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                                NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
                                  REGULAR SESSION
                                   September 7, 2011

Be It Remembered that the Board of Commissioners of Northampton County met on
September 7, 2011 with the following present: Fannie Greene, James Hester, and Robert
Carter.

Absent: Chester Deloatch and Virginia Spruill

Agenda Work Session:

A 10-minute work session was held to discuss today’s agenda items. The following changes
were made to the agenda:

              Under Tab 5- Mr. John McLaughlin will be presenting on behalf of the Food
               Bank of the Albemarle
              Under Tab 12, add item #5-Request from NCCAR
              Under Tab 12, add item #6-Building Reuse Grant for Roanoke Electric
              Under Tab 12, add item #7-Letter of Support for Northampton Dialysis
              Remove Tab 14-Closed Session

Regular Session:

Chairwoman Greene called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Vice Chairman Hester
delivered the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Chairwoman Greene
explained the citizen comment process.

Approval of Regular Session Minutes for August 15, 2011:

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to approve the regular
minutes of August 15, 2011. Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Approval of Agenda for September 7, 2011:

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester that the agenda be adopted
with the fore-mentioned changes that were enumerated by the Chair. Question Called For: All
present voted yes. Motion carried.

Approval of Journal Entries:

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester that Journal Entries # 2, 3,
and 4 be adopted. Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.


              PLEASE SEE SIGNED, SCANNED JOURNAL ENTRIES BELOW:
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CDBG Grant Signature Cards:

Mrs. Dot Vick, Finance Officer, appeared before the Board to obtain approval of two authorized
signatures, Wayne Jenkins and Dorothy Vick, to sign requisitions for the CDBG SBEA Grant.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to appoint the following
employees to sign requisitions for the above-mentioned grant: Wayne Jenkins and Dorothy
Vick. Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Financial Report:

Mrs. Dot Vick, Finance Officer, appeared before the Board to present Northampton County’s
Operating Budget Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.




                        PLEASE SEE SCANNED REPORT BELOW:
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Hunger Action Month Proclamation:

Mr. John McLaughlin, Resource Development Director of Food Bank of Albemarle, appeared
before the Board to obtain approval of a Proclamation proclaiming September 2011 as Hunger
Action Month.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester to adopt the Proclamation
for Hunger Action Month 30 Ways in 30 Days. Question Called For: All present voted yes.
Motion carried.

Appointment to ABC Board:

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, appeared before the Board to obtain approval to reappoint
Mr. Aussie Broadnax to the Northampton County ABC Board.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter that Aussie Broadnax be
reappointed to serve on the ABC Board. Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion
carried.

Appt. to Community Advisory Committee (Nursing Home Comm.):

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, appeared before the Board to obtain approval to appoint
Ms. Rebecca Bayse to the Community Advisory Committee.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester that Rebecca Bayse,
Director of the J.W. Faison Senior Center be appointed to this position. Question Called For:
All present voted yes. Motion carried.
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Request for Public Forum in Lake Gaston Community:

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, appeared before the Board to present a letter from Mrs.
Ruby Ward requesting the Board to conduct a public forum in the Lake Gaston Community.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to take no action on this.
Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Request from NCCAR:

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, appeared before the Board on behalf of NCCAR to obtain
approval to allow a visiting company to NCCAR to conduct road testing in the area of
Occoneechee Neck.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester to grant NCCAR the
authority to proceed with the testing. Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion
carried.

Building Reuse Grant for Roanoke Electric:

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, appeared before the Board to obtain approval to partner
with Roanoke Electric and Diversified Energy to file an application with NC Rural Center for a
building reuse grant. Mr. Jenkins stated the grant requires a three percent match from the County
of funds or in-kind services. Mr. Jenkins recommended that the County expend the three percent
match of in-kind services and any cash required to be paid by others.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester that the Northampton
County Board of Commissioners assist in the preparation of the documents for this program with
the understanding that the three percent match would have to be paid by one of the other entities
and not Northampton County. Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Letter of Support for Northampton Dialysis:

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, appeared before the Board on behalf of DaVita, Inc.
requesting a letter of support to develop a new ten-station End Stage Renal Disease outpatient
hemodialysis facility in the Garysburg area.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to support the efforts of
DVA Healthcare Renal Care, Inc. to expand the dialysis services in Northampton County.
Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Public Hearing-No Wake Zone Cove of Little Emporia:

Chairwoman Greene recessed regular session and convened a public hearing.
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Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, conducted a public hearing stating that the purpose of this
public hearing is to receive public comment regarding the request to the North Carolina Wildlife
Resource Commission to assess a no wake zone in the Cove of Little Emporia in Henrico, North
Carolina.

Chairwoman Greene called for public comments:

Mr. Dell Joyner, citizen who requested the no wake zone, made comments in reference to the
safety issue wherein the cove is too narrow for wake boats traveling at a high speed.

Mr. Charles Vaughan, County Attorney, asked Mr. Joyner how wide is cove at the suggested
buoy. Mr. Joyner estimated about 180 feet across.

Mr. Jack Saunders made comments in reference to how narrow that cove is and agreed with Mr.
Joyner.

