Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren
Taylor, Commissioner Graylen Blevins, Commissioner
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order.
Vice-Chair Warren Taylor opened the meeting with a prayer.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the amended agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for
Motion on Minutes for July 21, 2003 meeting
RE: Farmland Preservation Program
RE: Solid Waste Billing
1. Prostate Cancer Awareness Proclamation
2. Family Day Proclamation
3. WCC Trustee Appointment
4. Recreation: Fairgrounds Analysis
5. Architectural Survey (added)
6. Other Business
7. Public Comments—30 minutes
The Board of Commissioners talked about scheduling a public hearing at the next meeting for consideration of this ordinance.
DW Miles handed out letters to the Board explaining his requests of the Board. He talked about the action by the Board making landlords responsible for their tenant’s solid waste bills and the Patio’s solid waste fees. He explained that he didn’t think it was right to make the property owners responsible for their tenant’s fees when the property owner doesn’t receive any services for the fees. He explained that the Patio had been leased out until June 2001 at which time he began running the Patio. He talked about solid waste fees from the Patio being attached to his tax bill prior to 2001 and the rate the Patio is being charged now. He explained that the Patio has a Dumpster that is used by three other businesses.
The Board of Commissioners asked about alternative ways to collect the delinquent fees, what other counties do and Dumpster fees.
The Board of Commissioners asked County Manager
DW Miles reviewed two other concerns noted on his letter; need for another category of roads in the subdivision ordinance and the flood ordinance.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the proclamation for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the
proclamation for National Family Day.
Chair Eldon Edwards called for a 5-minute recess at .
Clerk to the Board
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that his problem is
The Board of Commissioners talked about the policy of obligating the County for purchasing their property, no other land available around the Fairgrounds and funds that could be used to pay for the property.
Genia George talked about the need and purpose for purchasing the additional property.
Eldon Edwards asked for vote on the floor.
Vote 3:2 (Graylen Blevins,
Chair Eldon Edwards reminded everyone of the land-use guidance plan from several years ago that might offer some helpful information.
Eldon Edwards reminded everyone of the invitation to attend the cookout at
Charleston Forge on
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments.
Genia George stated that she is in support of the Commissioners’ action tonight concerning the Fairgrounds.
Being no further business, Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the meeting at . Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Clerk to the Board
”PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH”
WHEREAS, in the year 2003, the month of September is declared National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and
WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men; and,
WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 39,600 new cases of cancer this year in North Carolina, of which 6,800 will involve cancer of the prostate, which will result in an estimated 900 deaths; and,
WHEREAS, about 25% of prostate cancer affects men under the age of 65, during their prime years at work and, at any age, deaths due to prostate cancer devastate families, through loss of income, partnership, and support; and,
WHEREAS, mortality rates in African-American men are more than two and a half times as high as rates in Caucasian men; and,
WHEREAS, prostate cancer has accounted for, on average, 16 percent of the nation's cancer burden, yet it has received, on average, only about 5 percent of the funds this nation commits to cancer research; and,
WHEREAS, we do not fully understand the factors that contribute to the development and progression of prostate cancer into an aggressive disease, and additional research is important to refine the screening and treatment of prostate cancer, and to ensure efficient delivery of these health care services by a unified standard of care; and
WHEREAS, educating the people of Alleghany County including health care providers, about Prostate Cancer and early detection strategies is crucial to saving men’s lives and preserving and protecting our families; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners does hereby proclaim the month of September 2003, as “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month” in Alleghany County, and urge all men in Alleghany County to become aware of their own risks of prostate cancer, talk to their health care providers about prostate cancer and, whenever appropriate, be screened for the disease. The Board further encourages all residents to become involved in the war on prostate cancer through this city's education and advocacy initiatives.
Adopted this the 4th day of August, 2003.
FAMILY DAY – A DAY TO EAT DINNER WITH YOUR CHILDREN PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol and nicotine
constitute the greatest threats to the well-being of
WHEREAS, surveys conducted by the
WHEREAS, teenagers who virtually never eat dinner with their families are 72 percent more likely than the average teenager to use illegal drugs, alcohol and cigarettes;
WHEREAS, teenagers who almost always eat dinner with their families are 31 percent less likely than the average teenager to use illegal drugs, alcohol and cigarettes;
WHEREAS, the correlation between family dinners and reduced risk for teen substance abuse are well documented;
WHEREAS, parental influence is known to be one of the most crucial factors in determining the likelihood of substance abuse by teenagers;
WHEREAS, family dinners have long constituted a substantial pillar of family
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the
Adopted this the 4th day of August, 2003.