The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners held a special
Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order at .
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for January 2, 2006 meeting
1. LGC Application
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Cox gave
everyone an overview of the project for the eight classrooms and multipurpose
room addition at
Chair Eldon Edwards opened public hearing at .
Karena Caudill talked about how excited
they are at
Beth Phillips stated her appreciation to the Board. She talked about trying to have the facility open by August. She continued stating her appreciation.
Rick Wooten talked about visiting the
Susan Murphy thanked the Board. She talked about this is the beginning of solving their space problems. She stated her appreciation for the Board’s support and time. She said that her staff appreciates the Board, as well.
John Farrelly thanked the Board for their leadership. He brought up important issues that this project will address; currently they cannot offer special education for preschoolers and the parking issues. He talked about more steps will be needed in the long term as enrollment and programs increase. He stated that this is a tremendous step, and he is very excited about it.
Missey Weaver thanked everyone that has been involved with this project. She talked about this will alleviate some of the space problems at the School for a few years. She further talked about their increased enrollment including enrolling four more families today. She talked about the community. She stated her appreciation to the boards.
Misty Seal said thank you to both boards. She talked about the parking problems at the School.
Duane Davis talked about this is the first phase in construction for the schools. He further talked about he is pleased with the progress that has been made on this project. He stated that they had to turn down monies for the More at Four program due to inadequate space. He talked about the lottery monies. He thanked the leadership in the County.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins arrived at .
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for further comments. None were received.
Chair Eldon Edwards closed the public hearing at and reconvened the regular meeting.
Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about passing the additional $25,000 in order for the facility to be open by August 1. He stated that he hopes there is something in the contract that ensures that it is completed by August 1.
Dr. Jeff Cox talked about the incentive is to provide the additional $25,000 to be complete by August 1. He stated that there aren’t any penalties added beyond that date. He explained that Vannoy completed a project similar to this in 39 days. He talked about the architects are comfortable with the August date.
Charles Joines talked about Vannoy would not receive the additional $25,000 if the project wasn’t completed by August 1.
Commissioner Warren Taylor talked about being impressed with the structure at Millers Creek; which is similar to this project.
Charles Joines and Dr. Cox talked about the quality, the structure and timeline for this project compared to the pod units.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins apologized for being late today. He talked about this is encouraging and glad to see it. He thanked the Board of Education and parents for attending this meeting.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that he thinks this is a worthwhile project for everyone in the County.
Being no further business, Chair Eldon Edwards adjourned the meeting at .
Clerk to the Board
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF A FINANCING AGREEMENT AUTHORIZED BY NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTE 160A-20
WHEREAS, the County of Alleghany, North Carolina desires to finance the construction of eight classrooms/multi-purpose room at Sparta Elementary School; and
WHEREAS, the County of Alleghany desires to finance the Project by the use of an installment contract authorized under North Carolina General Statute 160A, Article 3, Section 20; and
WHEREAS, findings of fact by this governing body must be presented to enable the North Carolina Local Government Commission to make its findings of fact set forth in North Carolina General Statute 159, Article 8, Section 151 prior to approval of the proposed contract;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of Alleghany County, North Carolina, meeting in regular session on the 2nd day of January, 2006, make the following findings of fact:
proposed contract is necessary to construct an eight-classroom / multi –purpose
proposed contract is preferable to a bond issue for the same purpose because of
the cost incurred for this small of an issue and interest rates would be very
similar in either instance. (i) It would not be
3. It is anticipated the cost of financing under the proposed contract is less than the cost of issuing general obligation bonds.
4. The sums to fall due under the contract are adequate and not excessive for the proposed purpose because of the size of the issue.
6. The increase in taxes necessary to meet the sums to fall due under the proposed contract will be $0.0210 per $100 valuation and is not deemed to be excessive.
7. The County of Alleghany is not in default in any of its debt service obligations.
attorney for the
THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the
This resolution is effective upon its adoption this 2nd day of January, 2006.