Veteran Exemption for 2009.

 

Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the Late Applications on the September 28th

 

Consent Agenda.

 

Tax Administrator Oakley presented the following Present-Use Value Applications for

 

the Board’s consideration:

 

Name

Parcel #

Acres

Reason

Otelia Vaden

691800022616

22.4

Forestry

Has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Gaither Shuff Heirs

690800675943

23

Forestry

Has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Margaret Joyce

698600826981

24.52

Forestry

Has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Mae Ola Lawson

598301496034

53

Agricultural

Has never applied for Agricultural Use Value

Bobby Taylor

599800126428

45.69

Forestry

Has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Shirley Greenwood

691900744215

41.15

Agricultural

Already had 162 acres under the Program, but failed

to apply this parcel

Billy/Eva Priddy

699900140688

39.37

Forestry

Has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Don Wall

694402995314

22.51

Forestry

Family land-has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Kay W. Hoots

Clarice Morefield

693800109306

92.88

Agricultural

Family land-has never applied for Agricultural Use Value

Coy Morefield

William Sands

695600426636

51.55

Forestry

Has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Kate Sands

William Sands

695600523504

8.1

Forestry

Has never applied for Forestry Use Value

Kate Sands

 

Tax Administrator Oakley recommends approval of the submitted Present –Use

 

Value Late Applications.

 

Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the Late Applications on the September 28th

 

Consent Agenda.

 

            Tax Administrator Oakley noted that he had not received many comments or concerns since

 

the tax bills, which reflected the revaluation, were mailed.  Tax Administrator Oakley stated his

 

department continues to work with citizens regarding revaluation if possible.

 

Presentation – Proposed Solid Waste Management 10-Year Plan

Proposed Update to the Solid Waste Ordinance

 

            Public Works Director Mark Delehant presented the following information regarding the

 

proposed Solid Waste Management 10-Year Plan for the Board’s consideration:

 

·         NCDENR Solid Waste Division requires the Solid Waste Ten Year Plan be updated every three years

·         Resolutions have been approved by the City of King, Town of Walnut Cove, and Town of Danbury

·         Key components of the proposed plan are the handling of newly banned items by NSDENR Solid Waste Division that now must be recycled (oil filters, wooden pallets, and plastics) – effective October 2009

·         Proposed Plan updates tonnage disposed of by Stokes County

·         Proposed Management 10-Year Plan is approximately 130 pages

 

Public Works Director Delehant presented the following updated Solid Waste Ordinance for

 

the Board’s consideration:

 

Appendix - I

DRAFT

 

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE

STOKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the public safety, health, and welfare of the citizens of Stokes County by regulating the management of solid waste and recycling in Stokes County.

 

ARTICLE I – TITLE

 

This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the Solid Waste Management Ordinance of Stokes County, North Carolina.

 

ARTICLE II – PREAMBLE

 

Whereas, the Stokes County Board of Commissioners (Board of Commissioners) is authorized by North Carolina General Statute 153A-136 to regulate the storage, collection, transportation, use, disposal and other disposition of solid waste within Stokes County. The Board of Commissioners hereby adopts the following ordinance to regulate the storage, collection, transportation, use, disposal and other disposition of solid waste.

 

Now, therefore, be it ordained that the following regulations shall apply to Stokes County, North Carolina.

 

ARTICLE III – JURISDICTION

 

On and after the effective date of this ordinance, the provisions of this ordinance shall govern the storage, collection, transportation, use, disposal and other disposition of solid wastes within Stokes County, North Carolina.

 

 

ARTICLE IV – DEFINITIONS

 

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of these regulations:

 

A. Banned Material – Those materials listed in Article V, Letter B.

 

B. Bulky Wastes – Large items of solid waste such as household appliances, furniture, automobiles, large auto parts, trees, branches, stumps, and other oversized waste whose size precludes or complicates their handling by normal solid waste collection, processing, or disposal methods.

 

C. Commercial Waste – Non-hazardous putrescible and non-putrescible waste generated by entities other than an individual residence.

 

D. Compost – Biodegradable material that is managed in such a way to promote its decomposition.

 

E. Construction & Demolition Waste (C&D) – Waste building materials, packaging, roofing shingles, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition. This includes concrete, bricks, uncontaminated earth, untreated wood waste clean of nails or other hardware, and demolition operations on pavements, houses, commercial buildings, and other structures as approved by Stokes County or other debris defined as C & D by NCDENR.

 

F. Contractor – Any builder or developer that generates a waste stream.

 

G. County- Stokes County, North Carolina

 

H. Public Works Director – Administrator of the County Solid Waste Department.

 

I. Excess Waste – Solid wastes from individual residences exceeding 200 pounds per visit.

 

J. Garbage – All putrescible wastes, including animal and vegetable matter, small animal offal and carcasses, and recognizable industrial by-products, but excluding sewage, human waste, and any liquid waste.

