STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA )                    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            )                    STOKES COUNTY GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF STOKES                   )                    DANBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

                                                            )                    MAY 24, 2010

 

           

            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,

 

May 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm with the following members present:

                                                                       

Chairman Jimmy Walker

Vice Chairman Ernest Lankford

Commissioner J. Leon Inman                        

Commissioner Ron Carroll

                                                Commissioner Stanley Smith

                                                                                                                       

                                                County Personnel in Attendance:

                                                County Manager K. Bryan Steen

                                                Clerk to the Board Darlene Bullins

                                                Finance Director Julia Edwards

                                                Economic Development Director Alan Wood

Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall

                                               

                                                                                   

Chairman Jimmy Walker called the meeting to order.

 

Vice Chairman Ernest Lankford delivered the invocation.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT-GOVERNING BODY-PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Chairman Walker opened the meeting by inviting the citizens in attendance to join the

 

Board with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Presentation of Proposed Fiscal Year 2010-11 County Budget

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2010-11 County


Budget.  Manager Steen noted the following:

 

·         In accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159-8), I hereby present and submit for your review and adoption a balanced proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11

·         Revenues are being anticipated lower than last year due to a decrease in sales tax projections

·         Proposed budget reflects the increase in retirement contributions for employees

·         Proposed budget reflects the increase in health and dental premiums for employees

·         Proposed budget maintains the same tax rate as last year

·         Board of Education’s requested budget is included with the proposed budget

 

Manager Steen concluded that he looked forward to working with the Board on the

 

proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

 

            Chairman Walker noted the Public Hearing is scheduled for June 8th with budget

 

work sessions starting on June 9th.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Chairman Walker entertained a motion to approve or amend the May 24, 2010

 

Agenda.

 

            Chairman Walker noted the need to schedule an E&R final meeting.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Clerk to place

 

the scheduling of an E&R final meeting on today’s Action Agenda.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford moved to approve the May 24, 2010 Agenda as amended. 

 

Commissioner Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

There were no public comments.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

Consent Agenda:

 

Minutes

 

 

Social Services - Budget Amendment #92

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Amendment #92.

 

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

 

 

 

100.5410.001

TANF-County Initiated

$135,000.00

$(40,000.00)

$95,000.00

100.5410.002

TANF-Emergency Assistance

$185,000.00

$40,00.00

$225,000.00

 

           Totals

$320,000.00

$00.00

$320,000.00

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

To transfer funds for increase in TANF Emergency Assistance.

 

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.

 

Social Services - Budget Amendment #93

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards submitted Budget Amendment #93.

 

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

$88,747.00

$65,206.00

$153,953.00

 

           Totals

$88,747.00

$65,206.00

$153,953.00

 

This budget amendment is justified as follows:

Administrative Funding for Food and Nutrition services is paid for through the US Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2010.  Unspent funds from State fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 will roll forward to SFY 2010-11.

 

This will result in a net increase of $65,206.00 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

100.3301.202

SS County Federal

$1,944,376.00

$65,206.00

$2,009,582.00

 

           Totals

$1,944,376.00

$65,206.00

$2,009,582.00

 

 

Tax Administration Report – April 2010

 

Tax Administrator Jake Oakley presented the following Present-Use Value Late

 

Applications (April 2010) at the May 10th meeting with a request for approval at the May 24th

 

meeting: (Tax Administrator Oakley recommended approval of the Present-Use Value Late Applications)

 

Name

Parcel Number

Acreage

E. Wayne Gordon                                598304842833                     2.37   Agricultural- Already have 22 acres

Lois Gordon                                                                                   under Agricultural Present Use Value

Michael Stewart                                693203133327                         69.29  Forestry- Owned this land for many years, but

Teresa Stewart                                                                                have never applied for the Tax Deferment

 

 

NCACC – Interlocal Agreement for Insurance Pools

Proposed Resolution – To Adopt the Interlocal Agreement

 

            Administrative Assistant/Personnel Officer Darlene Bullins submitted a proposed

 

Interlocal Agreement and Resolution from NCACC for the Board’s consideration.  NCACC has

 

implemented a new procedure requiring the Board of Commissioners to approve the Interlocal

 

Agreement and Resolution regarding the County’s participation in the insurance pools.

