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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
February 20, 2007

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on February 20, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, Administration Building, Bakersville, NC. Those present for the meeting were Phil Byrd, Chairman; Lisa Sparks, Vice-Chairman; Mike Hensley, Member; Patrick Phillips, Member; Jim Saylor, Member; Phil Castro, Interim County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Also present were Hal Harrison, County Attorney; Mavis Parsley, Finance Officer; Donny Wisor, Reporter with the Mitchell News-Journal; Steve Murphy, Reporter with WKYK/WTOE Radio Station.

  1. CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Byrd called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Hensley gave the invocation.

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  4. CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS - None

  5. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD – None

  6. HISTORIC COUTHOUSE RESOLUTION – Commissioner Saylor moved to add that Mitchell County would retain ownership to the resolution. Commissioner Hensley seconded the motion and it carried 3 to 2. Commissioners Byrd and Sparks opposed the motion. This motion is reflective of the motion taken on April 2, 2007. Commissioner Sparks moved to adopt the resolution as written (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  7. HISTORIC COURTHOUSE BEAUTIFICATION PLAN – Commissioner Saylor moved to approve the Historic Courthouse Beautification Plan (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Hensley seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  8. MITCHELL COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN – Commissioner Sparks moved to adopt the Mitchell County Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried 3 to 2. Commissioners Hensley and Saylor opposed the motion.

  9. TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT SECOND QUARTER FUNDING REQUEST - Commissioner Hensley moved to release Toe River Health Districts second quarter funding request. Commissioner Sparks seconded the motion and it carried 4 to 1. Commissioner Saylor opposed the motion.

  10. MCTA FY 2008 CT GRANT APPLICATION – Commissioner Saylor moved to approve the MCTA FY 2008 CT Grant Application (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Hensley seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  11. CLOSED SESSION – Commissioner Sparks moved to go into Closed Session accordance with N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) which reads as follows: (3) 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. General policy matters may not be discussed in a closed session and nothing herein shall be construed to permit a public body to close a meeting that otherwise would be open merely because an attorney employed or retained by the public body is a participant. The public body may consider and give instructions to an attorney concerning the handling or settlement of a claim, judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure. If the public body has mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure. If the public body has approved or considered a settlement, other than a malpractice settlement by or on behalf of a hospital, in closed session, the terms of that settlement shall be reported to the public body and entered into its minutes as soon as possible within a reasonable time after the settlement is concluded. Commissioner Hensley seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    Closed Session was held from 6:46 p.m. until 6:52 p.m.

    Commissioner Sparks moved in the matter of Larry Deyton vs. Mitchell County; Shawn Burleson vs. Mitchell County; Paula Holtsclaw vs. Mitchell County; and Brenda Glenn vs. Mitchell County to settle these claims pursuant to settlement offer made by the plaintiffs and pursuant to the terms of that offer. Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried 3 to 2. Commissioners Hensley and Saylor opposed the motion.

  12. PAY PLAN – Commissioner Hensley moved to move the deputies one pay grade and implement grades 69–79 to the 8-year mark. Commissioner Saylor seconded the motion and the motion failed by a vote of 2 to 3. Commissioners Sparks, Byrd and Philips opposed the motion. Commissioner Sparks moved to fully implement the Merit with Experience Pay Plan effective January 1, 2007. Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried 3 to 2. Commissioners Hensley and Saylor opposed the motion.

  13. RELEASES/REFUNDS FOR BOARD APPROVAL– Commissioner Hensley moved to approve the Releases/Refunds for Board Approval (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Saylor seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. Commissioner Sparks requested that there be a signature of the taxpayer or a note stating it was done by phone.

  14. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – Interim County Manager Castro told the Board that there would be a work-study student from Mayland Community College working in the Administration Office ten hours per week for ten weeks.

  15. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Hensley moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Saylor seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS_

Phil Byrd, Chairman

Lisa Sparks, Vice-Chairman

Mike Hensley, Member

Patrick Phillips, Member

Jim Saylor, Member

ATTEST:

Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board