STOKES COUNTY WATER/SEWER AUTHORITY

 

MEETING

 

AUGUST 11, 2005

 

 

 

 

            The Stokes County Water and Sewer Authority Board met in regular session on August 11, 2005 in the Commissioners Chambers of the Ronald Reagan Building in Danbury with the following members present:

 

            Wayne Smart, Chairman

            John Hawkins, Vice Chairman

            Ron Clifford, Member

            Arzell Montgomery, Member

Ron Morgan, Ex-Officio Member

 

Julia Edwards, Finance Director

Jay Kinney, Public Works Director

Darlene Bullins, Administrative Assist. to the County Manager

 

Absent:  Worth Hampton, Member

               Brenda Carter, Secretary

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            Mr. Smart brought the meeting to order and asked for a motion to approve the minutes of July 14th.  Mr. Hawkins made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Mr. Clifford and the motion was approved by the following vote:

 

            For:  Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Smart

            Absent:  Mr. Hampton

 

SAURATOWN PROJECT UPDATE

 

            Mr. Smart asked Mr. Rick Morris, County Manager, to give this update.  Mr. Morris noted that he, John Turpin, Wayne Smart, Tory Wagoner with Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A., Scott Buffkin, King City Manager, traveled to Raleigh to meet with the Rural Center.  Representative Brian Holloway also joined the group and attended the meeting.  Mr. Morris noted that they had gone over the project with the officials at The Rural Center and they seemed happy with the arrangement that had been worked out in the Inter-Local Agreement.  He also noted that the Board had attempted to use the $7,500.00 that Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A. charged as a part of the matching funds and the Rural Center would not agree to this.  Mr. Morris then noted that he had gotten the Stokes County Board of Commissioners to approve the additional amount needed for the match at their August 8th meeting, an approximate amount of $8,000.00.  

 

            Mr. Morris informed the Board that he expected to receive a contract during the next week from The Rural Center to initiate the project. 

 

            Mr. Clifford asked if the City of King approved the contract-/Inter-Local Agreement and noted that the SCWS Authority Board was concerned with the hookup fees.  Mr. Morris noted that he had attended the Board meeting of the City of King, before he met with the Board of Commissioners and the King City Council had already agreed to the Inter-Local Agreement.  Mr. Morris noted the only change the City of King Council made was that the SCWSA Board wanted the City of King to pay back the SCWSA and the county match based on the hook up fees, but one of the members wanted a lump sum payment of any remaining funds due to the SCWSA or County at the end of the first year of operation, when ownership transfers to the City of King.

 

WALNUT COVE ASSESSMENT

           

            Mr. Smart noted that he was late in getting the paperwork to the Town Manager of Walnut Cove, but the Town Manager had now read it and wanted the town to make use of this water. 

 

            Mr. Clifford asked about Forsyth County giving the Authority a break on the water rates and Mr. Smart noted he had not heard from Forsyth County. 

 

ITEMS OF GENERAL CONCERN

 

            Mr. Smart asked if there were any further items to discuss and Ms. Edwards noted that she needed approval of the Board to Audit Accounts for 2004-05 for Dixon Hughes, PLLC in the amount of $6,000.00.  Mr. Montgomery made a motion to approve payment to Dixon Hughes PLLC, seconded by Mr. Hawkins and approved with the following vote:

 

            For:  Mr. Montgomery

                     Mr. Hawkins

                     Mr. Smart

 

            Against:  Mr. Clifford

            Absent:  Mr. Hampton

 

            As there was no further discussion, Mr. Clifford made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Hawkins and the motion was approved with all in favor.