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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 ) Linda Fafard, Interpreter Tiffany Patterson


4:15 p.m. – Special Meeting to receive a proposed draft of the 10-year Asset Management Plan for Electric


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 Francisco Risso, Chaplain, Carolinas Blue Ridge HealthCare

V. Introduction of Council

VI. Retirement Resolutions

a. James “Marty” Coward, Sergeant, Public Safety Department

VII. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Announcements:
Public Power Week Resolution
Fire Prevention Week Proclamation

b. Upcoming events:

•Morganton City Council Special Town Hall
Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 p.m., Collett Street Recreation Center

• CoMMA “Party in the Park”, October 8, 7:30 p.m.

• Third Thursday Art Crawl, Downtown, October 15, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

• Ghost Tours, Friday & Saturdays, October 23, 24, 30, & 31, 6:00 p.m.

•Drive-thru Halloween Trick-or-Treat, October 23, 4-7 p.m. Collett Street Recreation Center

• Halloween Huntacular, Scavenger Hunt in Downtown, Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

VIII. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update

IX. 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 X.

A. Approval of Minutes – For a Special Meeting held on August 13, 2020 and for the Regular Meeting held on September 14.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of Tax Releases in the Amount of $1,693.27

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve tax releases in the amount of $1,693.27.

C. Consideration of Approval for BDI to Grant Road and Electric Easements for Operation of New Elevated Water Tank at Burke Business Park

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the granting by BDI of an easement to the City for an electric line and infrastructure to serve the new water tank at the Burke Business Park, and of an easement for road access to the water tank for purposes of operation and maintenance.

D. Consideration of Budget Amendment / Public Safety

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of
$1,000 to recognize a grant to Public Safety from Walmart for community outreach.

E. Consideration of Budget Amendment / Wastewater

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of
$30,756.50 to recognize an insurance reimbursement for the Wastewater Treatment shed.

F. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Cable / General

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of
$113,874.76 to recognize CARES reimbursement for eligible COVID-19 expenses.

X. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XI. New Business

A. Public Hearings

1. Public Hearing and Consideration of Amending the CDBG FY-2019 Annual Action Plan to Add Additional Community Development Block Grant COVID- 19 Funds

B. Other Business

1. Consideration of Approving the 10-year Asset Management Plan for Electric
2. Consideration of Award of Contract for Installment Purchase Financing for the Purchase of Multiple Pieces of Equipment/Vehicles

3. Consideration of Award of CDBG Entitlement Funds to Non-Profits

4. Consideration of Appointments to Boards and Commissions

a. Human Relations Commission

5. 30-Day Notice for Boards and Commissions

a. Historic Preservation

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

XIII. Reports

XIV. Adjournment

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