 

            Ms. Bullins noted that the Interlocal Agreement and Resolution will include the following

 

Insurances:

 

 

            Ms. Bullins requested the Board’s approval of the Interlocal Agreement and Resolution.

           

Commissioner Inman moved to approve the Consent Agenda as submitted.

 

Vice Chairman Lankford 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:

 

 

Chairman Walker, on behalf of the Board, commended Paramedic Brown on his recent

 

Award and Captain Norman on the recent jail inspection by the Department of Labor.

 

Finance Director Julia Edwards informed the Board the County had received notification

 

from Standard and Poore that the County’s bond rating has been upgraded from “A” to “A+”.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted that the Southwestern Service Center (King Clinic) is

 

scheduled to open Wednesday, May 26th. 

 

            Commissioner Inman presented the Board with information from Legislative Assembly

Day in Raleigh regarding upcoming fiscal year projections.  Commissioner Inman spoke briefly on

 

the following:

 

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – DISCUSSION AGENDA

 

Request to Purchase Property – Stokes County Board of Education

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen presented the following information regarding a request

 

from Executive Director of Operations David Burge, Stokes County Schools:

 

 

Commissioner Carroll noted the following point of clarification:

 

 

The Board discussed the request with Director Burge.

 

 

Executive Director of Operations David Burge requested the item be moved to today’s

 

Action Agenda in order to expedite the land transfer.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the item

 

on today’s Action Agenda.

 

21st Century Communities Program

 

            Economic Development Director Alan Wood presented the following information

 

regarding the 21st Century Communities Program:

 

 

            The Board discussed the proposed program with Director Wood.

 

            The Board had no problems with the program application submitted by Director Wood.

 

Insurance Proposals – Personal & Liability/Worker’s Compensation

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall presented the following information regarding

 

proposed costs for Worker’s Compensation, General Liability, and Automotive Insurance coverage

 

from the NCACC Joint Risk Management Agency for the upcoming fiscal year 2010-11:

 

           

Insurance

F/Y 2010-11

F/Y 2009-10

Worker's Compensation

 $312,692.00

 $  250,000.00

Liability, Property, Auto's

 $249,299.00

 $  292,212.00

Multi Pool Discounts

 $(15,794.00)

 $ (16,165.00)

 $546,197.00

 $ 526,047.00

Deductible Amounts

Property Loss Claims

 $   1,000.00

Auto Liability

 $                 -  

Crime

 $   1,000.00

Law Enforcement

 $   5,000.00

Boiler/Machinery

 $   1,000.00

General Liability

 $                  -  

Auto Physical Damage

 $   1,000.00

Public Officials

 $   5,000.00

Employment Purchase

 $   5,000.00

 

 

Vice Chairman Lankford confirmed with Manager Steen that the increased figures have

 

been incorporated into the proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-11.

 

            The Board discussed the agenda item with Mr. Stovall.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the item

 

on the June 14th Consent Agenda.

 

Early College - Utilities

 

            Support Services Supervisor Danny Stovall presented the following regarding the proposed

 

Right of Way Agreement with Duke Energy Carolinians:

 

 

The Board discussed the agenda item with Mr. Stovall.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the item

 

on today’s Action Agenda.

 

County Office Space Needs and Day Care Building

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen presented additional information which was requested

 

by the Board at the May 10th meeting:

 

 

Vice Chairman Lankford confirmed with Manager Steen that interested parties should

 

contact USDA directly regarding available loans and grants and that the County could submit a

 

letter of support documenting the potential need for day care in the county.

           

            Manager Steen reiterated the need for space at DSS presented at the May 10th meeting and

 

moving Home Health to the former day care facility would eliminate that issue.

 

            Manager Steen requested approval to proceed with the relocation of Home Health to the

 

former day care facility located at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital and to allocate offices

 

currently occupied by Home Health to the Department of Social Services.

 

Commissioner Carroll requested information regarding costs that could incur in

 

relocating Home Health.

