STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                                         BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF HENDERSON                                                                                 JUNE 6, 2002


The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting at 2:00 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 Bill Moyer, Vice-Chair Marilyn Gordon, Commissioner Grady Hawkins, Commissioner Don Ward, Commissioner Charlie Messer, County Manager David E. Nicholson, Finance Director J. Carey McLelland, Assistant to the County Manager Selena Coffey, Deputy Clerk to the Board Amy R. Brantley, and Public Information Officer Chris Coulson.



Chairman Moyer called the meeting to order, stating that the purpose of the meeting was to begin the review of the FY 2002-2003 budget.  He turned the meeting over to the County Manager.



Budget Review

David Nicholson began the review of the budget.  He informed the Board of the review schedule for upcoming meetings. Ms. Coffey began the review of departments with the proposed budget for the Governing Body. Following brief discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to begin the budget deliberations with discussion of the County Manager=s list of proposed decreases to the recommended budget in the event that the County does not receive the state reimbursements. The following areas were discussed:   

1.               Schools - Current Expense and Capital Expense

2.               Personnel - Frozen Positions and New Positions

3.               Capital - Equipment and Vehicles

4.               Technology - Equipment and Software

5.               Library - Temporary Salaries and Supplies

6.               Recreation - Temporary Salaries, Supplies and Wearing Apparel

7.               Non-Profits

8.               Contingency

9.               Fund Balance


Mr. Nicholson explained the concept of transforming the current emergency youth shelter into a foster care home for children in the DSS system. He explained the financial savings, as well as the positive impact such a change would have on the children for which the court system has made the county responsible. 


Chairman Moyer made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:50. All voted in favor and the motion carried.





Amy R. Brantley, Deputy Clerk to the Board        William L. Moyer, Chairman            .