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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 Pastor Mike Chandler, Summit Church

V. Introduction of Council

VI. Retiree Resolutions

• Deborah M. Coleman, Electric Department, Meter Reader

VII. Service Pins

• David Langley, Warehouse Manager, Finance Department, 20 years
• Gary Beam, Equipment Operator, Public Works, 25 years

VIII. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Burke County Homebuilders Association Presentation
Given by: Bob Ramsey, President
b. World Changers Presentation
Given by: Mike Chandler, Justin Cunningham and Jonathan Puckett, Summit Church, Morganton

c. Resolution of Support To Re-establish a Passenger Rail Connection for Western North Carolina

d. Upcoming events:
Peter Pan and Friends on Ice, Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Jersey Boys, Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Traveling Down an Irish Road with Switchback, Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Alberta Hall, Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.

•Downtown Morganton
ACC Chili Cook-off, Thursday, March 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day FAB Crawl, Saturday, March 16, all day
Farmers’ Market Pop-up, Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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 and a Closed Session, both held on February 4, 2019.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of Tax Releases in the Amount of $104.40

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve tax releases in the amount of $104.40.

C. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Public Works Sanitation

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $23,827 to appropriate the receipt of funds from an insurance claim and to appropriate funds for the replacement Kubota.



D. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / CDBG Green Street

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $42,109 to appropriate receipt of CDBG funds for public sewer infrastructure as part of the Green Street Revitalization project.

E. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Main Street

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $2,000 to appropriate contributions from Haugen and the DDA to cover travel expenses for Abby Nelson to attend the National Main Street conference in Seattle, WA.

F. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Community House

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $3,880 to appropriate an insurance reimbursement for repairs to the dumbwaiter at the Community House

G. Consideration of Participation in the 2019-2020 Urban Archery Season

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve an Urban Archery Season for 2019-2020 in accordance with the regulations established by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and to authorize the City to submit a Letter of Intent to participate in the season.

H. Consideration to Set the Date for Advertisement of Unpaid Real Estate Tax Accounts for April 3, 2019

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Set the date for advertisement of unpaid real estate tax accounts for April 3, 2019.

I. Consideration of Approval of Revisions to Paving, Curb & Gutter, Water and Sewer Line Specifications

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Authorize and approve this revision as worded above to the City of Morganton Standards and Specifications for Paving, Curb & Gutter, Water and Sewer Line Specifications.

XI. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XII. New Business

1. Consideration of Entering Into an Audit Contract with Elliott Davis

2. Consideration of License and Encroachment Agreement between the City of Morganton and MMI Atlantic, LLC

3. Consideration of Rescinding Economic Development Agreement for Project Copy

4. Appointments to Boards and Commissions
a. Morganton Housing Authority

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

XIV. Reports

XV. Adjournment

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