 

            Manager Steen responded the following:

 

 repair the roof and install new windows

 

Manager Steen also noted the proposed relocations have been presented to the DSS Board

 

and the Health Board and he is not aware of any objections from either Board.

 

            Commissioner Carroll noted the Board of Health had discussed the issue and the only

 

concern was Home Health being in a different location from the Health Department.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the

 

item on the June 14th Action Agenda.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford requested Manager Steen contact the private business that was

 

interested in locating a day care center at the facility and provide the business owner with the

 

USDA information and to find out if there is still interest in locating a day care in the facility.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Manager to proceed

 

with Vice Chairman Lankford’s request.

 

 

 

Request for Budget Information from the Stokes County Board of Education

 

            Chairman Walker noted the following additional information has already been requested by

 

County Manager Steen from the Stokes County Board of Education:

 

 

Chairman Walker asked if there was any further information needed by the Board.

 

            Commissioner Carroll requested the following additional information be requested from

 

the Stokes County Board of Education before the joint meeting scheduled for June 22, 2010:

 

 

·         An itemized list that basically describes the impact in the current year of State budget reductions and reversions on actual school programs and operations. (What didn’t you have this year that you had last year because of State budget reductions?)

·         What do you anticipate the effect being on school programs and operations next year based on what the budget looks like?  (What do you anticipate not having next year that you do have this year because of the State budget reductions?)

·         List of capital outlay needs that have been or are being addressed in the current year’s budget based on the capital outlay appropriations for the current year.

·         An updated prioritized list of school construction needs and cost estimates for each.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed staff to request the

 

information indicated by Commissioner Carroll.

 

Future Organization of Stokes County Health Services Alliance – Update

 

            Chairman Walker presented the following information that was discussed and

 

voted on the last Health Services Alliance meeting held on May 11th:

 

 

Commissioner Carroll noted that the Health Services Alliance is an independent 501c(3)

 

organization that this Board doesn’t control, but this Board could instruct the County’s voting

 

member how the Board would like to vote.

 

            The Board discussed the item.

 

            Commissioner Carroll also noted a committee recommendation was made that the voting

 

member from the County be the Commissioner who serves on the Board of Health, but was not

 

officially voted on.  Commissioner Carroll noted that the voting member would be left up to the

 

Board of Commissioners and not the Alliance.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford noted that he would like to review the Alliance minutes before

 

any further discussion.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Clerk to have the minutes

 

available before the next meeting and if a Board member wishes to discuss any issue regarding the

 

Alliance, the item could be placed on the June 14th Agenda during the approval of the agenda.

 

Appointments

 

DSS Board

 

            Chairman Walker submitted a vacancy (Linda Hicks) on the DSS Board and noted that

 

Ms. Hicks is willing to continue to serve.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford nominated Linda Hicks for re-appointment.

 

            Chairman Walker directed the Clerk to place the appointment on the June 14th Action

 

Agenda.

 

 

 

Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board

 

Chairman Walker submitted a vacancy (Barbara Stevens) on the Northwest Piedmont

 

Workforce Development Board and noted that Ms. Stevens is willing to continue to serve.

 

            Commissioner Inman nominated Barbara Stevens for re-appointment.

 

            Chairman Walker directed the Clerk to place the appointment on the June 14th Action

 

Agenda.

 

Job Vacancies

 

            County Manager Bryan Steen recommended the following permanent positions be

 

filled:

 

 

Manager Steen requested the item be moved to today’s Action Agenda due to the fast

 

approaching of summer and to be able to continue to provide Home Health services to the citizens

 

of Stokes County.

 

            The Board discussed the Agenda item.

 

            Commissioner Smith requested both vacancies (that were in the current budget) be moved

 

to today’s Action Agenda.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford expressed concerns with job vacancies being placed on the

 

Discussion Agenda and being requested to be moved to the Action Agenda at the same meeting.

 

Vice Chairman Lankford, who had no objection to moving the items to today’s Action Agenda,

 

requested the Board try to return to the original intent of the Agenda by having the item on

 

the Discussion Agenda at one meeting and then the Action Agenda at the next meeting.

