Alleghany County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on
Present: Chair Ken Richardson, Vice-Chair Warren
Taylor, Commissioner Randy Miller, Commissioner Doug Murphy, Commissioner Milly
Chair Ken Richardson called the meeting to order.
Chair Ken Richardson stated that legislative goals and closed session for personnel needs to be added to the agenda.
Randy Miller made a motion to approve the amended agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order, Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer
Motion on Agenda for
Motion on Minutes for
RE: 2007 Scattered Site Grant
RE: Mapping/911 Annual Reports
1. 2007/2008 Budget Calendar
2. Planning Board Discussions
3. Legislative Goals (added)
4. Other Business
5. Public Comments—30 minutes
6. Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal
NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (6)—personnel (added)
Commissioner Randy Miller led the Pledge of Allegiance and opened the meeting with a prayer.
Milly Richardson made a motion to approve the minutes for the
Chair Ken Richardson opened the public hearing on the 2007 Scattered Site Grant at .
Chair Ken Richardson asked for public comments. None were received.
Chair Ken Richardson closed the public hearing at and reconvened the regular meeting.
Phil Trew explained that the grant application requires a second public hearing, Board approval and signature of the Chairman.
Warren Taylor and
The Board of Commissioners talked about setting up a budget meeting in March.
Commissioner Doug Murphy stated that he thinks the Commissioners should start with one individual from each voting precinct.
Warren Taylor and
Commissioner Milly Richardson talked about checking with the Town to see about their process since they have had a planning board for several years.
Commissioner Doug Murphy asked about the members being on the County’s insurance.
Ken Richardson asked the
Chair Ken Richardson explained the process for getting goals adopted. He stated that if there is something the Commissioners want to add to contact him.
Commissioner Milly Richardson stated that Del Reeves recently passed away. She asked for a resolution of respect for the family.
Milly Richardson talked about the
Chair Ken Richardson asked for public comments.
Hoyt Sparks talked about he hoped the people in Alleghany County would review the prison issue and make a good decision, not based on the scare tactics that are being used.
Drew Tuggle talked about legislative goals and asked the Commissioners to talk about establishing a homestead rule where people wouldn’t be affected by rising property values until the land is sold. He talked about keeping the budget in line and a tax-rate reduction. He further talked about the County having an opportunity to legally address planning issues to make the county like it was three years ago.
Chair Ken Richardson asked for further public comments. None were received.
Chair Ken Richardson thanked everyone for coming to this meeting.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to enter into closed session at under NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal and (a) (6)—personnel. Commissioner Randy Miller seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the closed session at and reconvene the regular meeting. Commissioner Doug Murphy seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Chair Ken Richardson stated no decisions were made during closed session.
Commissioner Randy Miller talked about considering conflict of interests when talking about appointing people to the planning board.
Chair Ken Richardson talked about if the Board follows the voting precinct idea then Gap Civil should receive two appointments because it is twice as large.
Being no further business, Commissioner Randy Miller made a motion to adjourn at . Commissioner Doug Murphy seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Clerk to the Board