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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 ) 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. John Hagmann, First Presbyterian Church (pre-recorded
V. Introduction of Council
VI. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies
• No July City Council Meeting
b. Upcoming events:
Farmers’ Market Continue
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – Noon at 300 Beach Street
Wednesdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. mini-market at 111 North Green Street
FAB Crawl – July 4 all day!
c. Recreation Update given by Rob Winkler
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 May 4, 2020.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.
B. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Economic Development
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $79,250 to reimburse Capital Reserve for a bridge loan to Morganton Lodging.
C. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Wastewater
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $5,000 to receive grant funds from NC Risk Management for tracer pipe inspection camera.
D. Consideration a Budget Amendment / Recreation
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $64,502.75 to receive insurance reimbursement for Shuey Park bathrooms.
E. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Development & Design
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $662,301 to transfer funds into the correct line item in order to appropriate the City match funds for the College Street project.
F. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Development & Design
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $2,649,699 to remove budgeted funding for the College Street project.
G. Consideration of a Project Budget Ordinance / College Street Project
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a Project Budget Ordinance in the amount of $3,312,000 to establish a Capital Project Fund for the College Street project.
H. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Public Safety
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment receive grant funds in the amount of $7,500 from NC Risk Management for vests and thermal imaging cameras.
I. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Soccer Complex
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $194,592 to appropriate funds for the City portion of the Soccer Complex.
J. Consideration of Approval for an Amendment to the Downtown Event Calendar
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the amended 2020 Downtown Calendar of Events as submitted.
IX. Items Removed from Consent Agenda
X. Presentation of Proposed Budget for FY 2020-2021
Presented by Sally Sandy, City Manager
• Call for a Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget on Monday, June 15, 2020, 6:00 p.m., Council Chamber
XI. New Business
A. Public Hearings
1. Public Hearing and Consideration of Agreement for Economic Development Incentives Grant for “Project Refresh”
B. Other Business
1. Consideration of Amending the Citizen Participation Plan for the CBDG Entitlement Program to Include Disaster Situations and a Call for a Public Hearings
2. Consideration of a Budget Amendment to Accept MainStreet Grant Revenue from the Department of Commerce
3. Consideration of Resolution Providing for Temporary Outdoor Dining During Covid-19 Emergency
4. Consideration of a Reimbursement Resolution for Proceeds of Financing for Certain Expenditures Made in Connection with the Design, Engineering and Construction of the Courthouse Square Renovation Project
5. Consideration of Approval of a Contract with S&ME, Inc. for Subsurface Exploration Services on the Courthouse Square
6. 30-Day Notice for Boards and Commissions
7. Appointments to 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
XII. Other Items from City Manager and City Council Not on Agenda