Minutes of the May 17, 2021 County Commission Special Session

NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL COUNTY

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met in Special Session on May 17, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the EDC Conference Room, Administration Building, and Bakersville, NC.  Those present for the meeting were: Steve Pitman, Vice Chairman; Harley Masters, Member; Brandon Pittman, Member; Tim Greene, County Manager; Christy Young, Clerk to the Board, Mavis Parsley; Finance Director; Glenda Shuffler, Human Resource Director; Lloyd Hise, County Attorney, and Dean Grindstaff, Assistant County Attorney.  Chairman Vern Grindstaff and Member Jeff Harding were unable to attend.

  1. CALL TO ORDER
    Vice-Chairman Steve Pitman called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
  2. INVOCATION
    Member Brandon Pittman gave the invocation.
  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    Member Harley Masters led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. ETHICS AWARNESS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST REMINDER:
    In accordance with the State Government Ethics Act, it is the duty of every Board member to avoid both conflicts of interest and appearance of conflict. Does any board member have any known conflicts of interest or appearances of conflict with respect to any matters coming before the Board?  If so, please identify the conflict or appearance of conflict and refrain from any undue participation in the particular matter involved.
  5. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
    none.
  6. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
    Member Brandon Pittman made a motion to adopt the agenda.  Member Masters seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.
  7. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
    1. Budget Amendment #7 – Fiscal Year 2020-2021:  Finance Director, Mavis Parsley presented Budget Amendment #7 to the Board of Commissioners (a copy is hereby attached and becomes a part of the minutes).  Member Brandon Pittman made a motion to approve the Budget Amendment.  Member Harley Masters seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.
    2. Budget Update:  Finance Director, Mavis Parsley updated the Board on the changes to proposed 2021-2022 Budget (a copy of the Budget notes are attached and hereby becomes a part of the minutes).  Ms. Parsley stated that DSS vehicle cost reimbursement was only going to be 30%; therefore the county’s cost would be $58,600.  She also stated that sales tax projections came in lower in March.  The Board agreed to fund two DSS vehicles for the upcoming Budget year.
  8. CLOSED SESSION: The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners held a closed session in accordance to NC General Statute 143-318.11 (6):  To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee.

    Member Brandon Pittman made a motion to enter closed session at 6:21 p.m.  Member Harley Masters seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

    Vice-Chairman Steve Pitman made a motion to exit closed session at 8:22 p.m.

  9. BOARD COMMENTS
    none.
  10. ADJOURNMENT
    Member Brandon Pittman made a motion to adjourn at 8:23 p.m.  Member Harley Master seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.