STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY OF HENDERSON MAY 28, 2003
The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners= Meeting Room of the County Office Building.
Those present were: Chairman Grady Hawkins, Vice-Chairman Larry Young, Commissioner Bill Moyer, Commissioner Charlie Messer, Commissioner Shannon Baldwin, County Manager David E. Nicholson, and Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn. Also present were Budget and Management Director Selena Coffey, Finance Director J. Carey McLelland, and Deputy Clerk to the Board Amy Brantley.
CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME
Chairman Hawkins called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.
Chairman Hawkins asked the Commissioners to look at their calendars. He asked about changing the time of two of the previously set budget workshops to help accommodate the Commissioners who have daytime jobs. Following discussion and calendar review, Chairman Hawkins made the motion to change the workshop scheduled for June 13 to Thursday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
More review and discussion followed with Chairman Hawkins making the motion to change the workshop scheduled for June 6th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Chairman Hawkins stated that the Board reviewed revenues at the last budget workshop and finished those. The Board was ready to start reviewing expenses. He turned the meeting over to David Nicholson.
Mr. Nicholson briefly reviewed fund balance with the Board and distributed a hand-out entitled AFive Year Available Fund Balance History@.
He also informed the Board that Fire Departments had been invited to attend the Commissioners= meeting on June 2, especially those departments who had requested a tax rate increase. It looks like a light agenda for that meeting so Mr. Nicholson felt that the Board would review Fire Department Budgets as part of that agenda. He then turned the meeting over to Selena Coffey.
REVIEW OF EXPENDITURES/General Fund Departmental Summaries
Ms. Coffey began review with the Board of Departmental Summaries, starting with AGoverning Body@ on page 11 of the Budget Detail and going through page 26 AInformation (IT) Technology Department@.
She reviewed Non-Profits with the Board and distributed a hand-out entitled ANON-PROFIT REQUEST SUMMARY@.
Mr. Nicholson briefly addressed a new department that he had proposed - ACable Programming@. It was the general consensus of the Board not to begin a new department at this time in this tight budget cycle. The Board felt this could be revisited at a later time.
The Board gave staff direction during discussions as well as made requests for some additional information.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman Hawkins made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board Grady Hawkins, Chairman