The following is a summary of actions taken by the Morganton City Council during the Council's regular meeting Monday Oct. 1, 2012, at Morganton City Hall. A copy of the meeting minutes will be posted after the being approved by the Council during a regular meeting (usually the Council's next meeting). Video of the meeting will also be posted on the City's YouTube Channel.
I. Mayor Mel Cohen called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
Mayor Mel L. Cohen; Councilmen John H. Cantrell, Forrest A. Fleming, Alfred W. Hamer, Jr. and S. Sidney Simmons; Sally W. Sandy, City Manager and Louis E. Vinay Jr., City Attorney were present.
II. Reverend Sheldon Stephenson gave the invocation.
III. Boy Scout Troop 184 led the Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. Cohen introduced the City Council.
V. Resolutions Honoring Retiring City Employees
The Council approved a resolution honoring Danny R. Brown for his 14 years of service to the City. Brown as Director of Electric Services Department.
VI. Presentation of Service Pin
Mayor Cohen recognized Willette McIntosh, Customer Service Specialist, CoMPAS, for her 20 years of service. McIntosh will receive a service pin.
VII. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies
Mayor Mel Cohen presented a proclamation to Connie Barnett and Connie Brockland with WorkSource West - Vocational Rehabilitation proclaiming October 2012 as National Disability Awareness Month.
VIII. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update
City Manager Sally Sandy informed the council that the power agency will hold elections in November.
IX. The Council approved the following items on the Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes: September 10, 2012 - Minutes
B. Tax Releases in the Amount of $915.51for October 2012
C. Acceptance of the Municipal Records Retention and Disposition Schedule Issued September 10, 2012.
X. No items were removed from Consent Agenda
Don Danford, Water Resources Director gave an update on Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
XII. No new business was brought before the Council.