Commissioner Carter noted that in Mr. Joyner’s letter he stated that he agrees to pay for the
placement and upkeep of the buoy.

Chairwoman Greene closed the public hearing and reconvened regular session.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to adopt this resolution.
Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

CDBG-SS Project Contract Award:

Mr. Mike Scott, PRO, appeared before the Board to obtain approval to award a contract to Billy
Earp and Son Construction, Inc. to provide demolition and asbestos removal for the CDBG-SS
Project.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester to award the contract to
Billy Earp and Son for $16,000 to provide demolition and asbestos services for the three subject
housing units. Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Request Date & Time for Public Hearing-ROAP Grant:

Ms. Debby Warren, Office on Aging Director, appeared before the Board to request a date and
time for a public hearing on the Rural Operating Assistance Program through the North Carolina
Department of Transportation.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to approve the date of
September 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of the Rural Operating Assistance Program
through the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Question Called For: All present
voted yes. Motion carried.
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School Agreement:

Ms. Sue Gay, Health Director, appeared before the Board to obtain approval of a contract for
school nursing services between Northampton County and Northampton County Schools.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter that the Northampton
County Board of Commissioners approve the contract for school nursing services between
Northampton County and Northampton County Schools. Question Called For: All present
voted yes. Motion carried.

2011 Resolution to DOT:

Ms. Sue Gay, Health Director, appeared before the Board to obtain approval of a 2011
Resolution to the Department of Transportation requesting the Department of Transportation to
research, review data, and put a plan of action into place that will reduce and possibly eliminate
the loss of life on Highway 186 in Northampton County due to the fatalities that have occurred in
that area.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester to adopt this 2011
Resolution to be sent to the Department of Transportation. Question Called For: All present
voted yes. Motion carried.

Phase V Water System Improvements:

Mr. Billy Martin, Public Works Director, appeared before the Board to obtain approval to
proceed with the proposed areas for the Phase V Water System Improvements Project.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to approve the Public
Works Department to proceed with construction of the Phase V Water Improvements by filing
application with the Local Government Commission. Question Called For: All present voted
yes. Motion carried.

Professional Services Agreement-Phase V Water Project:

Mr. Billy Martin, Public Works Director, appeared before the Board to obtain approval of a
Professional Services Engineering Agreement between Northampton County and McKim and
Creed, P.A.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester to approve and execute the
Professional Services Agreement with McKim and Creed for the Phase V Water Improvements.
Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Resolution-Industrial Access Road:

Mr. Gary Brown, EDC Director, appeared before the Board to obtain approval of a Resolution of
the Northampton County Board of Commissioners in Support of an Economic Development
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Project Application to the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Department
of Transportation to fund the construction of an industrial access road on SR 1200 to support the
Enviva Project.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to adopt this resolution.
Question Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Citizens/Board Comments:

Chairwoman Greene called for citizen comments:

Mr. Jack Saunders made comments in reference to the reason for the request by Mrs. Ruby Ward
for a public forum on Lake Gaston, matters being discussed today affecting next year’s budget,
looking at salary increase and increasing healthcare costs, and the cost of the Phase V Water
Project.

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, explained the retiring of bond indebtedness and the
payment of the debt.

Mr. Eugene Taylor made comments in reference to the County farming out services, such as the
third party billing for EMS, instead of creating jobs to employ some of Northampton County’s
unemployed citizens.

Mr. Wayne Jenkins, County Manager, explained of personnel costs being a large part of the
budget, what the County did not have to invest in by contracting those services, and the terms of
the agreement.

Mr. Taylor asked how many other services is the County farming out. Mr. Jenkins stated solid
waste has contracted services. Mrs. Vick stated CJPP has contracted services for professional
services and drug program, DSS, and Health Department has some, but she will have to get the
list.

Mr. Jenkins stated contract services are cheaper than adding personnel.

Mr. Bennett Taylor made comments in reference to the Governor signing a proclamation
proclaiming the month of September as Diversity Month and asked the Board if they would
consider doing something on that order in Northampton County.

Mr. Jenkins suggested amending the agenda to add this and take action and publicly
acknowledge and promote September as Diversity Month in Northampton County.

A motion was made by Robert Carter and seconded by James Hester to amend the agenda to
include the so stated comment from the County Manager and that the Northampton County
Board of Commissioners and Northampton County acknowledges public awareness and
promotion of the month of September as Diversity Month in Northampton County. Question
Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.
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Chairwoman Greene called for Board comments:

Commissioner Carter asked for the schedule of bond indebtedness to be provided to the Board.
Mrs. Vick stated she will provide that.

Chairwoman Greene reminded everyone of the Resolution that was adopted recognizing 9/11 as
Firefighter’s Day.

Mr. Jenkins reminded everyone of the flag ceremony in Woodland on Saturday.

Chairwoman Greene also reminded everyone of the ribbon cutting for the Duck Thru in
Woodland tomorrow.

A motion was made by James Hester and seconded by Robert Carter to adjourn. Question
Called For: All present voted yes. Motion carried.




Kimberly L. Turner, Clerk to the Board

“r.m. 09-07-11”

								
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