 

Manager Steen noted when vacancies occur from employees resigning, it doesn’t allow

 

time for the normal two meeting process.

 

Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Clerk to place the item

 

on today’s Action Agenda.

 

            Chairman Walker, with full consensus of the Board, directed the Manager to fine tune

 

this procedure if possible.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT – GOVERNING BODY – ACTION AGENDA

 

Proposed Resolution – Request to Abandon a Portion of SR#1213 Leo Smith Road – NCDOT and to Abandon a Portion of the Right of Way of SR#1213-Leo Smith Road

 

            Manager Steen presented the following proposed Resolution required to close a

 

portion of SR# 1213-Leo Smith Road:

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF

STOKES COUNTY PROPOSING THE CLOSING OF A

                                           PORTION OF SR#1213-LEO SMITH ROAD

 

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Stokes County Board of Commissioner to close a portion of SR#1213-Leo Smith Road, and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 153A-241, the Stokes County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing regarding the closing of a portion of SR#1213 –Leo Smith Road on Monday, June 14, 2010 at its regular scheduled meeting; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 153A-241, the notice of the Public Hearing will be advertised in the Stokes News for three successive weeks – May 27th, June 3rd, and  and June 10, 2010: and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 153A-241, the notice of closing and public hearing will be prominently posted in at least two places along the road; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 153A-241, a copy of the Resolution will be sent by certified mail to each owner (if applicable) as shown on the county tax records of property adjoining the public road; and

 

WHEREAS, the sole property owner petitioned to abandon approximately 317’ along their property only from the Secondary Road System prior to this Resolution on April 5, 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, a portion of the SR#1213-Leo Smith Road has already been petitioned by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and approved by the Stokes County Board of Commissioners on May 24, 2010 to be removed from the Secondary Road System; and

 

WHEREAS, the closing SR#1213-Leo Smith Road does not affect any other property owner.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Stokes that since the State will not maintain the abandoned portion of SR #1213-Leo Smith Road and the closing of the said portion of the road does not affect any other property owner, the portion of

SR #1213-Leo Smith Road will be considered by the Board of Commissioners to be closed pursuant to N.C.G.S. 153A-241.

 

Adopted this, the 24th day of May 2010.

 

WITNESS, my hand and official seal this the 24th day of May 2010.

 

 

____________________________                   ___________________________

Jimmy Walker- Chairman                                         Ernest Lankford –Vice Chairman

 

____________________________                              _____________________________

J. Leon Inman - Commissioner                                  Ron Carroll - Commissioner         

 

                                                                         

____________________________                              Attest:                                          

Stanley Smith – Commissioner                               

 

                                                                                  __________________________________

                                                                        Darlene M. Bullins – Clerk to the Board

           

            Chairman Walker entertained a motion.

 

Commissioner Carroll moved to abandon a portion of SR #1213-Leo Smith Road from the

 

North Carolina Secondary Road System and to approve the proposed Resolution to close a portion

 

of SR#1213 – Leo Smith Road.  Vice Chairman Lankford seconded and the motion carried

 

unanimously.

 

Public Hearing – Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. – Further Discussion         

 

            Chairman Walker noted the following options regarding Stokes Reynolds Memorial

 

Hospital that have been discussed at prior meetings:

 

·         Option - Go back to the original concept – county owns and operates all components as a government agency

·         Option - Lease the hospital to a private agency (no public involvement or subsidy)

·         Option - Lease to private agency and provide some level of public subsidy

·         Option – Lease to private agency to operate and the county assumes responsibility for the operating losses if any

·         Option – Continue to own the hospital and employ a private management agency to operate the facilities for the County

·         Option – Spin the entire operation as a independent, self governing, non-profit corporation

·         Option – Sell the operation to a private agency

·         Option – Close the doors and get out of the hospital business

·         Option – To maintain the hospital as a separate corporation controlled by the County

 

Chairman Walker requested feedback from the Board regarding whether all of the listed

 

options should be read by the Chairman at the beginning of the Public Hearing scheduled for

 

May 27th  regarding Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital:

 

Vice Chairman Lankford requested to remove the following option:

 

Option – Close the doors and get out of the hospital business

 

The Board discussed what options should be read before the Public Hearing by the

 

Chairman.

