TOWN OF ANGIER BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
March 3, 2009
The Town of Angier Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in the Board
Room of the Municipal Building, 28 North Raleigh Street. Mayor R.H. Ellington presided, calling the meeting
to order at 7:00 p.m. A quorum was established as the mayor and four board members were present as the
Commissioners Present: Commissioners Joe Pleasant, Billy Surles, Craig Honeycutt and Stanley Carney
Commissioners Absent: None
Staff Members Present: Coley Price, Town Manager; Joyce Valley, Town Clerk; Jimmy Cook, Public
Utilities Director; Bobby Hallman, Police Chief; Amanda Davis, Librarian; Betty Pearson, Planning
Technician; Town Engineer Bill Dreitzler; Police Chief Bobby Hallman; Code Enforcement Officer Mike Hill
and Ray Pleasant, Town Attorney. Also present was Planning Board Chairman Ted Holmes, Planning Board
Co-Chairman Everette Blake, and Planning Board Members Peter Diefenbach and Alvis McKoy.
2 and 3. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and the meeting opened with an invocation by Mayor Pro-Tem
4. Consideration of Agenda: The March 3, 2009 meeting agenda was adopted with changes, if any, listed
Items Added to the Agenda: None
Items Removed from the Agenda: None
Motion By: Surles
Second By: Pleasant
Mayor Ellington yielded to Town Manager Coley Price for an announcement. Mr. Price informed the Town
Board and audience that the Town Board has received a $96,000 grant from the Rural Center. He added that
this grant was a Developmental Grant for Building Reuse and Restoration as Mr. Joe Langley has plans to
renovate the building beside the deli and provide eight jobs in town through receipt of the grant.
Town Manager Price stated that a Planning Board would meet on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. due to
the need for consideration of a minor subdivision.
5. Public Forum-At this time, Mayor Ellington opened the Public Forum and an opportunity was provided
for members of the audience to address the Board of Commissioners on any variety of topics not listed on the
Russell Zacek, a resident of 24 Rene Circle in Cambridge Subdivision, addressed the Town Board regarding his
desire to offer a musical program at Jack Marley Park related to children’s music, skits, etc. He stated that he
was the music director at a Church Alive and would like to reach out to children in the community at no cost.
He requested use of the gazebo area at the park from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Fridays. He added that he
would need to use electricity in the pavilion area. He stated that he was trying to reach preschoolers and would
be playing all types of family oriented music.
After discussion, Mayor Ellington asked Mr. Zacek to provide an agenda format for the program to Town
Manager Coley Price who would discuss the issue with the Parks and Recreation Director and provide a
decision upon the matter.
With no one else coming forward to speak to the Town Board, Mayor Ellington closed the Public Forum.
6. Consent Agenda-The Town Board considered the following items under the consent agenda:
a. Minutes-February 3, 2009 Regular Meeting
b. Minutes-February 9, 2009 Special Call Meeting
c. Budget Amendments –BOA#2009.4-2009-10 (Attachment #1)
d. Proclamation-Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week (Located in Proclamation Binder)
e. Solid Waste Management Plan-3 year update (Attachment #2)
BOARD ACTION: The Town Board unanimously approved the consent agenda as presented.
MOTION BY: CARNEY
SECOND BY: SURLES
7. Manager’s Report
Mayor Ellington yielded to Town Manager Coley Price to present the Manager’s Report. Town Manager Price
first recognized Town Engineer Bill Dreitzler who updated the Town Board on the Wastewater Conversion
Project. He informed the Town Board that a preconstruction meeting was held with Billings and Garrett on
February 27, 2009 and a Notice to Proceed would be issued on March 16, 2009. He added that the project
would begin shortly after March 16th and the project should be completed in 270 days which would be early
December. He said that Billings and Garrett would complete the project prior to that date.
Mr. Dreitzler stated that the easement map has been submitted for Phase II of the project and also in the
County’s possession and his firm was now in a position to move forward.
Town Manager Price thanked Mr. Dreitzler for the update and proceeded with the Manager’s Report as follows:
Small Town Main Street meeting will be held in the conference room on Thursday, March 12,
2009 at 3:00 p.m. Our next tour will be in Clinton to look at their revitalization efforts. Time and
date of the tour will be announced at a later date. We gained a lot of valuable information from
the tours of Benson and Smithfield.
Planning Board-There will not be a Planning Board meeting in March.
The National Day of Prayer program will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2009. Please reserve this
date on your calendar for our annual program.
The Angier Public Library will host Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party on Saturday, March 7th at the Jack
Marley Park from 12-2 p.m. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the park from 12-2 p.m.
on Saturday, March 28th.
The Angier Bookworms will be participating in Harnett County Relay for Life on Friday night,
May 1st and Saturday morning, May 2nd at Triton High School. They will be selling Gold Canyon
candles as a fundraising effort and in addition, a USSA softball tournament will be held on
Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and April 5th at the Erwin Municipal Park. The games begin at 2
p.m. on Saturday and there is a limit of 10 teams. Registration is $160. The deadline for sign-up
is March 27th and Eric Byrd at the Angier Fire Department can be contacted at 919-390-4685.
The Angier Bookworms will be selling concessions along with the Angier Fire Department Relay
Team. Please support this worthwhile cause.
A calendar is attached for Board information.
Town Manager Price asked Code Enforcement Officer Mike Hill to provide an update of his Code
Enforcement efforts since his last presentation. He informed the Board that as of November, twenty
three structures had either been demolished or brought up to minimum housing code. He added that the
lots at Young’s Mobile Home Park have been cleared of dilapidated mobile homes and all mobile homes
with the exception of two lots have been cleared from Honeycutt Mobile Home Park.
Mayor Ellington commended Mr. Hill for performing a good job.
8. Mayor and Town Board Reports-Mayor Ellington stated that the Town of Angier was recently
featured on NBC-17 who requested to do a segment about the Town’s revitalization efforts. He added
that nine buildings were looking into renovation and the television came down and did a nice, informative
story about downtown revitalization.
9. Staff and Informational Items-Included in agenda packets.
10. Adjournment-With no further business for the evening of February 3, 2009, Mayor Ellington
adjourned the meeting following a motion by Commissioner Carney and a second by Commissioner
Surles at 7:35 p.m.
Joyce H. Valley, MMC
Addendum pages as referenced in these minutes follow and are a part of the official record.