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Ronnie Thompson, Mayor Sally W. Sandy, City Manager
Louis E. Vinay, Jr., City Attorney
Wendy Cato )
Christopher Hawkins ) Council
Chris Jernigan )
Butch McSwain ) Joy Hern-Guzman, Interpreter


I. Call to Order in the Council Chamber at City Hall at 6:00 p.m.

II. Consideration of Adoption of Policy Concerning Public Attendance, and Remote Participation by Council Members, in City Council meetings, and Adoption of Rules of Procedure for Electronic Meetings During State of Emergency

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. Dana McKim, First United Methodist Church (pre-recorded)

VI. Introduction of Council

VII. Retirement Resolutions

a. Gary F. Massey, Lieutenant III, Public Safety Department
b. Norman Keith Scott, Mechanic, Public Works Department


VIII. Service Pin

• James Hildebran, CoMMA, Maintenance Worker, 20 years
• Donny Dellinger, Public Safety, PSO Special Assignment, 20 years
• Teresa Powell, Finance, Customer Service Specialist, 20 years
• Shane Roper, Water Resources, Compost Operator, 20 years
• Mike Crotts, Development and Design, Chief Building Inspector, 25 years

IX. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Announcement:
“Main Street Champion” Angela Shores, Adventure Bound Books

b. Upcoming events:

Farmers’ Market Open for the Season
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – Noon beginning May 2 at 300 Beach Street
Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. mini-market beginning May 6 at 111 North Green Street

•TGIF 2020 Season cancelled

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 March 2, 2020 and for a Closed Session held on March 2, 2020.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of an Ordinance Scheduling Temporary Closures of Certain State Highways for City-Sponsored Special Events

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve an Ordinance scheduling temporary closures of certain State highways for City-sponsored special events for 2020.



C. Consideration of Approval of Revisions to Water Line and Sewer Line Standards and Specifications

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Authorize and approve the revisions, as worded above, to the Standards and Specifications for Water Lines and Sewer Lines.

D. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Emergency Administrative Leave Time to Full-time Employees Due to COVID-19

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the resolution authorizing Emergency Administrative Leave to full-time employees due to COVID-19.

E. Consideration of Firearms Trade

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Motion to approve a firearms trade with Smokefoot Trade and Pawn for $6,725.00 store credit.

F. Consideration of Award of Contract for Improvements for Catawba River Soccer Complex Phase III

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award contract for improvements for Catawba River Soccer Complex Phase III to Miracle Recreation Equipment Company in the amount of $90,855.60.

XII. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XIII. New Business

1. Consideration of Amendments to City Water & Sewer Ordinance to Allow Master Metering

2. Consideration of Appointments for Boards and Commissions

a. Fireman’s Supplemental Retirement Fund and Fireman’s Relief Fund Boards

3. 30-Day Notice for Boards and Commissions

a. Board of Adjustment
b. Cable Commission
c. Community Appearance
d. Human Relations Commission
e. MainStreet Advisory
f. Planning & Zoning
g. Recreation Advisory

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

XV. Reports

XVI. Adjournment

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