The Alleghany County Board of
Commissioners and Sparta Town Council held a joint meeting on
Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair
Warren Taylor, Commissioner
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order for the County at .
Joint County/Town Meeting
Meeting Called to Order
Motion on Agenda
Motion on Minutes
1. Water Authority Update
2. General Discussions
3. Volunteer Recognition
Mayor John Miller called the meeting to order for the Town at .
made a motion to approve the minutes for the
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that Commissioners does not need to vote on the minutes because only two Commissioners were present at that meeting.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that young librarians will be present later during this meeting to distribute a folder of information to everyone regarding the library’s needs and the upcoming bond issue. He asked everyone to take the time to read the information presented. He talked about the importance of this issue.
Edwards talked about revaluation comments from concerned citizens. He explained that if people disagree about
their value, they should fill out the form on the notice and send it to the
revaluation people. He stated that the
Robert Andrews and Chair Eldon Edwards talked about people not understanding that the tax rate will be adjusted next June. Chair Eldon Edwards talked about the revenue neutral tax rate.
Jeff Spickard with Lane Engineering gave a PowerPoint presentation explaining the history of the water project, water needs, how to meet those needs, project approach, project descriptions and project funding.
Commissioner Warren Taylor and Jeff Spickard talked about the construction timeline.
Mayor John Miller talked about this is a chance to fix the water situation for 40 years. He further talked about expanding if water is available and being able to offer industries water.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated his appreciation for the report.
Robert Andrews talked about current rates are going up to keep up with the operational costs.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Jeff Spickard talked about the depth of the water table.
Mayor John Miller talked about having members on the water authority commission.
Chair Eldon Edwards declared a brief recess at .
Chair Eldon Edwards stated on behalf of the Town Council and the Board of Commissioners, he wanted to welcome all of the volunteers present tonight and stated his appreciation for their efforts.
Being no further county business, Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at . Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Being no further town business, Robert Andrews made a motion to adjourn the meeting at . Mike Parlier seconded the motion. Vote 3:0.
Clerk to the Board