STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                                           BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF HENDERSON                                                                                  MAY 15, 2000


The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners= Conference Room of the Henderson County Office Building at 100 North King Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Those present were:  Chairman Grady Hawkins, Vice-Chairman Bill Moyer, Commissioner Renee Kumor, Commissioner Don Ward, Commissioner Marilyn Gordon, and County Manager David E. Nicholson.                         


Also present were: Finance Director J. Carey McLelland and Budget Analyst Selena Coffey.


Absent was: Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn. Mr. Nicholson prepared notes in Mrs. Corn=s absence.



Chairman Hawkins called the meeting to order and the Board proceeded with the budget review process.


FY 2000 - 2001 BUDGET


Department of Public Health

Tom Bridges, Director of the Health Department, presented the Department of Public Health=s Budget requests.  There were some additional staff requests in the State & Federally funded portions of his budget.  The Board also reviewed the Environmental Health Budget.  Commissioner Gordon informed the Board that the Board of Health is establishing a subcommittee to review the Environmental Health Program.


The Board discussed the fact that the State of NC has indicated that due to the flood in the eastern part of the State, there will be no state funding for mosquito spraying this year.  The Board of Commissioners agreed to continue funding this program at the same funding level as last year.  They also discussed the Animal Control Department including the request for two positions.


Vice-Chairman Moyer suggested that the VWIN program be transferred to the Environmental Advisory Committee.  The Board agreed.


Department of Social Services (DSS)

DSS Director Liston Smith presented the DSS Budget.  Issues included the need for a Sheriff=s Deputy for security and a Nurse to assist with their Long Term Care Program.  These both would be contracted positions.


The Board also reviewed the following:

Youth Programs

Trend Community Mental Health

Rural Transportation

Juvenile Justice Grant Program

Veteran Service Program


The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m. to reconvene at 2:00 p.m. on May 16, 2000.






                                                                                  Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board               

Grady Hawkins, Chairman