 

Vice Chairman Lankford moved to include the statement that “Stokes Reynolds Memorial

 

Hospital, Inc. consists of the hospital, long term care unit, JRJones Outpatient/Urgent Care Facility

 

and the rented space at Stokes Medical Park and to eliminate the option that states “Close the doors

 

and get out of the hospital business” from the options proposed to be read by the Chairman.

 

            Commissioner Inman seconded the motion.

 

            The Board discussed the item.

 

            Commissioner Carroll suggested the following three other possible options and noted that in

 

the opening statement, it should be pointed out the options are possibilities and that some of the

 

options maybe viable and some may not be, there could be legal issues that the Board is not aware

 

of and if a third party is involved, there might not be a willing third party.

 

·         Convert to a for profit corporation

·         Create a “holding company” with private share holders who would own and operate the hospital

·         Sell part of the ownership of the hospital corporation

 

The Board discussed amending the motion to include Commissioner Carroll’s other three

 

options.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford moved to amend his motion to include the following three

 

options:

 

·         Convert to a for profit corporation

·         Create a “holding company” with private share holders who would own and operate the hospital

·         Sell part of the ownership of the hospital corporation

 

            Commissioner Inman seconded and the amendment to the motion carried unanimously.

 

            Chairman Walker stated the following amended motion which would be read by the

 

Chairman before the Public Hearing:

 

·         Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. consists of the hospital, long term care unit, JRJones Outpatient/Urgent Care Facility and the rented space at Stokes Medical Park

·         Eliminate the option that states “Close the doors and get out of the hospital business” from the options submitted to be read by the Chairman

·         Add option: Convert to a for profit corporation

·         Add option: Create a “holding company” with private share holders who would own and operate the corporation

·         Add:  Sell part of the ownership of the hospital corporation

 

Commissioner Carroll stated that even though he had no intention of voting to close the

 

hospital, the fact remains that as far as the public is concerned and the input being received from the

 

citizens,  “closing the doors” is an option and all the options listed are just options.

 

            Commissioner Inman noted that closing the doors is an option but is concerned that

 

putting that option out there could have public perception that this Board is considering a

 

particular option before we hear from the citizens. 

 

            The motion carried (3-2) with Commissioner Carroll and Commissioner Smith voting

 

against the motion.

 

            Chairman Walker confirmed with the Board members that each speaker would

 

be allowed 3 minutes and anyone speaking for a group would be allowed up to 10 minutes.

 

Appointments – Region Aging Advisory Council

 

            Chairman Walker noted the vacancy on the Region I Advisory Aging Council which

 

was announced at the May 10th meeting.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford nominated Carolyn Manuel.

 

            Chairman Walker entertained a motion to close the nominations.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford moved to close the nominations.  Commissioner Inman

 

seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

            Chairman Walker polled the Board regarding the nomination of Carolyn Manuel:

 

·         Commissioner Carroll - yes

·         Vice Chairman Lankford - yes

·         Chairman Walker - yes

·         Commissioner Inman - yes

·         Commissioner Smith - yes

 

Chairman Walker stated that Carolyn Manuel was unanimously appointed to serve

 

on the Region I Advisory Aging Council.

 

Proposed Amendments – Stokes County Animal Control Ordinance

 

            Chairman Walker entertained a motion regarding the following proposed amendments to the

 

Stokes County Animal Control Ordinance presented at the May 10th meeting:

 

Adequate Shelter for Dogs:  A structure intended for the animal’s protection from inclement weather or sun, which consists of at least three sides, a floor and a roof.  The structure must be constructed of durable fiber, wood, plastic or other non-metal material

 

Restraint of a dangerous or potentially dangerous dog: Restraint of a dangerous or potentially dangerous dog is where the dog must be confined in a securely enclosed pen or other structure designed to restrain the dog and having a roof, cement floor and secured by a padlock.  When this type of dog is outside this pen or structure, it must be restrained and held by the owner, or one who is in direct control, by an adequate leash, chain or other like device and the dog must be muzzled at all times.  At no time shall restraint of this type of dog be accomplished by chaining it outside the pen or structure.

