WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners held a budget work session on Thursday, May 11, 2006, in the Commissioners’ Conference Room, Watauga County Administration Building. Those present were: Chairman Deal, Vice-Chairman Winkler, Commissioner Blust, Commissioner Honeycutt, Commissioner Kinsey, County Manager Nelson, Assistant County Manager Geouque, and Finance Director Isaacs. Also in attendance were Watauga County School Board Members: Mr. Andy Reece, Dr. Lee Warren, Ms. Debra Miller, Mr. Lowell Younce, Dr. Bobbie Short, Watauga County Schools Superintendent, Ms. Ly Marze, Board of Education Finance Director, and Mark Hurst, Assistant School Superintendent.
Chairman Deal called the meeting to order at 4:09 P.M.
The School Board thanked the Board for their contribution and support for the upcoming fiscal year 2006-2007. The School Board requested the Board consider additional funding in the following amounts: $40,000 for sod, $50,000 for at risk program, and $70,000 to increase the supplement from $100 to $200.
Ms. Sue Counts requested the Board to include the equity pay in the fiscal year 2006-2007 budget at a total amount of $19,200.
Sheriff Mark Shook requested the Board fund the clerical position he had recommended for fiscal year 2006-2007. The Board agreed to include a clerical position and an additional deputy to enforce the Junk Car and Solid Waste Ordinances in the working budget for consideration. The Board also directed staff to prepare amendments to the Junk Car and Solid Waste Ordinances for a future meeting to reflect the change in enforcement.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 P.M.
Jim Deal, Chairman
Deron T. Geouque
Assistant County Manager