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  2018 ServicePin

  Councilman Fleming presents a 25-year Service Pin to Sally Sandy, City Manager.


2018 Darwin2

Mayor Thompson recognized International Darwin Day with a proclamation presented to members of the Morganton Humanist Alliance.


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February 5, 2018

 Ronnie Thompson, Mayor 

Wendy Cato              )
Forrest A. Fleming     ) Council
Christopher Hawkins )
Sidney Simmons       )

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 6:00 p.m.

II. 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.

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

IV. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

V. Invocation to be Given by the Rev. Gwen Benjamin, Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church

VI. Introduction of Council

VII. Retiree Resolutions

• David M. Wakefield, Waste Treatment Department, Senior Treatment Plant Operator
• William Trent Devinney, Public Safety Department, Captain, CID Evidence

VIII. Service Pin

• Sally W. Sandy, City Manager, 25 years

IX. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Proclamation: International Darwin Day
Accepted by: Isaac Crouch, Morganton Humanist Alliance

b. City Council Workshop, Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Morganton Community House

c. Upcoming events:
•CoMMA: Bob Eubanks in the Not So Newlywed Game, February 16, 7:30 p.m. ; The Wizard of Oz, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

•Etta Baker Week: February 19-23 is Etta Baker week in the Burke County Public Schools. Laura Blackley will be playing Etta’s music in concert at each elementary school this week. There will be a lesson plan for teachers and Etta booklets for all students.

X. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update

XI. 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 XII.

A. Approval of Minutes – For a Regular Meeting held on January 8, 2018.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.

B. Consideration of a Budget Amendment and Project Budget Ordinance / Community House

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment and a project budget ordinance in the amount of $25,000 to appropriate the transfer of funds to repay the Capital Reserve fund.

C. Consideration of a Budget Amendment / Design & Development

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $14,600 to appropriate the receipt of a historic preservation grant from the State of North Carolina for roof repairs at the McDowell House and set up the appropriate expenditure budget for the repairs.

 D. Consideration of Entering Into Year 3 of an Audit Contract with Elliott Davis Decosimo

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award an audit contract to Elliott Davis Decosimo for Year 3 at a cost of $37,600.

XII. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XIII. New Business

A. Public Hearings

1. Public Hearing for Request for Approval of an Alternative Design Approval for Bonnie Mist Car Wash at 815 North Green Street

B. Other Business

1. Consideration of Accepting a Grant from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission and of Approving a Budget Amendment

2. Consideration of Award of Engineering Services Contract for the Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation Process Improvement Project Design

3. Consideration of Award of Engineering Services Contract for a Water Distribution System Hydraulic Model Master Plan Update

4. Consideration of Appointments to Boards and Commissions

a. Human Relations Commission

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

XV. Reports

XVI. Adjournment

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