 

Section 6.1.  Adequate Shelter for Dogs.

 

  Owners of dogs shall provide a structure intended for the animal’s protection from inclement weather or sun, which consists of at least three sides, a floor and a roof.  The structure must be constructed of durable fiber, wood, plastic or other non-metal material.

Section 8. Confinement, muzzling and control of vicious or dangerous dogs or animals.

It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep any vicious, fierce, dangerous or potentially dangerous dog or animal within the county, unless it is confined within a secure building, pen or enclosure as defined in this Ordinance, or unless it is securely muzzled and under restraint by a competent person who, by means of a leash, chain or rope, has such animal firmly under control at all times.

 

Section 31.  Effective Date.

                This ordinance shall become effective on May 1, 1975 as adopted by the Stokes County Board of Commissioners on April 7, 1975 and readopted on September 12, 1977, and amended on December 16, 1985; December 21, 1987; February 7, 1994; June 21, 2001; July 1, 2004 and May _ 2010.

Duly Amended and added Definitions – Adequate Shelter for Dogs and Restraint of a Dangerous or Potentially Dangerous Dog – and amended Section 8. Confinement, muzzling and control of vicious or dangerous dogs or animals and added new Section 6.1 Adequate Shelter for Dogs and made other technical corrections on May   2010.

 

            Commissioner Inman moved to approve the amendments to the Stokes County Animal


Control Ordinance presented at the May 10th meeting.  Vice Chairman Lankford seconded and the

 

motion carried unanimously.

 

E&R Schedule

 

            Chairman Walker noted the need to reschedule the E&R meeting scheduled for June 28th.

 

            Clerk Bullins noted that Tax Administrator Oakley stated the meeting would need to be

 

held before the end of June in order for correct billing which is scheduled to go out in July.

 

            Clerk Bullins noted the following possible dates:

 

·         June 8th at 6:00 pm before the Public Hearing

·         June 17th  at 3:00pm (before the budget work session scheduled for 4:00pm)

·         June 21st at 5:00 pm (before the Board of Trustees meeting scheduled at 6:00pm)

 

The Board unanimously agreed to schedule the E&R Meeting for Monday, June 21st at

 

5:00 pm.

 

 

 

Request to Purchase Property – Stokes County Board of Education

 

            Chairman Walker entertained a motion regarding the Stokes County Board of Education’s

 

request presented at today’s meeting regarding the purchase price of $6,500 for a parcel of land

 

located in Pinnacle that joins the Pinnacle Elementary School property.

 

            Commissioner Smith moved to approve the purchase price of $6,500 for a parcel of land

 

located in Pinnacle that joins the Pinnacle Elementary School property.  Commissioner Inman

 

seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Early College  - Utilities

 

            Chairman Walker entertained a motion regarding the approval of the Right of Way

 

Agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas submitted at today’s meeting.

 

            Vice Chairman Lankford moved to approve the Right of Way Agreement with Duke

 

Energy Carolinas at the Early College location.  Commissioner Carroll seconded and the motion

 

carried unanimously.

           

Job Vacancies

 

            Chairman Walker entertained a motion regarding the Home Health PHNII and the Parks part

 

Time Maintenance Worker vacancies discussed at today’s meeting.

 

            Commissioner Smith moved to approve the request from Manager Steen to fill

 

the vacant Home Health PHNII and Parks part time Maintenance Worker positions.  Commissioner

 

Carroll seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

           

Closed Session

 

            Chairman Walker entertained a motion to enter Closed Session for the following:

 

·         To consult with an 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 G.S. 143-318.11(3).

 

·         To discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the County pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(4)

 

Commissioner Inman moved to enter Closed Session for the following:

 

·         To consult with an 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 G.S. 143-318.11(3).

 

·         To discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the County pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(4)

 

Commissioner Carroll seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

The Board re-entered the regular session of the May 24th meeting.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

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

 

and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Darlene M. Bullins                                                    Jimmy Walker

Clerk to the Board                                                    Chairman