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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
March 5, 2012

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on March 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in Commissioner’s Conference Room, Administration Building, Bakersville, NC. Those present for the meeting were: Joe Street, Vice-Chairman; Ken Hollifield, Member; Keith Holtsclaw, Member; Lee Roy Ledford, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Chairman Slagle was absent from the meeting. Also present were: Hal Harrison, County Attorney; Mitzi Moody from the Mitchell Gazzette and Corey Hoilman Reporter with the Mitchell-News Journal.

  1. CALL TO ORDER Vice-Chairman Street called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

  2. INVOCATION Commissioner Hollifield gave the invocation.

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE County Manager Vines lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

  4. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA None.

  5. ADOPTION OF AGENDA Commissioner Ledford moved to adopt the agenda. Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the Minutes for January 5, 2012 Retreat and February 6, 2012. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  7. PUBLIC HEARING

    1. CDBG Public Hearing Vice-Chairman Street stated that Mitchell County was holding a public hearing to gather citizen input on Mitchell County’s plan to apply for $127,938 from the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The amount of the grant has increased from the $122,321 as stated in the notice in the newspaper. The grant funds will be used to install a sewer pump station, water line and necessary appurtenances to serve the proposed North Carolina Renewable Energy, LLC site located on Flat Rock Circle. CDBG monies will fund 51% of the total project cost of $245,892. North Carolina Renewable Energy will create at least 24 new jobs. Vice-Chairman Street called the Public Hearing to order at 6:05 p.m.

      No public comments were received.

      Commissioner Hollifield moved to close the public hearing. Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

      The public hearing closed at 6:06 p.m.

  8. PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

  9. ITEMS FOR DICUSSION

    1. Tax Billing and Collections Software Update Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the BIS Purchase Agreement contingent upon County Attorney Harrison’s review (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  10. APPOINTMENTS

    1. Appointment to Western Highlands Network Board Commissioner Holtsclaw moved to appoint Jim Stolpman to the Western Highlands Network Board. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  11. CONSENT AGENDA

    1. Rural Center Memorandum of Understanding

    2. Rural Center Commitment of Other Funds

    3. Capital Project Ordinance

    4. Performance Agreement Between NC Renewable Energy, LLC and Mitchell County

    5. DSS Contract K61242 with Dawn Gillespie

    6. Election Systems & Software Maintenance Contract

    7. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries

      Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the Consent Agenda (a copy of the Consent Agenda Items are hereby attached and become a part of the minutes). Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  12. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT County Manager Vines reminded the Board that Speaker of the House Tillis would be in Mitchell County all day on March 22, 2012.

  13. BOARD COMMENTS - None

  14. ADJOURNMENT Commissioner Hollifield moved to adjourn the meeting.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Bill Slagle, Chairman

Joe Street, Vice-Chairman

Ken Hollifield, Member

Keith Holtsclaw, Member

Lee Roy Ledford, Member

ATTEST:

Kathy Young, NCCCC Clerk to the Board