Alleghany County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on
Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren
Taylor, Commissioner Graylen Blevins, Commissioner Ken Richardson,
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Warren Taylor opened the meeting with a prayer.
Graylen Blevins asked that Roger Brady be added to the agenda before
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the amended agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for
Motion on Minutes for
Board of Elections
RE: Voting Machines
Roger Brady (added)
1. Inmate Liability
2. Health Insurance Discussions
3. Property / Corner of Jones and
4. Reimbursement Resolution (added)
5. Other Business
6. Public Comments—30 minutes
7. Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the minutes for the
Ed Adams, Chair Board of Elections, talked about the actions by the State requiring all counties to purchase new voting machines before the primary in May. He explained that the County’s current voting machines have been decertified and cannot be used. He further explained that the Board of Elections has attended meeting in the State and are recommending a new voting machine in accordance to the guidelines.
Frank Galizia with Print Elect,
distributor for ES&S, displayed the new DRE voting machine. He showed everyone how the voting machines
work. He explained how these voting
Commissioner Warren Taylor, Commissioner Ken Richardson and Frank Galizia discussed the paper in the machines that produces the paper trail which stays in the machine.
Commissioner Ken Richardson and Frank Galizia talked about curbside voting would have to be a paper ballot.
Frank Galizia explained how the polls are closed, votes are tabulated and sent to the local Board of Elections’ office. Ed Adams and Frank Galizia discussed the time frame for having the election results completed.
Commissioner Warren Taylor and Ed Adams discussed the current machines.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Frank Galizia discussed the election counts stay on the machines’ memory until it is downloaded.
The Board of Commissioners and Frank Galizia discussed the warranty and service on the new machines, paper supplier for the thermal paper and battery backups.
Frank Galizia stated that ES&S
has been working on the machines for the certification process for two years. He further stated that these machines were
Ed Adams handed out information to the Board regarding the DRE machines.
Frank Galizia talked about the contract with the State says half of the machines within 30 days of order and everything else within 60 days.
The Board of Commissioners, County
Commissioner Warren Taylor thanked the Board of Elections for their planning and information that they provided concerning the new equipment.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about the reasons for the changes primarily the Federal law that requires new machines.
Chair Eldon Edwards called for a brief recess at .
Sheriff Mike Caudill presented the
annual report for the
Commissioner Warren Taylor asked about the County being responsible for his medical bills at that prison.
Steve Cothren stated that the County must pay a portion of his medical bills plus his medication.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Mike Caudill discussed why we aren’t housing federal inmates any more.
Commissioner Ken Richardson asked the Sheriff if there is anything that the County can do to make his job easier.
Mike Caudill stated that he wasn’t sure but he did appreciate what the Commissioners have already done.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked about the progress of the dispatch area being renovated.
Mike Caudill stated that they are waiting on a third person to bid on the consoles. He talked about a more reasonable way to soundproof the area. He said that the handicap bathroom has been the hold up. He stated that the console people should be here by the 10th of next month.
Chair Eldon Edwards thanked the Sheriff for his report.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins thanked the Sheriff for bringing people to justice.
Mike Caudill talked about churches
that have been broken into here and surrounding counties. He stated that the people have been found in
Roger Brady came before the Board to
discuss taking recycling from
Chair Eldon Edwards and Roger Brady discussed County-owned property being used at the recycling center and how often the recyclables are cleaned up.
Commissioner Ken Richardson asked
what is in it for the
Roger Brady stated that he is comfortable that he can do the additional work. He described his workweek and pickup schedules.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Roger Brady talked about how they will take the cardboard to Hillsville if it isn’t brought here.
Commissioner Warren Taylor talked
about how the County works closely with
Chair Eldon Edwards talked about postponing a decision until the new contract is discussed.
Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about trying Mr. Brady’s request for 30 days but he also agrees with Commissioner Edwards.
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that he doesn’t see a problem if it can be done legally.
Commissioner Warren Taylor talked about the citizens’ complaints if the center is not kept clean.
Chair Eldon Edwards said that the contract would be reviewed to see what we can do with it.
Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about a pilot program though the State where four counties joined the State’s health insurance plan and saved a lot of money. He stated that this pilot program was offered by the General Assembly.
Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the reimbursement resolution. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Chair Eldon Edwards presented a letter from Susie Gambill talking about creating a court security committee for the courtroom and courthouse. He reviewed the letter including the first meeting that has been held, attendance for that meeting, meeting semi-annually and people recommended to serve on the committee including one Commissioner.
Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to approve their request that a Commissioner serve on court security committee.
Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion on the floor. Vote 4:0.
Commissioner Warren Taylor mentioned a letter he received regarding NCDOT is doing a feasibility study to upgrade US 21 down the mountain. He stated that they invite comments and concerns regarding this roadway. He explained that the study will be the entire length of the mountain.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that the Board should encourage this and support this action.
Commissioner Warren Taylor talked about a response letter to express our appreciation for DOT starting the feasibility study and show them that we are very supportive of this project.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that he thinks it should be copied to our representatives.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments. None were received.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to enter into closed session at under NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)—legal. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins made a motion to adjourn the closed session at and reconvene the regular meeting. Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated no action was taken during closed session.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a motion to contract with Smith Moore, LLP for legal services. Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Being no further business, Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to adjourn at . Chair Eldon Edwards seconded the motion. Vote 4:0.
Clerk to the Board
DECLARATION OF OFFICAL INTENT TO REIMBURSE
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Alleghany County, North Carolina does hereby adopt the following declaration (the “Declaration”) of official intent to reimburse.
This declaration (the “Declaration”) is made pursuant to the requirements of the United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2 and is intended to constitute a Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse under such Treasury Regulations Section.
The undersigned is authorized to declare the official
Expenditures to be Incurred. The
Issuer anticipates incurring expenditures (the “Expenditures”) to construction
an eight classrooms / multipurpose room addition at
2. Plan of Finance. The Issuer intends to finance a portion of the costs of the Project with proceeds of debt to be issued by the Issuer (the “Borrowing”), the interest on which is to be excluded from gross income for Federal income tax purposes.
3. Maximum Principal Amount of Debt to be Issued. The maximum principal amount of the Borrowing to be incurred by the Issuer to finance the Project is $1,950,000.
4. Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse. The Issuer hereby declares its official intent to reimburse itself and the Alleghany County Board of Education with the proceeds of the Borrowing for any of the Expenditures incurred by it or the Alleghany County Board of Education prior to the issuance of the Borrowing.
Adopted this the 10th day of January, 2006.