MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES

REGULAR SESSION

DECEMBER 6, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on December 6, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, Administration Building, Bakersville, NC. Those present for the meeting were Joe Street, Member; Bill Slagle, Member; Lee Roy Ledford, Member; Marvin Miller, Member; Ken Hollifield, 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 – County Manager Vines called the meeting to order at 5:00

p.m.

2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Miller gave the invocation.

3. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – None

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

Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

5. BOARD ORGANIZATIONS & APPOINTMENTS

A. Election of Chairman - Commissioner Ledford nominated Marvin Miller as Chairman. Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

B. Election of Vice-Chairman – Commissioner Street nominated Commissioner

Ledford as Vice-Chairman. Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

C. Organizational Appointments

1. Clerk to the Board – Commissioner Hollifield moved to appoint Kathy

Young as Clerk to the Board. Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

2. County Attorney – Commissioner Slagle moved to appoint Hal Harrison

as County Attorney. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

3. Finance Office – Commission Ledford moved to appoint Mavis Parsley

as Finance Officer. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.

7. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

A. Mitchell County Code of Ethics – Discussion was held on the required two

hours of Code of Ethics training. Commissioner Slagle requested Clerk to the Board Young to schedule the On –Demand Ethics Training for Local Elected Officials Webinar for him. Commissioner Hollifield moved to adopt the Mitchell County Code of Ethics as presented (a copy is hereby attached and becomes part of the minutes as Attachment A). Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

B. Repair/Replacement of Vehicle in the Sanitation Department – Commissioner Slagle moved to repair the vehicle at an amount not to exceed

$7,250.16. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Vice-Chairman Ledford requested Finance Officer Parsley and County Manager to monitor this vehicle and report back to the Board with any concerns or issues with it.

County Manager Vines informed the Board the funding for this repair would come from the contingency fund.

8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Western Highlands Area Authority’s First Quarter Fiscal Monitoring

Report for the FY 2011

B. eCycleSecure Service Agreement with Mitchell County

C. Western Highland’s Area Authority Medicaid 1915 (b)(c) Waiver Project Resolution

D. Bank Signature Forms

E. Resolution for Municipal, County, State or Other Governmental Entity and Certification of Resolution

F. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries for November

Vice-Chairman Ledford moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented (a copy of the Consent Agenda items are hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachments B-G). Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

9. CLOSED SESSION – Vice-Chairman Ledford moved to enter into Closed Session

in accordance with N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(4) which reads as follows: To discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the area served by the public body, including agreement on a tentative list of economic development incentives that may be offered by the public body in negotiations. The action approving the signing of an economic development contract or commitment, or the action authorizing the payment of economic development expenditures, shall be taken in an open session. Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Commissioner Slagle moved to go out of Closed Session. Commissioner Hollifield

seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Closed Session was held from 6:15 p.m. until 6:50 p.m.

10. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – County Manager Vines informed the Board

Jay Swain from NC Department of Transportation would be present at the January board meeting to provide the Board with an update on the 19E project. He told the Board Mitchell County had been awarded a Clean Water Trust Management Grant for $1,000,000 for the sewer project and he had changed the counties request to Golden Leaf to $400,000 for the sewer project.

11. BOARD COMMENTS - Vice-Chairman Ledford stated County Manager Vines

needed a pat on the back for his work on this project. He also complimented Clerk to the Board Young and Finance Officer Parsley on their job performance.

Chairman Miller requested the Board members review the list of appointments of Boards and Committees and get their list of the ones they would like to serve on and get it to him or County Manger Vines.

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Marvin Miller, Chairman

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Lee Roy Ledford, Vice-Chairman

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Ken Hollifield, Member

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Bill Slagle, Member

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Joe Street, Member

ATTEST:

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Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board