Commissioners address full menu of items during meeting
Tim Bullard, Staff Writer
In addition to finalizing the sale of Hoots Memorial Hospital, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners addressed several other items during its board meeting Monday night.
According to figures from the recent retreat, the FY09-10 expenditures are $36,259,368 with the FY10-11 estimated request at $38,811,789, an increase of seven percent or $2,552,421 with revenues expected to be down.
According to the minutes of the recent joint meeting of the Board of Education and the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners, the School s Finance Director who provided a summary of budget work done so far.
State cuts for FY 2009-2010 were $1.8 million. There were 7.1 position cuts. Hill anticipates cuts for the upcoming budget year. The cost of medical insurance and retirement will increase. The net result is a $1,050,340 deficit anticipated for the FY 2010-2011 budget.
Regarding a recent complaint by Buddy Rhodes of Center Road, the board has looked into his complaint over a motorcross track in his neighborhood, and the board learned that the track has been in existence before county zoning was drawn. It operates seven days a week, and he has reported noise.
The county declared April National County Government Month.
The GNC racing event returns to the county in May, and in concert with the Cascade Highlands Tourism Initiative, the county will host four travel writers for four days at the end of April.
Forbush Fire Department is trying to have rates decreased in all of its area, and West Yadkin Fire Department has been approved for a split rating of 6/9E for areas within 1,000 feet of a hydrant.
Forbush will experience a loss of approximately $30,000 in revenue due to the loss of coverage in the Lewisville area of Forsyth County, according to a county report. The department is seeking grants to offset the loss of revenue. Fall Creek Fire Department is looking for a paid part-time position with the candidate being EMT and firefighter certified.
The WIC caseload has jumped from 1,100 to 1,300 in a short period, and now more than 40 percent of the WIC caseload in Yadkin County is Hispanic.
The new position will offer a full-time employee in the WIC department that will serve as an interpreter, a county report showed. That position will be funded 100 percent by state funds.
The Annual Health Screening Day was held at Yadkin County Park and Yadkin County Family YMCA with many county employees taking part Saturday.
The countys loss of $1 million in revenues over the current years budget has been attributed to decreases in property tax receipts, sales tax receipts and vehicle value.
The Solid Waste Department has a contract for tire disposal now with U.S. Tire Recycling for two years. The cost per ton is $70.75.
The Yadkin County Sheriffs Department has received a Justice Department grant for $49,822.
On April 24 RagApple Lassie Vineyards will present live music from the Claire Culbreath Duo from noon to 6 p.m. On that day Raylen Vineyards will present "Spring Fling!" with The Ardmores and food from Meridian Restaurant.
On April 27 the Yadkin Arts Council will present "Pixels and Paint" with photography by Jeanne Dobson and watercolors and graphite paintings by Mike Urbowicz. The reception is from 4:30-7 p.m. The exhibit is on display to May 30.
The Yadkin Valley Stomp will be held May 8-9 on Myers Road. The Yadkin County Animal Control department, Jerry Hutchens supervisor, reports its March activity report with 246 calls including 39 cats, 24 cats turned in, 43 traps set, 37 dogs picked up, 12 dogs turned in, one adoption, six redemptions, no bites, one sent to state lab and no positive rabies cases in 2010.
Veterans Services reports for March included 99 claims filed, 52 faxes, 242 written correspondences, 128 in-office visits, 21 hospital, nursing home and housebound visits and 556 telephone calls.
Charles M. Knight is the Veterans Service Officer, and the office is at 101 State St., Yadkin County Courthouse, Room 105, Yadkinville.
The commissioners will attend County Assembly Day in Raleigh May 19 at 10 a.m. with legislators and other county representatives.
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