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City Council Meeting Minutes - April 10th, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017
Council Chambers
7:00 pm

Call to Order
Mayor Bryan Hough called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following were present:

Mayor Bryan Hough
Danny Jackson, City Manager
Mayor Pro Tem David Moore
Greg Beal, Planning Director
Councilman Jerry Bishop
Ryan Baker, Fire Chief
Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Ray Clemmer, Assistant Director of Utilities
Councilman Jeff Meadows
Dave Johnson, Utilities Director/City Engineer
Councilman Jim Hope
Don Roper, Chief of Police
Councilman Perry Toomey
Miles Braswell, Assistant City Manager
Kemp Michael, City Attorney
Africa Otis, Finance Officer
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Invocation
Reverend Shirley Canty from Burge Memorial Methodist Church gave the invocation.

Pledge of Allegiance
Boy Scout Troop 59 of the First United Methodist Church in Mount Holly led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

SET THE AGENDA
Mayor Hough advised that under Item #5 on the Consent Agenda, Approval of Budget Amendments, Purchase Special Events Enclosed Trailer – Transfer from ABC Funds to Streets & Solid Waste – Capital will be moved to New Business #3. With no additional changes to the agenda Councilwoman Breyare made a motion to approve the agenda as amended. Mayor Pro Tem Moore seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Lien for Weeds and Grass-407 Killian Avenue
2. Approval of a Resolution Appointing Officer Derek Terry as the ABC Officer for the City of Mount Holly
3. Call for Public Hearing for Text Amendment to Section 6.4 of the Zoning Ordinance
4. Approval of a 30% bond reduction for Dutchman's Ridge Phase 3
5. Approval of Budget Amendments
• Marina Village Drive streets repair – Transfer from Miscellaneous General Fund to Streets & Solid Waste – Contract Services
• Feasibility Study—Transfer from Powell Bill Fund Balance
6. Approval of the minutes of the March 13, 2017 Council Meeting
7. Approval of the minutes of the March 27, 2017 Council Work Session Meeting
Mayor Pro Tem Moore made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilwoman Breyare seconded the motion. All Council Members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)

PRESENTATIONS
1. Swearing in of Fire Captain's Robert Yonas and Tim Treece-pinned and Assistant Chief of the Volunteers Eddie Summerlin
Mayor Hough administered the Oath of Office to Captain Yonas and Captain Treece and the Assistant Chief of Volunteers to Eddie Summerlin
2. Swearing in and Pinning Ceremony for the Mount Holly Volunteer Fire Department get list of volunteers from Ryan
Mayor Hough administered the Oath of Office to the Volunteer Fire Fighters.
3. Swearing in and pinning Ceremony of Police Officer Seth Henderson
Mayor Hough administered the Oath of Office to Officer Seth Henderson.
4. Special Recognition of Officer Arnold Hilton for Achieving his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
Chief Roper recognized Corporal Arnold Hilton for achieving his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. This is the highest level of law enforcement that can be acquired by an officer.

NEW BUSINESS
1. Award Bid to the Financial Institution for the Installment Financing of the North Fire Station, Public Works Facility and Garage
Ms Otis advised that the City received 4 bids for the installment financing of the North Fire Station and Public Works Facility. She introduced Mr. David Cheatwood. Mr. Cheatwood reviewed the bids and advised that the low bid came from BB&T at 2.53%. Councilman Bishop made the motion to award the bid to BB&T at the rate of 2.53%. Councilman Hope seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. (Motion carried)
Mr. Cheatwood advised that a closing date of May 10th has been set.

2. Consideration of Relocating Caldwell Drive Right of Way
Mr. Michael advised that representatives with the outdoor resort have came forward to request a right of way through city property to access the property they anticipate purchasing for the resort. This would require the City to move a portion of Caldwell Drive. The proposed agreement would not hinder the access to city property. Councilman Bishop made a motion to move forward with the right of way agreement. Councilman Meadows seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. (Motion carried)
Mr. Michael advised that he would have a proposed agreement to the Council at their April Work Session meeting.

3. Approval of Budget Amendment, Purchase Special Events Enclosed Trailer – Transfer from ABC Funds to Streets & Solid Waste Trailer
Mr. Braswell advised that with the increased number of events scheduled for downtown, the City needs a place to store the stage, tent and power strips. Staff recommends purchasing an enclosed trailer, 24 foot custom built with a ramp for $5195. This would cut down on staff time plus provide ample storage. There were several questions from Council regarding the location where the trailer would be parked and why the funds were coming from ABC monies. Councilman Bishop made a motion to approve the budget amendment in the amount of $5195. Councilwoman Breyare seconded the motion. (Motion carried)

ADJOURN
With no additional items for discussion, Mayor Hough entertained a motion to adjourn. Mayor Pro Tem Moore made the motion to adjourn the April 10, 2017 Council Meeting. Councilman Meadows seconded the motion. All Council members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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