|BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS||
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
June 15, 1999
Joel Harbinson, Chairman
Chairman Joel Harbinson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Commissioner Wesley Bolick gave the Invocation and Mr. Tim Lackey led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Chairman Harbinson asked if there be any amendments or changes on the Agenda from the Commissioners. No changes were noted.
1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Harbinson
BUDGET WORK SESSIONS
Commissioner Bolick made a motion to adopt the Minutes from the Budget Work Sessions as recorded by the Clerk to the Board. Commissioner Odom seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
2. PUBLIC HEARING 1999 2000 BUDGET MESSAGE Rick French
County Manager, Rick French, gave an overview of the proposed General Fund Budget for 1999 2000 that totals $20,617,343.00. This is a 4.72% increase over the current budget, which totals $19, 686,804.00.The proposed General Fund budget includes a $.06 per $100 valuation tax increase. The total budget for the 1999-2000 fiscal year totals $27,063,526.00. This is a 2.57% decrease from the current 19981999 budget.
Details were presented of several projects and key goals for 1999 2000.
Charles McGinnis gave an update of the MAPS study of the proposed employee evaluations. The preliminary study of MAPS was received on June 15, 1999. He noted there were 12-14 positions, which needed reclassification. The average salary increase presented in the budget was 5%. This was not a 5% across the board increase but an average. County management will continue to evaluate and review the draft MAPS study.
Chairman Harbinson opened the Public Hearing for citizens present to speak.
Public Hearing Speakers:
Roger Brown, Chairman Alexander County Board of Education
Brent Fox, Alexander County Board of Education Budget Chairman
Tim Lackey, Alexander County Board of Education
Tim Mays, President, Alexander County Chamber of Commerce
Keith Herztler, Executive Director Alexander, County Chamber of Commerce
The Commissioners expressed comments about the Budget Proposal for 1999-2000.
3. UPDATE ON SALE OF THE DAYTON PROPERTY Chairman Harbinson
The building was advertised to be sold for $375,000.00, but no bids were received.
It is the consensus of the Board that the County Manager look at other options for a lease or the use of the building for county offices.
4. OTHER BUSINESS Rick French
The purpose of the contract was to provide technical assistance and instruction with human resource management and wage and hour rules and regulations. The proposed contract not to exceed $6,000.00 is included in the 1999 - 2000 budget proposal.
Motion by Commissioner Odom and second by Commissioner Robertson to accept this proposal. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
Commissioner Watts made the motion to accept the Consent Agenda. Commissioner Odom seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
Upon a motion by Commissioner Odom and second by Commissioner Robertson, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn to a closed session to discuss personnel and legal matters.
The next Public Hearing /Special Commissioners Meeting is June 22, 1999 at 7:00 PM.
Joel Harbinson, Chairman Helen P. Anthony, Clerk to the Board