††††††††††† The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 3, 2006, at 6:30pm in the Conference Room of the County Office Building, 90 South Main, Sparta, North Carolina.
††††††††††† Present:† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor, Commissioner
Graylen Blevins, Commissioner
Vice-Chair Warren Taylor called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Ken Richardson opened the meeting with a prayer.
Vice-Chair Warren Taylor stated that DSS personnel grade changes and closed session for legal needs to be added to the agenda.
Graylen Blevins made a motion to approve the amended agenda for this
††††††††††††††† Meeting Called To Order
††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion on Agenda for
Motion on Minutes for
††††††††††††††† Public Hearing
††††††††††††††††††††††† RE: 911 Road Names
††††††††††††††† Dale Spears
††††††††††††††† Raymond Moxley
††††††††††††††††††††††† RE:† Mobile Home Ordinance
1. Library Bond Order Introduction, Public Hearing, Sworn Statement of Debt
2. Magnolia Skyline Resolution
3. DSS Personnel Grade Changes††††††††††††††††††††† (added)
4. Other Business
5. Public Commentsó30 minutes
6. Closed SessionóNCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)ólegal ††††††††(added)
Graylen Blevins made a motion to approve the minutes for the
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor recessed the regular meeting at and opened the public hearing regarding 911 road names.
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor asked for public comments.† None were received.
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor closed the public hearing at and reconvened the regular meeting.
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor explained the section of the agenda regarding public comments.
††††††††††† Dale Spears talked about the need to
have public water in the
††††††††††† Commissioner Graylen Blevins stated
that Bill Ring was quoted in The Gazette newspaper about they have to dump
contaminated water because of the low usage.†
He voiced his concern about moving that problem into
††††††††††† Commissioner Graylen Blevins asked if any wells are contaminated in the area.
††††††††††† Dale Spears stated that he hasnít checked and doesnít know.
††††††††††† Commissioner Graylen Blevins talked about the owner of the tanks is responsible for tank contaminates.† He further talked about contacting the State to find out about well contaminates.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about this being two scenarios.† He asked how much it would cost to replace the tanks and would that take care of the problems.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson asked why it is needed.
††††††††††† Dale Spears stated that the reason is so the gas station and two restaurants can have water.
††††††††††† Commissioner Graylen Blevins talked about a trespass law where you pay a fee to go on adjoining property to get water.† He gave an example and talked about all tanks must be located 500 feet from a public water supply.†
††††††††††† Dale Spears stated that he wants water because of contaminates that are occurring around his house; such as, spraying that is killing the grass.
††††††††††† Bill Poole stated everyone needs gas worse than the water.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that the problem needs to be addressed but he isnít sure about the solution.
††††††††††† Raymond Moxley came before the Board regarding an old mobile home.† He stated that the title says 1975, and the trailer says February 1976.† He asked the Commissioners if they will let him put it in.
††††††††††† Randy Blankenship, Chief Building Inspector, stated that a third party agency inspection is required after that date.† He further stated that he looked at the mobile home and didnít see a HUD sticker.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson stated
that this issue has been addressed before, and he believes that the
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about allowing Mr. Moxley time to dispose of the mobile home and not affecting the ordinance.
††††††††††† Randy Blankenship stated that the mobile home cannot legally be hooked up according to State law and the Countyís ordinance.
††††††††††† Raymond Moxley asked about using the mobile home for storage.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson made a
motion to allow Mr. Moxley 60 days from tonight to remove the mobile home from
the County.† Commissioner
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor stated that this is an unfortunate situation.† He explained if a variance was given then the ordinance has been violated.
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor asked for public comments.
††††††††††† Barry Poole talked about the land
and location of the land that he and his parents own in the
††††††††††† Keith Parrish stated that he and his wife own Mountain Surf Seafood.† He talked about looking at this request both ways, as an economic development issue and a community request because of health concerns.† He gave an example of cancer.† He explained that they have no other place to drill another well because of the location of their property.† He stated that if their well goes dry, they are out of business.† He talked about the value of the two restaurants in the community.† He further talked about they are a close knit community and wants to see people coming into the community.
††††††††††† Keith Parrish stated that yes, they have to test their water every three months, and their water has been clean.
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor asked if the right of way was an issue for him.
††††††††††† Keith Parrish stated that wasnít an issue on his part.
††††††††††† Barry Poole and Commissioner
††††††††††† Joe Harrell gave everyone his
history of involvement in this issue.† He
explained that a state inspector asked him to provide assistance on this matter
because he had a solution in a similar situation.† He talked about the unfunded Federal mandate
regarding public water and how
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor talked about if the tanks were upgraded, then the public water supply would still apply.
††††††††††† Joe Harrell stated it would still
apply.† He further stated that as far as
he knows the tanks are fine but they would have to be tested to know for
sure.† He talked about a prior leak and how
the soil contamination is diminishing.†
He further talked about public water supply and public water system
requirements.† He talked about solutions
are to not put a tank within 500 feet of a public water supply.† He further talked about the location of water
supplies when there has been soil contamination.† He stated that concerning economic
development, in order to get industry to
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor stated that the Board will take this issue under consideration and do more research on the matter.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson
suggested that the
††††††††††† The Board of Commissioners, County
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson informed
the Board that Appalachian District Health Department has adopted a well
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to approve the subdivision as presented by the Planner.† Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.† Vote 4:0.
††††††††††† Commissioner Graylen Blevins made a motion to give preliminary approval for the Beauís View subdivision.† Commissioner Ken Richardson seconded the motion.† Vote 4:0.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson made a
motion to approve the resolution as presented by the
††††††††††† County Manager
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor stated that
he and Commissioner Herndon attended the teapot sampling in
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor asked for public comments.† None were received.†
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to enter into closed session at under NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)ólegal. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.† Vote 4:0.
††††††††††† Commissioner Ken Richardson made a
motion to adjourn the closed session at and reconvene the regular meeting.† Commissioner
††††††††††† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor stated that no decisions were made during closed session.
††††††††††† Commissioner Graylen Blevins wished everyone a happy July 4th holiday.
††††††††††† Being no further business, Commissioner
Clerk to the Board††††††††††††††††
††††††††††† WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Alleghany County, North Carolina is a party to an "Incentive Agreement" between Magnolia Manufacturing, Inc., Town of Sparta, and Alleghany County Economic Development Corporation dated as of March 13, 1998; and,
††††††††††† WHEREAS, the Alleghany County Economic Development Corporation has entered into a loan agreement with the Skyline Telephone Membership Corpora≠tion to obtain $125,000 in loan funds that will be used to finance and provide site development activities associated with the Magnolia Manufacturing, Inc. project.
††††††††††† NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of Alleghany County, North Carolina reconfirms its pledge to provide to the Alleghany County Economic Development Corporation payments of $1,488.10 due on June 5, 2000, $8,928.60 due on November 15, 2000, and then semi-annual payments of $8,928.60 due on June 5 and November 15 for each of the following years until the $125,000 loan to Alleghany County Economic Development Corporation is repaid to Skyline Telephone Membership Corporation; and,
††††††††††† †FURTHER that the Board of Commissioners will provide Alleghany County Economic Development Corporation and Skyline Telephone Membership Corporation annually a resolution and pledge in support of the loan agreement and "Incentive Agreement" that the resolution will be authorized in May of each year prior to the beginning of each new fiscal year of the county until such time as the loan between Alleghany County Economic Development Corporation and Skyline Telephone Membership Corporation is repaid.
††††††††††† Adopted this 3rd day of July, 2006.