Due to the Labor Day Holiday, the meeting scheduled for Monday, September 4, 2006, was held on Tuesday, September 5, 2006.

 

The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at 6:30pm in the Conference Room of the County Office Building, 90 South Main, Sparta, North Carolina.

 

            Present:  Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren Taylor, Commissioner Graylen Blevins, Commissioner Ken Richardson, County Attorney Donna Shumate, County Manager Don Adams, and Clerk to the Board Karen Evans.  Commissioner Sandy Carter Herndon was absent.

 

Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order.

 

Commissioner Graylen Blevins opened the meeting with a prayer.

 

Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the agenda for this September 5, 2006, meeting.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

6:30 PM

 

6:30                Meeting Called To Order

                        Motion on Agenda for September 5, 2006, meeting

Motion on Minutes for August 21, 2006, minutes

6:35                Public Hearing

                        RE: E-911 Road Names

6:40                Amy Pardue

                        RE:  Subdivisions Plats

6:50                Charlie Scott

                        RE:  Channel 50 Update & Request

7:00                Rescue Squad Annual Report

                        County Business

1.      Senior Citizens Roof Budget Amendment

2.      Wellness Grant Budget Amendment

3.      Library Board Appointment

4.      CJPP 2006/2007 Contract

5.      Other Business

6.      Public Comments—30 minutes

7.      Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal

NCGS 143-3188.11 (a) (6)—personnel

8.      Adjourn

 

Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the minutes for the August 21, 2006, meeting.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards recessed the regular meeting at 6:32pm and opened the public hearing regarding 911 road names. 

 

            Wendy Williams, E-911 Coordinator/Mapper, presented three road names for approval; Moonpie Lane, Peacock Lane and Rocky Ridge Lane.  She explained the location of each road. 

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments.  None were received.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards closed the public hearing on the road names at 6:34pm and reconvened the meeting.

 

            Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to approve the road names as submitted by the E-911 Coordinator/Mapper.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards stated that Amy Pardue is unable to attend this meeting because she is in the hospital, and the County Manager will be presenting the subdivisions.

 

            County Manager Don Adams reviewed Amy Pardue’s written recommendation regarding Cave Rock Estates.  He stated that it is a 165-acre track in the Cherry Lane Township being divided into 33 lots using a series of Private Standard Roads.  He further stated that she indicates she has requested that a note be put on the Final Plat indicating that Cave Rock Way will not be used as an access to Dewitt Road until the entire road has been brought up to county standards.  He said that Amy Pardue indicates that she has completed an on-site inspection of the roads and a review of the plat and finds that the proposed subdivision meets and exceeds the standards of the subdivision ordinance. 

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards and Paul Reeves talked about the road has sufficient right-of-way but hasn’t been built, and they have no plans for using the Dewitt Road entrance.  Mr. Reeves showed the location of the roads for the subdivision.

 

            Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to approve the plat for Cave Rock Estates.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.

 

            County Manager Don Adams reviewed Amy Pardue’s written recommendation regarding Beau’s View.  He stated that it is a 102.63-acre tract in the Cherry Lane Township being divided into 49 lots.  He described the roads for the subdivision.  He explained the changes from the preliminary plat are that lot #28 has been removed, an additional 15-foot easement has been added for a walking trail and an additional septic easement has been added for lot #44.

 

            Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve Beau’s View subdivision.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.

 

            Charlie Scott with Channel 50 came before the Board to discuss their expansion project.  He stated that he is asking for assistance to buy a piece of equipment; a ticker.  He explained that the ticker will allow information to be displayed on Channel 50 quickly.  He gave an example of how the ticker will work.  He stated that he is asking for $500 from Alleghany County and Travis Sturgill is requesting $500 from the Town with the Cyber Campus raising the remaining monies.  He broadcasted a brief presentation showing the operation of the ticker.

 

            Commissioner Warren Taylor and Charlie Scott talked about the number of viewers that Channel 50 has in Alleghany County.   Mr. Scott talked more about how this piece of equipment will be used.

 

            Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve Charlie Scott’s request.  Commissioner Ken Richardson seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            Stacy Henderson, Captain with the Rescue Squad, came before the Board to present their annual report.  He reviewed their statistics for the prior year including number of members, equipment, types of calls, training hours, NIMS compliance, fund-raising hours, projected upcoming trainings, and mutual aid.  He talked about how greatly the volunteers are appreciated.  He stated that they hope membership numbers improve.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards thanked Stacy Henderson for the report.

 

            County Manager Don Adams presented budget amendment General Fund #3 in the amount of $4,800 for the roof at Council on Aging. 

 

            Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve General Fund budget amendment #3 in the amount of $4,800.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            County Manager Don Adams presented budget amendment General Fund #4 in the amount of $2,612.  He explained that this is for a wellness grant from the NCACC to provide a health fair at the wellness center for employees.  He explained what the grant will include.

 

            Commissioner Graylen Blevins made a motion to approve budget amendment General Fund #4 in the amount $2,612.  Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            County Manager Don Adams presented a letter from the Library Board asking that Frances Buckle’s term on their board be extended for one year.

 

            Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to grant their request.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.

 

            County Manager Don Adams presented the 2006/2007 CJPP grant contract.   He stated that this contract is administered by New River Behavioral Healthcare.  He further stated that this year’s grant amount is $44,159.

 

            Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to approve the CJPP grant contract for 2006/2007.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that Commissioner Warren Taylor was awarded outstanding Commissioner for his works on the RPO through the High Country Council of Governments.  The Board congratulated Commissioner Taylor on this award.  Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that he is proud to accept the award.

 

            Commissioner Warren Taylor asked about upgrading the welcome signs coming into the County.  He talked about Ashe County’s signs and the Christmas tree signs are getting weathered.  He further talked about getting a cooperative effort of several groups to work on the signs.

 

            County Manager Don Adams stated that he will look into it.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards stated that he received a letter from e-NC.  He further stated the need for someone to attend this meeting on September 28 in Asheville.

 

            The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed who could attend this meeting.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments.  None were received. 

           

            Chair Eldon Edwards made a motion to enter into closed session at 7:11pm under NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal and (a) (6)—personnel.  Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards called for a brief recess at 7:11pm.

 

            Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the closed session at 8:30pm and reconvene the regular meeting.  Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

            Chair Eldon Edwards stated that no decisions were made during closed session.

 

            Being no further business, Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn at 8:31pm.   Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.  Vote 4:0.

 

Respectfully submitted,                   

 

 

Karen Evans                         

Clerk to the Board                

 

Attest:

 

 

Eldon Edwards

Chairman