 

K. Hazardous Waste – As defined in North Carolina General Statute 130A-290(8).

 

L. Illegal Dumping – Any action that contributes to the illegal disposal or accumulation of litter, solid waste, or recyclables.

 

M. Industrial Waste – Non-hazardous waste generated by an industrial or manufacturing process.

 

N. Land Clearing Debris- Solid wastes generated solely from land-clearing activities.

 

O. Litter – Any amount of solid waste or recyclables, which has been disposed of, discarded, or abandoned improperly or illegally including solid waste and recyclables on roadsides, in water, or on public or private lands. Litter does not include biodegradable material collected in a safe manner for composting purposes, or solid waste or recyclables collected on a person's own property for some legal, safe purpose.

 

P. Recyclables – Those materials, which are capable of being recycled, which would otherwise be processed or disposed of as solid waste.

 

Q. Recycling Center – A drop-off site that is owned or operated by the County to which people residing in Stokes County can bring their recyclables.

 

R. Residential Waste – Solid waste generated in the day-to-day activities of households.

 

S. Solid Waste – As specifically defined in North Carolina General Statute 130 A-290 (a) 35. In general, solid waste is garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash, and other discarded solid materials not recycled including solid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations and from community activities, but not including solids or dissolved materials in domestic sewage or other significant pollutants in water resources, such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial waste water effluents, dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or other common water pollution.

 

T. Solid Waste Enforcement Officer(s) – The county employee(s) responsible for executing the enforcement provisions of the Solid Waste Ordinance.

 

U. Convenience Site Transfer Facility – Facility used for staging and bulking of County solid waste prior to transport to an approved sanitary landfill.

 

V. Waste Hauler – Any person or company that hauls solid waste or recyclables for a fee.

 

W. Yard Waste – All biodegradable clearing debris and vegetative matter including lawn clippings, leaves, brush, and garden refuse.

 

ARTICLE V – USE OF CONVIENCE SITE TRANSFER FACILITY

 

A. Authority of County Agents to Regulate Use.

 

1. The Convenience Site Transfer Facility in Stokes County is operated and maintained by the County and financed in part by revenues generated through Tipping Fees. “Tipping Fees” will be charged and collected at the Transfer Station. The County Commissioners shall adopt a schedule of rates, fees and charges.

 

2. The purpose of these allocated monies is to provide solid waste management and recycling services to citizens in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. Therefore, it shall be unlawful for any person to use the County Solid Waste Sites unless such person is disposing of solid waste generated on property located within Stokes County.

 

3. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regulates the operation of the Stokes County Convenience Site Transfer Facility’s. The County shall have the authority to determine what types of waste can be transferred through the Convenience Site Transfer Facility in accordance with the most current State and Federal rules and regulations governing such disposal.

 

B. Materials-Materials may be excluded if they violate the conditions of the DENR Solid Waste Operating Permit or any permit conditions/restrictions imposed on the County by any landfill receiving the County's waste.

 

C. Recyclables- it shall be illegal to deposit any material in a recycling container that is not specifically marked to accept the said material.

 

D. Fire Prevention- It shall be unlawful for any person to set or cause to be set any fire in a solid waste container. No person shall place embers, ashes, or other material in a container that would create a fire hazard.

 

E. Scavenging - It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or to remove any item from a solid waste or recycling container unless they have express written permission from the Environmental Manager or a duly authorized representative. No person shall climb on, around or inside a solid waste or recycling container. No person shall cause any damage to be inflicted upon a solid waste or recycling container. No person or persons shall loiter and/or congregate at the Transfer Station site or recycling drop-off site and no vehicle shall be left unattended on said property. Any vehicle left unattended may be towed away and placed in storage at the owner's expense.

 

F. Littering and Illegal Dumping

 

1. It shall be unlawful for any person to sweep, throw, deposit, dump, permit, allow, maintain or contribute to the sweeping, throwing, depositing, or dumping any litter, solid waste, or recyclables into, upon or along a drain, gutter, street, sidewalk, alley, vacant or occupied lot, walk, parking lot, embankment, within or near any public or private lake, pond, creek, river, stream, ditch, swamp, marsh, whether or not navigable, or upon any public or private premises within Stokes County.

 

2. It shall be unlawful for any owner, occupant, tenant or lessee of any building, structure or land jointly or severable to permit the deposit or accumulation of litter or other illegally dumped materials. Garbage or residential waste allowed to accumulate in excess of two weeks will be unlawful.

 

3. Property owners and prime contractors in charge of a construction site shall both be required to take appropriate measures to ensure the control of litter generated by construction and related activities.

