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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Ronnie Thompson, Mayor, Councilpersons: Wendy Cato, Christopher Hawkins, Chris Jernigan, Butch McSwain

Sally W. Sandy, City Manager

Louis E. Vinay, Jr., City Attorney

Joy Hern-Guzman, Interpreter for the Deaf


City Council will hold a Special Meeting to hear a business assessment report from Dave Stockton, Uptown Services regarding CoMPAS.
The Special Meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Morganton City Hall.

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. Marshall Jolly, Grace Episcopal Church, Morganton (pre-recorded)

V. Introduction of Council

VI. Retirement Resolution

a. John Douglas McLean, Water Treatment Plant Operator, Water Resources

 VII. Service Pin

• Israel Gibson, Public Safety, Fire Captain, 20 years
• James Coward, Public Safety, Sergeant, 20 years
• Josiah Brown, Public Safety, Lieutenant, 20 years

• James Hildebran, CoMMA, Maintenance Worker, 20 years
• Mike Crotts, Development and Design, Chief Building Inspector, 25 years

VIII. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Proclamations:

i. Celebrating the Power of Women Voting
Accepted by: Jaynie Foster, Democratic Women of Burke County

ii. Proclamation of Thanks and Appreciation to the Town of Maiden

iii. Proclamation of Thanks and Appreciation to the City of Newton

b. Upcoming events:
• Farmers’ Market continue
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – Noon at 300 Beach Street
Wednesdays, noon– 4:00 p.m. mini-market 111 N. Green Street

IX. Consideration of Changing City Council Meeting Date for September 2020

• City Hall will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday

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 June 1, 2020 and for Special Meetings held on June 15, 2020 and June 25, 2020.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of a Resolution to Approve the 2019 Local Water Supply Plan

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt a resolution approving the 2019 Local Water Supply Plan.
C. Consideration of Amending the Application to the County of Burke for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds and Approval of Agreement for Use of Such Funds

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Amend the application for COVID Funds from the County of Burke and to approve an Agreement with the County of Burke for use of Coronavirus Relief Funds under S.L. 2020-80.

D. Consideration of Award of Contract to Purchase an Altec Bucket Truck for the Electric Department

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award a contract to Altec Industries in the amount of $323,268.49 for the purchase of a 2020 Altec bucket truck.

E. Consideration of Approving an Amendment to a Contract with Conterra Networks for Internet Connectivity

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve an amendment to the contract with Conterra Networks in the amount of $7,000 per month for increased connectivity.

F. Consideration of Award of Contract for Design for the Silver Creek Sewer Pump Station Improvement Project

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve and authorize a contract with Merrick & Company to complete the design phase of the Silver Creek sewer pump station improvement project for the not-to-exceed amount of $266,000.

XII. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XIII. New Business

A. Public Hearings

1. Public Hearing and Consideration of a Rezoning Request to Change the Zoning for 32 + Acres of Property Located at 665 Kirksey Drive Exclusive Industrial District (EID) to Low Impact District (LID)

2. Public Hearing and Consideration of a Rezoning Request to Change the Zoning for 0.88 Acres of Property Located at 107 Old Jamestown Road from Exclusive Industrial District (EID) to High Impact District (HID)

B. Other Business

1. Consideration of Award of CDBG-CV CARES ACT COVID-19 Grant Funds to Non-Profits FY2019 Funds Amended

2. Consideration of Items Related to the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square Renovation Project and the Application to the Local Government Commission for a Financing Agreement

3. Consideration of Award of Contract for Design Services for Bethel Park Ecological and Stormwater Improvements Project

4. Consideration of an Award of Contract for Consulting Services for an Information Technology Feasibility Study

5. Consideration of Approving an Interlocal Agreement Concerning Construction and Operation of a Water Tank for the Burke Business Park

6. Consideration of Pay Range Adjustments and Updates

7. Consideration of Abolition of Firefighters Supplemental Retirement System Board

8. Appointment to Boards and Commissions

a. Human Relations Commission

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

XV. Reports

XVI. Adjournment

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