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 Graylen Blevins opened the meeting with a prayer.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that closed session needs to be added to the agenda for economic development and Laurel Springs Volunteer Fire Department needs to be removed.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the amended agenda for this
Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for
Motion on Minutes for
RE: Finance Office Annual Report
2005/2006 Audit Contract
Soil and Water Annual Report
Laurel Springs Volunteer Fire Department Annual Report (deleted)
2. AOC-Register of Deeds Contract
3. Home & Community Care Block Grant Appointment
4. Newspaper Donation
5. Planning Committee Report
6. Other Business
7. Public Comments—30 minutes
8. Closed Session—NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (4)—economic development (added)
Joy Hines, Finance Officer, presented the audit contract with Martin Starnes & Associates for 2005-2006. She explained that the contract is $600 higher than last year.
Warren Taylor and
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the Finance Officer’s recommendation to
enter into contract with Martin Starnes & Associates for the 2005-2006
Eldon Edwards and
Warren Taylor and
Warren Taylor and
The Board of Commissioners stated their appreciation to the Finance Office.
Linda Hash came before the Board to present the annual report for the Soil and Water Conservation District. She presented a PowerPoint presentation showing their activities and accomplishments for last year. She reviewed their mission statement, board members and staff. She further reviewed the district programs including educational programs, technical/financial assistance programs, farmland preservation program and the ecosystem enhancement program. She described the accomplishments for each program. She gave the Board an activity summary that showed the number of activities and contacts they had during the year.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve budget amendment General Fund #24 in the
amount of $8,155 for the repairs and renovations at the
Chair Eldon Edwards made a motion to approve the contract with the Administrative Office of the Courts. Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve
to the Board
Warren Taylor amended his motion to approve Council on Aging to serve as the
Lead Agency for the Home & Community Care Block Grant and leave
Dick Pruitt explained the history of the newspaper and stated that he would like the paper to be displayed in a public place for everyone to be able to view it.
The Board of Commissioners and Dick Pruitt discussed ways to preserve the newspaper and where to display it.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that on behalf of the library, he could take custody of the newspaper and find the best way to preserve it.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that someone needs to make sure it is safeguarded and taken care of it.
The Board of Commissioners stated their appreciation to Dick Pruitt for the newspaper donation.
Commissioner Warren Taylor asked about the number of hours these volunteers have worked on this project.
Board of Commissioners discussed dates and times to hold the Planning Board
meeting. They decided the Planning Board
will meet on
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that something special should be done for the committee members.
Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about a citizen had came to him regarding an article in the Winston-Salem Journal about highway monies for the northwestern counties showing Alleghany County not receiving any money. He explained that after reading the article, DOT has 7.5 million dollars for this region and 3 million dollars have been allocated. He further explained that he told the citizen about Commissioner Taylor serving on the High Country RPO. He talked about the need for knowledge and input on highway projects in the County. He further talked about the majority of the improvements are repaving major roads.
Commissioner Warren Taylor stated that DOT completed a lot of paving here last year, and it is done on an as-needed basis.
Commissioner Ken Richardson stated that he will keep a running total on the road improvements.
Commissioner Warren Taylor explained the purpose and function of the RPO.
Chair Eldon Edwards talked about a fax received from Suffolk County Executive Office asking for our support on immigration reform.
Chair Eldon Edwards reminded everyone of the joint meeting with the Board of Education on March 13 at at the Board of Education’s conference room.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated that the Commissioners and Town Council have been invited to attend a luncheon at BROC on Wednesday at .
Chair Eldon Edwards mentioned the invitation to the Pine Wood Derby this weekend.
Ken Richardson talked about the two-year celebration at the
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) (4)—economic development.
The Board of Commissioners took a brief recess at .
Chair Eldon Edwards made a motion to adjourn the closed session at and reconvene the regular meeting. Commissioner Warren Taylor seconded the motion. Vote 5:0.
Chair Eldon Edwards stated no action was taken during closed session.
Being no further business, Commissioner
Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn at . Commissioner
Clerk to the Board