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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Emergency Session
February 24, 2011


The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in emergency session on February 24, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, Administration Building, Bakersville, NC. Those present for the meeting were: Marvin Miller, Chairman; Lee Roy Ledford, Vice-Chairman; Ken Hollifield, Member; Bill Slagle, Member; Joe Street, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board.

  1. CALL TO ORDER Chairman Miller called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

  2. INVOCATION Commissioner Street gave the invocation.

  3. DISCUSSION/PROCESS OF REPLACING PATTY YOUNG AS REGISTER OF DEEDS County Attorney Harrison informed the Board that the hearing on the temporary restraining order was held today. He stated Ms. Young appeared without counsel. When the hearing started, the SBI Agent who did the investigation testified and it was established there was still no surety bond and that she was in failure of her duties of her office. When it was over with the Judge granted our request for the temporary restraining order into an injunction and directed County Attorney Harrison to prepare the documents for his signature. As we were in the process of breaking up, Ms. Young stepped over to their table and spoke to County Manger Vines stating she just wanted it over with. She paid what she owed in cash and she wanted to know what she could do to end this. County Attorney Harrison stated he told her she could resign. He informed the Board he wrote the resignation and Ms. Young signed it. County Attorney Harrison informed the Board they were here today to begin the process of replacing her.

    Commissioner Slagle stated that in light of Patty Young’s Resignation from the Office of the Register of Deeds for Mitchell County, I moved this Board declare the Office of the Register of Deeds to be vacant, and accept the Resignation of Ms. Young. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    Commissioner Ledford moved that this Board instruct County Manager Vines to employee such personnel as may be necessary to insure the continued operation of this office until the permanent replace for Ms. Young is chosen. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    Commissioner Hollifield moved that County Manager Vines provide formal notice of this vacancy to the Mitchell County Republican Executive Committee as required by N.C.G.S.161-(a1) as well as all required notices. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  4. ADJOURNMENT Commissioner Hollifield moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 5:08 p.m.


Marvin Miller, Chairman

Lee Roy Ledford, Vice-Chairman

Ken Hollifield, Member

Bill Slagle, Member

Joe Street, Member


Kathy Young, NCCC Clerk to the Board