 

4. It shall be unlawful to leave solid waste, litter, or improperly sorted recyclables at any County solid waste facility after regular hours of operation.

 

5. It shall be unlawful for any person to leave, throw, or deposit any solid waste, recyclables, or litter at any former waste disposal site from which all solid waste containers have been removed.

 

6. It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly dispose of hazardous material.

 

ARTICLE VI – SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTATION

 

Vehicles or containers used for the collection and transportation of garbage or refuse within Stokes County shall be covered, leak proof, durable and of sturdy construction. These shall be cleaned as often as necessary to prevent a nuisance and shall be maintained in good repair. Vehicles or containers used for the collection and transportation of any solid waste shall be loaded and moved in such a manner that the contents will not fall, leak or spill. The vehicles or containers shall be covered or securely tied to prevent blowing of material. If spillage should occur, the material shall be considered litter unless picked up immediately by the hauler and returned to the vehicle or container and the area properly cleaned.

 

ARTICLE VII – SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL

 

Waste shall be disposed of in one of the following methods:

 

A. By placing allowed household or commercial solid waste in plastic garbage bags and / or containers in preparation for delivery to the Stokes County Convenience Site Transfer Facility.

 

B. By delivering allowed waste to the Stokes County Convenience Site Transfer Facility, or any other permitted sanitary landfill that meets all local, State, and Federal regulations.

 

C. A resident may dispose of certain types of residential waste generated at his premises upon his residence premises, limited to reclaiming, composting, mulching, or recycling processes been approved, but only in a safe and sanitary manner approved by the Solid Waste Department or a duly authorized representative and agree with the North Carolina Division of Waste Management NC solid waste regulations pertaining at the time of application. A person's premise is the land on which his dwelling is situated and land contiguous therewith which is owned by said person.

 

D. By any method other than dumping, burying, or burning and must agree with the North Carolina Division of Waste Management NC solid waste regulations pertaining at the time of application.

 

E. The burial of animals is acceptable pursuant to the guidelines set forth by North Carolina General Statute 106-403 (NCGS) during a declared emergency.

 

F. Tipping fees will be charged for all C&D waste.

 

 

 

ARTICLE VIII – ENFORCEMENT

 

Enforcement of this Ordinance shall be the County Manager or his designee.

 

A. When litter is placed, thrown, or deposited into, upon or along any public or private property, the person responsible for the litter (or property owner if person responsible is undeterminable) shall be responsible to remove said material and dispose of such in accordance with this ordinance.

 

B. When litter is released from a vehicle, the operator thereof shall be presumed to have committed such offense.

 

C. If any solid waste disposed of in violation of this Ordinance can be identified as having belonged to, been in the possession of, sent to or received by or to have been the property of any person prior to being disposed of, such identification shall be prima facie evidence that such person disposed of or caused the disposal of such solid waste in violation of this Ordinance.

 

D. Photographs or videotapes of an illegal dump, litter, or of a person in the process of committing such offense may be used as evidence to identify the person responsible.

 

ARTICLE IX – PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION

 

A. The violation of any provision of this ordinance shall be a misdemeanor and any person convicted of such violation shall be punishable as provided in G.S. 14-4 by imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days or a fine not more than $500. Each day's violation of this ordinance may be a separate offense.

 

B. In addition to criminal penalties and other sanctions which may be levied under this Ordinance, any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance may be subject to a Civil Penalty for each violation. Each day a violation continues may be considered a separate offense. During the pendency of any enforcement proceedings hereunder, the County reserves the right to limit or prohibit the disposition of any solid waste or recycling material by the Waste Hauler against whom enforcement proceedings are pending at the Transfer Station.

 

1. Such civil penalties may be recovered by Stokes County in a civil action in the nature of debt or may be collected in such other manner as prescribed herein within the prescribed time following the issuance of notice for such violation.

 

2. Such notice shall, among other things:

 

a. State upon its face the violation committed, location, approximate date, and the amount of the penalty.

 

b. Notify such offender that a failure to pay the penalties within the prescribed time shall subject such offender to a civil action in the nature of debt for the stated penalty together with the cost of the action to be taxed by the Court.

 

c. Further provide that such offender may answer the notice by mailing said notice, and stated penalty to the Stokes County Government at a location designated upon such notice, and that upon payment, such case or claim and right of action by Stokes County will be deemed compromised and settled.

 

d. The notice of violation referred to herein may be delivered to the person violating the provisions of this ordinance in person, or may be mailed to said person at his last known address.

 

e. The County Manager or duly designated employee is authorized to accept such payments in full and final settlement of the claim or claims, right or rights or action which Stokes County may have to enforce such penalty by civil action in the nature of debt. Acceptance of such penalty shall be deemed a full and final release of any and all such claims, or rights of action arising out of such alleged violation or violations.

