WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL MEETING FOR A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (CIP) WORK SESSION
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2001 for a CIP work session. The meeting was held in the Manager’s Conference Room of the Watauga County Courthouse.
PRESENT: Jimmy Hodges, Chairman
James Coffey, Vice-Chairman
Jack Lawrence, Sr., Commissioner
Sue Sweeting, Commissioner
Pat Wilkie, Commissioner
Robert E. Nelson, Jr., County Manager
Doris Isaacs, Finance Director
Chairman Hodges called the meeting to order at 100 P.M. welcoming those in attendance.
The County Manager presented and reviewed the Manger’s recommended Capital Improvement Plan Budget for FY 2001-2002. The County received requests totaling $4,441,038 for the current year and $38,205,583 for the five year program. The Manager recommended $2,474,343 for 2002 and $11,360,182 over the next five years for a six year total of $13,834,525. The recommended CIP may change at the direction of the Board or the Manager may make changes during the budget preparation based on available revenues and budget requests. The CIP will be adopted as a part of the overall County budget.
The Manager reviewed the anticipated capital projects for a one year, a five year, and a ten year plan. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to proceed with the one year plan that included the new Health Department building, the renovation of the Revco building as the first stage of the Government Center, and the renovation and occupancy of the Ginn House. The Manager and Board discussed the five year plan. By consensus the Board instructed staff to begin the process of obtaining an engineer for a feasibility study of a new Transfer Station/Maintenance Facility for the Sanitation Department. The Board also requested a feasibility report of the Jail/Sheriff’s Department relocation at a future regular Board Meeting.
The Manager and Finance Director presented goals and objectives regarding administration and management of the county’s departments.
The meeting adjourned at 4:50 P.M.
Substitute Clerk to the Board