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Sep 12, 2011

City Council Meeting Minutes

Monday, September 12, 2011 
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 Carolyn Breyare 
Jamie Guffey, Assistant City Manager 
Councilman Jerry Bishop 
Greg Beal, Senior Planner
Councilman Bennie Brookshire
James Friday, Director of Utilities
Councilman Jim Hope
Dale Oplinger, Fire Chief
Councilman David Moore
David Belk, Chief of Police
Councilman Perry Toomey
Mike Santmire, Streets and Solid Waste Director
Kemp Michael, City Attorney
Ed Smith, Recreation Director

Call to Order by Mayor Hough
Mayor Hough called the Mount Holly City Council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Invocation
Reverend Kendell Cameron from the First Baptist Church in Mount Holly 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 Agenda
Mayor Hough advised that an Item #3 under Presentations needs to be added for the Cubs Scouts to present a donation check to the Police Department for Bicycle Patrol and Item #1 New Business, Discussion of the Junk Vehicle Ordinance needs to be omitted and replaced with the Consideration and Approval of Section 2-11 of the City Code. With no additional changes to the agenda, Councilman Bishop made a motion to approve the agenda as amended. Mayor Pro Tem Breyare seconded the motion. All Council Members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approval of Contract and Budget Amendment for the Purchase of Property for the Eden Group
  2. Approval of Budget Amendments
    • Streets and Solid Waste
    • Parks and Recreation
  3. Approval of Lien for High Grass and Weeds for 100 Lanier Avenue
  4. Approval of an In Rem Demolition Ordinance for the Removal of a Dilapidated Structure Located at 103 Webb Street
  5. Acceptance of Infrastructure an Approval of Budget Amendment for Stonewater Bay, Phase 3A, Map 2
  6. Call for a Public Hearing regarding a request by Mount Holly Supply Company (Mount Holly Farm Supply), for a rezoning of the rear portions of 208 and 210 Rose Street, Tax Parcel ID #'s 182041 and 182044, from R-12 Single Family to B-2 Neighborhood Business.
  7. Call for a Public Hearing regarding a request by David Church, to consider rezoning a 1.84-acre tract of land located at 810 West Central Avenue, Tax Parcel ID # 124912, from H-1 Heavy Industrial to B-3 General Business.
  8. Approval of the minutes for the August 8, 2011 business meeting
  9. Approval of the minutes for the August 29, 2011 work session meeting
    Councilman Bishop made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Moore seconded the motion. All Council Members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Recognition of Henry Massey for Receiving the Raburn "Rip" Jackson Award
    Councilman Moore recognized Henry Massy for receiving the "Raburn Rip Jackson Award." Councilman Moore emphasized that this is a very prestigious award given out each year at the annual Recreation Conference. He advised that this is the second year in a row this award has went to members of the Mount Holly Recreation Commission.
  2. Introduction of New City Employees
    From time to time newly hired employees are introduced at City Council Meetings. Department Heads took this opportunity to introduce newly hired employees at this time.
  3. Presentation from the Cub Scouts
    Jim Russell represented the local Cub Scout group and presented the Police Department with a check for $150 to help with the funding and maintenance of the bicycle patrol division of the Department.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Consideration and Approval of Options for the Intersection at Ferstl Avenue
    Mr. DuPont advised that at the last meeting, three (3) options were provided to Council for improvements to the Ferstl Avenue intersection using money from the MPO. At that time, Council requested some changes be made to the options and brought back for further discussion. He advised that the requested changes were made and out of the three (3) options, staff recommends moving forward with option 3. Mr. DuPont made Council aware that the minor changes that were made to the intersection in option 4 do not allow the City to move forward with MPO funding. At this time Councilman Bishop made a motion to approve option three (3). Councilman Hope seconded the motion. Mayor Pre Tem Breyare commented that she cannot support option three (3) but opts for option four (4). With that being said, Councilmen Toomey and Brookshire agreed with option four (4). Councilman Moore then voted for option three (3) therefore making the vote 3 ayes and 3 nays with Mayor Hough breaking the tie voting in favor of option three (3). (Motion carried) After the vote was recorded, Mayor Hough commented that option four (4) is the most in expensive route to take. He suggested that in the interim the city proceed with option four (4) and when funding is available then move forward with the 3rd option.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Consideration and Approval of Section 2-11 of the City Code
    Mr. Michael reported that Section 2-11 of the City Code deals with meeting dates and times. He advised that an amendment needs to be made to reflect the correct meeting days which are the 2nd and 4th Monday's. Councilman Hope made a motion to approve resolution 91211A which would reflect the correct Council meeting times. Councilman Hope seconded the motion. All Council members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)

CLOSED SESSION
At this time, Councilman Bishop made a motion to enter into closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (5)). Councilman Toomey seconded the motion. All Council members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)
Councilman Bishop made a motion to come out of closed session. Councilman Moore seconded the motion. All Council members voted in favor. (Motion carried)

Discussion and possible Adoption of a Resolution of Intent to Lease a portion of the Mount Holly Municipal Complex
At this time, Councilman Bishop made a motion to approve resolution 09122011 a Resolution of Intent to Lease a portion of the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. Councilman Moore seconded the motion. All Council Members presented voted in favor. (Motion carried)
Mayor Hough thanked the City Attorney, Mr. Michael for his hard work and lengthy dedication on this agreement and throughout the entire process.

REPORTS
Councilman Moore reported that the sign at Catawba Heights Park has fallen down and is in need of repair as is the doors at the old gym.
Mayor Hough asked about the paving schedule for Catawba Avenue. Mr. Friday reported it should be repaved next couple of weeks.
Mayor Hough added that Staff would be making contact with the Council to schedule a meeting with A and E to tour the Adrian Mill.
Mr. Jackson advised that the City has completed the debris pickup that was related to the flooding that took place at the first of August.
Mr. Jackson announced that he got married over the weekend.

ADJOURN
With no additional items for discussion, Mayor Hough entertained a motion to adjourn. Councilman Bishop made the motion to adjourn the September 12, 2011 Council meeting. Councilman Moore seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor. (Motion carried)
The meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

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