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.
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for May 16, 2005 meeting
Motion on Minutes for April 25, May
RE: Tax Releases & Refunds
RE: CAP Program
Sheriff Mike Caudill
1. TIP Meeting
2. Procurement Policy—Scattered Site Grant
3. JCPC 05/06 Funding Plan
4. JCPC Budget Amendment
5. Library Agency Fund Budget Amendment
6. Region D Development Corporation Appointments
7. Magnolia Resolutions
8. Other Business
9. Public Comments—30 minutes
10. Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (4)—economic development
NCGS 1431-318.11 (a) (6)—personnel
Eldon Edwards made a motion to approve the minutes for the April 25, May 2 and
Mary Walker, Tax Administrator, presented the April 2005 real property requests in the amount of $362.27 for refunds and $634.86 for releases.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins arrived at .
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the April 2005 automobile requests in
the amount of $310.49 for refunds and $1,008.13 for releases. Commissioner
Chair Eldon Edwards made a motion to approve the request by the Health Department to assist with the set-up costs for the CAP-DA program. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
The Board of Commissioners stated their appreciation to the Health Department for doing the CAP-DA program.
Warren Taylor and
Warren Taylor stated that the
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the Procurement Policy as presented by
Commissioner Warren Taylor and County Manager Don Adams discussed this program being funded by the State and the effects to the County if the program isn’t funded.
Commissioner Warren Taylor and County Manager Don Adams discussed the local match amount compared to prior years.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the JCPC 2005/06 funding plan. Commissioner
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to reappoint Don Adams, Bryan Edwards, Dennis Gambill and Russell Sheets to serve on the Region D Development Corporation. Chair Eldon Edwards seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that he will be attending the TIP on Tuesday in Wilkesboro. Also, he stated that he will be attending meetings on behalf of the County for the remainder of the week.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins stated his appreciation for all of the Commissioners for representing the County.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated his appreciation to Commissioner Warren Taylor and Commissioner Ken Richardson for attending the TIP meeting.
Chair Eldon Edwards called for a brief recess at .
Sheriff Mike Caudill came before the Board to discuss changes concerning dispatch operations. He explained that the major change is moving dispatch from the reception area into the old magistrate’s office to create a 911 center. He talked about the 911 center is larger than the reception area and would need a restroom installed in that area. He further talked about the dispatchers would only perform 911 duties from to and after would have all of the other lines to answer.
Commissioner Warren Taylor asked who will be in the reception area.
Sheriff Caudill stated that he will move an existing administration person to that area.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Sheriff Caudill discussed having an additional administrative person at night, the number of dispatchers currently and calls normally slow down after .
Sheriff Caudill stated that they work 12-hour shifts. He talked about some of the time the call volume is light and other times the call volume is extremely heavy.
Sheriff Caudill talked about the need for two consoles in the 911 center in order to assist the dispatchers during the high-call volume time. He stated that he has spoken to three of the five fire chiefs about changing a couple of things about ways calls are dispatched. He talked about the addition of Lindsey Gates as the telecommunication supervisor, and her experience in this field.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked about a timeframe for moving dispatch.
Sheriff Caudill talked about they have already called a local contractor to start the work on the minor renovations. He stated that the move should be complete by October, November at the latest. He described the necessary renovations. He further talked about taking the necessary steps to correct problems that have occurred in the past. He talked to the Board about turnover that occurred earlier this year.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked about using E-911 funds for moving dispatch.
Caudill stated that
Sheriff Mike Caudill talked about having an administrative person in the current dispatch/reception area and one dispatcher in the new 911 center. He explained that the administrative person will answer the phone calls to the Sheriff’s Department, Sparta Town Police and Highway Patrol during . He further explained that when someone calls 911 with a non-emergency call, they are requested to call the non-emergency numbers.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins, County Manager Don Adams and Sheriff Caudill discussed all 911 calls going to the new 911 center and routine calls going to the reception area from to .
Commissioner Graylen Blevins asked the Sheriff if he will be overseeing this project to make everything is working correctly.
Sheriff Caudill stated that yes he will be.
Commissioner Warren Taylor and Chair Eldon Edwards stated that they are glad to have Lindsey working at Dispatch.
Chair Eldon Edwards for public comments.
Reinhardt said that it was good to have Lindsey back in
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to enter into closed session at under NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (4)—economic development and (a) (6)—personnel. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn closed session and reconvene the regular meeting at . Chair Eldon Edwards seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that no action was taken during closed session.
Being no further business, Commissioner
Clerk to the Board