††††††††††† The Alleghany
County Board of Commissioners met in special session on
††††††††††† Present:† Vice-Chair Warren Taylor, Commissioner
Graylen Blevins, Commissioner
Vice-Chair Warren Taylor called the meeting to order.
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed the upcoming Transportation Improvement Plan meeting and adding Highway 21/Roaring Gap Mountain to our list of priorities.
Commissioner Ken Richardson talked about attending the Heritage meeting last Thursday and the information that was received from that meeting.
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed medical insurance for retirees, changing the policy for all new employees, years of service and Medicare supplement.
Commissioner Ken Richardson made a
motion to allow the
The Board of Commissioners and County
Manager Don Adams discussed the decrease in valuation since the last
Commissioner Ken Richardson and County Manager Don Adams discussed the merit raise concept.
The Board said for the
The Board of Commissioners took a brief recess at .
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed meal allowances and mileage reimbursement rates including $40 per day with receipts and 0.405 cents per mile.† They continued discussing purchasing another vehicle for usage to reduce paying mileage.
The Board of Commissioners talked about the proposed lottery will assist with education.
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed the different ways to finance school construction and prior bond referendums in the County.† They talked about the Board of Educationís responsibility is to present the best option for the best education, and the Commissionerís responsibility is to finance school construction.† They also talked about finding a solution that wonít require doing this same again in five years.
Commissioner Ken Richardson asked about budget requests that havenít been turned in.
Commissioner Ken Richardson and County Manager Don Adams talked about housing inmates for additional revenues.
Commissioner Ken Richardson asked for the Planning/Recreation department to have two separate budgets.
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed costs for a bond referendum and general election questions.
The Board of Commissioners and County Manager Don Adams discussed issues concerning Dispatch operations including moving Dispatch from the central area into an old magistrateís office, personnel issues, using money from the 911 fund, Sheriff working on these issues, creating a Dispatch advisory board, issues from Fire Commission meetings, moving Dispatch to another building and parking problems at the Law Enforcement Center.
The Board stated that they are giving the Sheriff a chance to work out the issues and if he canít, go back and address the issues.
Commissioner Graylen Blevins stated that he just wants accountability for everyone and the need for more input from Chairman Edwards about the Fire Commission issues.
The Board of Commissioners continued talking about discussions prior to this meeting regarding Dispatch, ways to handle issues, housing prisoners and the jail population.
Commissioner Warren Taylor asked that
Being no further business, Commissioner Ken Richardson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at .† Commissioner Graylen Blevins seconded the motion.† Vote 4:0.
Clerk to the Board††††††††††††††††††