The Alleghany County Board of
Commissioners held a budget workshop on Monday, June 6,
2005 at in the Conference Room of the CountyOfficeBuilding, 90 South Main Street, Sparta, NC.
Present:Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren
Taylor, Commissioner Sandy Carter Herndon, Commissioner Ken Richardson, CountyManagerDon Adams and Clerk to the Board Karen Evans. Commissioner Graylen Blevins was
presented but arrived late.
Chair Eldon Edwards called the
meeting to order at .
CountyManagerDon Adams started reviewing the
budget message for fiscal year 2005/2006.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins arrived at .
CountyManagerDon Adams continued reviewing his
budget message for FY 05/06.He
explained the revenues and expenditures of the General Fund in the amount of $12,169,405.He further explained graphs showing the
revenues and expenditures for the General Fund.
The Board of Commissioners talked about
different types of vehicles for the Tax Office; Explorer-type or a pickup.
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed the Drug
CountyManagerDon Adams continued reviewing the
recommended expenditures for the General Fund.He reviewed the revenues and expenditures for the following; Transfer
Facility Fund in the amount of $635,709, E-911 Fund in the amount of $214,528
and Transportation Fund in the amount of $304,931.
CountyManagerDon Adams explained the budget
worksheets and reviewed the budget meetings’ calendar.He reviewed other documents in the budget
book including the proposed pay plan and part-time pay schedule.He reminded the Board of the All-American pay
study explaining that the proposed pay plan has each job indicated at the
correct All-American grade.He talked
about job descriptions are available for anyone who wants to review them.He stated that he is requesting that the new
job descriptions be adopted along with the proposed pay plan.
CountyManagerDon Adams continued reviewing
items in the budget book including a copy of the current budget to actual and a
bound copy of the proposed budget.He
explained splitting the Planning and Recreation Department into two budgets.
Commissioner Warren Taylor and County Manager Don Adams talked about the fund
balance reserve and the percentage recommended by the Local Governments
Commission being 20% to 30% for AlleghanyCounty.
Commissioner Sandy Carter Herndon and Chair Eldon
Edwards talked about the school bus garage and putting the $250,000 reserved
for the bus garage back into the fund balance numbers.Chair Eldon Edwards stated that he felt like
the money should remain reserved for the bus garage.
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed the tax base.
Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about the
fund balance appropriation is equal to a 3˘ tax increase.He further talked about a 1-step
cost-of-living raise isn’t enough for the employees, the possibility of the
additional State ˝˘ sales tax may sunset, State discussing taking away the ADM
monies, recommended capital is needed but will obligate future boards
concerning the loan payments and meeting the Board of Education’s request.
Commissioner Ken Richardson, Commissioner Warren
Taylor, Chair Eldon Edwards discussed the lottery.
CountyManagerDon Adams explained that the ADM
monies will have an immediate impact to the County of $35,000.
The Board of Commissioners discussed the SpartaElementary School construction,
Gymnatorium construction and the more-at-four program.
Commissioner Sandy Carter Herndon and County
Manager Don Adams discussed creating a chart showing the level of
funding by other counties for their school systems.
CountyManagerDon Adams reminded everyone that
the next budget meeting will be tomorrow with the Board of Education at the
Cyberatorium at .
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed how the
school construction could impact next year’s budget.
CountyManagerDon Adams asked the Board to schedule a date
for a public hearing on the budget.
The Board of Commissioners discussed times to have the
public hearing.They decided to have the
public hearing during the regularly scheduled meeting on June 20th.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins stated his appreciation for the
Board and everyone working together.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that everyone tries to do the
best that can be done.
Chair Eldon Edwards recessed the
meeting at until June 7, 2005, at at the Cyberatorium.