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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Special Session
August 5, 2013

NORTH CAROLINA

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on August 5, 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; Rickey McKinney, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board.  Commissioner Holtsclaw was absent from the meeting.  Also present were: Mavis Parsley, Finance Officer; and Andy Ashurst Editor of the Mitchell-News Journal.

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

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Street gave the invocation.

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

  4. ETHICS AWARNESS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST REMINDER:  
    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.

  5. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – Chairman Slagle informed the Board that a United Way Proclamation needed to be added to the Agenda as Item 12.E. and the appointment of Zack Lopez-Ibanez to the Mitchell County and AMY Regional Library Board needed to be removed from Item 11. B.

  6. ADOPTION OF AGENDA – Commissioner Street moved to adopt the agenda with the  addition of Item 12. E.  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Commissioner Hollifield moved to approve the Minutes for June 8, 2013 and July 15, 2013.  Commissioner McKinney seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  8. PUBLIC COMMENTS/BOARD COMMENTS – Linda Dahl invited the Board to attend "Where are the Jobs‌" an Economic Development Summit to be held on   Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Bowman Middle School in Bakersville.

  9. RECOGNITION – The  Mitchell County  Board recognized Davis McKinney for being selected by Senator Hagan to serve as a U.S. Senate Page this summer. A copy of his Certificate of Recognition is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes.

  10. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    1. Bakersville Substation – Commissioner Street moved to approve the preliminary area for the Bakersville Substation (a copy of the proposed map is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes).  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    2. Linda Wise PUV Application – Commissioner Street moved to deny Linda Wise request for Present Use Value.  Commissioner McKinney seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    3. Robie Autry Elderly Exclusion Penalty – Commissioner Street moved to deny Rob Autry's request for compromise on his penalty.  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    4. Phillips Snyder Discovery Penalty – This item was delayed until the September meeting.

  11. APPOINTMENTS

    1. Appointment to the Home Health Advisory Board – Commissioner Hollifield moved to appoint Susan Curtis to the Home Health Advisory Board.  Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    2. Appointment to Library Boards – Commissioner Street moved to appoint Sharon Webb and Larry Harrell to the Mitchell County Library Board.  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  12. CONSENT AGENDA

    1. Mitchell County Sheriff's Office – Drug Overtime Program 2013
    2. Mitchell County Animal Rescue Agreement
    3. DSS Contract K61244 with Harrison & Poore 2nd Amendment
    4. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries
    5. United Way Proclamation

      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 Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  13. COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT – County Manager Vines informed the Board Olivia Collier would be making a site visit to Mitchell County on August 22nd.  He reminded the Board of the NCACC Annual Conference to be held August 22nd - 25th in Greensboro.

  14. BOARD COMMENTS – Chairman Slagle told the Board that Congressman Mark Meadows would be holding a Town Hall meeting at Mayland Community College on August 26th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  He stated that the Board had been invited to attend the North Carolina Business and Economic Development Summit to be held on September 9th -10th in Washington, D.C.  He informed the Board that they would be meeting with Joe McKinney during this visit.  Chairman Slagle stated they would be leaving on September 8th and returning on September 11th.  He invited all the board members that could to attend.

  15. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner McKinney moved to adjourn the meeting.

    Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Bill Slagle, Chairman

Joe Street, Vice-Chairman

Ken Hollifield, Member

Keith Holtsclaw, Member

Rickey McKinney, Member


ATTEST:

Kathy Young, NCCCC Clerk to the Board