The Alleghany County Board of
Commissioners met in regular session on
Present: Chair Eldon Edwards, Vice-Chair Warren
Chair Eldon Edwards called the meeting to order and opened with a prayer.
Monday, November 15, 2004
10:00 Meeting Called To Order
Motion on Agenda for November 15, 2004 meeting
Motion on Minutes for November 1, 2004 meeting
RE: Tax Releases & Refunds
10:15 April Caudill
RE: Part-Time Transportation Position
10:25 Joan Sherif
RE: Library Report
10:35 Bryan Starnes
RE: Annual Audit—Fiscal Year 2003/2004
1. I-74 Resolution
2. Rock Creek Subdivision
3. Other Business
4. Public Comments—30 minutes
Bryan Starnes, Martin Starnes and Associates, presented the annual financial audit for Fiscal Year 2003/2004. He reviewed the highlights of the audit.
Chair Eldon Edwards and Commissioner Warren Taylor expressed their appreciation to Bryan Starnes for his presentation.
Mary Walker, Tax Administrator, presented the October 2004 real property requests in the amount of $84.10 for refunds and $846.76 for releases.
Mary Walker, Tax Administrator, presented the October 2004 automobile requests in the amount of $225.90 for refunds and $732.37 for releases.
Warren Taylor made a motion to approve the automobile requests in the amount of
$225.90 for refunds and $732.37 for releases.
Walker, Tax Administrator, presented letters from David Wooten and Virgil
Wooten requesting the solid waste fee be released on their properties. She explained that they both live in
Mary Walker, Tax Administrator, presented a letter from Gertrude Joines asking for the solid waste fee to be removed on a house that no one lives in and no one has lived in the house since 2000. She talked about how the fee for this property had been released in prior years.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a
motion to approve the request as presented by the Tax Administrator. Commissioner
Mary Walker, Tax Administrator, talked about looking for a letter from Larry Halsey’s discovery and that she hasn’t been able to find a letter regarding the discovery. She stated that Mr. Halsey paid the taxes but asked that the penalties be released due to not being notified of the discovery. She reviewed the events leading up to the discovery. She further reviewed the discovery process.
The Board of Commissioners, County
Manager Don Adams and
Mary Walker, Tax Administrator, presented a motor-vehicle appeal for a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She stated that the Bill of Sale is $20,550 dated August 2004 and that value is her recommendation.
April Caudill, Transportation Director, came before the Board to discuss adding a part-time billing clerk. She talked the amount of miles the transportation program is traveling each week and how the workload is increasing. She talked about how this change will affect the Transportation budgets.
Joan Sherif, Northwestern Regional Library, gave the Board highlights of Alleghany County Library activities for 2003-2004. She talked about the NC Live.org program. She expressed their appreciation to the County for all of the support the Commissioners has given the library.
The Board of Commissioners thanked Ms. Sherif for the presentation.
Debbie Brewer invited the Board to attend an Indian Program tonight at the Library.
Commissioner Warren Taylor made a
motion to approve the resolution as presented by the
Chair Eldon Edwards talked about receiving a letter regarding the Challenge for Children. He stated that he thinks the Board should express their appreciation to Sandy Ashley and the Department of Social Services for their actions in the Challenge for Children.
Commissioner Warren Taylor talked about a brochure showing the overall health of children improving.
The Board of Commissioners talked about sending a letter going to the Department of Social Services.
Warren Taylor also expressed his appreciation to Commissioner
Eldon Edwards presented a plaque to Commissioner
Chair Eldon Edwards welcomed Commissioner-elect Ken Richardson to our meeting.
Chair Eldon Edwards asked for public comments. None were received.
Being no further business, Commissioner
Warren Taylor made a motion to adjourn the meeting at . Commissioner
Clerk to the Board
ADVANCEMENT OF ROADWAY PROJECTS
ALONG INTERSTATE 74 CORRIDOR
WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is recognized as the sixth fastest growing state in the Nation and the third fastest growing state east of the Mississippi River; and
WHEREAS, the approved routing of Intestate 74 which enables greater access to rural areas of the state is an integral part of the highway system for the State of North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, economic development, tourism, and job creation will benefit through the construction of Interstate 74 that serves the citizens and visitors of North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, the construction of Transportation Improvement Program projects U-2579 (Forsyth County) and R-2606 (Randolph County) are vitally important for completion of the North Carolina segment of I-4; and
WHEREAS, this resolution is an instrument to express the unified support of communities along the Interstate 74 corridor for advancement of construction and completion of this project within the State of North Carolina.
WHEREAS, Alleghany County has a great need for US Highway 21 South to be brought up to two-lane standards (R-3101) and the completion of the Sparta Western Loop to complete the extension project around Sparta (R-4060); and,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the
Alleghany County Board of Commissioners supports the advancement of
Adopted this the 15th day of November, 2004.