Morganton City Council meetings are broadcast live on CoMPAS Ch. 2 and streamed live online via the city's USTREAM i ustream. The Council meets at Morganton City Hall located at 305 E. Union St. Suite A100, Morganton, NC .


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Miss Morganton winners attended the City council meeting on September 9, 2019, to speak to council about their ambitions and what the title meant to them.

The Quaker Meadows Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution accepted the proclomation for Constitution Week.

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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 the Rev.

V. Introduction of Council

VI. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Proclamation: Constitution Week 2019
Accepted by: Vice Regent Janie Matthews and Alice Ayers, Constitution Week Chair, with the Quaker Meadows Chapter/NSDAR

b. Announcements:
• Historic Morganton Festival Recap
• Introduction of Miss Morganton
• Introduction of Mike Musick, Director of CoMMA


c. Upcoming events:
An American in Paris - Film, Thursday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Starlighters, Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

Farmers Markets Wednesdays (N. Green) and Saturdays (Beach St.)

• Revolutionary War Week, September 24-29

VII. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update

VIII. 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 IX.

A. Approval of Minutes – For a Regular Meeting held on August 5, 2019 and a Closed Session held on August 5, 2019.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of Tax Releases in the Amount of $947.87

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve tax releases in the amount of $947.87.

C. Consideration of Budget Amendments / Legislative

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $12,500 from Economic Development to Building Reuse and to approve a second budget amendment to transfer funds from the general fund to grant administration in the amount of $12,500 for the administrative cost of the Jackson Corrugated grant.

D. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Sewer

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve budget amendments in the amount of $11,138.23 to transfer remaining financing funds from the sewer capital project to the sewer fund, to receive the funds, and then to apply the funds to the outstanding loan principal.

E. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Public Safety

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $4,491.66, to appropriate another early debt payment to be made from the remaining loan proceeds from the 2017 Public Safety car financing and applied to the outstanding loan principal.

F. Consideration of a Lease and Easement from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Inc., for Location of New Emergency Electric Generator for City Hall

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve and enter into Lease Agreement with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Inc.

IX. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

X. New Business

1. Consideration of Approval of a Contract to Purchase a Trailer Mounted High Pressure Sewer Jetting Unit / Distribution/Collection Division

2. Consideration of the Award of Contracts for Vehicles in Several Departments

3. Consideration of Award of Contract for Financing to BB&T

4. Boards and Commissions

a. Human Relations Commission / Appointment

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

XII. Reports

XIII. Adjournment

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