The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners met in special
Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order.
Chair Eldon Edwards and County Manager Don Adams thanked Senator East and Representative Harrell for attending this meeting, and stated their appreciation for scheduling this meeting promptly.
Senator East, Representative Harrell, Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed ways to reduce the Medicaid impact.
The Board of Commissioners explained some of the issues that the County is facing during the upcoming budget with the schools and the hospital.
Senator East, Representative Harrell, Board of Commissioners, County Manager Don Adams and Social Services Director Sandy Ashley continued discussing ways to reduce the Medicaid impact.
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that the County will welcome any type of help that the State can provide.
Representative Harrell and Commissioner Warren Taylor discussed hiring a new surgeon for the hospital.
Harrell and Chair Eldon Edwards discussed the issue of a land-transfer tax, and
the issue must have the local support before it can be introduced in
Senator East and the Board of Commissioners discussed the land-transfer tax.
Commissioner Warren Taylor gave the legislators an update on the US Highway 21 project scheduled to be constructed in 2009. He explained the meeting that was provided by DOT on April 18. He stated that the Commissioners hope the State will be able to continue the project to the bottom of the mountain. He further stated that any support that could be offered would greatly be appreciated.
Representative Harrell explained his knowledge about the US Highway 21 project having no anticipated problems. He talked about gas taxes.
Representative Harrell and Chair Eldon Edwards continued discussing the land-transfer tax including that if the issue had local support, the issue wouldn’t pass because of the realtors.
East stated that
Commissioner Warren Taylor, Representative Harrell and Senator East discussed problems that the local license plate agency is experiencing caused by moving the office and the issue of collecting vehicle taxes when the tags are issued.
Senator East, Representative Harrell and County Manager Don Adams talked about Medicaid relief support.
The Board of Commissioners stated their appreciation to the legislators.
Chair Eldon Edwards adjourned the meeting at .
Clerk to the Board