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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
May 2, 2011

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 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, Bill Slagle, Member; Joe Street, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Also present were Mavis Parsley, Finance Officer, Mitzi Moody from the Avery Post and Corey Hoilman, Reporter with the Mitchell-News Journal.

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

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Hollfield gave the invocation.

  3. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – None.

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

  5. PUBLIC COMMENTS – Betsy Solar spoke about taxes, loss of jobs and asked the County not to accept the Golden Leaf funding.

  6. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    1. Golden Leaf Grantee Acknowledgement & Agreement – Commissioner Street moved to approve the Golden Leaf Grantee Acknowledgement & Agreement (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachment A). Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    2. CDBG Scattered Site Grant 10-C-2169 Grant Agreement – Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the CDBG Scattered Site Grant 10-C-2169 Grant Agreement (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachment B). Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    3. CDBG Scattered Site Grant 10-C-2169 Funding Approval Commissioner Street moved to approve the CDBG Scattered Site Grant 10-C-2169 Funding Approval (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachment C). Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    4. CDBG Scattered Site Grant 10-C-2169 Capital Project Ordinance Commissioner Street moved to approve the CDBG Scattered Site Grant 10-C-2169 Capital Project Ordinance (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachment D). Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    5. Contract with Boone Housing Authority Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the Contract with Boone Housing Authority (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachment E). Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    6. Contract for AMY Regional Library – Dr. Barron asked the Board to review the Contract for the AMY Regional Library and it would be on their agenda in June for their approval.

    7. Mitchell County Animal Rescue Agreement – Commissioner Slagle moved to approve the Mitchell County Animal Rescue Agreement (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachment F). Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    8. Bids on Roofing Projects – Clerk to the Board Young informed the Board they had received two bids for the roofing projects. The first bid was from Lee Garland & Sons Inc. for the Senior Citizen Center roof in the amount of $41,662.98. The second bid was from MT Construction WNC for the Senior Citizen Center in the amount of $37,000 and a bid for the Library in the amount of $15,750. Commissioner Slagle moved to award the bid to MT Construction WNC for the Senior Citizen Center and the Library (a copy of the bids are hereby attached and become a part of the minutes as Attachment G-I). Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    9. Releases/Refunds for April 2010 – Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the Releases/Refunds for April (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes as Attachment J). Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    10. Proposed Budget for FY 2011-2012 – County Manager Vines informed the Board he had updated the outside agencies request for funding he had presented to them on April 12th. He stated he had received notices from NC Forest Service (requesting no change in their current level of funding) and the NC Soil & Water (requesting an increase from $68,593 to $70,669). By consensus the Board agreed to bring the following agencies back in for additional discussion: Blue Ridge RC&D, Toe River Health District, Mitchell County Animal Shelter, Mayland Community College, and Mitchell County Board of Education. By consensus the Board agreed to approve any funding or additional funding to the following agencies: W.A.M.Y., EnergyXchange, NC Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Board of Elections (the Board will review this request at a later date) Mitchell County Library and NC Soil & Water.

  7. APPOINTMENTS

    1. Region D Development Corporation Membership Appointments – Commissioner Slagle moved to appoint Dean Duncan, Doug Harrell, Joe Street and Doug Young to the Regional D Development Corporation Membership. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  8. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – County Manger Vines updated the Board on tax collection rate and the lottery funds. He reminded them of the County Assembly Day on May 25th in Raleigh.

  9. BOARD COMMENTS – Commissioner Street asked the Board what their vision was for Mitchell County and where they were going, for example with EDC. He asked what could the Board do to move Mitchell County forward. Commissioner Ledford suggested having a one day retreat to discuss the vision of Mitchell County. Commissioner Slagle stated that as elected officials the Board needed to set the direction of the County. Further discussion was held. By consensus the Board agreed to set a date for a retreat sometime in August or September.

    The Board agreed to meet on May 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. for the next budget meeting.

  10. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Ledford moved to adjourn. Commissioner Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Marvin Miller, Chairman

Lee Roy Ledford, Vice-Chairman

Ken Hollifield, Member

Bill Slagle, Member

Joe Street, Member

ATTEST:

Kathy Young, NCCCC Clerk to the Board