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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
June 4, 2012

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on June 4, 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; Keith Holtsclaw, Member; Lee Roy Ledford, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Ken Hollifield was absent from the meeting. Also present were: Mavis Parsley, Finance Officer; 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 8:30 a.m.

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Street gave the invocation.

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

  4. ADDITTIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – By consensus the Board removed Items 11. H. I. and J which were the B&M Cleaning Contracts from the agenda .

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

  6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Commissioner Street moved to approve the Minutes for May 10, 2012 and the Board of Equalization and Review Minutes for April 12, 2012 with the amendment on number 27 and April 19, 2012. Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  7. PUBLIC HEARINGS

    1. Proposed Budget for FY 2012-2013 – Chairman Slagle stated the purpose of the Public Hearing was to receive public comments on the Proposed Budget for FY 2012-2013.

      County Manager Vines stated the budget had not changed from May 10, 2012. The total budget of $16,993,988 is $16,659 from last year and did not include a tax increase. The county’s tax rate will stay at 40 cents.

      Chairman Slagle stated that the “Taxes will stay at the current rate”. He personally commended County Manager Vines, the department heads and Finance Officer Parsley especially on the cost controls and the financial assets that have been put into effect.

      Chairman Slagle called the Public Hearing to order at 6:05 p.m.

      No oral or written comments were received.

      Chairman Slagle closed the Public Hearing at 6:06 p.m.

    2. Proposed Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) Application Chairman Slagle stated the purpose of the Public Hearing was to receive public comments on the Proposed Rural Operating Assistance Program Application.

      MCTA Director Grindstaff stated that Mitchell County was applying for State Rural Operating Assistance Program grant in the amount of $107,772. This grant comes directly to Mitchell County to enable us to keep the fares of our public transportation affordable to the citizens of Mitchell County. MCTA currently charges off the expense of transporting our elderly, disable, employed and general public to this grant.

      Chairman Slagle called the Public Hearing to order at 6:10 p.m.

      No oral or written comments were received.

      Chairman Slagle closed the Public Hearing at 6:12 p.m.

  8. PUBLIC COMMENTS – Phillip Franklin expressed his concerns over Key Chemical and their proposed location at Underwood and Weld. Chairman
    Slagle asked Mr. Franklin to call County Manager Vines to schedule a meeting with the Building Inspector and a representative from Key Chemical to discuss his concerns.

  9. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    1. Memorial Garden at the Historic Courthouse – The Board agreed by consensus to allow County Manager Vines to work with the families and Daniel Barron on this project.

    2. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Vehicle Camera & Software Project- Commissioner Holtsclaw moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Vehicle Camera & Software Project (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    3. Budget Ordinance for FY 2012-2013 – Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the Budget Ordinance for FY 2012-2013 (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes). Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    4. AMY Regional Library Long-Range Strategic Plan 2012-2017 – Dr. Barron reviewed the AMY Regional Library Long-Range Strategic Plan 2012-2017 with the Board. The Board will review the plan and approve it at another meeting.

  10. APPOINTMENTS

    1. W.A.M.Y. Community Action Board – Commissioner Ledford moved to appoint Pat Paton to the W.A.M.Y. Community Action Board. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    2. TRACTOR (Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organizational Regional Board – Commissioner Ledford moved to appoint Jeff Vance to the Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organizational Regional Board. Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  11. CONSENT AGENDA

    1. 2012-2013 NC DPS, Division of Juvenile Justice County Funding Allocation

    2. Western Highlands Area Authority’s Fiscal Monitoring Report

    3. Rural Operating Assistance Program Application

    4. Certified Statement FY 2013 Rural Operating Assistance Program

    5. Budget Amendment #2 for FY 2011-2012

    6. Maintenance of Efforts Funds

    7. Building Reuse & Restoration Authorizing Resolution

    8. Releases/Refunds/ Discoveries for May 2012

      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.

  12. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – County Manager Vines provided the Board with an update on the Broadband Project and copy of the County Analysis of House 2012-13 Budget Proposal.

  13. BOARD COMMENTS – Chairman Slagle stated that the Broadband Project should be the top economic development, educational and governmental project.

    Commissioner Street asked County Manager Vines when the GIS would be live. County Manager Vines stated that it would be live this month.

    Commissioner Ledford apologized to Patricia Beam if he offended her when the Board appointed her as the Animal Cruelty Investigator.

  14. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Holtsclaw moved to adjourn the meeting.

    Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:41 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