Alleghany County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on
Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren Taylor,
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order and opened with a prayer.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for April 4, 2005 meeting
Motion on Minutes for March 14, 21 and 22, 2005 meetings
RE: ROAP Grant
1. FY 05/06 Budget Discussions
2. Reimbursement Resolution
3. School Construction—Architect Fees
4. Budget Amendment—Soil & Water
5. National Public Health Week
7. Other Business
8. Public Comments—30 minutes
9. Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (6)—personnel
April Caudill, Transportation Director, presented the 2005/2006 Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) grant in the amounts of $69,049; $35,877 for EDTAP, $2,062 for Work First and $31,110 for RGP. She explained the grant and the programs affected by the grant monies.
Commissioner Warren Taylor and April Caudill discussed how the fuel price increase is affecting the transportation program.
Chair Eldon Edwards and April Caudill talked about the EDTAP funds for this year.
April Caudill explained the flexibility of moving money from Work First to EDTAP. She explained the usage of the RGP monies.
Chair Eldon Edwards recessed the regular meeting at and opened the public hearing regarding the ROAP grant.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments. None were received.
Chair Eldon Edwards closed the public hearing at and reconvened the regular meeting.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a
motion to approve the 05/06 ROAP grant application as presented by the
Transportation Director. Commissioner
Commissioner Graylen Blevins arrived at the meeting at .
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a
motion to approve the proclamation for
Commissioner Ken Richardson requested that everyone read the last paragraph concerning the activities of our health department.
The Board voted on the motion on the floor. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Ken Richardson mentioned a letter from Susan Hultin concerning this issue.
Chair Eldon Edwards explained the letter from Mr. Leslie.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Susan Hultin discussed her letter stating that in the beginning Mr. Woodie said that the track was being built for his personnel use to practice for racing events.
Bill Leslie talked about his
Two people in the audience said that they had received threatening calls from Mr. Woodie’s wife. Mr. Leslie told the Board of other situations that he has been told about.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated the Board
appreciates Mr. Leslie’s comments and will look into a noise ordinance, and County
Carol Lundquist asked about the mass gathering ordinance that regulates events over 300 people, health department requirements and building permits needed at the track location.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that the Board needs to look into this situation.
Gary Sparks stated that he lives in
the area, as well. He stated that he
isn’t for or against this action. He talked
about building permits have been obtained, port-a-johns will be used, clean up completed
on the private property and the noise issue. He further talked about Ms. Todd,
the mountain being named after her and having one of the nicest properties on
the mountain. He stated that someone should
let everyone know that this was being discussed tonight. He further stated that
Bill Leslie talked about the track will destroy a neighborhood by decreasing the property values.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that this
is the first meeting on this matter, and there will be more meetings. He stated that he is referring the matter to
Gary Sparks stated that noise is not the issue regarding the track.
The audience had a discussion among themselves.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked everyone to address their comments to the Board and only to the Board.
Gary Sparks stated there are pros to this issue.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that the County will see what approach is needed on the request.
Pam Braley asked if the during the research process would the County research the decibel level that is considered a health hazard.
Commissioner Ken Richardson updated everyone about the numerous times that land-use planning, zoning and a noise ordinance have been discussed by the Board and didn’t have the public’s support. He stated that these types of ordinances have been considered but without the public’s support these ordinances cannot be adopted. He further stated that the Commissioners have attempted to pass these ordinances but haven’t been publicly supported. He reminded everyone that the Board can only do what the Board has been given the legal authority to do.
Commissioner Warren Taylor talked about working on the land-use plan two separate times over the last few years. He further talked about the opposition by the public and the realtors at that time. He stated that the Commissioners warned people that the time would come when something would happen where the public would want to have these types of ordinances. He further stated that these issues aren’t something that the Board hasn’t looked at and thought about.
Chair Eldon Edwards talked further about the land-use plan. He stated that he appreciates everyone comments and attendance at this meeting.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins asked if our ambulance service is obligated to go to the racetrack.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins asked the audience to raise their hand if they are opposed to the track.
Approximately 20 people were in attendance with the majority raising their hand.
An unidentified woman stated that Ms. Todd’s son is here in opposition and that speaks for itself.
Velma Hopkins asked if they can’t get any help, where do they go to get our taxes reduced because of the reduced property values.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that he and Commissioner Taylor toured schools last Monday. He also stated that he will attend Wednesday’s seminar by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners on “Understanding County Governance in Our Public Education System”.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments.
Joe Browning asked about if the first race would be considered as the beginning in the grandfathering process.
The Board of Commissioners, County
Susan Hultin asked about the land-use ordinance or noise ordinance and does one preclude the other.
Bill Leslie asked if the General Assembly can pass a law that prohibits a racetrack in a residential area or is that something the Board of Commissioners can do.
Bill Leslie stated that he hopes the Board will do something to help them.
Warren Taylor made a motion to enter into closed session at under NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (6)—personnel. Commissioner
The Board of Commissioners took a 5-minute recess.
Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn closed session and reconvene the regular
meeting at . Commissioner
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that no action was taken during closed session.
Eldon Edwards mentioned the
Chair Eldon Edwards talked about the Board should attend the next three school meetings as visitors in order to gather information instead of conducting a meeting as the Board of Commissioners especially since no action will be taken by the Commissioners.
Being no further business, Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the meeting at . Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Clerk to the Board
DECLARATION OF OFFICAL INTENT TO REIMBURSE
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Alleghany County, North Carolina does hereby adopt the following declaration (the “Declaration”) of official intent to reimburse.
This declaration (the “Declaration”) is made pursuant to the requirements of the United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2 and is intended to constitute a Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse under such Treasury Regulations Section.
The undersigned is authorized to declare the official
Expenditures to be Incurred. The
Issuer anticipates incurring expenditures (the “Expenditures”) to renovate or
construct facilities for the Alleghany County Schools in
2. Plan of Finance. The Issuer intends to finance a portion of the costs of the Project with proceeds of debt to be issued by the Issuer (the “Borrowing”), the interest on which is to be excluded from gross income for Federal income tax purposes.
3. Maximum Principal Amount of Debt to be Issued. The maximum principal amount of the Borrowing to be incurred by the Issuer to finance the Project is currently unknown.
4. Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse. The Issuer hereby declares its official intent to reimburse itself with the proceeds of the Borrowing for any of the Expenditures incurred by it prior to the issuance of the Borrowing.
Adopted this the 4th day of April, 2005.