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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
September 4, 2012

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on September 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, Administration Building, Bakersville, NC. Those present for the meeting were: Bill Slagle, Chairman; Joe Street, Vice-Chairman; Ken Hollifield, Member; Lee Roy Ledford, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board. Keith Holtsclaw, Member; 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 6:00 p.m.

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Hollifield gave the invocation.

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Commissioner Ledford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

  4. ADDITiONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA - None

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

  6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Commissioner Hollifield moved to approve the Minutes for August 6, 2012. Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  7. PUBLIC COMMENTS – Daniel Garland spoke on behalf of the Buladean Community. He stated that the closing of their school was a huge blow to their community, but they would survive. He requested time for the community to develop a financial plan and meet with a financial advisor concerning their plans for the Buladean School.

  8. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    1. Mitchell County Board of Education Resolution Offering Certain Property to the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners – Commissioner Hollifield moved to decline the offer of the property and to allow the Board of Education to dispose of the property through the public sale process. Commissioner Ledford seconded the motion and it carried 3 to 1. Chairman Slagle opposed the motion.

    2. Consideration of Late Application for Elderly Exemption – Commissioner Ledford moved to approve the late application for Elderly Exemption for Mack and Carolyn Burleson. Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  9. CONSENT AGENDA

    1. Mitchell County Transportation System Safety Program Plan

    2. NC DOT and Mitchell County Transportation Authority Non-Urbanized Area Public Transportation Grant Agreement for Public Body Elderly Individual and Individuals with Disabilities Program –Section 5310

    3. NC DOT and Mitchell County Transportation Authority Non-Urbanized Area Public Transportation Grant Agreement for Public Body Organizations Community Transportation Program – Section 5311

    4. Surplus Property

    5. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries for August 2012

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

  10. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – County Manager Vines thanked Chairman Slagle for attending the Mountain Resources Commission and informed the Board that Mitchell County had received a ten-year service plaque for Property and Liability at NCACC Conference.

  11. BOARD COMMENTS - None

  12. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Ledford moved to adjourn the meeting.

    Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:15 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