|BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
People's Agenda 6:45 P.M.
Chairman Harbinson gave notice that the People's Agenda was opened for the citizens of Alexander County to speak on any concerned issues.
Melissa Clouse - spoke about Dusty Ridge Park. She is not opposed to recreation, but her greatest concern is security and safety.
Phil Martin - stated it is a good time for the county to take advantage of a Wildlife area and plan for a future park.
Thelma Eckard -mentioned there is no way to provide security from the water.
Chairman Joel Harbinson called the Monthly meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Rev. Roger Underwood gave the Invocation and Ms. Kim Hertzler led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Chairman Harbinson presented Ms.Hertzler with an Alexander County pin.
Commissioner Darrell Robertson presented the Citizen of the Month Award to Dr. Ken Walters, the pastor of Stony Point Baptist Church for 15 years. His wife, Elizabeth, and daughter were present.
Chairman Harbinson acknowledged letters that were of interest to the public:
Commissioner Odom noted a letter received from a resident that we do not have Black Entertainment Network (B.E.T.), which is a concern of the Black community. Chairman Harbinson noted that B.E.T. would be available if we get the new cable agreement with Charter Communications.
Commissioner Robertson noted the Alexander County Sheriff's Department received a good Survey review from the NC Department of Health and Human Services inspection of the Alexander County Jail.
ALEXANDER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Shelley Carraway, Director, presented the following items:
Item I. - Request adoption of a resolution that our Environmental Health remain under the State's Department of Health and Human Services. Motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Robertson. The Board voted unanimously to adopt this Resolution.
Item II. - A Budget amendment for additional appropriation of $100,000.00 to be added for Contract Services in Home Health due to the increase demand of Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy. Motion by Commissioner Robertson and second by Commissioner Watts. The Board passed the motion unanimously.
Item III. - Budget Amendment #44 that $1,058.000 increase for Environmental Health supplies to be approved, which will voted on in the Consent Agenda.
Item IV. - Appointment of Dr. Joel Inman to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Walter Long on the Alexander County Health Department. Motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Odom. The motion passed unanimously.
APPOINTMENT TO JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION
The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council requested that the Board appoint Detective Hayden Bentley to replace Sheriff Ray Warren and, in addition, to appoint Suzanne Rhinehardt to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. Upon motion by Commissioner Odom and second by Commissioner Watts, the Board vote unanimously to accept these appointments.
APPOINTMENT TO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ADVISORY BOARD
Chairman Harbinson read the attached list of Appointments to the Transportation Authority Advisory Board. Motion by Commissioner Odom and second by Commissioner Watts to accept these appointments. The motion carried unanimously. (Attachment#1)
APPOINTMENT TO EQUALIZATION AND REVIEW COMMISSION
Commissioner Odom moved that Tim Keever be appointed to the Equalization and Review Commission. Commissioner Watts seconded. The Board voted unanimously in favor of this motion.
NC CLEAN WATER BOND RESOLUTION
Leah Martin, of the WPCOG, requested authorization to apply for a grant to the NC Clean Water Bond Funds. The Grant deadline is March 31, 1999. Upon a motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Odom, the Board voted unanimously for this application.
Motion by Commissioner Robertson that Alexander County set goal and vote to adopt the Resolution on Minority Business and Public Contracts compliance. Second by Commissioner Odom. The Board voted unanimously to adopt.
REQUEST FROM RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Barry Hollar, Chairman of the Recreation Advisory Committee, requested Alexander County to take over the Lease of Dusty Ridge Recreational Park in fiscal year of 1999- 2000, for the purpose of grant applications. Motion by Commissioner Robertson and second by Commissioner Odom to table this request to give the Board an opportunity to include any funding in the next budget. Motion passed unanimously by the Board.
REQUEST FROM ALEXANDER DAY REPORTING
An application to the Crime Justice Partnership Program was submitted from the County for Day Reporting for the 1999 - 2000 Fiscal Year Budget. Motion by Commissioner Odom and seconded by Commissioner Watts to accept this application. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
SCHEDULING OF PLANNING BOARD WORKSHOP
Sylvia Turnmire requested a joint Work Session of the Planning Board and County Commissioners to be held Wednesday, March 17, at 6:30 PM. Sylvia will advise the respective Boards of the location. No action that would require a motion or vote will be taken at this workshop.
COUNTY MANAGER APPOINTMENT
1. Minutes for February 16, 1999
2. Budget Amendment # 43, Senior Center to amend a net increase of $13,245.00 for expenditures in the General fund. (Attachment #2)
3. Budget Amendment #44, Environmental Health to amend a net increase of $1,058.00 for expenditures in the General fund. (Attachment #3)
4. Tax refunds for $1294.14
Upon a motion by Commissioner Robertson and second by Commissioner Odom, the Board voted unanimously to approve the above Consent Agenda items.
Upon a motion by Commissioner Odom and second by Commissioner Watts, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn to a closed session to discuss personnel and legal matters.
The next Commissioners meeting is April 6, 1999.
Helen P. Anthony, Clerk Joel C. Harbinson, Chairman
Judy Feimster, Deputy Clerk