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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
April 2, 2012

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on April 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse, Bakersville, NC. Those present for the meeting were: Bill Slagle, Chairman; 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. Also present were: Hal Harrison, County Attorney; and Corey Hoilman Reporter with the Mitchell-News Journal.

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

  2. INVOCATION - Commissioner Hollifield gave the invocation.

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Mr. Al Sagon lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

  4. ADDITTIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA - None.

  5. ADOPTION OF AGENDA - Commissioner Street moved to adopt the agenda. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the Minutes for February 24, 2012, March 5, 2012 and March 12, 2012.

    Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  7. PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

  8. CONSENT AGENDA

    1. Western Highlands Area Authority’s Fiscal Monitoring Report

    2. SAFRAN Extension to Maintenance & Support Agreement # 003773-000 LiveScan Station

    3. Commercial Ground Lease Agreement with Heaven Bound Church

    4. Surplus Property

    5. Memorandum of Understanding Between the US Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the Mitchell Soil and Water Conservation District and Mitchell County

    6. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries - Commissioner Street moved to approve the Consent Agenda (a copy of the Consent Agenda Items are hereby attached and become a part of the minutes). Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  9. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    1. Schedule for the Board of Equalization and Review Commissioner Ledford, Commissioner Hollifield and Chairman Slagle will serve on the Board of E&R on April 12, 2012. Commissioner Street, Commissioner Hollifield and Chairman Slagle will serve on the Board of E&R on April 19, 2012.

    2. Resolution in Support of Voter Participation in the May 8, 2012 Vote to Amend the North Carolina Constitution Protecting Marriage Chairman Slagle stated that each side of the Marriage Amendment would be given have fifteen (15) minutes to express their opinion. The following people spoke in favor of the Marriage Amendment: Dean Honeycutt, Cass Buchanan, Marvin Miller, Garland Honeycutt and Ray Casper. The following people spoke against the Marriage Amendment: Mary Rugilo, Allison Bovee, Connie Seedberry, Bill Weeks and Anne Castro. Clerk to the Board Young read the proposed Resolution. Each of the County Commissioners expressed their personal support of the Marriage Amendment. Commissioner Street moved to adopt the Resolution in Support of Voter Participation in the May 8, 2012 Vote to Amend the North Carolina Constitution Protecting Marriage (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  10. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT - None

  11. BOARD COMMENTS - None

  12. ADJOURNMENT - Commissioner Ledford moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:55 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