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Councilwoman Wendy Cato presented Michael Berley wit his 20-year service pin.

Councilman Sidney Simmons presented Marvin Evans with his retirement resolution, honoring his more than 27 years of service.

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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


Reception for Forrest A. Fleming
Retiring City Councilman
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.


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. Jerry Gamble, Mount Home Baptist Church

V. Introduction of Council

VI. Retiree Resolution

• Marvin Evans, Parks and Recreation, Sr. Maintenance Worker

VII. Service Pin

• Michael Berley, Development and Design, Project Engineer, 20 years

VIII. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. NCSSM Update: Kevin Baxter, Director of Western Campus Planning and Project Management

b. Proclamation: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Accepted by: Alison Azbell, Executive Director,
The Meeting Place Mission

c. Upcoming events:
Vietnam Thru My Lens Monday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Farmers’ Market, Green Street, November 23,
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Winter Carnival and Memorial Tree Lighting, November 23, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Tree lighting begins at 5:30
Small Business Saturday and FAB Crawl, November 30, all day in Downtown

d. Morganton Farmers Market Update
Presented by: Abby Nelson, Community Events Coordinator

e. 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 – Elections for the NCMPA1 Board of Directors will be held on November 19, 2019. Joseph P. Albright of Gastonia and Mayor Constantine H. Kutteh, Statesville are running unopposed.

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 October 7, 2019.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of Tax Releases in the Amount of $11.94

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve tax releases in the amount of $11.94.
C. Consideration of Taxicab Franchise

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve issuance of Taxicab Franchises to Michael W. Gilbert (Ace Cab) and Claudia Morales (Becerra Translation & Associates).

D. Consideration of Award of Contract for Roof Replacement / Equipment Services Building

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award a contract to Johnson Roofing Concepts, Inc. in the amount of $57,738 for roof replacement at the Equipment Services Building.

E. Consideration of Award of Contract for Installation of Gas Pack Units / Mountain View Recreation Center

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award a contract to Triangle Contractors in the amount of $94,500 to install two gas pack units at the Mountain View Recreation Center.

F. Consideration of Award of Contract for Installation of a Generator / City Hall

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award a contract to Power Generation & Control in the amount of $69,708.33 to install a diesel generator / transfer switch at City Hall.

G. Consideration to Declare Surplus / 2007 Sterling Knuckle Boom

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Declare surplus a 2007 Sterling (VIN# 2FZHAWB508A244255) with a Lemco knuckle boom Model 7000 (Serial #071768).

H. Consideration of Award of Contract to Turner Waterproofing / Collett Street Recreation Center Roof

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award a contract to Turner Waterproofing to re-roof the lower section of the Collett Street Recreation Center with a Fibertitie/ISO tapered system at a cost of $59,930.

I. Consideration of Approval of Construction Specifications for Electric Services 600 amps or Higher

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Authorize and approve the City of Morganton Construction Specifications for Electric Services 600 amps or Higher to take effect immediately.



J. Consideration of Contracting with Uptown Services for Consulting Services / CoMPAS

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Contract with Uptown Services at a cost of $29,000 to be paid over 2 years for Consulting Services and development of a 3-year strategic plan for CoMPAS.

XI. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XII. New Business

1. Consideration of Request for Support of Location of Monument to Burke County Veterans Killed in Action

2. Consideration of Calling a Special Meeting of City Council to Hear Update on Planning and Design of Re-visioning for the Old Burke County Courthouse Square

3. Consideration of Approving a Resolution to Establish an OPEB Trust and Participate in the North Carolina Ancillary Governmental Participant Investment Program (AGPIP) and Appointment of Representatives

4. Consideration of Award of Contracts for Design and Construction Phases to Install an Elevated Water Storage Tank at the Burke Industrial Park

5. 30-Day Notice for Boards and Commissions

a. Airport Authority

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

XIV. Reports

XV. Adjournment

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