City Council Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 12, 2016
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--Absent
Mayor Pro Tem David MooreGreg 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
Councilman David Moore 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
With no changes to the agenda Councilwoman Breyare made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Councilman Toomey seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. (Motion carried)
- Approval of the Fee Schedule
- Release of LOC's for Westland Farms Phase 1 Map 3 posted by Mattamy Homes
- Approval of a Resolution for Surplus Property
- Planning Commission Re-Appointments
- Approval of 2017 Council Meeting Schedule
- Call for a public hearing, regarding a request by Lennar Carolinas, LLC, for a rezoning and annexation of Tax Parcel ID #'s 220248, 220247,202002, 202000, 202180, 208655, 208656 and 202179 from R-1 Gaston County to Single Family Conditional District.
- Approval of the minutes of the November 14, 2016 Council Meeting
Councilman Bishop made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Mayor Pro Tem Moore seconded the motion. All Council Members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)
- Update from the Mount Holly Community Foundation
The Director of the Mount Holly Community Foundation, Mr. Dean, introduced the 2017 chair of the Community Foundation, Angela Autovino and presented the outgaining chair, Shannon Gowen with a Resolution recognizing her service to the Community and the Foundation.
- Presentation of Employee Service Awards
Mayor Hough recognized the City Employees that have reached milestones in their career with the City of Mount Holly including special recognition of David Clark in the Streets and Solid Waste Department Department for 25 years of service.
- Introduction of New Employees
Department Heads introduced employees that were recently hired by the City.
- Consideration and Approval of the Soft Construction Costs and Construction Financing RFP
Mr. Johnson advised that there are three (3) aspects that need to gain approval tonight regarding the North Fire Station and the Public Works Facility; a policy for prequalification of bidders, a resolution directing the Finance Officer to advertise for a loan not to exceed $8.5 million for the construction of the Fire Station and Public Works Facility and a resolution directing Mile McClellan to move forward with the prequalification phase of sub-contractors for the first tier of the North Fire Station and the Public Works Facility.
Councilman Hope made a motion to Adopt a Policy for the Prequalification of Bidder for Construction Projects (Resolution #12122016A). Councilman Bishop seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. Motion carried.
Councilman Hope made a motion to approve a Resolution Directing Africa Otis to Advertise for a Loan to the City of Mount Holly in an Amount of Approximately 8.5 million dollars to Construct a Fire Station and Certain Public Works Facilities. (Resolution #12122016B) Councilman Toomey seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. Motion carried.
Councilman Hope made a motion to adopt a Resolution Directing Miles McClellan Construction Company, Inc., to Proceed with the Prequalification of First Tier Subcontractors for construction of the North Fire Station and Public Works Facilities. (Resolution #12122016C) Mayor Pro Tem Moore seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. Motion carried.
- Presentation of 2016-2017 Powell Bill Paving Projects
Mr. DuPont advised that staff has been working to develop paving projects for 2017. The list is included in their packets. The projects will go out to bid around the first of the year and will be brought to Council at the March Council meeting for approval.
With no additional items for discussion, Mayor Hough entertained a motion to adjourn. Councilman Bishop made the motion to adjourn the December 12, 2016 Council Meeting. Councilwoman Breyare seconded the motion. All Council members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.