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Ronnie Thompson, Mayor Sally W. Sandy, City Manager
Louis E. Vinay, Jr., City Attorney
Wendy Cato )
Forrest A. Fleming ) Council
Christopher Hawkins )
Sidney Simmons ) 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. Jeffrey Kendall

VI. Introduction of Council

VII. Service Pin

• Karen Duncan, Finance Department, Director, 20 years
• Carolyn Richardson, Legal Department, Paralegal, 20 years

VIII. Public Advocacy Issues and Strategies

a. Morganton Works – Continental
David Jones, Plant Manager

b. Proclamation: Recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution
Presented by: Mayor Thompson

c. Upcoming events:
•TGIF continues with:
June 8, Tuatha Dea (Celtic)
June 15, Throwdown Jones (Rock)
June 22, The Alligators (Blues)
June 29, TGIF Showdown (Talent Competition
July 13, Kids in America (80’s Tribute) plus Cruise-in
July 20, Red Dirt Revelators (Blues/rock)
July 27, Colby Dietz Band (Americana)

•State of Origin Craft Brew Festival, June 9, 5:00-9:00 p.m. on the Old Courthouse Square

•Reminder: No City Council Meeting in July

•4th of July Celebration kicks off the Red White and Bluegrass Festival. The 4th of July Celebration is free at Catawba Meadows. Concession stand opens and games/contests begin at 5:00. Music/Entertainment begins a 7:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

•Red, White & Bluegrass Festival, Thursday, July 5 through Saturday, July 7 at Catawba Meadows. Tickets available now through the CoMMA ticket office or tickets may be purchased at the gate. Diamond Rio headlines the Festival stage on Friday.

•Farmers Markets continue on Saturdays and Wednesdays

IX. North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 Update

X. 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 XI.

A. Approval of Minutes – For a Regular Meeting and a Closed Session, both held on May 7, 2018.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.


B. Consideration of a Resolution Adopting the 2017 Local Water Supply Plan

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt a resolution to approve the 2017 Local Water Supply Plan with any updates.

C. Consideration of a Project (Special Revenue) Budget Ordinance / Entitlement Fund

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve a Project (Special Revenue) Ordinance / Entitlement Fund in the amount of $3,400.

D. Consideration of an Agreement with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments to Administer the VEKA East Building Reuse Grant and Budget Amendments

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the contract WPCOG to administer the VEKA East Building Reuse Grant for $25,000 and a project budget ordinance establishing the budget for the grant and a budget amendment to receive half the administration costs from Burke County.

E. Consideration of a Resolution to Adopt a Uniform Guidance Policy on Conflicts of Interest and on Procurement Procedures with Federal Funds

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve resolutions to adopt a Uniform Guidance Policy on Conflicts of Interest and on Procurement Procedures with Federal Funds.

F. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing City of Morganton to Engage in Electronic Payments as Defined by G.S. 159-28

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City of Morganton to engage in Electronic Payments as defined by G.S. 159-28.

XI. Items Removed from Consent Agenda

XII. Presentation of Proposed Budget for FY 2018-2019
Presented by Sally Sandy, City Manager

a. Call for a Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget on Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

XIII. New Business

1. Consideration of Authorization to Proceed With Taking of Several Tracts of Real Property on Jefferson Street by Power of Eminent Domain, If Purchase Cannot Be Negotiated

2. Consideration of Adoption of Supplemental Agreement between NCDOT and City of Morganton Concerning the Downtown Greenway Connector Project
3. 30-Day Notice of Vacancy on Boards and Commissions

a. ABC Board

4. Appointments to Boards and Commissions

a. Board of Adjustment
b. Cable Commission
c. Community Appearance
d. Human Relations Commission¬
e. Main Street
f. Planning & Zoning
g. Recreation Advisory

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

XV. Reports

XVI. Adjournment

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