MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES

REGULAR SESSION

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 9, 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, 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 – None

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

Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

5. PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

6. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

A. Update from Country Cablevision – Mr. Bryan Hyder from Country Cablevision provided the Board on an update. He stated that Mitchell and Yancey Counties would have high speed Internet in ninety-seven (97) percent of their counties.

B. Update on the Mitchell County Library – Dr. Daniel Barron provided the Board with an update on the Mitchell County Library.

7. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

A. Mayland Community College Funding Resolution – Commissioner Street moved to adopt the Mayland Community College Funding Resolution (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

B. Increase in the stipends for the Board of Education< – Commissioner Street told the Board after discussion from the County Attorney he would excuse himself from the vote on this matter due to the fact he is running for the Board of Education. Commissioner Miller moved to increase the stipend for the Board of Education from $100 per month to $300 per month. Commissioner Phillips seconded the motion and it carried.

C. Community in Schools – Discussion was held on the Community in Schools. Commissioner Ledford moved to table this item until Dr. North could be present. Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

D. Centro Latino Funding Request – Discussion was held on this matter. By consensus the Board agreed not to approve the Centro Latino Funding Request.

E. Request from Roger McKinney – County Attorney Harrison informed the Board they would have to go through the bid process or approve a long-term lease on the property. Commissioner Miller moved to advertise for bid with a minimum bid. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

F. Employee Only Policy at the Recycling Centers – No action was taken on this item.

8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Agreement Between NC DOT and Mitchell County Transportation Authority

B. DSS Contact with Carolina Transport and Shuttle Inc.

C. Surplus Property

D. Operation Medicine Cabinet Resolution E. Mitchell County Transportation Continuity of Operations Plan

F. Mitchell County Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

G. Lease Agreement Between Mitchell County and the State of North Carolina

H. Refunds/Releases for County Manager and Board Approval

I. August Discoveries

J. JCPC Certification

K. JCPC Funding Allocation

Commissioner Miller 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 Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

9. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – None.

10. BOARD COMMENTS – None.

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

Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Lisa Sparks, Chair

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Kevin Street, Vice-Chairman

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Lee Roy Ledford, Member

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Marvin Miller, Member

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Patrick Phillips, Member

ATTEST:

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Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board