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In accordance with General Statutes section 143-318.11(a)(4) to discuss an economic development project and General Statutes section 143-318.11(a)(1), to prevent disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to laws of the State, particularly to discuss Power Supply contracts and matters subject to Attorney-client privilege notice is hereby given of a Closed Session Meeting of the Morganton City Council to be held on Monday, August 7, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Conference Room 4 at City Hall located at 305 East Union Street, Suite, A100, Morganton, NC 28655.

This the 2nd day of August, 2017.



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Peeler recognized for 20 Year's of Service

City Council recognized Jesse Peeler, Senior Maintenance Worker in the Public Works Department for giving 20 years of service to the City. 

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Councilman John Cantrell, right, presents the 20 Year Service Pin to Peeler during the Council meeting.


NCOSFM recognizes local citizen and office

Claudia Summers, with the North Carolina Department of Insurance - North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall, presented several Spirit of Heroism Awards to a local citizen and Public Safety Officers for their actions to help a local mother get her child out of a locked car. Summers presented the awards to Officer Jessica Bess, Lt. Gary Massey, Lt. Brad Buchanan, and Zachary Chiz.

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Pictured from left to right are Chief Ronnie Rector, who accepted the awards on behalf of Officer Jessica Bess and Lt. Gary Massey; Lt. Brad Buchanan; Zachary Chiz; and Summers.

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August 7, 2017

Ronnie Thompson, Mayor 

John H. Cantrell )
Forrest A. Fleming ) Councilmen
Sidney Simmons )
Vacant Seat )

Sally W. Sandy, City Manager 
Louis E. Vinay, Jr., City Attorney

Becky Brinkley, Interpreter

I. Call to Order in the Council Chamber at City Hall at 4:30 p.m.

II. Closed Session to Discuss an Economic Development Project as per General Statutes sec. 143-318.11(a)(4) and to Discuss Joint Power Agency Contracts as per General Statutes sec. 143-318.11(a)(1)

MOTION to go into closed session in accordance with General Statutes section 143-318.11(a)(4) to discuss an economic development project and General Statutes section 143-318.11(a)(1), to prevent disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to law of the State, particularly to discuss Power Supply contracts and matters subject to Attorney-client privilege.

Open Session Will Begin at 6:00 p.m.

III. Public Comment – 6:00 – 6:15 p.m.

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.

IV. Business of the Council begins at 6:15 p.m.

V. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

VI. Invocation to be Given by the Rev. Dana A. McKim, First United Methodist Church

VII. Introduction of Council

VIII. Retiree Resolutions

• Nancy Brewer, Executive Department, Administrative Specialist
• Brian Smith, Public Safety Department, Animal Control Officer

IX. Service Pin

• Jesse Peeler, Public Works, Sr. Maintenance Worker, 20 years

X. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Upcoming events:
• CoMMA: BackPorch Series, Sarah Tucker, August 19, 7:00 p.m., Mainstage: Benton Blount, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
• Farmer’s Markets: Saturdays behind the Old Depot, Wednesdays on North Green Street
• Tour d’Art in Downtown, August 24, 4-7 p.m.
• Housing Summit, August 30, 10a-2p FHEC
• Historic Morganton Festival – September 8-9

b. Presentation: North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal, Given by: Claudia Summers, Accepted by: PSO Lt. Brad Buchanan, Citizen responder Zachary Chiz

c. Skatepark Update: Rob Winkler re: Tony Hawk Foundation Grant

XI. Consideration of Changing City Council Meeting Date for September 2017

XII. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update – Upcoming election

XIII. 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 XIV. 

A. Approval of Minutes – For Regular Meetings held on June 5, 2017 and a Special / Budget Meeting held on June 19, 2017.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Water

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $28,500 in the Water Fund.

C. Consideration of Amending the License Agreement for T-Mobile Cell Tower Antennas on Valdese Avenue Tank

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve amendment to License Agreement with T-Mobile South concerning the Valdese Avenue Tank, and authorize the Mayor and City Manager to execute the appropriate documents.

D. Consideration of a Master Service Agreement with Merrick & Company for a Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation Process Evaluation

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve and authorize an engineering services contract with Merrick & Company to complete a Coagulation/Flocculation/Sedimentation process evaluation at the water plant in the amount of $57,000.

XIV. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XV. New Business

A. Public Hearings and Actions

1. Public Hearing to Consider an Alternative Design for Morganton Lodging Associates – Minimum Percentages of Primary and Secondary Façade Materials

B. Other Business

1. Consideration of a Resolution to Apply for a Building Reuse Grant / Project Soap

2. Consideration of a Revised Project Budget Ordinance for 2017 CDBG

3. Consideration of a Contract with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments to Administer a Building Reuse Grant and Associated Budget Amendments / Kellex Seating 

4. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application from the North Carolina Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

5. Consideration of an Award of Contract for the Purchase and Installation of a New Digital Network Control System (DNCS) and Approval of Installment Financing

6. Consideration of Entering into a 5-year Agreement with Spectrum for 5 Gbps Connectivity with DDos Mitigation to the City Headend

7. Consideration of Modification of Existing No Parking Ordinance for South College Street (Ord. No. 97-08, 2-3-97) listed in Appendix I – Traffic in Section 101 subsection (81)

8. Consideration of Award of Contract to Resurface City Streets for 2017

9. Consideration of an Ordinance to Authorize the Sale of Alcohol Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays (Brunch Bill)

10. Appointments to Boards and Commissions

• Alcohol Beverage Control Board

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

XVII. Reports

XVIII. Adjournment

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Minutes for this meeting will be posted after they are approved by the City Council. The Council normally approves minutes during the following Council meeting.

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