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MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES

REGULAR SESSION

MAY 3, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on May 3, 2010 at 5:30 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 Andy Ashurst, Reporter with the Mitchell-News Journal.

1. CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Sparks called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Miller gave the invocation.

3. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – Clerk to the Board Young

stated the Board needed to add Community Eye Care Vision Plan as Item 7 B and Legislative Breakfast at Mayland Community College as Item 7. C to the agenda.

4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA – Commissioner Ledford moved to adopt the

agenda with the requested changes. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

5. SECONDARY ROAD IMPROVEMENT PUBLIC HEARING – Chair Sparks called the Secondary Road Improvement Public Hearing to order at 5:34 p.m. Ed Greene, Doug McNeal, Wade Tate and David Chrisawn from NC DOT were present for the Secondary Road Improvement Public Hearing. Mr. McNeal stated the public hearing was being held in compliance with G.S. §136-44.8. In compliance with directives established by the North Carolina Board of Transportation they were presenting proposals for the expenditure of estimated Secondary Road Improvement funds for Mitchell County for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. He explained that these were anticipated funds only and the program is dependent upon actual amounts received. The amount used in the cost of each of these priorities is an estimate and is subject o variations due to inflation, cost of materials, equipment rate changes, etc. In addition the improvement of each road on the program is subject to the continuing availability of funding, right of way, and environmental review. A copy of the proposed expenditures for the Secondary Road Improvement funds for Mitchell County for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS – Tim Clark approached the Board concerning a message being left on his answering machine stating the Assessor would be in the neighborhood and would be reviewing his property. Mr. Clark stated he wanted to be present when his property was reviewed. He also discussed the value of one of his vehicles with the Board.

Dr. Carroll thanked the Board for all that they do. He stated the Animal Shelter was a very important agency and he would like to see them funded at the current level.

7. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

A. An Ordinance to Preserve Local Authority to Regulate Smoking In Or On County Property – Discussion was held on this issue. Commissioner Ledford moved to adopt the Ordinance to Preserve Local Authority to Regulate Smoking in or on County Property (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried four to one. Commissioner Street opposed the motion.

B. Community Eye Care Vision Plan – Discussion was held this issue. This was tabled until the next meeting.

C. Legislative Breakfast at Mayland Community College – County Manager Vines informed the Board that Mayland Community College would be hosting a legislative breakfast on Monday, May 10 at 8:30 a.m.

8. APPOINTMENTS

A. Reappoint of Fonda Harris to the High Country Workforce Development Consortium – Commissioner Miller moved to reappoint Fonda Harris to the High Country Workforce Development Consortium. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

9. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Application – Public School Building Capital Fund – ADM Fund

B. Contract for Professional Services Between Mitchell County and Its Criminal Justice Partnership Board and ARP/Phoenix, Inc.

C. Contract for Services Between Robert A. James, MSW, M. DIV. Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator and Mitchell County Criminal Justice Partnership Program

D. Criminal Justice Partnership Program Application for Continuation of Implementation Funding

E. Budget Amendment # 3 for FY 2009-2010

F. VisionAIR Change Control Form for Updated Attachment B (SOW)

G. NC Department of Transportation Secondary Road Resolution

H. Transfer Station Operations, Transportation and Disposal Agreement Between the Counties of Yancey and Mitchell County and Republic Services of North Carolina

I. DSS Contract with Patsy Griffith Commissioner Phillips moved to approve the Consent Agenda Items (a copy of the consent agenda items are hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

10. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – County Manger Vines reminded the Board of the Golden Leaf meeting on May 5th at 3:30 p.m. He told the Board the Tax Collection rate for April was 93.36%.

11. BOARD COMMENTS - None

12. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Ledford moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 6:35 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