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Mitchell County Commissioners
Minutes, Regular Session
December 1, 2014

NORTH CAROLINA

MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on December 1, 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; Vern Grindstaff, Member; Ken Hollifield, Member; Keith Holtsclaw, Member; Joe Street, Member; Charles Vines, County Manager and Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board.   Also present were:  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 Hollifield 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 – None

  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 Hollifield moved to approve the Minutes for November 6, 2014. Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  8. BOARD ORGANIZATION AND APPOINTMENTS

    • Election of Chairman – Commissioner Holtsclaw nominated Bill Slagle as Chairman.  Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    • Election of Vice-Chairman – Commissioner Hollifield nominated Vern Grindstaff as Vice-Chairman.  Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    • Appointment of County Manager – Commissioner Street moved to appoint Charles Vines as County Manager.  Commissioner Hollifield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.
    • Appointment of Clerk to the Board – Commissioner Hollifield moved to appoint Kathy Young as Clerk to the Board.  Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    • Appointment of Finance Officer – Commissioner Street moved to appoint Mavis Parsley as Finance Officer.  Commissioner Grindstaff seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    • Appointment of County Attorney – Commissioner Hollifield moved to appoint Lloyd Hise as County Attorney.  Commissioner Holtsclaw seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    • Appointment of EM Coordinator – County Manager Vines introduced Paul Buchanan to the Board.  Commissioner Hollifield moved to appoint Paul Buchanan as the EM CoordinatorCommissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  9. PUBLIC COMMENTS/BOARD COMMENTS – Daniel Barron thanked the Board for their continued support and updated the Board on the Library.

  10. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

    • Proposed Fee Increase-Water Sampling – Allen Hughes reviewed the proposed Fee increase for Water Sampling with the Board.   Commissioner Holtsclaw moved to approve the Proposed Fee Increase for Water Sampling (a copy is hereby attached and become a part of the minutes).  Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

  11. CONSENT AGENDA

    • Board and Committee Appointments
    • Items to be Declared Surplus
    • Release/Refunds/Discoveries for December 2014
    • Vehicle Refunds for December 2014

    Commissioner Streetmoved 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.

  12. COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT – County Manager Vines reminded the Board of the Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  He informed the Board he had talked with the Department of Commerce and e-mailed Senator Hise concerning Mitchell County’s change from a Tier 1 County to a Tier 2. County Manager Vines reminded the Board of the Employee Christmas Dinner to be held on December 17th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Bakersville Baptist Church.

  13. COMMENTS – Commissioner Holtsclaw asked County Manager Vines if the Master Plan would be on the January Agenda.  County Manager Vines stated that it would be on either the January or February Agenda.

  14. ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Hollifield moved to adjourn the meeting. 
    Commissioner Street seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Bill Slagle, Chairman

Vern Griondstaff, Vice-Chairman

Ken Hollifield, Member

Keith Holtsclaw, Member

Joe Street, Member


ATTEST:

Kathy Young, NCCCC Clerk to the Board