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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
April 1, 2013



The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on April 1, 2013, 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; Keith Holtsclaw, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board.   Commissioner McKinney 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 – County Attorney Harrison gave the invocation.

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Michael Davis led the Pledge of Allegiance.

    In accordance with the State Government Ethics Act, it is the duty of every Board   member to avoid both conflicts of interest and appearance of conflict. Does any board member have any known conflicts of interest or appearances of conflict with respect to any matters coming before the Board‌  If so, please identify the conflict or appearance of conflict and refrain from any undue participation in the particular matter involved.


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

  7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Commissioner Street moved to approve the
    Minutes for March 4, 2013 and March 18, 2013.  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.


    1. Closeout Public Hearing on CDBG 10-C-2169 – Chairman Slagle opened the public hearing at 6:05 p.m.  Clerk to the Board stated the purpose of the public hearing  was to receive public comments on the closeout Scattered Site CDBG #10-C-2169.  The original grant was in the amount of $400,000; a total of $360,000 was allocated for Project C-1.  $343,084 was spent on the Project C-1.  $316,000 for reconstruction; $4,000 for temporary relocation; $3,500 for planning; and $36,500 for administration.  Project L-1 included $40,000 for emergency housing repairs.  The housing units included under C-1 were located at 288 Smith Road, Spruce Pine, 226 Mountain View Road, Spruce Pine; 3197 Henson Creek Road, Newland; 2959 Bad Creek Road, Bakersville.  The housing units included under Project L-1 were located at 4448 Hwy 226 Bakersville, 1847 Hwy 197 N, Green Mountain, 252 Reservoir Road, Spruce Pine; 62 Bailey Settlement Road, Green Mountain; 236 Shady Lane, Bakersville; 1290 McKinney Mine Road, Spruce Pine; 251 Ledger Road, Bakersville; 406 Spring Creek Church Road, Bakersville.
      No public comments or written comments were received.

      Chairman Slagle closed the public hearing at 6:06 p.m.

  9. PUBLIC COMMENTS/BOARD COMMENTS – No public comments were
    received.  Commissioner Street introduced Chhavi Rajawat the Elected Head of the Village of Soda to the Board of Commissioners.


    1. EMS Contract – Tom Cowan form Memorial Mission discussed with the Board the renewal of the EMS Contract (a copy of the prices is hereby attached and becomes a part of the Minutes)  Mr. Cowan stated that last year there were 180 calls in Mitchell County that had to be covered by Mitchell County's Mutual Aid with other neighboring Counties.  Discussion was held on the need for the third ambulance in Mitchell County.

      Commissioner Holtsclaw asked about being able to revisit the EMS Contract in the event Yancey County ever wanted to work on a combined EMS Contract with Mitchell County.  Mr. Cowan stated that the contract could be revisited.

      Chairman Slagle asked about the timeframe for receiving the EMS Contract.  Mr. Cowan stated he hoped to have the contract back to Mitchell County in the next couple of weeks.

    2. Facilities Report – County Manager Vines provided the Board with a copy of the Facilities Report.  He informed them that he would have a cost analysis in the next few weeks for them.  He stated that Keynan  Phillips and Mark Pittman had produced the information in the report.

    3. Schedule for Board of Equalization and Review – The following is the schedule for the Commissioners who will be seated for the Board of Equalization and Review.

      • April 4, 2013 - Commissioners Hollifeld, Street and Holtsclaw
      • April 11, 2013 - Commissioners Slagle, Holtsclaw and Hollifield

    4. Resolution Re-constituting and Re-organizing the Mitchell County Economic Development Commission – Attorney Hise reviewed the Resolution Re-Constituting and Re-Organizing the Mitchell County Economic Development Commission.   The Board members thanked Attorney Hise for his hard work.

      Commissioner Holtsclaw moved to adopt the Resolution Re-Constituting and Re-Organizing the Mitchell County Economic Development Commission (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes).  Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.


    1. Maintenance of Effort Funds

    2. JCPC Official Signatory

    3. Resolution to Maintain & Support the Current Integrity & Funding For the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF)

    4. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries for March 2013
      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.

  12. COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT – County Manager Vines informed the Board the grants were completed on the wastewater line.  He reminded them of the Special Meeting on April 11th, County Assembly Day and the NCACC Regional Meetings.

  13. BOARD COMMENTS – Commission Holtsclaw discussed the status of
    Golden Leaf. He also questioned where we were on the Affordable Health Care Act.
    Commissioner Street thanked Chhavi Rajawat for attending the Commissioner's meeting.
    Commissioner Hollifield discussed the Secondary Road Hearing on April 11, 2013.
    Chairman Slagle reminded the Board of the bridgework in Tipton Hill.  He informed the Board that Mitchell County would be applying for and ARC Grant for an access road to the proposed industrial site.

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

    Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.


Bill Slagle, Chairman

Joe Street, Vice-Chairman

Ken Hollifield, Member

Keith Holtsclaw, Member

Rickey McKinney, Member


Kathy Young, NCCCC Clerk to the Board