MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES

REGULAR SESSION

NOVEMBER 1, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA

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The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on November 1, 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 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 moved

to move the Carolina Theatre Preservation Association from Item 10. D. to Items for Discussion as Item 8. C. Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

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

Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the

Minutes for July, August, September and October. Commissioner Street seconded motion and it carried unanimously.

6. PUBLIC HEARING

A. CDBG Scattered Site Grant Application – Chairman Sparks called the Public

Hearing to order at 6:05 p.m. Jim Byrne stated there would be four replacement homes and eight emergency repair homes in these grant.

No written or oral comments were received.

Commissioner Phillips moved to close the Public Hearing. Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

The public hearing closed at 6:08 p.m.

7. PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.

8. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

A. Code of Ethics – Clerk to the Board Young informed the Board that she had purchased the webinar on the Code of Ethics training and that each Board could do the training at home at their convenience.

B. NC Veterans – Misty Sparks, Veterans Service Officer informed the Board that one facet of the tribute to North Carolinas veterans would consist of a wall bearing the bronzecast right hands of a veteran from every one of the 100 counties. She stated that these hands would be identified with every county’s name. Discussion was held on the selection process. By consensus the Board agreed for Veterans Service Officer Sparks to handle the nomination.

C. Carolina Theatre Preservation Association – Tax Assessor Hyder explained to the Board that the Carolina Theatre Preservation Association was requesting an approval of a late exemption application on the following parcels: 0890-13-02-7587 and 0890-13-02-7587. Further discussion was held. Commissioner Miller moved not to accept the late exemption application for the Carolina Theatre Preservation Association. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

9. APPOINTMENTS

A. EM Coordinator – Commissioner Ledford moved to appoint Robert Michaleski as the EM Coordinator. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

10. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Tax Management Associates Contract

B. Budget Amendment #1 for FY 2010-2011

C. Change in Salary Grade for Code Enforcement

D. Releases/Refunds and Discoveries for October

Commissioner Ledford 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.

11. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – County Manger Vines reminded the Board of

the Special Meeting on November 4, 2010 and the Golden Leaf meeting on November 9, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

12. BOARD COMMENTS - None


13. ADJOURMENT – Commissioner Phillips moved to adjourn the meeting.

Commissioner Miller seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 6:35 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