County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on
Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren Taylor,
Commissioner Graylen Blevins, Commissioner
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins opened the meeting with a prayer.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the
agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for May 3, 2004 meeting
Motion on Minutes for April 19, 2004 meeting
1. Older American’s Month Proclamation
2. National Heritage Proclamation
3. DSS Board Appointment
5. JCPC 04/05 Funding Plan
6. CJPP Budget Amendment
7. Other Business
8. Public Comments—30 minutes
9. Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal
NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (4)—economic development
NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (6)—personnel
Chair Eldon Edwards made a motion to
approve the proclamation as presented by the
Chair Eldon Edwards explained to the Board the changes in this document since the last request came to the Board concerning this resolution.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the proclamation about our National Heritage. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
The Board talked about filling the vacancy with a Commissioner or someone else.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins stated that he is willing to pursue this appointment.
Joe Ward, Blue Ridge Electric, explained to the Board the purpose of this easement is to provide an alternate feed to the Town.
Commissioner Warren Taylor and Joe Ward discussed the power coming into the substation behind Martin Marietta.
The Board of Commissioners, County
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the funding for FY 04/05 JCPC program. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor mentioned that the surrounding counties have adopted an exotic animal ordinance. He asked if the Board is interested in looking at developing this type of an ordinance.
The Board of Commissioners discussed
this ordinance. They asked the
Chair Eldon Edwards mentioned an e-mail
from Herb Greene discussing funding received by western
Chair Eldon Edwards reminded everyone
of the joint meeting with the Board of Education on May 10 at then coming
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments. None were received.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a
motion to enter into closed session under NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal, (a)
(4)—economic development and (a) (6)—personnel at . Commissioner
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the
closed session and reconvene the regular meeting at . Commissioner
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that no action was taken during closed session.
Being no further business, Commissioner
Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the meeting at . Commissioner
Clerk to the Board
WHEREAS, Older Americans offer employers and their community the experience and wisdom of a lifetime of working, raising children, and developing valuable skills. Older Americans are productive and have given much to society; and,
WHEREAS, Many new workers lack the basic skills needed for employment. At the same time, the population is growing older and is predicted to increase sharply by the year 2010 when the oldest members of the baby-boom generation will be 65 and the youngest will be 45; and,
WHEREAS, Employers are depending more and more on older workers for their personal attributes: “people” skills such as courtesy, patience, helpfulness, and empathy; loyalty and support of community and company goals; and commitment to the work ethic. Employers are also aware of studies which provide evidence that it makes good sense to hire older workers; and,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners does hereby proclaim the month of May 2004 as Older American’s Month in Honor of this important endeavor.
Adopted this the 3rd day of May, 2004.
SUPPORTING THE RECOGNITION OF GOD
WHEREAS, Our Government was founded upon a trust in God, that was evident when our Founding fathers proclaimed in America’s first official document, our Declaration of Independence, that our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, were not given to us by government, but by God “our Creator,” the “Sovereign Judge of the Universe”; and
WHEREAS, it is fact that between 90 and 95% of those who drafted and signed the US Constitution had a strong belief and trust in God and never ever intended that there should be a separation between Him and the affairs of Government, only that each citizen be free to choose on a personal basis how to worship, or if to worship; and
WHEREAS, the recognition of God by our Government was further established when Congress, in 1954, added the phrase “ONE NATION UNDER GOD,” to our Pledge of Allegiance, followed in 1956 by the official establishment of, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” as our National Motto; and
WHEREAS, there is now a growing demand by some within the Judicial System to remove all visible recognition of God from public institutions, we need to remind all that God is central to our National Heritage, and His Ten Commandments are without questions, the foundation of American law, moral values and code of conduct.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners does hereby urge all American citizens, to proclaim to every level of Government (Local, State and Federal) the responsibility to publicly recognize God As the Foundation of Our National Heritage, …LEST OUR NATION FORGET AND OUR CHILDREN NEVER KNOW!
Adopted this the 3rd day of May, 2004.