Morganton City Council meetings are broadcast live on CoMPAS Ch. 2 and streamed live online via the city's YouTube channel. The Council meets at Morganton City Hall located at 305 E. Union St. Suite A100, Morganton, NC .


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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 )

 Danette Steelman-Bridges
Ernest Williams, IV


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. Latresa Lyerly, New Hope in Christ Baptist Church

V. Introduction of Council

VI. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Announcements:
Sharon Jablonski – MainStreet Champion Award

Poetry Month Update: Nancy VanNoppen, Member of the Cultural Arts Commission

b. Proclamation: Child Abuse Prevention Month
Requested by Lisa Schell, Burke County Public School FUTuRES Program
c. Upcoming events:
Sale-A-Palooza, Downtown, Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1
Look for balloons and signs marking participating stores

Farmers’ Market season begins May 1. Saturdays at the Beach Street Market and Wednesdays at the mini-market site on North Green Street.

VII. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update – Consideration of a Resolution and a Proclamation.

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. Consideration of Approval of Minutes – For a Regular Meeting held on March 1, 2021 and a Special Meeting held on March 22, 2021.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of Tax Releases in the Amount of $320.81

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve tax releases in the amount of $320.81.

C. Consideration of Approval of Downtown Calendar of Events and Ordinance Scheduling Street Closures

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the Downtown Calendar of Events for 2021 and the Ordinance Scheduling Temporary Closures of Certain State Highways for City Sponsored Special Events for 2021.

D. 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.

E. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Public Works

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $4,469.34 is to recognize receipt of insurance reimbursement for a Public Works vehicle.


F. Consideration of Acceptance of the Beach Street Right-of-Way

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve Resolution to accept the dedication by Airlie of a new Beach Street Right-of-Way.

G. Consideration of Resolutions Allowing City Staff to Apply and Submit Application for Financing through Department of Environmental Quality

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve Resolutions authorizing application.

IX. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

X. New Business

1. Consideration of a Resolution Approving Financing Terms / Community House

2. Consideration of Award of Bids for Work on the Burke Business Park Electric Line

3. 30- Day Notice Boards and Commissions

a. Human Relations Commission

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

XII. Reports

XIII. Adjournment


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