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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Special Session
March 13, 2007


The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in special session on March 13, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ 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; was not present at the meeting, however he was a part of the meeting by phone; Phil Castro, Interim County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Also present were Hal Harrison, County Attorney; Donny Wisor, Reporter with the Mitchell News-Journal and Steve Murphy, Reporter with WKYK/WTOE Radio Station.

  1. CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Byrd called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Hensley gave the invocation.

  3. CLOSED SESSION – Commissioner Sparks moved to go into closed session in accordance with N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(6) which reads as follows: (6) To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions or appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee; or to hear or investigate a complaint, charge or grievance by or against an individual public officer or employee. General personnel policy issues may not be considered in a closed session. A public body may not consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, appointment, or removal of a member of the public body or another body and may not consider or fill a vacancy among its own membership except in an open meeting. Final action making an appointment or discharge or removal by a public body having final authority for the appointment or discharge or removal shall be taken in an open meeting.

    Closed Session was held from 5:05 p.m. until 5:35 p.m.

    No action was taken from the Closed Session.

  4. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Hensley moved to adjourn the meeting.

    Commissioner Sparks seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 5:36 p.m.


Phil Byrd, Chairman_

Lisa Sparks, Vice-Chairman

Mike Hensley, Member

Patrick Phillips, Member

Jim Saylor, Member


Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board