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    Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner

    4-H Summit at North Carolina Association of County Commissioner’s Annual Conference

    Resolution Withdrawing Money from the Mitchell County Economic Development Grant Fund

    LeadsOnline Agency Agreement

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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
June 2, 2014

NORTH CAROLINA

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on June 2, 2014, 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; and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board.  Keith Holtsclaw, Commissioner; Rickey McKinney, Commissioner and Charles Vines, County Manager were absent from the meeting.  Also present were: Lloyd Hise, County Attorney, Mavis Parsley and Andy Mendhenk, Reporter with the Mitchell-News Journal.

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

  2. INVOCATION – Commissioner Street gave the invocation.

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Commissioner Hollifield 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 told the Board 
    that Appointment of the Workforce Development added to Item 11. Appointments as Item 11. C.

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

  7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Commissioner Street moved to approve the Minutes for  May 12, 2014 and May 30, 2014.  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  8. PUBLIC COMMENTS/BOARD COMMENTS – Mark Heavlin told the Board about a recent event that took place at Mitchell High School concerning dogs running loose on the property.  He asked the Board to consider some type of pet control on public property. 

    Chairman Slagle told Mr. Heavlin that the Board of Commissioners would work with Superintendent Spurling on getting something put into place on this.

  9. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

    1. Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner – Jeff Vance introduced Mr. Neal Prime as the Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner.  Mr. Prime informed the Board about being a 4-H Volunteer and rewards he received.

      Chairman Slagle ask Mr. Prime to bring his team to the July meeting to recognized for their accomplishments.

    2. 4-H Summit at North Carolina Association of County Commissioner’s Annual Conference – Jeff Vance introduced Daniel Silver as the 4-H Representative that would be attend the NCACC Annual Conference to be held in Asheville on August 14-17, 2014.

      Chairman Slagle ask Daniel to come back to the September meeting to provide an update to the Board on the conference.

  10. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    1. Resolution Withdrawing Money from the Mitchell County Economic Development Grant Fund – County Attorney Hise stated that the Ordinance Establishing an Economic Development Incentive Grant Fund for Mitchell County on May 2, 2005, since that time no money has been spent from this fund.  He explained that this resolution would remove $223,500 from the Economic Development Incentive Grant Fund and would put it in the general fund for Mitchell County.  County Attorney Hise said that $75,000 had been committed to Mayland Community College.

      Commissioner Street moved to approve the Resolution Withdrawing Money from the Mitchell County Economic Development Grant Fund (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes).  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    2. LeadsOnline Agency Agreement – Clerk to the Board Young reviewed the LeadsOnline Agency Agreement.  Commissioner Street moved to approve the LeadsOnline Agency Agreement (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes).  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  11. APPOINTMENTS

    1. Mayland Community College Board of Trustees – Commissioner Street moved to appoint Ken Hollifield to the Mayland Community College Board of Trustees.  Chairman Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    2. Mitchell County DSS Board – Commissioner Street moved to appoint Ken Hollifield and Danny Burleson to the Mitchell County DSS Board.  Chairman Slagle seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    3. High Country Workforce Development Board - Commissioner Street moved to appoint Lisa Bryant to the High Country Workforce Development Board.  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  12. CONSENT AGENDA

    1. Mitchell County Animal Rescue Agreement
    2. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries for Property for May 2014
    3. Releases/Refunds/Discoveries for Vehicles for May 2014

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

  13. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – None.

  14. BOARD COMMENTS – Chairman Slagle thanked Finance Officer Parsley for her hard work on the budget.

    Commissioner Hollifield thank Assessor Hyder for his hard work on the Reval and the Board of Equalization and Review.  He also thanked Finance Officer Parsley and Clerk to the Board Young for their hard work on the budget.

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

    Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:35 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