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

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