 

C. The County may enforce this Ordinance by appropriate equitable remedy issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Civil penalties for violation of this ordinance shall be as follows:

 

a. Littering - $50 per offense for unintentional, $500 per offense for intentional.

 

b. Residential Violation (backyard dumping or burning) - $50 per offense.

 

c. Any Waste Hauler of Commercial, Residential, or Industrial Waste that Disposes Waste Containing a Banned Material - Two times the tipping fee for the first offense; three times the tipping fee for each successive offense.

 

2. All penalties paid to the County as well as those recovered in a civil action in the nature of debt as herein provided shall be paid into the schools fund of Stokes County.

 

D. The person or persons littering or dumping in violation of this ordinance and the person or persons generating said litter or unauthorized material so dumped shall be liable, jointly and severally, for all costs incurred by the County in the collection, removal, and disposal of said litter or unauthorized material.

 

ARTICLE X – SEVERABILITY

 

Should any section or provision of this ordinance be for any reason held void or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect the validity of any other section or provisions herein.

 

ARTICLE XI – REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES

 

To the extent this ordinance conflicts with any existing County Ordinances, the provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail.

 

ARTICLE XII – EFFECTIVE DATE

 

All ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

This ordinance shall be effective, October 1, 2009.

 

Adopted the _____day of _________, 2009

 

____________________________

Mr. Leon Inman

Chairman, Board of Commissioners

 

 

Attest:

 

____________________________________

Ms. Darlene Bullins

Clerk to the Board

 

            Director Delehant noted the key updates to the proposed Ordinance:

 

·         Ordinance had not been updated since 1987

·         Penalties for violations have been updated

·         Use of Convenience Site Transfer facilities (Green Box Sites)

·         Littering and Illegal Dumping

·         Solid Waste Transportation

·         Proper Disposal of Solid Waste and Recyclables

·         Enforcement Actions, Violations and Penalties

 

            As required, Public Works Director Delehant requested approval to schedule a Public

 

Hearing regarding the Stokes County Ten Year Solid Waste Plan which includes the Updated

 

Solid Waste Ordinance for the September 28th meeting.

 

            Director  Delehant noted one of the primary goals of the Stokes County Ten Year Solid


Waste Plan is to maintain compliance with the regulations imposed by NCDENR Solid Waste

 

Division and it is my belief that this proposed document accomplishes this.

 

            The Board discussed the proposed Ten Year Solid Waste Plan along with the updated

 

Ordinance and had no issues with scheduling a Public Hearing for September 28th meeting.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the September 28th Action Agenda.

 

Proposed Resolution – Reimbursement of Funds for Community College Project

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards presented the following proposed Resolution, which

 

declares the intent of the County to reimburse itself for capital expenditures if incurred in

 

connection with the purchase of land, mobile classroom, and other related expenditures

 

not to exceed $700,000 for a community college facility before financing is secure, for the Board’s

 

consideration:

 

Extract of Minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioner of the County of Stokes, North Carolina held in the Commissioners’ Chambers, New Government Center, Danbury, North Carolina 27016, on September 28, 2009.

*          *          *

The following members were present:                                                                                                                                            

The following members were absent:                                                                                                                                             

               

Also present:                                                                                                                                                                                        

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                Commissioner                                moved that the following resolution (the “Resolution”), a copy of which was available with the Board and which was read by title:

 

Resolution of the County of Stokes, North Carolina declaring the intent of the County of Stokes, North Carolina to reimburse itself for capital expenditures incurred in connection with the purchase of land, mobile classroom and other related expenditures of a Community college Facility from the proceeds of certain tax-exempt obligations to be executed and delivered in Calendar Year 2009 or 2010.

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina (“County”) has determined that it is in the best interests of County to acquire, construct and equip a Community College Facility  (the “Project”);

 

WHEREAS, the County presently intends, at one time or from time to time, to finance all or a portion of the costs of the Project with proceeds of tax-exempt obligations and reasonably expects to execute and deliver its tax-exempt obligations (the “Obligations”) to finance, or to reimburse itself for, all or a portion of the costs of the Project; and

 

WHEREAS, the County desires to proceed with the Project and will incur and pay certain expenditures in connection with the Project prior to the date of execution and delivery of the Obligations (the “Original Expenditures”), such Original Expenditures to be paid for originally from a source other than the proceeds of the Obligations, and the County intends, and reasonably expects, to be reimbursed for such Original Expenditures from a portion of the proceeds of the Obligations to be executed and delivered at a date occurring after the dates of such Original Expenditures;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina as follows:

 

Section 1.  Official Declaration of Intent.  The County presently intends, and reasonably expects, to reimburse itself for the Original Expenditures incurred and paid by the County on or after the date occurring 60 days prior to the date of adoption of this Resolution from a portion of the proceeds of the Obligations.  The County reasonably expects to execute and deliver the Obligations to finance all or a portion of the costs of the Project and the maximum principal amount of Obligations expected to be executed and delivered by County to pay for all or a portion of the costs of the Project to be reimbursed is $700,000.00.

 

Section 2.  Compliance with Regulations.  The County adopts this Resolution as a declaration of official intent under Section 1.150-2 of the Treasury Regulations promulgated under Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to evidence the County’s intent to reimburse itself for the Original Expenditures from proceeds of the Obligations.

 

Section 3.  Itemization of Capital Expenditures.  The Finance Officer of the County, with advice from special counsel, is hereby authorized, directed and designated to act on behalf of the County in determining and itemizing all of the Original Expenditures incurred and paid by the County in connection with the Project during the period commencing on the date occurring 60 days prior to the date of adoption of this Resolution and ending on the date of execution and delivery of the Obligations.

 

Section 4.  Effective Date.  This Resolution is effective immediately on the date of its adoption.

 

                On motion of Commissioner __________________, seconded by Commissioner __________________, the foregoing resolution entitled “Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina, declaring the intent of the County of Stokes, North Carolina to reimburse itself for capital expenditures incurred in connection with the Purchase of land, mobile classroom and other related expenditures of a community college from the proceeds of certain tax-exempt obligations to be executed and delivered in Calendar Year 2009 or 2010 was duly adopted by the following vote:

 

                Ayes:

 

                Nays:

State of North Carolina                     )

                                                                                )               ss:

County of Stokes                                       )

 

                I, Darlene M. Bullins, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of a resolution entitled “Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina, declaring the intent of the County of Stokes, North Carolina to reimburse itself for capital expenditures incurred in connection with the purchase of land, mobile classroom and other related expenditures of a Community College from the proceeds of certain tax-exempt obligations to be executed and delivered in Calendar Year 2009 or 2010” adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Stokes, North Carolina, at a meeting held on the  28th  day of September  2009.

 

                WITNESS my hand and the corporate seal of the County of Stokes, North Carolina, this the 28th day of September, 2009.

  

                                                                                                                ___________________________________

                                                                                                                Darlene M. Bullins

                                                                                                                Clerk to the Board

                                                                                                                County of Stokes, North Carolina

 

Manager Steen reiterated the need for a facility for Early College by August 2010 and

 

that some of the small items could be done before financing takes place.  This document would allow

 

the County to move forward with the project and to be reimbursed for expenditures up to $700,000

 

after financing is secured.  The proposed resolution can also be amended if needed at a later date.

 

            The Board discussed the proposed resolution and had no issues with the proposed Resolution.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the September 28th Action Agenda.

 

Proposed Capital Project Ordinance for the Community College Project

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards presented the following proposed Capital Project Ordinance,

 

which must be approved before any funds are expended, for the Board’s consideration:

 

Capital Project Ordinance

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the County of Stokes, North Carolina that, pursuant to Section 13.2 of Chapter 159 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, the following capital project ordinance is hereby adopted:

 

            Section 1.  The project authorized is the purchase of land, mobile classroom and other related expenditures financed by a private placement.

 

            Section 2.  The officers of this unit are hereby directed to proceed with the capital project within the budget contained herein.

 

            Section 3.  The following amounts are appropriated for the project:

 

                                    Community College

            Construction                                                                $   700,000.00

                                                           

            Section 4.  The following revenues are anticipated to be available to complete this project:

 

            Proceeds from financing          400.3831.002              $   700,000.00

 

            Section 5.  The Finance Director is hereby directed to maintain within the Capital Project Fund sufficient specific detailed accounting records to satisfy the requirements.

 

            Section 6.  Funds may be advanced from the General Fund for the purpose of making payments as due.

 

            Section 7.  The Finance Director is directed to report, on a quarterly basis, on the financial status of each project element in Section 3.

 

            Section 8.  The Budget Officer is directed to include a detailed analysis of past and future costs and revenues on this capital project in every budget submission made to this Board.

 

            Section 9.  Copies of this capital project ordinance shall be furnished to the Clerk to the Governing Board, and to the Budget Officer and the Finance Director for direction in carrying out this project

 

Adopted this 28th day of September, 2009

 

 

            The Board discussed the proposed Capital Project Ordinance and had no issues.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the September 28th Action Agenda.

