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Board to discuss budget
Monday, June 24, 2013
Tuesday’s meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors will be the last before the June 30 end of the fiscal year, and the board still must decide how it will spend about $14,000 remaining in its contingency fund.
Supervisors have discussed the possibility of using the funds to address dangerous structures in their respective districts, but other groups also have asked for additional funds, including the Henry County School Board, the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA and the Blue Ridge Library.
Deputy County Administrator Dale Wagoner said Friday that he did not know if representatives of any of those agencies plan to attend the meeting.
Also at the 3 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the Summerlin Meeting Room, the supervisors will:
• Consider a resolution pertaining to the Virginia Retirement System requirements. In 2012, lawmakers mandated localities to require employees to contribute 5 percent toward their retirement, with localities required to provide a salary increase to offset those costs.
Henry County and the Public Service Authority opted to phase in the required 5 percent increase over five years, and in fiscal 2013, supervisors elected a 1 percent pay increase for employees.
Supervisors now must increase the required employee contribution by at least 1 percent in fiscal 2014 to offset costs, and that must take effect on the July 1 start of the new fiscal year.
• Consider items of consent that include confirming the minutes of the May 28 meeting and approving accounts payable.
• Hear a monthly update from Mark Heath, president and CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp.
• Hear a report on delinquent tax collection efforts by Treasurer Scott Grindstaff.
• Hear from the Rev. Tyler Millner, who requested time on the supervisor’s agenda.
• Consider awarding $31,880 to low bidder RK Chevrolet of Virginia Beach for a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4 — a replacement vehicle for the Fire Marshal’s office, as requested by Department of Public Safety Public Safety Director Rodney Howell.
• Consider making an additional appropriation of $2,635.62 from the Virginia Office of Emergency Management Services and others to reimburse expenses from programs previously conducted by the Department of Public Safety. The funds will be used to pay part- time instructors. A local match is not required.
• Consider awarding a $102,340.32 contract to Motorola Solutions, Inc. to buy a service and warranty agreement on the county’s emergency services radio system, as requested by Howell.
• Consider an additional appropriation of $30,903 for reimbursements paid to the sheriff’s office for various off-duty assignments worked by deputies in fiscal 2013. The money will offset the amount paid to deputies for overtime for various assignments.
• Consider approving an estimated $120,000 contract to Dan Valley Food Service of Danville to supply food for the Henry County Jail. According to Sheriff Lane Perry, purchase orders are issued monthly for food, with the amounts needed and the overall price dependent on the number of inmates at a particular time. The contract requested does not include the total amount of expenses because it fluctuates according to the number of inmates.
• Consider Perry’s request to carry forward $6,797.00 to fiscal 2014 to buy tactical ballistic vests for SWAT operations. The department is reviewing features and prices from vendors.
• Consider awarding a $28,922.00 contract to Trane Inc. for scheduled maintenance services to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at county facilities in fiscal 2014.
• Consider meeting in closed session to discuss appointees to the Blue Ridge Regional Library Board, Community Policy and Management Team, Piedmont Regional Community Services Board, and Roanoke River Basin Association; pending legal matters; the acquisition?disposal of real estate; and as-yet unannounced industries.