|BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS||
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
May 4, 1999
ABSENT: David Odom
Chairman Joel Harbinson call the Peoples' Agenda meeting to order at 6:45 P.M. in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Alexander County Courthouse. No citizens were present to participate.
Chairman Harbinson called the Regular Commissioners meeting to order at 6:50 PM. Several announcements were mentioned.
Rev. Chase White gave the Invocation. Ms. Jessica Bumgarner led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Chairman Harbinson made recommendations that four (4) items be added to the Regular Agenda:
Commissioner Bolick made a motion to add these items to the Regular Agenda and Commissioner Watts second the motion. The Board voted unanimously.
PROPERTY CONSENT TO LEASE AND LEASE AGREEMENT
Mr. David Robinette represented the Town of Taylorsville requesting that Alexander County grant a lease to the property for a 250,000-gallon water tower to be built that will help the Sugar Loaf and Vashti communities water services.
Commissioner Watts made a motion that a letter should be written to the Town of Taylorsville granting use of this property and that Alexander County will retain their rights to the tower and antenna services. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Robertson and the board voted unanimously.
REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S MEETING
Ms. Sylvia Turnmire, Alexander Countys Planning Director, stated that the Planning Session held May 6, 1999, made recommendations that required a Public Hearing for the Department of Transportation on the Patterson Road # 1496 to be extended. She requested an additional Commissioners Meeting to held May 18,1999.
Upon motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Bolick, the Board voted unanimously to have a Commissioners Meeting May 18, 1999.
APPOINTMENT TO TOWN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
A third person living in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of Alexander County was asked to be appointed to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment at this meeting. Mr. Lonnie E. Hayes was nominated.
Motion by Commissioner Bolick and second by Commissioner Robertson that Lonnie Hayes be the third person on the Town Board of Adjustment representing Alexander County. The Board voted unanimously.
County Manager, Rick French, recommended that Section 2 (B) to read: Elected Commissioners, County Managers, and the County Attorney are exempt from all provisions of this policy.
Section 2 (C ) 1. Article II The Classification Plan (Delete)
Section 2 (C ) 2. Article III The Pay Plan (Delete)
For the Uniform Administration of the personnel ordinance, all employees are to be credited personnel benefits at the same level of accrual. Any amendments in conflict with this provision are resended or deleted. These amendments and deletions are to be effective as of June 1, 1999.
Upon motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Robertson, the Board voted unanimously to adopt these Personnel Ordinances.
UPDATE ON SALE OF DAYTON PROPERTY
Commissioner Watts gave the update that the Dayton Property had been advertised for sale with a minimum bid of $400,000.00. No bids had been received as of May 3, 1999. The County Manager will review.
No Action Taken.
NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY PROCLAMATION
The Catawba Valley Cancer Control Network requested that the Board proclaim June 5, 1999, as National Cancer Survivors Day in Alexander County. It was stated that Alexander Countys local Cancer Society would begin their activities May 14, 1999, at 6:00 PM at Alexander Central High School through June 5.
Motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Robertson to approve the Cancer Survivors Day Proclamation with the Board s vote being unanimous. It was recommended that Catawba Valley and the local cancer participants should be invited to the Commissioners Meeting on June 1 at 6:45 PM.(Attachment #1)
ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS
NC DOT SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
The County Manager will meet with Clay Lunsford, Commissioner Robertson, and local DOT personnel to draft a letter to Ray Spangler, NC Department of Transportation, PO Box 74, Shelby, NC 28150.
Upon motion by Commissioner Robertson and second by Commissioner Watts, the board voted unanimous to make these Safety recommendations to the state DOT.
WATER LINE RELOCATED AT SCHOOLS
It is recommended that the Department of Transportation move the water line 8 10 ft from its current location at Alexander Central High and Wittenburg schools.
Motion by Commissioner Robertson and second by Commissioner Bolick to make this recommendation for the Department of Transportation. The Board voted unanimous.
ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ALEXANDER COUNTY SCHOOL VIOLENCE / SAFETY TASK FORCE
It was the consensus of the Board that Commissioner Watts contact the Board of Education and offer assistance in establishing a School Violence Task Force.
APPOINTMENT TO PLANNING BOARD
Sylvia Turnmire stated that Phil Icard resigned his position with the Alexander County Planning Board and staff recommended Wendell Kirkman to serve as his replacement.
Upon motion by Commissioner Bolick and second by Commissioner Watts, the Board voted unanimous to accept the resignation of Phil Icard and appoint Wendell Kirkman to the Planning Board.
ADOPTION OF "OPPOSING NON-FEDERAL SHARE MENTAL HEALTH MEDICAID FUNDING" RESOLUTION FOR ALEXANDER COUNTY
Commissioner Watts read the Rowan County Resolution opposing counties asked to provide 50% Funding of the Non-Federal Share for Mental Health Medicaid Services. He recommended that we adopt a similar resolution and forward copies to the 100 counties in the state.
Motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Bolick. The Board voted unanimously.(Attachment #2)
Two corrections were noted in the April 6, 1999 minutes: clarification on the EMS Budget request and an increase in Budget Amendment #48 by $11,000.00 per the County Manager.
Upon motion by Commissioner Watts and seconded by Commissioner Bolick, the Board voted to adopt the Consent Agenda with two corrections stated.
The Consent Agenda adopted Commissioners Meeting Minutes for March 30, 1999 and the April 6,1999 Commissioners Meeting
Budget Amendments # 47, #48, #49, #50, and #51. (Attachments#3 - #7)
Tax Refund for $513.79 and Tax Releases for $2819.75
Motion by Commissioner Watts and second by Commissioner Robertson to moved to the Closed Session and return to the open Meeting for the adjournment.
Joel Harbinson, Chairman Helen P. Anthony, Clerk to the Board