Last updated: January 28. 2014 8:55PM - 399 Views
By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

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YADKINVILLE — It was all business at the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday evening, with many of the votes dealing with budgetary issues.

Below is a recap of the budget amendments and additional matters considered by commissioners:

Human Services/Environmental Health — transferred $35,000 from its existing budget of salaried positions to fund contracted part-time employees.

Human Services/Medical Clinic —shifted $13,272 in monies from Maternal Health Salary to Immunization Salary and Fringe. Officials indicated that an increase in immunization coding on time sheets has caused a negative in the immunization budget. The former Immunization Salary budget was $9,758. The new budget is now $20,072.

Human Services/Preparedness —transferred $13,253 from Contract Services to the Equipment and Supplies unit. Officials stated the transfer allows for the purchase of software to equip two PODS with scanning technology, EMS and Medical Clinic. Officials said that they will be able to track employee and patients during an emergency outbreak or need for preparedness.

Commissioners approved a Division of Public Health Agreement Addendum for additional training funds of $6,789. According to officials, the training will provide health community employees with information necessary to help meet the prior adopted Healthy Communities Action Plan.

Commissioners approved an amended Yadkin County Board of Education agreement for the Provision of Health Services. The agreement provides a list of responsibilities for both the Yadkin County Human Services Agency and the Board of Education.

Commissioners approved a Yadkin Valley Community Hospital Contract amendment to include Bio hazard Waste Disposal. The hospital will provide the Medical Clinic with the necessary biohazard waste boxes and disposal services. The amendment reduces the cost of the Medical Clinic from $313.59 per month to $193.50 per month.

Commissioners approved the 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) application for EMS. Each year, FEMA makes funds available for public safety purposes. North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety distributes the funds, as needed. The funding is used by the county to offset the costs of EMS personnel. The contract amount is $30,000.

Commissioners approved an item that will install drinking system for dogs in the kennel. The cost is $5,500. The revenue was transferred from the budget of the Non-Departmental Contingency line item.

Commissioners gave an $80 refund to an unidentified woman who went to the animal shelter to adopt a dog. The dog, identified as “Jazemine,” had tested positive for parvo. A veterinarian refused to spay the animal due to the medical condition. Jazemine was returned to the shelter because the owner no longer wanted her. Calls to Animal Control seeking additional information on the medical condition or fate of Jazemine were not returned by press deadline.

Commissioners approved a proposal submitted by Sharp Business Systems though limited approval to a wide format printer/scanner ($236.14) for Mapping and Planning and the 911 Communications Department printer ($125.38).The bundled cost per item is monthly for a 60-month term.

All commissioners were present and all votes were unanimous.

Reach Anthony Gonzalez 336-835-1513 or follow on Twitter @NewsGonz.

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