Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING  

REGARDING NOT TO EXCEED $14,000,000 PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY

ASSISTED LIVING REVENUE BONDS (ALLEGHANY HOUSE, LLC)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, as required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), the Board of Commissioners of Alleghany County, North Carolina, will hold a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 20, 2018, at 10 AM in the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Room located at 348 South Main Street, Room LL20, Sparta, North Carolina 28675, or as soon as practicable thereafter, concerning the proposed issuance by the Public Finance Authority (the “Authority”), a commission organized under and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 66.0301, 66.0303 and 66.0304 of the Wisconsin Statutes, of its Assisted Living Revenue Bonds, in one or more series or issues (the “Bonds”).

The Bonds are expected to be issued by the Authority in a maximum principal amount not to exceed of $14,000,000.  The proceeds from the sale of the Bonds will be loaned to Alleghany Health Investors, LLC and Alleghany House, LLC, each a North Carolina limited liability company, of which Regional Housing & Community Services Corporation, a California public-service corporation and an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, is the sole member (collectively, the “Borrower”), and used to finance or refinance (i) the acquisition and construction of an approximately 37,936 square foot, 56 unit (72 beds) assisted living facility located on 17 acres in Sparta, Alleghany County 28675, bounded to the north by Chestnut Grove Church Road, to the south and west by Highway 21 S. and to the east by Narrow Road (collectively, the “Project”), including the acquisition of land, certificates of need, licenses and certain predevelopment expenses associated with the facility (collectively, the “Project”), and (ii)  certain fees and costs associated with the issuance of the Bonds.

The Project will initially be owned and operated by the Borrower.

The Bonds will be special limited obligations of the Authority payable solely from the loan repayments to be made by the Borrower to the Authority, and certain funds and accounts established by the trust indenture for the Bonds.

At the time and place fixed for the public hearing, all persons who appear will be given a reasonable opportunity to express their views, both orally and in writing, for or against the proposed issuance of the Bonds, the location and nature of the Project and other related matters. The Board also intends at the August 20, 2018, meeting to consider and take action on a resolution regarding the issuance of the Bonds by the Authority.

Any person wishing to submit written comments regarding the proposed issuance of the Bonds, the location and nature of the Project and other related matters should do so by submitting comments to the Clerk to the Board no later than 8:00 AM on August 20, 2018, at 348 South Main Street, Room LL20, Sparta, North Carolina 28675.

Additional information concerning the Project may be obtained from Jeff Poley, Esq., 301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1400, Raleigh, NC 27601; Email Address: jeffpoley@parkerpoe.com.

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

On August 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing seeking input into the proposed Alleghany County Garbage Ordinance.

The principal objectives of this Ordinance are:

  1. To protect the public from health nuisances, safety hazards, and sources of danger to citizens due to improper disposal of garbage.
  2. To preserve and enhance the scenic beauty in unincorporated areas of Alleghany County.
  3. To provide countywide standards for the proper disposal of garbage and to ensure proper actions are taken to enforce such standards.
  4. To establish responsibility of involved parties and assure that people are not unnecessarily exposed to dangers of the improper accumulation of garbage.

Any public comment is encouraged.  If you have any questions, please contact the County Manager’s office at 336-372-4179.

Michael James

Interim Clerk to Board of Commissioners

Alleghany County Awards Fuel Oil Bid to Home Town Oil

August 2, 2018 

Sparta, NC – The Alleghany County Commissioners recently announced the awarding of the 2018/2019 fuel oil contract to Home Town Oil & LP Gas, LLC, of Sparta.  Home Town will provide fuel oil for county buildings, diesel for certain generators as well as the Crisis Fuel Assistance Program through the Department of Social Services.  The County estimates it will purchase about 5,000 gallons of fuel depending on the severity of the winter. 

“We are pleased to award the fuel oil bid to Home Town Oil & LP Gas, LLC again this year,” stated Alleghany County Manager Michael James.  “With the current emphasis on spending locally, we are always excited when an Alleghany County business wins a bid.”   

“Home Town Oil is a valuable partner to the Alleghany County maintenance team.  Jackie Billings and his staff have always gone above and beyond to help us,” stated Josh Greene, Alleghany County Public Works Director.  His team works directly with the fuel oil vendor to supply the county buildings.     

Jackie Billings, the Owner of Home Town Oil added, “I am very pleased to once again secure the County’s business.  It has been a great partnership.” 

For more information on Alleghany County’s buying locally efforts, go to http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/.

 

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Alleghany County Spends $36,000 with 33 Local Vendors in May

May 24, 2018 

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $35,831.10 with 33 local vendors during the month of May.   

“The county staff continue to pursue buying as many goods and services locally as possible,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “Small businesses are the backbone of any local economy.  We host a Spotlight Business at each Commission meeting and will continue to tell our ‘buying locally’ story.” 

During February the County purchased at least $500.00 of goods and services from 14 different businesses.  The County also utilized the following new vendors:  21 Wireless, Hamm’s Products, Pottery by Jess and Village Emporium.  Some of the major purchases this month included nearly $4,000.00 from the Alleghany News for advertising, $1,1231.00 from Imaging Specialists and $1,650.00 from Tony E Shepherd Electrical for upgraded vendor connections at the Fairgrounds.   

“We are proud of all our local business owners.  There are many wonderful small businesses located right here,” stated Mark Evans, Board Chairman and small business owner. 

The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link:  http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/

 For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Alleghany County Awards Audit Contract to Gould-Killian

 

April 4, 2018

Sparta, NC – The Alleghany County Commissioners announced this week the awarding of the 2018 audit contract to Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A. of Asheville.  Gould Killian will provide the audit for the county government as well as for the Tourism Development Authority

“It was a difficult decision but after 18 years with Martin Starnes & Associates, the County Commissioners have decided to move forward with Gould Killian, from Asheville, as our new audit firm,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We appreciate all the assistance that Martin Starnes and its employees have provided to the county over these many years and we wish them the best.”

All North Carolina counties will be paying substantially more for the 2018 audit as the State has imposed additional requirements and testing procedures.  These new requirements have spurred many counties and towns to shop for new services.  The new procedures have also persuaded many audit firms to seek new business.  This market change benefitted the county.  “The last few times we have requested auditing proposals, we have not received any.  Thankfully the market has changed somewhat and more audit firms are aggressively seeking new business.  My office looks forward to working with Gould Killian,” added Karen Evans, Finance Officer.

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

PUBLIC NOTICE

Alleghany County and the Alleghany County Tourism Development Authority are requesting proposals from qualified independent auditors to provide FY2017/18 audit services. Request for proposals are available by contacting Karen Evans, Finance Officer, at (336) 372-2826. Proposals must be received by Alleghany County Finance Office, PO Box 366, 348 South Main Street, LL60, in Sparta, NC in a sealed envelope no later than Noon on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.