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

 

County Seeking Citizens to Serve on Courthouse Advisory Committee

February 19, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced the formation of an advisory committee to assist with the upcoming decision about whether or not to expand the county courthouse.

“If we are going to spend several million dollars on a courthouse expansion or a new courthouse, we want to make sure we have explored all possible avenues and scenarios.  It is important to have citizens as part of this committee in addition to county government personnel,” stated Mark Evans, County Commission Chair.  “We want to make sure this decision is made properly and in an organized and informed manner.”

The committee will be comprised of 8 to 10 individuals including 1 or 2 County Commissioners, representatives of other County agencies as well as up to 4 citizen members.  The four potential outcomes to be studied include the proposed expansion presented in November of 2017, renovating a different building, constructing a new courthouse or continuing to utilize current court facilities.

“Any citizen interested in serving on this committee should use the Courthouse comments box on the county website or send a letter (PO Box 366, Sparta, NC 28675) or email (manageralc@skybest.com) to my office.  Please write a few sentences detailing why you would like to serve on the committee,” stated Michael James, County Manager.

“We anticipate the committee will meet 1 to 2 times per month over the course of 6 months or so.  In order to accommodate everyone’s schedule, many of these meetings will need to occur during regular business hours.  Please keep this in mind if you are interested in serving on the committee.”

The application period extends from February 20th to March 9th.  At the March 19th County Commission meeting, the Commissioners will appoint the citizen committee members.  The committee is expected to hold its first meeting shortly thereafter.

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 9, 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 all that certain tract of land containing 100.725 acres, more or less, as shown on the plat thereof entitled as “Property To Be Conveyed To The Conservation Fund – Toy Beamer Estate Tract”, prepared by Andrews & Hobson Surveyors, Drawing No. 6732, dated December 08, 2016, and recorded in Plat Book 11, at Page 60 of the Alleghany County Registry, to which said plat and record thereof reference is hereby made for a more complete and detailed description.

The above described property was acquired by the County of Alleghany under a Quitclaim Deed dated July 13, 2017, and recorded at Book 387, Page 243, Alleghany County Register of Deeds.

The County has received an offer of THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100’s ($325,000.00) 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 THREE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100’s ($341,350.00) 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 February 23, 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 9TH day of February, 2018.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Alleghany County Spends $95,000 with 34 Local Vendors in January

 

January 31, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $94,974.95 with 34 local vendors during the month of January.

“The current Board of Commissioners have emphasized buying goods and services from Alleghany County vendors whenever possible.  The county staff has embraced this,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We always have to balance being good stewards of taxpayer money.  That means sometimes we do have to go outside the county to obtain goods and services.  But our county employees try diligently to transact business locally.  Since we do not have any ‘big box’ retailers here in Alleghany County this money is being spent at family-owned businesses.  These vendors live here and in turn re-spend that money locally.  With the way the calendar fell in January, we had three check runs instead of the normal two which partially explains the increase.”

During January, the County purchased such items as HVAC repairs at the Community College, CRISIS heating oil for Social Services recipients, numerous upset bid legal advertisements in the Alleghany News to the meals served to inmates at the county jail from locally-based, family-owned businesses.

“We are proud to support our local vendors.  Alleghany County is home to many top-notch small businesses,” added 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