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MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES

REGULAR SESSION

JANUARY 4, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on January 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, Administration Building, Bakersville, NC. Those present for the meeting were Lisa Sparks, Chair; Kevin Street, Vice-Chairman; Lee Roy Ledford, Member; Marvin Miller, Member; Patrick Phillips, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Also present were Hal Harrison, County Attorney, Mavis Parsley, Finance Officer and Wes Brown, Reporter with the Mitchell-News Journal.

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

2. INVOCATION – Larry Deyton gave the invocation.

3. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – None.

4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA – Commissioner Phillips moved to adopt the agenda.

Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

5. PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

6. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

A. Operation of the Child Support Program – Discussion was held on the

options for the operation of the Child Support Program. Commissioner Miller moved to move the Child Support Program to Mitchell County Department of Social Services. Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

B. Loan Request from the Mitchell County Historical Courthouse

FoundationDr. Barron requested a loan of $60,000 until June 30, 2010

for the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse. County Attorney Harrison informed the Board there would have to be a Promissory Note prepared if the Board chose to pursue this option. Chair Sparks told the board the loan would be interest free until June 30, 2010 and then it would be prime plus one after June.

Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the loan in the amount of $60,000 to be repaid by June 30, 2010 at zero percent interest or at an interest 0.35% if not paid by June 30th with County Attorney Harrison preparing the promissory note for free. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

C. GIS Pilot Project – County Manager Vines informed the Board the County had received two bids on the GIS Pilot Project. One was from Highland Mapping and the other one was from Mike Bickley. Discussion was held on the GIS Pilot Project. County Manager Vines is to negotiate the price with Highland Mapping.

D. Joint Meeting Request – By consensus the Board set January 25, 2010

5:30 p.m. to meet with the Board of Education.

E. FY 2010 Emergency Operations Center Grant Program – Commissioner

Street moved to apply for the Emergency Operations Center Grant. Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

F. Goals and Priorities for 2010 – The Board members are to prepare a list

of their goals and priorities for 2010 and get them to County Manager Vines.

G. Survey of Mitchell County School Teachers – Discussion was held on the possibility of surveying the teachers. The Board is to prepare possible questions and get them to County Manager Vines or Chair Sparks.

7. APPOINTMENTS

A. Jury Commission – Commissioner Ledford moved to appoint Paul Dover

to the Jury Commission. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution for Municipal, County, State or Other Governmental

Entity and Certification of Resolution

B. Grant Agreement between Mitchell County and the North Carolina

911 Board

C. Merchant Credit/Debit Card Agreement

D. Addendum to Contract Over-the Counter Credit Card Application

E. Rural Center Grant Amendment # 1

F. Certificate of Deposit Renewal

G. Released/Refunds

Commissioner Phillips moved to approve the consent agenda items (a copy of

the items on the consent agenda are hereby attached and becomes a part of

the minutes). Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried

unanimously.

9. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT

10. BOARD COMMENTS

11. CHAIR’S COMMENTS

12. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Ledford moved to adjourn the meeting.

Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Lisa Sparks, Chair

Kevin Street, Vice-Chairman

Lee Roy Ledford, Member

Marvin Miller, Member

Patrick Phillips, Member

ATTEST:

Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board