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

Special Called Meeting of Alleghany County Commissioners

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Commissioner’s conference room at the County Administration Building (348 S Main Street) in Sparta, NC. The purpose of this meeting is for the Board of Commissioners to discuss current county debt and capital planning for future needs.

Alleghany County Spends $54,000 with 29 Local Vendors in February

February 28, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $54,085.30 with 29 local vendors during the month of February.

“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 13 different businesses.  The County also utilized a new vendor, Walker’s Welding & Muffler, who completed $4,270.00 of repair work to transfer station equipment.  “We also spent nearly $2,000.00 at City Limit Tire.  Adam Woodel and his staff were able to match the state contract price on a bulk tire order for the Alleghany in Motion vans.  We certainly appreciate their cooperation on this order,” added James.  Other purchases this month included the quarterly payment for animal shelter expenses to Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital, ambulance box repairs made by Advantage Trailers and a large printing order completed by Presnell’s Printing.

“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

 

County Commissioner Candidate Orientation To Be Held on March 9th

 

February 19, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that it will hold an orientation for any interested county commission candidate.  The meeting will be held on Friday, March 9th at 9:30 am.  The Board of Elections monthly meeting is earlier that morning at 8:30.

“Serving as a County Commissioner is a big responsibility.  This candidate orientation will hopefully inform the interested candidates in the role and responsibilities of a Commissioner and the time commitment required.  We want to help all candidates be better informed so those who are elected can hit the ground running in December,” stated Michael James, County Manager.

The event is also open to the public.  “Any citizen is welcome to attend if they are interested in learning more about county government and the role of the County Commissioner,” added James.  The meeting will be held in the County Commission meeting room.  The meeting will be filmed and archived for the local government television channel.

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Alleghany County Now Live Streaming County Commission Meetings

 

February 19, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that it has begun live streaming all county commission meetings beginning with today’s session.  To view the live stream, simply load the county website (www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov/) and click on the icon “Stream Commissioner Meetings.”

“We are excited to serve our citizens better by live streaming county commission meetings,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We all have jobs and family commitments and not everyone can attend the meetings in person.  This gives our citizens another option to be informed.  So cozy up on the couch in your fuzzy slippers and watch your local government in action.”

For the time being, the live stream will be internet only.  But the county hopes to begin live broadcasts on the local government channels through Alleghany Community Television in the near future.  “One of the most important roles of local government is keeping our citizens informed of what we are doing,” added Mark Evans, County Commission Chair.

The recorded meetings will still be available to watch through all the normal channels including the county website, YouTube and the local government channels through Alleghany Community TV

The County Commissioners meet regularly on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm and the third Monday at 10:00 am.

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY BY NEGOTIATED OFFER, ADVERTISEMENT AND UPSET BID

February 19, 2018

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the County of Alleghany (hereinafter the “County”) has received an offer for the purchase of certain real property owned by the County as described herein below and proposes to sell the same pursuant to the provisions of G.S. §160A-269. Said property is situated in Gap Civil Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina, and is more particularly described as follows:

BEING a portion of the following tract:

 

 

containing 1.78 acres, described as Tax Parcel Number 3070560968

The above described property was acquired by the County of Alleghany under a General Warranty Deed dated January 21, 1991, and recorded at Deed Book 150, Page 646, Alleghany County Register of Deeds.

The County has received an offer of THIRTY-TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100’s ($32,500.00) DOLLARS.  A deposit of 5% (FIVE PERCENT) has been received along with said offer. Within ten (10) days of the date hereunder any person may raise said offer by filing an upset bid in writing, stating the amount of the new offer and the name and address of the offeror. The upset bid shall be in an amount no less than THIRTY-FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE AND 00/100’s ($34,225.00) DOLLARS, plus the cumulative costs of publication for this Notice and the recording costs for the a Deed from the County to the buyer. Upset bids shall be delivered to Michael James, County Manager, Post Office Box 366, Sparta, NC 28675 (Physical Address:  348 South Main Street, LL80, Sparta, NC 28675), no later than 5:00 P.M. on March 2, 2018, and shall be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of FIVE (5%) PERCENT of the new offer in cash, or by certified or personal check made payable to Alleghany County.  Upset bids, if mailed, must be received in the office of the County Manager on or before the above stated date. In the event more than one upset bid is filed, the first upset bid received shall govern and all subsequent upset bids received shall be returned to their respective bidders. Upon receipt of an upset bid in compliance with the foregoing provisions, the property will be advertised again for additional upset bids, under the same procedure as set forth above, which procedure shall continue until no further upset bid has been received.

Upon the completion of all required upset bid periods the final offer received will be presented to the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners, which may accept the offer or reject the same. In the event the offer is rejected, the County may elect to sell the property again under the above stated procedure or under any other lawful procedure as permitted by Article 12, Chapter 160A, North Carolina General Statutes. In the event the offer is accepted, closing on the same must take place within thirty (30) days of said acceptance.

This the 19TH day of February, 2018.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS