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January 7, 2019
Ronnie Thompson, Mayor Sally W. Sandy, City Manager
Louis E. Vinay, Jr., City Attorney
Wendy Cato )
Forrest A. Fleming ) Council
Christopher Hawkins )
Sidney Simmons ) Becky Brinkley, Interpreter
I. Call to Order in the Council Chamber at City Hall at 6:00 p.m.
II. Public Comment – Anyone wishing to speak during this time must sign in with the Clerk before the meeting begins, and upon being called will have 3 minutes to address the Council.
III. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
IV. Invocation Given by the Rev. Jason Koon, Bridge42 Church, Morganton
V. Introduction of Council
VI. Retiree Resolutions
• Cheryl B. Benton, Wastewater Department, Lab Supervisor
• John D. Campbell, Public Safety Department, Fire Captain
• Tim Corpening, Wastewater Department, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
• Stevie J. Clarke, Recreation Department, Parks Maintenance Supervisor
• Teresa C. Massey, Public Works Department, Senior Administrative Specialist
VII. Service Pins
• Darrell Aldridge, Animal Control, Public Safety, 20 years
• Jason Oliver, Maintenance Crew Leader, Recreation, 25 years
VIII. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies
a. Upcoming events:
Kinky Boots, Friday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.
“We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina Blue, Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.
• Pop-up Farmer’s Market, Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
b. Proclamation: Big Brothers, Big Sisters - National Mentoring Month
Accepted by: Dorian Palmer, Big Brothers Big Sisters
c. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Presented by: Karen Duncan, Finance Director and C.J. Palmer of Elliot Davis
IX. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update
X. Consent Agenda – All items below are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council member, staff member or citizen so requests. In the event a request is made, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered under Item XI.
A. Approval of Minutes – For a Regular Meeting held on December 3, 2018 and a special joint meeting held on December 11, 2018.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.
B. Consideration of Tax Releases in the Amount of $153.02
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve tax releases in the amount of $153.02.
C. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Public Safety
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $24,500 for the purchase of software and equipment for the Narcotics Investigations Unit.
D. Consideration of an Amendment to the Schedule of Fees and Charges to Raise Fee for Special Events
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Amend the City’s Schedule of Fees and Charges to increase from $25 to $75 the fee for a “special event” not requiring street closure, and from $75 to $125 for such events requiring street closure, and to provide an additional fee of $10 for each occurrence of any recurring special event over and above 15 times within the 90-day period allowed by the permit.
E. Consideration of Reclassification for Two Positions
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Make changes as described for the positions of Administrative Specialist in the Public Works Department and Maintenance Supervisor in the Parks and Recreation Department.
XI. Items Removed from Consent Agenda
XII. New Business
1. Consideration of Proposed Amendments to Ordinance Establishing Speed Limits in Designated School Zones
XIII. Other Items from City Manager and City Council Not on Agenda
Minutes for this meeting will be posted after they are approved by the City Council. The Council normally approves minutes during the following Council meeting.