 

Travel Allowance for Economic Development Director

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen presented following information from EDC Chairman Worth

 

Hampton regarding a travel allowance for the Economic Development Director:

 

(ED Member Sam Hill was in attendance for the meeting)

 

·         Economic Development Commission (EDC) discussed concerns regarding the  method of travel of the Economic Development Director at their regular meeting       on August 19, 2009

·         The ED Director frequently has to attend or conduct meetings at restaurants or other meeting places for extended hours, sometimes, after normal business hours 

·         The presence of a county vehicle after hours at restaurants could raise questions by some

·         At other times, the Director needs to travel in confidence

·         The Director could possibly be meeting with a business concerning relocation to Stokes County

·         Possibly meeting with a distressed local business

·         Possibly meeting on a confidential real estate matter

·         EDC voted unanimously to request transfer of $400 per month ($3,600) from the ED Travel Line Item for a car allowance for the Director for the remainder of the 2009-10 fiscal year

 

Vice Chairman Walker, who attended the August 19th EDC meeting in Chairman Inman’s

 

absence, confirmed that the EDC felt that this request would be a good move, simplify the process,

 

along with being fair to the County and to the Economic Development Director.

 

            Member Sam Hill stated that the EDC has recognized that they have an ED Director who is

 

doing a great job and having to travel a great deal.  The EDC feels this would reduce paperwork,

 

be a benefit to the Director, use existing funding with no further allocation, and would appreciate a

 

favorable response from the Board.

 

            Commissioner Smith requested additional information regarding the amount of mileage

 

that has been reimbursed to the current Director.

 

            Commissioner Lankford expressed the following:

·         EDC and Economic Development Director are doing an excellent job

·         Have always supported Economic Development in Stokes County which is very important

·         Always tried to be fair with every situation and feels this would be an exception, since the County already has a policy requiring county employees to use a county car when it is available – if there is no county car available, mileage reimbursement will be approved

·         If the ED Director has a confidential meeting, there should be no trouble with the Director driving his personal car and receiving mileage reimbursement

·         See no problem using a county car if the meeting is not confidential

·         Changing the policies for one department would not be fair and consistent

 

Commissioner Carroll had no issues with the request and stated that he did not mind making

 

an exception if the circumstances dictated an exception be made.

           

Finance Director Edwards stated that the Economic Development Director had been

 

reimbursement $501.01 for the past two months (July and August).

 

            The Board discussed the $400 amount requested, amount of mileage during the past two

 

months, and using a travel allowance for the Director.

 

            Chairman Inman directed the Clerk to place the item on the September 28th Action Agenda.

 

Appointments – Stokes County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

 

            Chairman Inman noted the following regarding the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

 

appointment:

 

·         Becky Boles, Board of Education, nominated at the August 24th meeting

·         Application for appointment received from Mike Carmichael

 

Chairman Inman entertained a motion.

 

            Commissioner Carroll moved to appoint Becky Boles to serve on the Juvenile Crime

 

Prevention Council.  Commissioner Lankford seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board noted the need to keep Mr. Carmichael’s application on file for possible

 

other appointments to JCPC or other committees.

 

 

 

Appointments - Danbury Vol. Fire Department – Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Directors

 

            Chairman Inman stated the following recommendation had been received from the Danbury

 

Vol. Fire Department:

 

·         Recommendation to appoint Norman Scott to serve on the Danbury Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Directors – to fill the remaining term (vacant position due to the death of Johnny Booth)

 

Commissioner Smith nominated Norman Scott.  Mr. Scott can be considered at the

 

September 28th meeting.

 

Appointments - Stokes Aging Planning Committee Membership

 

            Chairman Inman presented the following the Stokes County Aging Planning Committee’s

 

recommendation (which met on August 19th) for the following individuals to serve on the Aging

 

Committee:  (term October 2009-September 2010):

1.       James Carlin

2.      Lou Charland

3.      Vicky East, Walnut Cove Senior Center

4.      Louise Flynt

5.      Suzan Garner, King Senior Center

6.      Susie Grabs

7.      Ted Griesenbrock

8.      Sheriff Mike Joyce

9.      Janelle Kent, NC Cooperative Extension

10.  Dottie Lyvers, Area Agency on Aging (technical assistance)

11.  Angie McHone, Stokes County Family Health Center

12.  Lynn Martens, Stokes County Senior Services

13.  Susan Maxey, Stokes Volunteer Center/Retired Senior Volunteer Program

14.  Clinard Merritt

15.  Jacque Nuckols

16.  Jean Sands

17.  Jan Spencer, Stokes County Social Services

18.  Madeline Watkins

19.  Lori Webb, Hospice & Palliative Care Center

 

Commissioner Carroll nominated the following to serve on the Stokes County Aging

 

Planning Committee:

1.      James Carlin

2.      Lou Charland

3.      Vicky East, Walnut Cove Senior Center

4.      Louise Flynt

5.      Suzan Garner, King Senior Center

6.      Susie Grabs

7.      Ted Griesenbrock

8.      Sheriff Mike Joyce

9.      Janelle Kent, NC Cooperative Extension

10.  Dottie Lyvers, Area Agency on Aging (technical assistance)

11.  Angie McHone, Stokes County Family Health Center

12.  Lynn Martens, Stokes County Senior Services

13.  Susan Maxey, Stokes Voluteer Center/Retired Senior Volunteer Program

14.  Clinard Merritt

15.  Jacque Nuckols

16.  Jean Sands

17.  Jan Spencer, Stokes County Social Services

18.  Madeline Watkins

19.  Lori Webb, Hospice & Palliative Care Center

Nominations can be considered at the September 28th meeting.

