Jan 25, 2016
City Council Work Session Meeting Minutes
January 25, 2016
Call to Order
Mayor Hough called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. The following were present:
Mayor Bryan Hough
Danny Jackson, City Manager
Mayor Pro Tem David Moore
Councilman Jerry Bishop
David Johnson, City Engineer/ Director of Utilities
Councilman Jim Hope
Ryan Baker, Fire Chief
Councilman Perry Toomey
Mark Jusko, Recreation Supervisor
Councilman Jeff Meadows
Miles Braswell, Director of Streets and Solid Waste
Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Don Roper, Police Chief
Attorney Kemp Michael
Greg Beal, Planning Director—absent
Councilman Hope led the Council, staff and attendees in prayer.
SET THE AGENDA
With no changes to the agenda, Councilman Toomey made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Mayor Pro Tem Moore seconded the motion. All Council Members present voted in favor.
- Release of the Maintenance Cash Guarantee posted for Kendrick Farm Phase 3 Map 1
Mr. Johnson advised that True Homes deposited a maintenance bond in the amount of $56,789.45 to repair any infrastructure defects for Kendrick Farm Phase 3 Map 1. Staff has made the final inspection and has determined that True Homes has made repairs to all defects to the satisfaction of the City. Therefore, Mr. Johnson made a recommendation to release the maintenance bond in the amount of $56,789.45 and accept the roads for City maintenance. Councilman Bishop made the motion to release the bond and accept the roads for City maintenance. Councilwoman Breyare seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor.
- Discussion of location for the Mount Holly Sign donated by the Archie Small Family once replaced with the new Gateway Signage
Mr. Braswell advised that at the January meeting Council agreed to move forward with the Gateway Signage Project and awarded the bid to Image 360. The question came up as to what to do with the existing sign that was donated by the Archie Small family. Councilwoman Breyare suggested placing it on the courtyard at the old city hall. Mayor Pro Tem Moore suggested that someone talk with Mr. Small's son and see if that have any suggestions. Council agreed and directed staff to come back with a recommendation after speaking with Mr. Small's son.
- Discussion of Proposed Revisions to Chapter 7 Entitled "Fire Protection and Prevention" of the Mount Holly Code of Ordinances
Ms. Anders advised that most of the changes made to this section are regulated by the State Fire Code. There was some discussion regarding the requirement of knox boxes for the downtown businesses. There was additional discussion regarding the number of Volunteers that is allowed by the City. Fees associated with this section of the ordinance will call for amending the Fee Schedule at the February meeting. Councilman Hope made a motion to approve the Revisions to Chapter 7 Entitled "Fire Protection and Prevention" of the Mount Holly Code of Ordinances with the deletion of section 7-9 (b). Mayor Pro Tem Moore seconded the motion. All Council Members voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no additional items for discussion, Mayor Hough entertained a motion to adjourn. Councilman Bishop made the motion to adjourn the January 25, 2016 Council Work Session Meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Moore seconded the motion. All Council members present voted in favor. (Motion carried). The meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.