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The Morganton City Council honored Morganton Public Safety police K-9 Kimo with a retirement resolution during Monday night's City Council meeting. 
Kimo began his career in May 2013, and is retiring after more than five years of outstanding service to the City after being diagnosed with terminal lymphoma. He will spend his retirement with his handler, PSO William Miller. 
Kimo has been certified by the North American Police Working Dog Association in obedience, narcotic detection, tracking, area search, article search and apprehension.
Kimo has assisted in locating missing children and apprehending suspects, and played a key role in narcotics operations and confiscations.
Pictured below is K-9 Kimo with his handler, PSO William Miller, and City Councilwoman Wendy Cato.

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February 4, 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 Chambers at City Hall at 5:00 p.m.

II. Closed Session to consult with attorneys employed or retained by the City to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorneys and the City Council, and to prevent disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to laws of the State in accordance with N.C. General Statutes section 143-318.4(a)(3).

MOTION to go into closed session, pursuant to N.C. General Statutes section 143-318.4(a)(3) to consult with attorneys employed or retained by the City.

Open Session Will Begin at 6:00 p.m.

III. 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.

IV. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

V. Invocation Given by the Rev. George Logan, New Day Christian Church

VI. Introduction of Council


VII. Retiree Resolution

• K-9 Kimo, Morganton Department of Public Safety

VIII. Service Pins

• Darrell Aldridge, Animal Control, Public Safety, 20 years

IX. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Burke County Homebuilders Association Presentation
Given by: Bob Ramsey, President

b. Announcements:
•Morganton City Council Winter Workshop will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Community House

c. Upcoming events:
Cirque Elioze - Saloon, Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Rock of Ages, Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

X. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update

XI. 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 XII.

A. Approval of Minutes – For a Regular Meeting held on January 7, 2019.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of Tax Releases in the Amount of $1,475.30

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve tax releases in the amount of $1,475.30.

C. Consideration of Surplus of a Fire Helmet

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Declare as surplus a fire helmet, Lion Brand, Serial Number LHM0000053274, sold for one dollar, then presented to retired reserve firefighter Jeff Lowdermilk.



D. Consideration of Updated Fair Housing Plan & Analysis of Impediments

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt the Fair Housing Plan & Analysis of Impediments for 2019.

E. Consideration of Award of Contract for Roof Replacement at Collett Street Recreation Center Gymnasium

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Authorize award of bid and contract with Turner Waterproofing, Inc. in the amount of $55,475 for the replacement of the roof of the Collett Street Recreation Center Gymnasium.

F. Consideration of Amending the Parking Ordinance in the Downtown Central Business District

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve changing the parking ordinance for 600 South Green Street from a 2 hour to a 4 hour parking time limit.

XII. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XIII. New Business

1. Consideration of a Resolution for an Economic Development Grant / Sterling Street Hospitality Corridor Project

2. Consideration of Award of Financing to BB&T for the Refurbishment of the 1999 Sutphen Ladder Truck (Ladder 1)

3. Consideration of a Sidewalk Encroachment Agreement with J.R. Russell for 116 North Sterling Street

XIV. Other Items from City Manager and City Council Not on Agenda

XV. Reports

XVI. Adjournment

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