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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
July 13, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 13, 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; Marvin Miller, Member; Patrick Phillips, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Commissioner Ledford was absent from the meeting. Also present were Hal Harrison, County Attorney, Mavis Parsley, Finance Officer and Corey Hoilman, Reporter with the Mitchell-News Journal.

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

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Miller gave the invocation.

  3. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – Commissioner Street movedto add the letter from Diane Prichard as Item 7. G to the agenda. Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA – Commissioner Miller moved to adopt the agenda.Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  5. PUBLIC COMMENTS – Jack Goodwin asked the Board not to dump the EM title on someone. He felt it was an important position and they should find someone qualified to do the job.

  6. APPOINTMENTS

    1. Tax Collector/Oath – Commissioner Phillips moved to appoint Brian Garland as Tax Collector. Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  7. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    1. Report of unpaid 2009-2010 Real and Personal Property Taxes – Tax Collector Garland stated the total amount of uncollected 2009-2010 real and personal property tax as of June 30, 2010 was $513,551.87.

    2. 2010 Charge to the Mitchell County Tax Collector – Commissioner Street moved to approve the 2010 Charge to the Mitchell County Tax Collector (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    3. Animal Cruelty Investigator – County Attorney Harrison stated Mitchell County had never appointed an Animal Cruelty Investigator and this person would be come an agent of the County.

      Commissioner Miller asked Clerk to the Board Young to inquire about the Animal Investigator being covered on Mitchell County’s insurance. Further discussion was held.

      Commissioner Street moved to appoint Patricia Beam as Animal Cruelty Investigator.

    4. Community in Schools – Discussion was held on the Community in Schools. By consensus the Board agreed for this to be placed on the next meetings agenda.

    5. 2010 NCACC Voting Delegate – Commissioner Street moved to appoint County Manager Vines as the 2010 NCACC Voting Delegate for Mitchell County. Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    6. Emergency Management Position – Discussion was held on the Emergency Management Position. Chairman Sparks stated she was in favor of giving Kathy a raise and let her do it. No action was taken on this matter.

    7. Letter from Diane Pritchard – Commissioner Miller stated he felt the Board should receive some clarification from Ms. Pritchard on her letter.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA

    1. Agreement Between Mitchell County and Eric Wiseman

    2. Commercial Ground Lease Agreement Between Mitchell County and Heaven Bound Church

    3. Mitchell County Transportation Authority ADA Policy

    4. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Facility Maintenance Plan Policy

    5. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Plan

    6. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Fares Collection Policy

    7. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Financial Management Policy

    8. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Grant Procedures Policy

    9. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Records Retention Policy

    10. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Marketing Policy

    11. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Title VI Plan

    12. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Charter Policy

    13. Mitchell County Transportation Authority Fare Increase Policy

      Commissioner Street moved to approve the Consent Agenda (a copy of the Consent Agenda Items are hereby and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  9. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – None

  10. BOARD COMMENTS - None

  11. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Phillips moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 7:17 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