 

Appointments - City of King – King Planning Board – ETJ Appointment

 

 Chairman Inman noted the following request received from the City of King for an ETJ

 

appointment:   Norma Cox’s term will expire on December 1, 2009.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker nominated Norma Cox to serve on the King Planning Board – ETJ

 

appointment.

 

            Clerk Bullins noted that all vacancies will be advertised in the Stokes News.

 

Day Care Operations – Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital – Further Discussion

 

            Chairman Inman presented a brief overview of the recent activities regarding the Happy Hills

 

Day Care Center located at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital and the Special Called Meeting held

 

on September 3, 2009.

 

            Chairman Inman noted the Board had unanimously voted at the September 3rd meeting to

 

offset the Day Care Operation losses incurred by Stokes Reynolds Hospital until 12-31-09, review

 

monthly costs, implement cost savings measures, and continue to try to find another entity to operate

 

the Center.

 

            Chairman Inman stated the enrollment has continued to drop, currently 17, the estimated

 

cost to bring the facility up to code if a new entity took over the Day Care could be in the range of 

 

$50,000 to $100,000, and the expected operating losses for September could reach $8,000.

 

            Chairman Inman concluded that Baptist has made the decision that they can no longer

 

sustain the losses and have received notification that Northwest Child Care will no longer operate the

 

Day Care after September 30, 2009.  Chairman Inman emphasized that the Center would have to

 

close if the County found another entity to take the Center over for the necessary repairs to bring the

 

facility up to code.

 

            Commissioner Lankford noted that the County had made a diligent effort to find

 

another entity to operate the Center and as of today, the County has no one interested in providing

 

the funding to bring the Center up to code and getting the Center re-licensed in order to run the Day


Care Center.

 

            President Lance Labine, Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital, concurred that enrollment

 

is down which increases the operating losses and noted the possibility of seeking grant funds to make

 

the necessary repairs to bring the facility up to code.

 

Chairman Inman stated at the meeting today, all parties agreed that the primary concern now

 

is to make sure all children remaining at the Center find a safe environment to stay, give the


Board of Commissioners the necessary information to make an informed decision, and that

 

Stokes Reynolds would notify the remaining parents of the projected September 30th closing.

 

            The Board continued discussion.

 

            Commissioner Carroll suggested moving the item to today’s Action Agenda.

 

            Chairman Inman, with full consent of the Board, agreed to move the item to today’s

 

Action Agenda.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – ACTION AGENDA

 

Fire Commission – Request – Northeast Stokes Vol. Fire Department

 

Chairman Inman entertained a motion regarding the request from Northeast Stokes Vol.

 

Fire Department for funding to repair the tank and springs on pumper/tanker #736 and the springs

 

on pumper #436 presented at the September 14th meeting.

           

The Board further discussed the request from Northeast Stokes.

 

Commissioner Smith expressed concerns that the actual request from Northeast Stokes

 

was for assistance to obtain a loan for the necessary funding and not deplete the Fire District Fund

 

Balance.  Commissioner Smith noted that he had no questions about the actual need.  Finance

 

Director Edwards noted there would be $9,750 remaining in the Fire District Fund Balance if the

 

allocation is approved.

 

            Chairman Inman noted the request did start with a loan request, but evolved into an

 

appropriation from the Service District Fund Balance due to concerns that Northeast Stokes

 

could have difficulties in obtain a loan for $25,000.

 

Service District Fund - Budget Amendment #15

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards noted the Board could use Budget Amendment #15

 

for the expenditures:

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

          As

 

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

     Amended

 

 

Service District Fund

 

 

 

209.4340.005

Northeast Stokes Vol. Fire Department

$182,089.00

$25,000.00

$207,089.00

 

 

$182,089.00

$25,000.00

$207,089.00

                                                                                   

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To appropriate fund balance for the maintenance and repairs of a two fire trucks.

 

This will result in a net increase of $25,000.00 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 the will be received in this fiscal year.

