Alleghany 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 Ken Richardson opened the meeting with a prayer.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that the closed session item needs to be removed from the agenda.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the amended agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for July 5, 2005 meeting
Motion on Minutes for June 6, 7, 8, 16 and 20, 2005 meetings
RE: 911 Road Names
RE: New District Program
RE: Fairgrounds Request
1. Jury Commission Appointment
2. 911 Fund Budget Amendment
3. Board of Elections Budget Amendment
4. Emergency Management Budget Amendment
5. Capital Loan Resolution and Budget Amendment
6. Annual Reports
7. Other Business
8. Public Comments—30 minutes
9. Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (6)—Personnel (deleted)
Chair Eldon Edwards recessed the regular meeting at and opened the public hearing regarding the E-911 Road Names.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments. None were received.
Chair Eldon Edwards closed the public hearing at and reconvened the regular meeting.
Linda Hash came before the Board to discuss a new program, Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP). She explained the program. She stated that she is asking for a budget line set up like the co-op budget line to run these EEP funds through.
Lynn Sprague explained what other Soil and Water districts are doing concerning grants and other funding. He further explained how the EEP program works including how one parcel could generate $800 to be used on educational programs or supplies or whatever the district board approves. He stated that the money is allocated per job. He talked about when a DOT project crosses streams; they must restore wetlands in other places.
Paul Edwards talked about the Soil and Water staff already doing this work, this action would enable Soil and Water to receive money from DOT for this work and help the Soil and Water department with funding without asking for the money from the Commissioners.
Linda Hash talked about the reimbursements and running these funds through her county budget.
Paul Edwards mentioned that one thing the money could be spent on would be dry hydrants.
Paul Edwards and Linda Hash explained the need for the revolving line item and how it would work.
Chair Eldon Edwards, Linda Hash and Paul Edwards discussed stabilizing stream banks and DOT projects.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins made a
motion to approve the request as described above by the
Chair Eldon Edwards and Commissioner
Walt Green read a prepared statement regarding the event and that people donated a lot of efforts to make the event a success for Mike Choate. He stated that the Commissioners could vote on this as being a non-recurring item. He talked about Mike Choate and how Mike has helped the county.
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that the Commissioners need to consider the fact that any other group would have a similar argument.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins talked about the amount of time that Mike has spent working at the fairgrounds on his own time.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins talked about the items that were donated would have a monetary value.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Commissioner
Commissioner Graylen Blevins stated that he doesn’t want to discourage community happenings.
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that one consideration could be to reduce the percentage amount in these situations.
Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about passing this as a one-time action to show belief in what the community tried to do and to help the family.
Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to reappoint Virginia Van Hampton to serve another term on the Jury Commission. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve budget amendments for E-911 Fund #1 in the amount of $12,821 to budget for the remainder of funds for the aerial photographs, General Fund #1 in the amount of $1,000 to budget for a technology grant for the Board of Elections and General Fund #2 in the amount of $1,376 to budget exercise grant monies in the Emergency Management budget.. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to approve the resolution regarding the loan with BB&T and budget amendment General Fund #3 in the amount of $142,285. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor asked if the reports will include program information.
Commissioner Ken Richardson mentioned the jail inspection report and asked if the Board will be given an update on the corrected items.
Commissioner Ken Richardson mentioned a letter received about the secondary road program.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that he is planning to attend the NCACC Annual Conference this year.
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that he is planning on attending, also.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that it was his understanding that the school bus garage construction has been started, and he has drove by the garage and seen no activity yet.
Chair Eldon Edwards explained his understanding about moving dirt from the Blevins property to that site. He stated that he doesn’t know their schedule.
Chair Eldon Edwards mentioned that the Choate property has been released, also.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments.
Charlie Scott talked about moving slow on the decision for the fairgrounds request in order to not have more problems down the road.
Charlie Scott stated that when the departments come to present their annual reports that pictures are good to have.
Being no further business, Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the meeting at . Chair Eldon Edwards seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Clerk to the Board