June 27, 2000
The Alexander County Board of Commissioners held an extended meeting with the Board of Education on June 27, 2000 in the Commissioner's Room in the Alexander County Courthouse, Taylorsville, North Carolina. The meeting was extended from the June 20, 2000 meeting.
Chairman Watts called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
REPORT ON BUFFERS IN THE CATAWBA RIVER BASIN
Corey Teague, Planner, gave a report on buffers in the Catawba River Basin. Mr. Teague stated that the Planning & Development Department had contacted Bobby White, Caldwell County Manager, Dan McClure, Soil and Water Conservation, and Guy Barriger, member of the Bi-State Catawba River Task Force, in reference to the Catawba River Basin questionnaire sent out by Bill Holman, Secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The questions and responses were presented to the Board.
After presentation of the questions and answers to the Board, Commissioner Robertson made a motion for the following:
Commissioner Odom seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
Chairman Watts stated that the July 11th Commissioner's meeting will be rescheduled for July 25, 2000 in the Commissioner's Room in the Alexander County Courthouse. Chairman Watts also stated that a Special Meeting may be called prior to the July 25th meeting.
At 7:45 p.m., Commissioner Odom made a motion to meet in Closed Session to discuss Board of Education lease agreements and contracts. Commissioner Harbinson seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
At 9:15 p.m., the Board returned to Open Session after discussion of the Board of Education lease agreements and contracts. Commissioner Robertson made a motion to appropriate the 3rd and 4th quarter 1/2 cent sales tax monies (approximately $700,000) to the Alexander County schools projects, totaling $7,250,000 when combined with the current money available through the Board of Education ($6.6 million) and also to delay Ellendale school bids until January to allow further Commissioner and School staff input. This motion is based on contact with and feedback from the Ellendale community and also multi-prime contracts. Commissioner Odom seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
Commissioner Harbinson stated that he was very appreciative of the Board of Education for their hard work during the planning stages of these projects. Roger Brown stated that he appreciated the Board of Commissioners working with them during this time. Dr. Wylie Doby, Superintendent also thanked the Board for their cooperation and stated that he, as well as Board of Education members, would proceed with needed preparations for the beginnings of the projects.
There being no further business, Commissioner Odom made a motion to adjourn at 9:25 p.m. Commissioner Harbinson seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.
John F. Watts, Chairman Jamie C. Millsaps, Clerk to the Board