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

          As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

     Amended

 

Service District Fund

 

 

 

209.3991.000

Fund Balance

$36,307.00

$25,000.00

$61,307.00

 

           Totals

$36,307.00

$25,000.00

$61,307.00

 

            Commissioner Carroll moved to approve Budget Amendment #15 which will appropriate

 

$25,000 from the Fire District Fund Balance to Northeast Stokes Vol. Fire Department for truck

 

repairs.  Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Finance -Budget Amendment #8 – Capital Outlay

 

            Finance Director Julia Edwards presented Budget Amendment #8 which was

 

tabled at August 24th meeting due uncertainties regarding the funding allocated ($150,000) for

 

paving and ($300,000.00) for Schools’ Capital Outlay match.

 

            Director Edwards noted that the $150,000 allocation for paving and the $300,000.00 for


School’s Capital Outlay match have been eliminated until notification has been received from

 

the school system regarding their funding appropriation for capital outlay and bids for

 

repairs to the Courtroom “C” and the District Attorney’s Office have been reviewed by the Board. 

 

Director Edwards had been informed that the match for Schools’ Capital Outlay was on the Board of

 

Education’s Agenda for today and Danny Stovall had been absence from work due to sickness and

 

was unable to obtain the requested bids for Courtroom “C” and the District Attorney’s Office.

 

 

Current

 

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

          As

 

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

     Amended

 

 

 

 EMS

 

 

 

100.4370.510

Equipment

$190,000.00

$62,000.00

$252,000.00

 

Finance

 

 

 

100.4130.510

Equipment

$00.00

$39,660.00

$39,660.00

 

Fire Marshal

 

 

 

100.4340.511

Equipment-Non Capitalized

$00.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

 

Transfers

 

 

 

100.9820.992

Transfer to Dedicated Fund –Debt Service

$00.00

$1,000,000.00

$1,000,000.00

 

Special Appropriation

 

 

 

100.4520.492

YVEDDI

$00.00

$50,000.00

$50,000.00

 

Contingency

 

 

 

100.9910.200

Hold Harmless

$1,450,000.00

$(1,050,000.00)

$400,000.00

100.9910.400

Capital Outlay

$153,160.00

$(103,160.00)

$50,000.00

 

           Totals

$1,793,160.00

$00.00

$1,793,160.00

                                                                                   

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer funds from Contingency for Capital Outlay, Debt Service and un-appropriate Fund Balance per the 2009-10 Budget Ordinance funded by Hold Harmless.

 

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 the will be received in this fiscal year.

 

 

 

Current

 

 

Account

Account

Budgeted

Increase

          As

Number

Description

Amount

(Decrease)

     Amended

                                    General Fund

100.3991.000

Fund Balance

$645,328.00

$(300,000.00)

$345,328.00

100.3327.100

Hold Harmless

$1,603,160.00

$300,000.00

$1,903,160.00

 

           Totals

$2,248,488.00

$00.00

$2,248,488.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            The Board discussed the revised Budget Amendment #8.

 

Chairman Inman entertained a motion.

 

Commissioner Carroll moved to approve Budget Amendment #8.  Vice Chairman Walker

 

seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Appointment – Stokes County Medical Director

 

            Chairman Inman noted that Emergency Medical Director Monty Stevens recommended

 

Dr. Darrell Nelson to serve as Stokes County Medical Director at the August 24th meeting.

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion.

 

            Commissioner Lankford moved to appoint Dr. Darrell Nelson to serve as Stokes


County Medical Director.  Commissioner Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Day Care Operations – Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital

 

            Chairman Inman entertained a motion to suspend the underwriting of the Happy

 

Hills Day Care operating losses effective September 30, 2009.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker moved to suspend the underwriting of the Happy Hills Day Care

 

operating losses effective September 30, 2009.

 

            Commissioner Carroll seconded the motion.

 

            Vice Chairman Walker commended the efforts done by Chairman Inman and Commissioner

 

Lankford to try to find some kind of favorable resolution to this delicate situation.

 

            Chairman Inman stated all parties worked diligently to try to find a favorable solution and that

 

the issue would be discussed at the Economic Development Commission meeting tomorrow.

 

            Commissioner Lankford stated that Day Care in Stokes County brings in approximately $17

 

million a year, which is definitely Economic Development.

 

            The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

 

·         To consult with the Attorney employed or retained by the Public Body in Order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the Attorney and the Public Body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged, and to consider and give instructions to an attorney concerning the handling or settlement of a claim judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3).

 

 

 

 

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

 

·         To consult with the Attorney employed or retained by the Public Body in Order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the Attorney and the Public Body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged, and to consider and give instructions to an attorney concerning the handling or settlement of a claim judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3).

 

 

 

 

Vice Chairman Walker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board returned to the open session of the September 14th meeting.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Commissioner Lankford moved to adjourn the meeting.  Vice Chairman Walker seconded

 

and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________                                  _____________________________

Darlene M. Bullins                                                    J. Leon Inman

Clerk to the Board                                                    Chairman